Archive for December, 2009
While I’ve been very busy shooting various projects this year, I haven’t really done a lot of updating to the galleries here for some time. With the end of the year rapidly approaching, I thought I ought to get busy and post some updates from recent shoots. So:
Kelsey Susan’s gallery was updated today with shots from our Girls and Cars shoot in October. This is part of my ongoing project, to be published in 2010. We shot these images at a local car show, which requires roughly an hour of editing for each image to remove unwanted background distractions. This is why I prefer shooting cars in a controlled environment. You will see the results of shooting at night with better control in Ashley’s portfolio in a few days. Stay tuned for the updates.
Deanna’s 2nd shoot is also posted to her gallery as a result of our December addition to the Girls and Cars project. As with Kelsey’s shoot, we were working a local car show, and the long hours of editing that ensued were well worth the effort. Enjoy.
Watching the local NBC Affiliate news program the other night, I saw this story about 12-year-old Leukemia patient, Jack Barker. Jack discovered something as simple as a Snuggy can make all the difference to a kid stuck with a needle and a cold, liquid poison being pumped through his veins. This brave little guy wants to raise enough money to give one of these simple solutions to every kid in the cancer ward at Children’s Medical Center Dallas. Why not just the usual blanket? Jack discovered the Snuggy not only keeps him warm, but gives him the freedom to use his hands for games, operating a computer or reading while being infused to treat his disease. When the Snuggy company heard about his idea, they donated 100 of their products to his cause, but he needs a lot more. As soon as I heard about his project, I felt compelled to donate some money to help. It has always been my feeling that we should do whatever we can to make this world a better place, so something as simple as bringing some comfort to a child afflicted with a nasty disease seems like a no-brainer. Seeing a story like this makes me grateful to not be dealing with what these kids are forced to endure.
If you are fortunate enough (or even if you’re not) to be cancer-free, Read Jack’s Blog to donate and make a difference this holiday season in a young child’s life. A small thing for you may make a big difference to one of these kids fighting for their life.
Now that I’ve healed up from shoulder surgery in August, and can lug the heavy camera gear I need for these shoots, I’ve been working on this project again as much as time and weather permit. With the launch of the website a few months ago, I finally had a place to store and showcase the galleries associated with the book. The nice thing about the website is you get to see a lot more images than will ultimately show up in the book, so stop by from time to time to see what’s new.
The website is: www.girlsandcarsoftexas.com
At this time, we have four recent galleries posted. From a trip we made down to Fredericksburg to photograph a private collection, to a night shoot at a local airport, to a couple of impromptu shoots at local car shows, there are some amazing cars, combined with a few pretty models. Enjoy.