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?

 

 

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.

Lucky Lady Lucy Burn

If you look to the bottom right corner, you’ll see a gathering for the First Vegas Burn.  The fire wasn’t that big, there was very little smoke and there were a few obstacles in the way.  But it was my first experiment with the relatively new technique of chrono-stitching, and I think the atmosphere and vibrance of the photo really work well.  I’ll be trying more of this in the future when I find more suitable subjects.

Las Vegas Jailhouse Promo Stills

TruTV just published a collection of photos I shot for Langley Productions’ Las Vegas Jailhouse.  There are 12 ambient shots in the gallery here: http://www.trutv.com/shows/las_vegas_jailhouse/jailhouse_shooting_gallery.html.   You can find a few more of the officer portraits (mixed in with the video captures) throughout the rest of the site:  http://www.trutv.com/shows/las_vegas_jailhouse/index.html

I was upset to find that a lot of the more interesting ones I shot with the inmates and aren’t online; Even though we got proper model releases, I’m guessing they just left them out due to the potential legal ramifications.  Now I need to find out what they did with all of the exterior panoramas…