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Posts tagged “Environmental Portrait

Full page photograph

I’m a little behind after spending 16 of the last 32 days in the oil boom area of North Dakota and Montana on various projects; so today is catch-up Friday.  I was really pleased at the display of this photograph of an AR-15 type rifle that I made in a rather small room in a gun shop here in Colorado.  I had very little time to set-up and execute this shoot, extremely limited space to arrange the lighting, etc., but I think it turned out well – and ran huge 🙂

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Fun shoot made the magazine cover

I am pleased to share the August 2012 cover of Golf Business magazine with my photograph on the cover.  Yep – this is a real portrait made during an actual fireworks display on July 3rd.  And moving that huge buffalo head on a golf cart to the location  for the photograph they used as a spread inside sure did get me some interesting looks.  Happy August!


Photographs of Colorado Craft Beer Breweries

 

A day of hanging out and photographing young, creative entrepreneurs brewing beer in Denver = fun + interesting pictures.  I intend to visit each of these breweries (and hopefully some of the others in the area) again, for sure.

All the fun and photography reminded me that there is something about buying a product/service usually procured from a large corporation directly from an individual producer that is quite satisfying to me.

 

 


Moody portraiture

Two of my favorite portraits from a recent assignment.  I love the mood and tone created by each.

 

 


A nice surprise! – It made the cover

The magazine hired me to create an environmental portrait of Larry Gold at their Boulder, Colorado headquarters.  I knew there was the potential for this story -and a photograph from the shoot- to appear on the cover.  Because of that, I created 3 different lighting + location setups to give the magazine a variety of options to work from.  So, with some advanced planning, (I was able to read a draft of the article beforehand which allowed me to better integrate elements of the story into the photographs) Larry’s cooperation and a little luck, we made the cover.

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The story behind the photograph

I am in the process of sending out a new promo piece.  This photograph is the dominant picture, and I want to share a bit of the story behind the picture.

Bob Cain, Forest Entomologist with the USFS, is standing in a section of forest about 40 miles west of Denver, Colorado, that was hit particularly hard by the mountain pine beetle. The mountain pine beetle, a species of bark beetle, Dendroctonus ponderosae, is native to the forests here in the western United States.

If you look down by his feet, a young tree is still green, unharmed and growing.  This picture shows destruction at first glance, but also reveals a glimpse into the future.