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 http://www.coeef.org/ 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.

-about this image-
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.

1 comment:

Casper said...

This was an awesome shoot and so much fun! Thanks for letting me help you :)