Yeah man, it’s a barn-find Bentley! This model is a ’50s limousine. More on this new location later . . . Totally dark interior, Protomachine flashlight.
I’ve been sitting on a bunch of work from the Presidio Pet Cemetery, shot in 2011 when this tiny necropolis was covered with a temporary roof while the construction of a new freeway went on overhead. This covering created a surreally gloomy, underground graveyard. It’s like a cemetery in a subway tunnel . . . [...]
At September’s workshop, Manu and Greta Schnetzler wanted their portrait done using this gigantic sci-fi movie prop. Done with a minimum of equipment, this set up was colossally difficult, made worse by this being a very tight space (the camera was right against a trailer and the space was closed in on both sides leaving [...]
Workshop student Tim Little, at Paul’s Junkyard posing by the tail of the blown up Huey helicopter. It was rare to see this guy NOT grinning during the workshop. What an actor. Yellow and red-gelled strobe. Surprising amount of accumulated moonlight for an 18 second exposure.
Steve McIntyre doing his best George Clooney grin at the heavily weathered movie-prop piano at Paul’s. Nice shiny new choppers there Steve-o. That’s Pinkerton’s Hells Angels helmet too-what a great prop. Red, yellow and blue-gelled strobe. All hand-held and unsynced. He had to stand very still between pops. 36-second exposure, short enough that the moon [...]
I try to shoot every student that takes my workshop, posed someplace in the yard. Ungelled strobe on Denver from camera right, the rest was lit with the Protomachine flashlight. Or did I do this all with strobe? I don’t really remember!