Photography by Ian L. Sitren

Posts tagged “Salton Sea

Bombay Beach Sunset

Sunset at Bombay Beach on a very windy and moody day over the Salton Sea. Hasselblad digital camera system.

Bombay Beach At Sunset

Which Way?

Is this the exit or the entrance? And if it is one, coming the other way is it still the other? Doorway art installation on Bombay Beach at the Salton Sea. I understand that it was originally complete with an actual door. Fujifilm X-T3 camera.

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Once Upon A Time At The Salton Sea

The Salton Sea was once one of the biggest attractions in the country. A billboard at the road in to Bombay Beach.

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Bombay Beach Aircraft

Many have seen this. However it is new since my last trip to Bombay Beach. I had to see it. Bombay Beach at the Salton Sea is truly becoming dedicated to the arts. Fujifilm X-T3 camera. I would like to fly over and photograph it from the air next.

Airplane Bombay Beach

 


Giant Bird Bombay Beach

Just watch, don’t be impatient. At Bombay Beach Salton Sea. Fujifilm X-T3 camera.


Xtine At Bombay Beach

Model Xtine in our photo shoot at Bombay Beach, Salton Sea. Hasselblad Digital camera system and Broncolor lighting. Thanks!

Xtine


I Am In It

Are you one of the ad agencies, editorial publications, design firms, and select companies around the US that received the 2019 APA Sourcebook? Yes I am in it. Thanks!

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Bombay Beach Posing With Xtine

Xtine posing in our photo shoot at Bombay Beach at the Salon Sea, One of my all time favorite models at one of my all time favorite places. Xtine, a professional model at over 6 ft tall and a superb photographer herself. Video shot on a Fujifilm X-Series camera. Photo shoot with a Hasselblad digital camera system and Broncolor lighting.


Posing At The Salton Sea

Posing in our photo shoot at the Salon Sea. With professional model Xtine. The Salton Sea provides some of my most favorite places to shoot and is ever intriguing. Fujifilm X-Series camera for video.


Lightning Storm Salton Sea

Lighting storm 7:30pm Sunday, East of Palm Springs approximately 40 miles and over the Salton Sea.


Bombay Beach Boating Fashion

Just last week the Bombay Beach Biennale 2018 was a great success with art installations and ballet and opera and fun. Sadly I missed it with flying duties at the Palm Springs Air Museum. However I have been doing my own art installations at Bombay Beach and around the Salton Sea for a number of years.

Bombay Beach boating fashion with model Xtine. Eco-friendly, everything we packed in we packed out. And we walked away with our Art created with a camera. The Art created  by Xtine, myself, a Hasselblad digital camera system and Broncolor lighting.

Many installations of the Bombay Beach Biennale 2018, such as the the Opera House, The Hermitage Museum, Drive-In Theater, The Institute, Angler Grove, and Nine, have become permanent gifts to the town. I will certainly be going back out to take a look. Go visit and also remember that the Salton Sea is one of the most environmentally important places in the country and must be protected. Thank You!

Xtine At Bombay Beach

 


Flight Of Three

Truly I had a pretty good spot to shoot from…

Inspired by the Blue Angels at NAF El Centro, we decided to do our own formation flying on the way back to the Palm Springs Air Museum. Over the Salton Sea.


It Is Intriguing

What is there at Bombay Beach at the Salton Sea? It is intriguing…

Xtine At Bombay Beach

Model Xtine. Hasselblad digital camera system. Broncolor lighting.


Posing In Black At Bombay Beach

Posing in black on Bombay Beach at the Salton Sea with Xtine. Behind the scenes in our photo shoot.


Is There Something There?

She has me looking back over my shoulder. Something there? Photo shoot at the Salton Sea with model XtIne. Hasselblad digital camera system and Broncolor lighting. Thanks!

Xtine At Salton Sea


Beautiful Women On Bombay Beach

One of my favorite locations to photograph beautiful women. This time I was shooting from the nose of a World War II B-25 bomber for the Palm Springs Air Museum. Bombay Beach at the Salton Sea.

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The Joys Of Boating

The joys of boating at Bombay Beach at the Salton Sea with model Xtine.

Our photo shoot made so much better with the talent of an experienced and wonderful model who is also 6ft-1 in her bare feet. A Hasselblad digital camera system and Broncolor lighting. Thanks!

Xtine

 


Xtine The Photo From the BTS Video

My Bombay Beach photo shoot at the Salton Sea with model Xtine. Yesterday I shared a behind the scenes video of her posing here at this spot. This is one of the photos from that “take”.

