Thursday, October 30, 2008

Lookin' Good! (New lighting stuff)

So I've been slowly "accumulating" the things I will need to do whatever it is I may need to do, at any time I need to do it. Here's two soon to be classic images (cough...) created using the latest addition to my arsenal. A 30x60 softbox.

I am in desperate need of models to keep me from further embarrassing myself.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Jack Ripper & L.A. Guns

Last night I photographed the amazing twelve year old Jack Ripper. He started playing at seven and now just five years later, his playing and stage presence is right up there with the best. A real treat to see him perform live. He and his band played a great set at Club Red in Tempe opening for L.A. Guns. Jack also joined Guns for a song during their set. Here are a few of my favorites. You can view more of the photos from the show in my MySpace "Jack Ripper" Album and check out Jack at

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Metallica - World Magnetic Tour - 10.21.08

I did my second freelance assignment for the Phoenix New Times two night ago where Metallica kicked off their World Magnetic tour at arena in Glendale AZ. I missed the opening band The Sword but I did get to see Down. This was a fun gig. I've never seen so many photographers at a show. I think there were sixteen there.
You can see more photos, slideshows, read reviews and more at the Phoenix New Times -
Slideshow of sixteen of my show pics here:

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

More Cool Product Photography

Product photography for VOX and Marshall Amplification.
Pictured here is the wonderful VOX Virage guitar and a Marshall JVM amp. Both can make ya drool a bit. The last picture is the finished ad for the JVM where they only used a cropped version of the Marshall shot.

Hemoptysis - The Sets - 10.18.08

Promotional pics for the band Hemoptysis. Live show at The Sets in Tempe, AZ.

Friday, October 17, 2008

The Most Interesting Show In The World?

The Dos Equis "The Most Interesting Show In The World" variety show hosted by Jim Rose at Martini Ranch Scottsdale AZ.
I missed about half of the performances due to a late arrival but here are a few shots from the second half. The most interesting show in the world? Almost.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

NYC at night.

I was in New York last week for a photo shoot and when I wasn't working on the shoot, I was out shooting. I can't help myself. I went to the city with a fellow photographer to do some night photography. Here are a few of my favorites. I'll post images from the photo shoot soon. Not the personal shoot...the other shoot I was there to do. You know what I meant, right? (The word "shoot" looks weird to me now.)

Monday, October 6, 2008

Korg M50

These are Korg M50 test (example) shots I did for Korg. The M50 is a great new keyboard based off of the Korg M3. I want one.

[MI Product Photography]

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Photographers are Musicians Too.

Last night I went to shoot Smokescreen. I first met Luke the guitar player and fellow photographer at the Collective Soul concert about a year ago (pictures from that show blogged here 10.19.07) They played at Chasers Lounge, which was the first venue I shot a live music event (The post that started this blog). You can check out Smokescreen at