Sunday, May 29, 2011


Walkin', originally uploaded by preyingjaws.

I've been absent from the posting scene for a while because of computer issues. I'm back up and processing. I do thank everyone for their patience while I get moving again.

This shot is from a recent location scouting trip (to some in my group it's to the family farm). Amanda is wonder full to work with, even when she's the only model and there were three photographer's pointing a lens in her direction.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Mobsters in the mirror

Mobsters in the mirror, originally uploaded by preyingjaws.

The shoot arranged by Mark Slater of Salt City Bombers - aka the Bombers - held at Kaysville Cherry Hill RV park was awesome. I brought in an old friend Duy Beck and caught up with Lisa Goeller, whom I met on Friday. Another friend, Monica Grindstaff, brought in a few of her friends as well.

The other Bomber photographers didn't need to worry about subjects or models. Mark's friend brought along his restored 50's era Cadillac, Mark's dad brought in his Willie Jeep of WW2 era, and Doug Sims' showed up on his new ride, the motorcycle.

Though the wind took control our ladies' hair and our reflectors, the clouds provide great passing shade to work with. Heather Casper, my Bomber boss (wink), worked as my assistant. She managed the 42 inch reflector like a pro, putting light right where I needed it. I kept telling her let go if you start to fly away. I can afford to loose the reflector. I can't afford to loose a great assistant.

This is the second shoot I've worked with Duy on. He's such a cheese when it come to making cool become cool. You may think he's spent a little to much time looking at GQ and in the mirror. If you think so then you haven't heard about his heart for East African Orphans. He runs a non-profit organisation providing educational opportunities for Ethiopian girls, please see for more info.

I'm looking forward to doing similar shoots in the future working with Lisa, Monica, Duy, and the others. Everyone worked hard and put forth a valiant effort in this shoot. Now I've got some work a head to sort my images from this event and the two others I covered Thursday and Saturday.

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Lisa leans back on the handle bars according to Doug's direction. I arranged the group seen in the mirror. I'm shooting over Doug's shoulder.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Deva's and Bombers

A while back I said I'd get information about the Chrome Devias and the Bomber's charity event when it came available. It's available please read the image.

Bombers Homepage

Saturday, May 07, 2011

Liberty Romance

Liberty Romance, originally uploaded by preyingjaws.

After a photo set out at Black Rock, I recommended we head past General Aviation. The Liberty Belle, a B-17, is in for the weekend. Since I was driving, this couple didn't have much of a choice. We spent a few minutes gawking at this flying piece of history.

I later returned meeting up with another friend. The day was ideal for portraits where ever one was at today in the greater Salt Lake area. The portraits taken at the airport are turning out fantastic. I'm really having a hard time culling out the great ones from the good ones.