The Sun was intense and almost directly behind her. My lighting was a Broncolor white beauty dish held by my assistant pointed 45 degrees to her from her right. It was powered by the Broncolor 1200L Move pack. I like the beauty dish out there to withstand the winds and for the power.

The camera is my Hasselblad H4D-40 with the Hasselblad HC 100mm f/2.2 lens. Without question my favorite Hasselblad lens.

Here is the link to the behind the scenes posing video here on my Blog… https://wp.me/pH8pO-2Hn

Xtine


Windy Modeling

Some more posing behind the scenes with model Xtine at Bombay Beach at the Salton Sea. The BTS video here was not lit. Sun directly behind her. Lighting the photo shoot was with a Broncolor white beauty dish held by my assistant with a Broncolor 1200L Move pack. I was using a Hasselblad digital camera system.

Note the very windy conditions. I have seen photographers bring soft boxes and umbrellas out here for light modifiers and try to put them on light stands. Not a good plan. The wind just turns that stuff into kites.

Another point is having a model who can pose without being micro-managed. The model will not be able to hear you over the wind noise. So your discussion of posing will all be between “takes”.


Xtine At Salton Sea

Model Xtine adding some color to the apocalyptic environment of the Salton Sea. Our photo shoot at Bombay Beach.

For my photographer friends; my Hasselblad digital camera system and Broncolor lighting. So here was the problem… I really wanted to use this framing of the posts with the Salton Sea directly behind her. But I also had really intense Sun directly behind her.

So a white Broncolor beauty dish to my left at about a 45 degree angle to her just outside the frame held by my assistant. Powered by a Broncolor 1200L Move pack. It was also very windy so any big light modifiers would have been a problem.

The camera was my Hasselblad H4D-40 with the Hasselblad HC 100mm f/2.2 lens.

Xtine

 


A First Time For Xtine

Bombay Beach at the Salton Sea with model Xtine. Her first time around the Salton Sea, my assistant’s first time around the Salton Sea. Photographed with a Hasselblad digital camera system and Broncolor lighting. Only the best!

Xtine At Bombay Beach

Actually a partially overcast day so we had sun and then no sun. To my left 45 degrees to the model was my assistant holding a Broncolor white Beauty Dish, only one light powered by a Broncolor 1200L Move pack. He carried that in it’s shoulder case. Winds at Bombay Beach can be very significant, so that was a factor in my light modifier decision and to not try using a stand. By the way, Xtine the model here, is 6ft-1 in her bare feet.


For The Opera With Xtine

A look at posing with model Xtine at Bombay Beach at the Salton Sea during our photo shoot just the other day. You might ask “Why is that boat there?”. Well, for the opera, of course!

Video shot on a Fujifilm X-T1 camera. The actual photographs from the shoot, previews soon. The photography with a Hasselblad digital camera system and Broncolor lighting. Thanks!


The Salton Sea Whispers

As the weather cools here, you can hear the whispers of the waves of the Salton Sea calling “Nora” “Nora” “Nora please come back” “Nora we miss you“. Yes that is what they say, just listen closely! Makeup and Hair Styling by the globe trotting star Blanche LeBeau.

Nora Zaenglein

 


I Confess…

Remember when I said I met her when I saw her dancing around a pole on a deserted road around the Salton Sea? Well that might have been a little stretch of imagination.

I first met Nora Zainglein when I saw photos of her from my friend Blanche LeBeau who is the Makeup Artist extraordinaire with Estee Lauder. Blanche had met Nora in NYC and as we spoke I said I would love to shoot her. Blanche said she would love for me to shoot her too. That may have been as long as a year ago. Nora is indeed a fashion model who has worked with some very major fashion houses and beauty brands.

The time had come and Blanche brought me Nora make up and hair style ready. Blanche was on Estee Lauder business here in the Palm Springs area so I met them and Blanche entrusted her in my care. Off we went to the Salton Sea!

From the beaches at the North Shore near the Yacht Club to Bombay Beach to the geothermal plants we had a ball shooting. I dare say it was a different world for a fashion model spending her time in Manhattan. I think she had fun, I sure did!

Nora is just nothing but beautiful and striking. She is endlessly fun, easy to work with, knows what she is doing, and indeed “a delightfully sarcastic deviant”. Love this girl!

So that is my confession! I hope you scroll through my Blog for more of my created intrigue with Nora along with the photos. Actually the happenings are true!

What next with Nora? Well maybe some magazines with the photos we have shot. And she will be back in a few weeks and we are planning something really cool and I must say… well you will not want to miss it. Thanks!

Nora Zaenglein