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Authentic Portraits – Hugh

This authentic illustrative portrait of Hugh Rosen, MD. PhD. relates both his field of study and him personally. Images like this typically involve research, interviewing the subject, then integrating the research to a visual that is related, for the non-scientific viewer that works for the client. In this case, serendipity played a role and in […]

Authentic Portraits – Jay

Anyone can photograph a person, but the style, essence and situation of the person illustrated in the final photograph takes time, time to develop a safe space for the subject being photographed.

2nd Annual Vintage Trailer Bash, a Trailer Show

If you have ever wanted to attend a vintage anything event, go! I had the pleasure of attending the “2nd Annual Vintage Trailer Bash” this past weekend, September 23-25, 2011. This was my first time I stayed for the whole weekend, in a trailer, versus just attending the open house time typically on Saturday afternoon.

Corporate Headshots; Or Is There Something Better

better than the average corporate headshot. Investing in quality photography, not expensive low price photos discounting the corporate brand.

Trailer Deaths

There are vintage trailers all around the Salton Sea area, some are still in use and others are wasting away, slowly in the hot dry desert.

Critters – They all Escaped

This is a funny story I wrote about an advertising shoot in the studio that involved bugs, I think they were cotton weevils. I wrote this for the Advertising Photographers of America, APA newsletter, insideAPA.  Check out some of the other stories there too.  insideShoot Read here.  Escaped! Martin Possibly Related Posts: Davies’ Intellectual […]

Rocket Rider

I wrote about some of the motorcycles I have been photographing in the studio a couple of weeks ago.  This week it was bikes and a rider.  Kane Friesen, who comes off a great guy and reasonably sane dude. He trick rides motorcycles at show and demonstrations.  Years past I did ride motorcycles, even the […]


In an earlier post I mentioned one of the great things about being a commercial photographer you are exposed to so many different people, products and industries. This week I was photographing executives versus motorcycles in the studio last week.  The executives work in the insurance industry dealing mostly with business insurance products. When I […]

Two Wheel Rockets

One of the great things about being a photographer is that you get exposed to so many different things.  Professions, services and products.  We just shot some motorcycles in studio this past week and these things are amazing compared to bikes just a few years ago. They are technologically advanced squeezing every ounce of horsepower […]

Nosing around for fun!

Only a couple of days are left in the month of January of 2009, and I was thinking about marketing and promotional ideas for the new year.  I considered some Happy New Year print or email campaign, but it just did not gel for me with some thing trailerish and decided to just stew a […]