Thursday, September 22, 2011

From Orange Portrait to Orange Cover

When I shot this portrait of Brandi Harris, senior at Chaparral High School, I didn't think it had a chance for cover of Las Vegas Weekly. Though I really liked the way the portrait turned out, and knew the story was going going to be the cover story for this week, I thought the actual cover would turn out to be a collage of images or an illustration of some sort. I was overly excited to say the least when I spied Weekly art director Ryan Olbrysh mocking up the cover last week with my portrait front and center. Below you can see how the original portrait looked and then see the final cover. Ryan did an amazing job. I will never get over having one of my photos printed on a large shiny piece of paper and distributed all over the city.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Male Strippers, Mitt Romney, Elvis and Horse Portraits

To say the least, it has been a professionally strenuous couple of months. August and September have seen the departure of many respected work colleagues. And although I haven't blogged consistently these past fews weeks as much as I would have liked, I still want to share this stuff. Better late than never. So, in one big lump, here are some of my very latest pics. They remind me why I love this job. Even with the ups and downs, I still get paid to take photos. I must not take that for granted.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Sausages and Accordions

Just a few reasons why I love the San Gennaro Feast: Sausages, lasagna and aggressive accordion players.
See more feast fest love here.