Archive for January, 2009
Any minute now you should find this issue in your mailbox (if you’re a Frisco resident, that is) and if you enjoy vintage / classic cars, this issue is one you don’t want to miss. We shot this in early January at several locations in Frisco and Pilot Point. Larry Freeman’s cars were the highlight of the project for me, and while I love vintage cars, the late-model Ford GT was what got my attention. Anyone who knows me would not be surprised… Larry’s collection includes two 1957 Chevy convertibles – one in red and one in turquoise, a pair of corvettes (one supercharged) 3 Model T and A Fords, a 1954 Jaguar 160 (you don’t see these every day) a 1953 Caddy and the star of the show, a black, with red interior 1959 Cadillac convertible (my favorite of all the Caddys). Be sure to check out the Automotive gallery for some stunning shots of the ’59. Not on the premises, unfortunately, were a pair (1967 and 1968) of white Shelby GT 500s.
We also shot Mike Tidwell’s collection of 60s and 70s GM collector cars and they are classic, especially the 1965 red SS. That really took me back. Another gem was the 1972 Oldsmobile Ninety Eight, which reminded me of the 1972 Ford station wagon I once owned (same color and same front end styling, even though produced by two competing auto makers.)
What a treat. Be sure to read the article, written by Joe Munoz and check out my gallery for all the images not published in this issue.
Now that the magazine is in print (December 27, 2008 issue) I can tell you about this famous transplant from our neighbor to the North. On Thanksgiving Day, last year, I received an email requesting urgent attention to a magazine shoot scheduled for that Saturday. Naturally, I adjusted my schedule and made arrangements to meet Mr. Robidas and his family at their Plano home for an informal family photo session. Stephane, his lovely wife and both children were gracious and friendly subjects and we had a great time profiling this Dallas Star Defenceman and family for La Semaine Magazine.
See the abbreviated gallery here.
Frisco Square sponsored and produced the very first Balloon Glow in conjunction with their annual computerized holiday light show (the biggest one in Texas) this last weekend. Originally scheduled for Saturday, December 27th, our intrepid band of balloonists were quickly thwarted by Mother Nature in their initial attempt. As we all assembled Saturday evening in expectation of creating what we hoped would be a spectacular display, we were pummeled by 25+ mph winds with a base temperature of 54 degrees. I am not sure of the specific wind chill temperature, but I can tell you it felt like the low 40s out there and we were all huddled against Nature’s onslaught, searching for an alternate location from which to inflate these expensive and vulnerable (and flammable) craft. After 45 minutes of brainstorming, investigating and freezing, we collectively decided to pack up and re-try this project the next day.
This turned out to be a smart thing to do, as Sunday’s weather couldn’t have been better. All three balloons were inflated with near-perfect synchronization and the result was quite breathtaking. The gallery for the Balloon Glow can be found off the Frisco Gallery.
For those involved in the organization, you may access the full gallery and slideshow for purposes of ordering photos, posters, calendars, mouse pads and sundry other items adorned with my photos of this event. You will need the password to view the site, which I will supply upon request.