Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Monday, December 14, 2009

Why do they grow so fast?

I was looking through pictures of my children and was again reminded that they're growing up too fast. I need to make the best of this time with them. They won't always want to spend time with dad. Although I think I'm a pretty cool dad as far as dads go. I wish everyone a wonderful and safe holiday. May you get to have some real quality time with your loved ones. Cheers! :)

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Mindy DuPonte

So after finally meeting metal goddess Mindy at her last show I asked if she would allow me the honor of photographing her with the TV and also to do a few other shots for fun. Here's a sampling.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Production Stills - Taco Time 2010 campaign

So 2009 came and is soon going and I find myself once again working on the set with UD Productions. This time for Taco Time's 2010 campaign. It was a great pleasure seeing and working again with all of the talented individuals on the set over the four days of shooting. It seems like only a month ago we were doing the 2009 campaign. Here's to 2010 and to the yummy new menu items!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Pre-Halloween fun with Rob Zombie

My Halloween weekend couldn't have started out better than with
Rob Zombie and Nekromantix at Dodge Theatre. See the slideshow of my images at the Phoenix New Times

Thursday, October 29, 2009

"Rubi's on TV!"

A couple images from my shoot with Rubi. She happily modeled for my "Television series" portraits I'm working on and I'm thrilled with the results.

Saturday, October 24, 2009


Here's a favorite from a CD artwork shoot with Impetu. This will most likely be the CD cover image. Check them out here > IMPETU

"The Most Interesting Show in the World" gets more interesting.

The Dos Equis "The Most Interesting Show In The World" variety show at The Venue of Scottsdale was more interesting than last year and it's not often I have a good time that ends with me being covered in shredded lettuce.
View all of the images here at the Phoenix New Times

Friday, October 16, 2009

These DJs each have their own style

Last night I photographed DJ Slippe and DJ Breez at MYST in Scottsdale. Here's a shot of each of them from the same spot with a 14-24mm 2.8 lens. Slightly different angles but

obviously the light is the primary factor in the totally different personalities of these working DJ portraits. Playing with and catching light at venues is all part of the fun. And hearing these guys spin is nice too. You can check out DJ SLIPPE and DJ BREEZ with these links.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

The road is calling

I miss traveling. And I'm starting to complain about it on this blog. I should go on the road if the road is calling. Not for too long. Just a short trip under a week because I'll really miss my kids.
Here are a few samples of my fine art travel photography. These images are from New York, Alaska, Oregon, New Orleans and San Francisco. Favorite places to me and all are available as prints here Victor J. Palagano III Prints
The Brooklyn Bridge image is a long exposure taken at night. The Alaskan glacier photo was taken with a pinhole camera. The bridge at Multnomah falls. I could live there. Like an Ewok I would. And sleep to the sound of the falls. New Orleans in the early morning fog is a wonderful place. This image of the Golden Gate bridge was taken on one of my first visits to San francisco. I had returned several times over a few years to photograph the bridge again from that exact spot. Anyway. The road is calling...

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Phoenix Fashion Week 2009

This weekend I'm photographing Phoenix Fashion Week for Privacy Wear/Privacy Premium (PRVCY). A designer clothing company showing their line of great looking denim jeans for men and women as well as "breast cancer clothing". You can read about their dedication to help fight breast cancer and create awareness on their website Privacy Wear and PRVCY Premium

Eyeful Photo Shoot Fact: I usually feel like a minority when I'm working. Not this time! That's a brilliant stack of photographers! I certainly felt protected from all of those models. Now go check out the PRVCY jeans.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Speaking of the Economy (Barry Asmus)

Production stills of Dr. Barry Asmus. Senior Economist for the prestigious National Center for Policy Analysis and named by USA Today as one of the five most requested speakers in the United States. Shot on the set of a Union Digital Media production.

I also composed and recorded the background music for Barry's video "A Tribute To America" which can be seen on the main page of Barry's site.

Vocalist S7 (Pronounced Seven)

A couple images from my shoot with vocalist S7. You can hear S7 in action here.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Always there but often overlooked

Photographers often complain about having to shoot from the sound board which is usually a good distance from the stage. This only happens occasionally but when it does you need a loooong lens like a 300-400mm to get any kind of close up. Also the angle isn't as dramatic or personal as when you're a few feet away from your favorite guitarist or pop diva. But it's not all bad shooting from there. This point of view actually forces you see a very important element that I always love to capture when I shoot a concert. The fans. Without the fans there would be no concert. More importantly the people attending the show are quite a sight to observe. An ocean of heads and hands, sometimes lighters or camera phones. Photos of the crowds and of the bands with their field of fans in front of them make strong statements. You can see exactly what kind of power music commands when you observe this energetic mass and seeing the synergy between musician and concert goer is wonderful! It's something a photographers camera should never miss at a concert.

