I went to a New Years Dance party in Chicago back in 2012. Literally just weeks prior, I had taken delivery of a trio of Alien Bees studio strobes and spent an evening putting together a “portable” white seamless setup. I brought the setup to the dance party and set it up out in the hall, if I recall correctly. After some serious stumbling around for an hour, I finally got into the grove enough to shoot pictures that weren’t completely terrible. Being that today is the New Year, I thought it appropriate to share this image, taken moments after we rang in the new year, 2012. Photo shot with a Nikon D7000, a Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 zoom lens, and a trio of Alien Bees B800 strobes triggered by Pocket Wizards.
I took a picture of this little European Ford and its owner at the Cars at Corktown car meet. As you can probably tell from the license plate, it’s a ’59 model. Photo shot on my Mamiya C220 TLR with an 80mm f/2.8 lens on Kodak Portra 400.
I managed to snap this picture of the owner and his two kids piling into this beautiful little Porsche 356, preparing to leave the Cars at Corktown event. Photo shot on a Mamiya C220 with an 80mm f/2.8 lens on Kodak Portra 400.
I went to the Zoo Brew with a bunch of coworkers and brought along my TLR for the event. This is my favorite image from the evening, and fitting for the occasion. Photo shot with a Mamiya C220 TLR and an 80mm f/2.8 on Kodak Portra 400.
This perfect Highland Green Mustang fastback was at the Cars at Corktown event, and I had to take a shot. I managed to catch the owner and his son as they were leaving the event, and got of picture of the two of them in the car too. Pictures shot on a Mamiya C220 with an 80mm f/2.8 lens on Kodak Portra 400.
I attended the Cars in Corktown fall car meet, held at The Factory in Corktown (inside Detroit), and brought along my Morgan and my TLR camera to the party. I shot this picture just as the owner, Richard, pulled into the parking lot. Car is an immaculate and perfectly period-correct car, right down to the accessories. Picture was shot on a Mamiya C220 TLR with an 80mm f/2.8 lens on Kodak Tri-X 400 film.
This was the very first exposure I took with my Bronica ETR 645 film camera: a portrait of the always cool, quick driving friend Clint at a Champaign County Sports Car Club (CCSCC) autocross event in Rantoul. Shot with a Bronica ETR with a 150mm f/4 on Kodak Portra 400 film.
The sunglasses are so reflective that you can see me in them!