Sustainable Data From Digital Research: Book Cover

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One of my photos was used on the cover of another textbook.  ‘Sustainable Data From Digital Research‘ from the University of Melbourne is focused on digital methods for recording information in fieldwork-based disciplines, such as linguistics, musicology and anthropology.

The photo is from the Prasanna Virupaksha Temple in Hampi, India and was digitally manipulated to show a stream of 0′s and 1′s representing the evolution of research data to a digital format.

This is an masters level educational textbook, but if it’s your field and you have any interest in ordering it, you can do so here.

Goodbye 2011, Hello 2012!

New Years Eve 2012 - Las Vegas StripHappy New Year!!!  =)   To start my first post of the year off with a bang… here is a short time-lapse video of the fireworks over the Las Vegas Strip from my 14th floor studio:

Thank you for following my photography this past year.  It’s been a fun one, full of diverse and fascinating shoots.  I’ve never felt more lucky to do what I love to do for a living!

Last January started off great with conclusion of the post-work and release of the   Luxor national advertising campaign.  Shortly afterwards, I found myself on German prime-time TV photographing the finalists of a reality game show, shooting promos for 6Pool Gaming and Evil Dead the Musical.

One of the more unique shoots was for a series of postcards, where I had to play scavenger hunt for the locations and angles in a series of historic photos of Las Vegas landmarks from 50-100 years ago.

Another focus of the year was 3D photography.  I used a state-of-the-art beam-splitter mirror rig with two Nikon D700′s with matched prime lenses to freeze staged action scenes in true-stereo:  Fire Dancers, Celebrity Impersonators, Breakdancers, Welders, Fire-Eating Bartenders and even a blackjack scene at the Sahara Casino.  It’s been an intense process refining the technique and adapting the video rig for dSLRs.

The year hasn’t all been just creating photos.  I’ve also had the pleasure of capturing some of the more unusual sporting events like Monster Jam, Supercross,  Lingerie Bowl, Major League [Video] Gaming, and the otherworldly Kaiju Big Batel Monster Wrestling.

It’s been a slow year for travel with only shoots in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Arizona, Dallas and San Fransisco, but 2012 is about to kick off with 2 weeks in Thailand!  Now that my social media and blog are fully functional, expect TONS of updates throughout the coming year!!

 

Stu…

One of the more bizzare photo shoots of the past month has been for a new website that is about to launch in 2012.  The assignment was to create a a series of images for use in promo materials and online.

The shots was of their mascot “Stu” acting out several situations.  As you’ll see in a few of my favorite selections, he’s a really unusual character.  We exaggerated the images even further with the use of dirty processing,  low-budget props and … um… hand painted backgrounds.

Bridal Beauty Shoot

Fall…. in Vegas!?  Yeah… it happens in the middle of December if you know where to look for it!  Here are a few of my favorites from a bridal-themed beauty shoot for TaiMUA.  Click Here for the Full Gallery.

Zenaida Vibar’s Paper Headdresses

One of the many reasons I love photography work so much is the diversity of assignments I’m commissioned for.  Today’s shoot was definitely unique, and fully blossomed into a series of beautiful photos…

The amazing stylist, Zenaida Vibar came to the studio with a series of 3 white paper headdresses shaped like flowers.  We shot them on a mannequin head in the style she requested:  White on white on white with a simple 3 light setup.  The combo worked perfectly for the crazy geometry she was able to weave together with paper.

Hope you enjoy them too!