Panasonic AU-EVA1 5.7K Super 35mm Cinema Camera | Fill the Gap for $8K

Panasonic AU-EVA1 5.7K Super 35mm Cinema Camera | Fill the Gap for $8K

  Earlier this month the Cine Gear Expo was in full swing at the Paramount Studios lot in Hollywood. For me, it’s a 2 1/2 block walk over to Paramount. I like to drop in every year if only for a few minutes to check out all the latest gadgets, gizmos and technology in the field of cinema. There was a lot of buzz surrounding the new Panasonic AU-EVA1 5.7K Super 35mm Cinema Camera. What I personally find interesting about the camera is that it has an EF lens mount,…

Photo Story: Roy’s in Amboy

Photo Story: Roy’s in Amboy

  On a recent shooting trip in California’s Mojave Desert, my colleague and I stopped off at Roy’s in Amboy on our way back from the Kelso Dunes. It was really hot that day and we needed a cold drink for the rest of drive home. I’d been by there a couple times but hadn’t stopped to have a closer look until this particular day.   For many years I’ve been a huge fan of “Googie-ish” 50’s style architecture, and even though Roy’s opened in 1938 and named for its…

Photoshoot: Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017

Photoshoot: Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017

  Yesterday, photography for the EY 2017 Entrepreneur Of The Year program continued with a long list of qualified finalists. We spent the day working with some very influential and innovative CEOs from companies in the Southern California area. Companies such as Stamps.com, Yamibuy, Omaze and Scopely will be participating in the program this year.   As you can see in the photo above, the photographic setup was a simple three point lighting plan. A key, fill and edge light did the work nicely on a gray seamless background. We…

Dirt hits the Shelves on June 1st!

Dirt hits the Shelves on June 1st!

  Once again my photographic work will be featured in book form on the cover of “Dirt Don’t Slow You Down” by Magnus Walker, being published by Random House Books. The book is currently available for sale through . Synopsis:   Magnus Walker is one of life’s originals. Serial entrepreneur, fashion designer, TV presenter, motivational speaker and one of the world’s most prolific Porsche collectors, the dreadlocked, tattooed hoarder of individual creativity is a very modern incarnation of idiosyncratic success. Raised in the grim, urban decay of Thatcher’s Britain, Magnus…

Photo Session: We Start Wars

Photo Session: We Start Wars

  There’s a new band in town! I recently had the opportunity to photograph LA band We Start Wars. Featuring Nita Strauss of Alice Cooper, Alicia Vigil of Vigil of War/She Demons, Seana, Nicole Papastavrou, Katt Scarlett of Femme Fatale and Lindsay Martin, we had a fantastic day of shooting. The day required a few setups both indoors and out. Posing 6 people at once was a challenge at times, but everything worked out great in the end.   The main promo photo was shot on a red seamless background…

Insta Marketing: Limeade Comedy Photos

Insta Marketing: Limeade Comedy Photos

Recently, I was introduced to comedian Lahna Turner by a friend of mine. For the upcoming release of her new video album ‘Limeade’ that just so happened to be coming out on the same day as the new ‘Fifty Shades Darker’ movie, Lahna was wanting to shoot a ‘Fifty Shades of Lime’ marketing campaign for Instagram. She had a few thoughts on what it was she wanted to shoot for the campaign, and we ended up collaborating on a long list of ideas that ranged from snarky to sexy to…

Photo Story: She Used to Model

Photo Story: She Used to Model

As a working photographer and content creator in Los Angeles, I often work with interesting people in a variety of situations. Sometimes I know their names, sometimes I don’t and there are scenarios in which the only time I will ever actually see that person is on the day of the shoot and then never again. It’s the nature of the business. You show up, get the job done and then go home. Hanging out and starting up a friendship isn’t part of the deal. Sounds strange I know, but…

For the Love of Latex Photography

For the Love of Latex Photography

For many years I have documented latex fashion in Los Angeles and around the world. I’ve had the pleasure of working with talented designers, models, enthusiasts and collectors in the genre. Latex is the type of fashion that people become passionate about. It’s about the look, the feel and even the smell of the clothing. It is often referred to as the ‘second skin’. This week I had the opportunity to photograph latex fashion model Rubber Dahlia and she definitely considers latex to be a huge passion of hers as…

Production Notes: The Importance of Olive Oil

Production Notes: The Importance of Olive Oil

December 28th of this year was a beautiful and busy day. It all started with a long drive from my place in Hollywood to the olive groves owned by the Temecula Olive Oil Company to meet up with the host and producer of my show. The job for the day was to document the harvesting and pressing process for making quality olive oil and to shoot an in-depth interview with the company’s owner and resident olive oil guru. In producing a health and lifestyle segment for an upcoming PBS television…

What’s up with the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR?

What’s up with the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR?

It’s been a long wait and after all the reviews have come in, the comments are all very similar. What’s the point? That’s really the consensus. I’m a die hard Canon fan from way back. I’ve never even considered using a Nikon camera. But even after all the years that the 5D series has been around, I’ve never wanted to own one. Functionality in a camera is important, but price is important as well. Why spend $3500 on a camera body that you’ll immediately have to spend more money on,…