For the 4th year in a row, we headed off to Moab to shoot fitness and fashion with Title Nine — shooting Fall amongst the red rocks and aspens.  

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My first week of work has been a whirlwind of production details, location scouting, and we even squeezed in a few shoots in there somehow. The ranch in Oakland has been welcoming with it’ s friendly goats and cloud drenched sunsets. I got to work on last week’s shoot from start to finish, it’s an addition to the Bodies project Bob is doing on dancers. Flying 12 foot silks in the wind was a bit challenging. We had to tie down the C- stands with ratchet straps and climbing rope. The last thing I secured with ratchet straps was a canoe in a pickup truck and lets just say that didn’t go well. Luckily, the silks faired the wind better than my canoe. Here are a few behind images from our shoot.Aerial shots of Dancers

Aerial shots of Dancers

Oh, and I almost forgot to mention we got to shoot with the new Phase One 645DF+ thanks to our friends at Samy’s Camera. Ray, we love you and have been drooling over this camera since the shoot.

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Check out these die-hard women “just doin’ it” Nike style.  Female role models have sure come a long way.  And, we still have a ways to go, but every time I see the images that Bob shoots for TitleNine I think about how far we’ve broken through the perception that women were meant to be kept indoors, fragile and soft.  A 1970’s bikini, oversized sunglasses, bottle of baby oil and a cigarette are about as ‘rugged’ as my mom ever got, give or take the unveiling of a tennis skirt now and again (sorry Mom).   Today’s young girls see physical strength, hard work and challenge as healthy and beautiful, and hopefully rewarding.  See more T9 here.

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Retouching has been completed on the body painting project we did with Rich Diltz of secondskinimages.com.

 

Body Paint 1

Test Shots - Black and White

Test Shots - Black and White

Test Shots - Black and White

Test Shots - Black and White

Test Shots - Black and White

Body Paint 1

 

 


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No square dancing today, but the goats and the tractor still managed to get in on the action.

It was time to create an outdoor studio at the ranch, and Bob wanted to collaborate with professional ballet dancers.  Hanging two 20×20 foot silks, and pulling in a ton of gear, he set up a ‘seamless’ studio in the corral, adjacent to the studio – a wonderful amount of space for he and the dancers to play.  Despite a slashed finger, the dismantled trampoline and a few extra sunburns, I’d say the day was a great success.

What do YOU think?  Send us a note.

Here’s a teaser…

Ballet dancers in flight

 

 

Check out Bob’s instagram feed for some more behind the scenes shots.photo 1

 

 

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Facing Chemo - a photographic project

Last week Bob photographed another breast cancer patient for the Facing Chemo project.  Stepping back and choosing images to edit, I’m always intrigued by the wave of emotions participants feel in just a short period of time.  Having cancer must feel unspeakable, but it seems the chemo itself robs one of any emotional filters.  There’s no hiding behind a stoic mask, one’s hair, or any other accoutrements; chemo forces you to face your emotions head-on. Having experienced many of these humbling, rewarding shoots, I’m not at all surprised to see this brave woman smiling towards the end of the reel.  Bob has a way of making people feel comfortable, confident, empowered and beautiful, regardless of their situation or setting.

Which images would you choose?

Facing Chemo - a photographic project

Facing Chemo - a photographic project

Facing Chemo - a photographic project

 Facing Chemo - a photographic project 

Facing Chemo - a photographic project 

 

 Facing Chemo - a photographic project

 

on location in San Francisco for Barron's

on location in San Francisco for Barron’s

I like this spread from this week’s issue of Barron’s.  We shot it on location in downtown San Francisco near the offices of Matthews Asia.  Having scouted the location earlier that morning, we got lucky to arrive right when the light was where we wanted it.