This is Why We Say We’re Press Not Paparazzi

Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, California

Had my camera with me today to do a little bit of street shooting after a meeting in Beverly Hills. My real interest was to catch some of the high end cars that tend to head down Rodeo Drive. When walking back to my Jeep, I see Brian Grazer seated at a sidewalk cafe, talking …

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 …

Preproduction for the 88th Annual Academy Awards

88th Annual Academy Awards

Guilty of neglecting the blog lately, so here's a little catch up on what's been happening this past week ... Just one day to go for Hollywood's Biggest Night, the 88th Annual Academy Awards® at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland in Hollywood, California. Click the thumbnails below to view full-size photos. Got caught …

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 …

Can We do a Throwback on a Friday?

Lee Roth and guest Alexandra attend the 75th Annual Academy Awards

Digging around the servers for our Red Carpet Archives, came across this bit of a gem from 2003. If you remember my comments last year (2015) that the atmosphere was so less grand without all of the large Oscar® statues and floral arrangements? This was in Babylon Court at Hollywood & Highland  as you walked through closed areas …