The Origins of the Name Roth Stock

My memorial to Old School days! A lot of people don't know the origin of the name Roth Stock for my company. Back in the "Old Days" when movies were actually shot on FILM (the F-word!) ... If you ran out of film and you had maybe, three pages of dialogue left, you didn't want …

LA’s Sexiest Plumbers on German TV

Redway Brothers (L-R) Owen, Drew and Leonard - LA's Sexiest Plumbers

My first reaction when contacted for this shoot for German television was, "Yes, I do shoot models, but I don't shoot men!" #thenthishappened Once they explained the concept, behind the scenes of a photo shoot of the annual calendar for "LA's Sexiest Plumbers" from LR Services Plumbing, I was hooked! 😀 For me, here's the weird part, being …

U.S. Census 2020 – Doing Good For The Community

U.S. Census Bureau, Glendale, California

Are you thinking about the 2020 Census yet? Your Federal Government is! And so was PR Newswire with this photo assignment! Although I have worked for government contractors in the past, this is the first time I have actually been sworn in as a government contractor. The rules of what I can say and show …

Chinatown Lanterns

Chinatown

On a recent bright springtime morning, the sunlight coming through the lanterns in the pathways of Los Angeles' Chinatown was simply amazing! These are just a few celly shots. Yes, the hi-res camera was with me, and yes, I'll be going back for more! 😉 Click the thumbnails below to view full-size photos.

On Set Making “Secret In Their Eyes”

On set making "Secret In Their Eyes"

On the set of "Secret In Their Eyes". 🚓🚔 The helicopter pilot was AMAZING. 🚁 Yes, he's really flying INSIDE Dodger Stadium ... BELOW US! That's a camera on a 30 foot tether hanging underneath. This was one of the rehearsals before they seated us behind home plate as he flew overhead to capture us …

Photo Shoot for the U.S. Census Bureau

U.S. Census Bureau - Los Angeles Test Site Documentation

Have you been thinking about the 2020 Census yet? Your Federal Government has! Editing photos from this week's very vital photo assignment from PR Newswire, and the Feds have decided I'm not so much of a risk after all. So I can now say I have been photographing for the United States Census Bureau. I cannot talk …

Meet The 68th Annual DGA Awards Nominees for Documentary

The 68th Annual DGA Awards Nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary for 2105

The 68th Annual DGA Awards Nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary for 2105 are (L-R) Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi for "Meru", Liz Garbus for "What Happened, Miss Simone?", Alex Gibney for "Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief", Matthew Heiman for "Cartel Land" [Update: Winner - Congratulations Matthew!], and Asif Kapadia for …

Motorcycle By Knight

Motorcycle By Knight

With everyone posting photos of the welcome #ElNino #LARain today, I thought this shot, taken near Fox Studios with a dashboard cam (and yeah .... filtered around just a bit!), was especially "LA." I also thought my costuming friends might appreciate this particular Sir Knight's dedication to his craft! 😉 Additional Resources: 20th Century Fox We’re …

Food Truck Controversy Brews in LA

LA Food Trucks

The appeal of specialty and gourmet food trucks in Los Angeles is definitely part of the lifestyle here. As a photojournalist, I have always thought it would be interesting to do a feature on them. Now seems to be the time as controversy stirs at City Hall. Evidently, a private firm is moving in to require space …