Monday, April 26, 2010

Making The Cut

Here are the final five images from "The Rise of Adam Lee Bauer". The first image is the one I am most proud of. I like the angle of his body and I love the texture of the rug. It doesn't hurt that the jacket is pretty amazing either! The last shot here, where Adam is jumping, was a pretty fun experience. We were on Hollywood Blvd. and people kept stopping to see what we were up to..."Who is this guy and why is he jumping around like a fool?!" Adam was a great sport and would have jumped until he bled if we asked him to. Ok, I really like the one of him "standing on top of the city" too. I think the wardrobe really fits the backdrop...and its a nice power pose.

Friday, April 23, 2010

OCC Art Exhibit

Come check out Orange Coast College's Student Art Exhibit, April 28- May 26, 2010 at Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion. Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 28, from 5-9 pm. The exhibit will showcase art from all types of media. I submitted the image you see here. I posted an unedited version of this image last month on my blog. With some prompting from my good friend Lan, we decided this interpretation was more impactful than its wide shot counterpart. So, take some time in the next month and visit the art exhibit, there is sure to be something to grab everyone's attention.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

You Live and Learn

So this is an image from the Adam Lee Bauer shoot that I really liked and would have loved to use as my close-up or accessories shot. But, if you look at it, you might notice something in the lens of the sunglasses. Yeah. Thats me, knees bent, taking the shot. Right next to Adam's toilet! Fortunately I noticed this almost immediately (one perk of digital cameras) and so we were able to get some other shots of Adam accessorizing with a hat instead. I really liked the sunglasses though, so if it had not been 9 o'clock at night, after about nine hours of shooting and Adam and I completely starved and exhausted, I would have gotten my hands on a dark cloth or something of the sort to place between him and I (and the toilet). You can bet next time, I will be better prepared.

Saturday, April 10, 2010


I am nearing completion of the selection process of images for the editorial "The Rise of Adam Lee Bauer". There are a lot of great photos to choose from, but when needing the images to meet certain criteria (double page spread, 3/4 body shot, motion,etc.), the task becomes slightly more time consuming. I have everything I need to meet the requirements, but there are several shots that will not get used in the editorial that I really like. I chose to post a few of them here. This is a taste of what to expect from the project. I will post the final images in a few days after the final selection.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Prison Time

Last week we loaded up the car and made the four hour road trip to Yuma, Arizona. My parents were in from Wisconsin and the meeting ground was my sister and brother-in-laws house. The drive is actually pretty scenic. The first hour is spent heading south to San Diego, and then the next hours are pretty evenly split between up, through, and down the mountains, and across desert. Having a few days in Yuma, I looked for some activities to pass the time and found the Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park ( The park did not provide as many photo ops as I had hoped, but it did entertain my dad and I for about an hour and a half. Did you know that in the late 1800s you could be put in prison for "seduction"?! The prison played host to both men and women (of the 3069 prisoners to pass through only 29 were women), and was notoriously known for paroling its inmates early. The prison was a model institution for the time during its 33 years of housing convicts. The photos I posted here were of a replica cell, and an actual barbers chair.