Saturday, July 26, 2008

Gulf Coast Light

I'm in Florida near Tampa to see my good school buddy and artist, Robert Boland, get married to a fantastic gal named Jade on a small island beach called "Pass-a-Grill."

 There is something so great about Coastal Light. I'm reminded of this each time I get the chance to visit the shore. I walked this morning on crunchy shells on the beach. I snapped some frames, drank coffee at sunrise, and wrote in my journal.  Rare downtime.  Played paint ball this morning with some other photo school buddies, including old time amigo Doug Davis.

Jade's grandfather is a WWII war hero.  He has amazing stories and draws crowds around every time he talks.
This is Berto.  He's getting married in an hour.
What is it about these "pay per view" binoculars that are so cool?  I love the face.
This guy is a native.  He showed me which shells are "the good ones" and told me all about Dolphins.  Traveling alone is a great way to meet people, though I miss the Fam.

Berto shows his true colors.
Congrats Robert and Jade!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Coach Dan Hawkins, CU Buffs

Art Director: Mike Leister
Photo Editor: Steffanie Woodward

Yesterday, I photographed Coach Dan Hawkins of the CU Buffs at Historic Folsum Field for an 5280 Magazine.  

After we loaded up my stylin' grip truck at the studio, I turned on the engine and something sounded terribly wrong.  One quick peak under the truck and it was obvious that someone cut the catalytic converter out of my exhaust pipe!  I called my mechanic  and he said it wouldn't hurt to drive to our location 45 miles away in Boulder.  However, it's costing me $270 to fix it so some crack-head can get a $20 fix.  It really pisses me off.  Word has it that catalytic converters are being stolen and shipped to Mexico, where the platinum is removed with a chemical process.  Word on the street is the platinum is selling for something crazy, like $2k and ounce.  

Anyway the shoot went well. Thanks Randall for the productions stills!