You can see my other shots of the Killers and the Nervous Wreckords at the Phoenix New TImes website.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

David Fefolt

Here's an image from my studio shoot with rock singer/songwriter David Fefolt. This was David's favorite one. I like it best as well.

"Victor is one of the most professional and personable photographers that I have worked with. He makes you feel like you're hanging out with one of your old friends and I think that's how he gets the "magic"... when you don't think about trying to look good, he takes a picture and you just do. What a pro..."
-David Fefolt/Angels of Babylon

You can check out David and his music at David Fefolt's MySpace Page

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

P!NK and The Ting Tings

I had the pleasure of photographing Pink on her Fun House tour at jobing.com arena with opening act The Ting Tings Sunday night. Here's a couple pics from the show. You can see more of my images from this colorful concert at Phoenix New TImes.

This shot of The Ting Tings' Katie White bouncing back to an erect position playing with her "looper" pedal on the platform below her is one of my favorites.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Fall Frenzy Music Festival in Tempe

Here's a few photos from Saturday at the Fall Frenzy Music Festival in Tempe.
To be honest I had more fun photographing the crowd than I did the bands but these shots of Fall Out Boy's Patrick Stump in action and Pepper's Kaleo Wassman complete with crowd and scenic Tempe backdrop were a couple of my favorite captures. You can see a slideshow of all of them at Phoenix New TImes.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Back to the desert

Wait a minute. Back to? I live in the desert.
It's easy to get off track with all of the different work I've been doing. My fine art photography has taken a back seat for most of 2009 but I'm finally getting back around to working on my "Desert Nights" landscape project. I hope to have the project complete by the end of the year. A collection of Arizona landscape night photos. This image is of the Superstition Mountains lit by a full moon under the clouds taken February 2009, 11:40pm. There's even a few ribbons of snow on the top which may be difficult to see here.
My fine art photography can be seen and purchased at several online galleries. Here's one link below to my work available at VisionLight Gallery. Victor J. Palagano III Prints

Saturday, September 5, 2009

The Cramer/Sanchez Band

Here's a few favorites from my studio shoot today with the Cramer/Sanchez Band. A talented group of musicians and great guys.

Here's what they had to say. "Your relaxed professionalism put us at ease and made the session go very smoothly. The finished photos look fantastic. You even made us look good! I'll pass the word.. EYEFUL IMAGES is the way to go!" - The Cramer/Sanchez Band

Friday, August 7, 2009

Looking back on myself

I can't believe it's already been three years since I did this self-portrait entitled "Detached". Here it is on the cover of Focus Fine Art Photography magazine, August 2006 issue. Time sure flies. I've been trying to get back to work on my fine art photography but It's been hard to make it priority with so much going on.
So here's the plug for my fine art prints. Check them out! Victor J. Palagano III Gallery

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Rockstar Mayhem Festival 09

Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. I got some great shots of Slayer, Marilyn Manson, Job for a Coyboy and Trivium as well as some of the crazy fans. Check out the slideshow of fifty photos and the review here at the Phoenix New Times.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

The Tilted Lids - All Aboard CD cover

CD cover / promo photo for the Arizona Hip-Hop group Tilted Lids.
This is the CD cover. Still working on the rest of the CD artwork.

Sunday, May 31, 2009


This is Kelly Wood, Principal and Director of Strategy of kwpr group and her talented public relations team.
Learn more about Kelly and kwpr group here.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Music and pictures for Blimpie

I shot some still photography and composed some music for Blimpie recently. I've been doing more music jobs lately which I've really been enjoying. I was missing it.

So here's my photo of a Blimpie combo and the link to the $5 Dollar Subs commercial I created the music for. They wanted something percussive to cause you to want to look at the TV during commercial time. You know, when your in the kitchen looking for snacks.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Poker Wars

I recently shot a feature story for Phoenix New Times about off reservation local gambling halls & poker rooms here in Arizona. Read the Poker Wars story by Paul Rubin.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Engagement Photo Session

A few of my favorites from an engagement photo session with Steve and Christine.

Here's what Steve & Christine had to say.

“As soon as we first saw Victor’s work we knew there was no way we would have anyone else shoot our engagement photos for us. Even while at our very scenic locations we did not realize how much he would blow away our expectations! We are far more happy with the results than we ever thought we could be. Everyone that sees our engagement photos are stunned! Thanks Victor!”
-Steve & Christine Russo