Mirror Man

Along with all the commercial shoots I've been booked on this year, I rarely find the time for personal shoots anymore.  But when I do, I try to make it count!  I think this recent shoot with Steve MacWithey and his amazing mirror suit was definitely worth it!  The combination of sunset color and reflective wardrobe, really compliment the twisted architecture of the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health.

Boxing: Sergio Martinez vs. Julio Caesar Chavez Jr.

I'm constantly amazed by the variety of photo work I get to shoot.  From ad campaigns to major events, there is always something interesting on the horizon.  One of my favorite recent shoots was the Sergio Martinez vs. Julio Caesar Chavez Jr. fight last weekend.  I had ringside photo credentials for the sold out event, and it was an intense experience.  Aside from ringing ears from the deafening roar of the crowd and blood splatter on my arms, I also came home with a ton of great photos.  Here are a few of my favorites:

Lightning Over Las Vegas

We had an amazing sunset lightning storm today in Vegas.  Fortunately, it was an admin day so I was home to catch it!!

This web-sized image is a drastically reduced and JPG compressed taste of the 36MP long exposure crispness that I'm able to enjoy on the big monitor at home.  I'm not typically in the business of selling prints, but this one deserves to be printed!  I'm thinking about running off a limited edition at 36" on pearl.  Anybody interested?



The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford

While this may be old news for some of you, it was quite some time before I started this blog.

A few years ago, The Ashmolean Museum of Art & Archaeology at the University of Oxford, England, licensed one of my prints for their Gallery of Eastern Art.  You can see the 9'x3' 300dpi print hanging on the red wall.  It is a segment of a larger HDR panorama from a series I shot in 2007 at the Huang Shan (Yellow Mountain) range in Anhui, China.

It will be displayed until at least 2019, so if you happen to be in Oxford, please stop in to check it out!

Bodybuilder Painting

My life always seems feature bizzare coincidences.  Everytime I end up doing something unique, somehow something similar yet unrelated is always in the near future.  Well it happened again….

You may remember the painting of one of my photos that I posted earlier this year featuring a bicycle [http://blog.adamshane.com/2012/04/bicycle-painting/].  I was just sent a snapshot of this painting based on a photo I shot last year for VIP Fitness:


Evil Dead Mask

There are always moments during post-processing complicated composites or 3D shots where a unique and unintentional state of the image in progress really stands on it's own as an artistic entity (as show earlier this week: http://blog.adamshane.com/2012/07/anaglyph-symmetry/).  While they usually never get publicized, I usually take screenshots for my own personal collection.

Here's one from the Evil Dead The Musical composite.  This one happened when I switched blending modes on the color grading layer for the rear subjects.  Something about the way the hand masked outlines look with gradient layer really remind me of a graffiti chalk outline… sort of appropriate for singing deadites.

Superstar Studios – VR Panorama

Over the last few months, I've been working in conjunction with Superstar Me and Extensoft to build a state-of-the-art commercial photo and video studio in the center of Las Vegas.  We just finished construction on Studio A: featuring a 45' Green-Screen Cyclorama Wall, as well as several other customizable sets.  It's located only a block away from the center of the strip, and is now available for rental.  More details to come soon.

Click on the image or here to view the VR panorama.

Anaglyph Symmetry

Just found this old shot from my 3D work last year.  This is from an early stage in the digital post-processing, before the stereo images are flipped and aligned.  There was something about the symmetry and model's expressions that I really liked about it.