I keep my eyes open for new models to work with. If you have a gung-ho attitude and a style all your own then let’s make it happen. Here is a collage of shoots featuring some of my favorites. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or by filling out the contact form on my site.
Our shoot together started as the sun began descending on The Great Swamp in Basking Ridge, New Jersey. The fields were a nice golden color and accented the model’s attire perfectly. I wandered into the brush a bit to set up gear and we snapped a few photos before moving into the marsh area of the swamp. “The boardwalk” there isn’t the kind selling cotton candy and ferris wheel tickets. If there was a ride on this boardwalk it’d be called “Monster Mosquito”. The point of the ride is to not lose all of your blood before escaping to the parking lot. Venus was a TROOPER. She takes her work seriously and you should learn more about her at the Venus Belly Dancer web site.
Take your camera and go somewhere that matters. Operation Shower is an event that matters. Military families need to be thanked and reminded that what they do is a severe sacrifice. Constant relocating. Parents called away to far off lands for who knows how long. When these babies grow into adults, they will be able to look back to a day like this one. Their parents will be seen surrounded by perfect strangers that cared enough to organize a day of appreciation. Melissa Joan Hart (Clarissa Explains it All, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Melissa & Joey) hosted the event.
Sponsors for the event included The Barclays, Carousel Designs, Birdies for the Brave and Petunia Pickle Bottom.
Until this photo was taken I had never seen a hummingbird in person. I suppose that’s because they are very tiny and super fast. My Holga film camera comes with me on trips to help me concentrate on composition. Low tech to say the least. This one has a flash which is a really big deal for a Holga. A maximum of 16 shots for a 120 roll of film. Tons of patience required to make this shot happen. I pre-focused on the bird feeder so I was ready once a hummingbird came into frame. It would be there for two seconds and then vanish into the sky.
The famous Rutgers Grease Trucks in Lot 8 off College Avenue in New Brunswick, New Jersey are being forced to move. The parking lot is going to be cleared for a new building. This puts the grease trucks out on the streets around campus. You will no longer eat all of your favorite fat sandwiches in one location. I’m sure you will track down a “Fat Bitch”, “Fat Darrell”, “Fat Koko” or “Fat Knight”. Life will go on and the grease will continue to flow through the streets. As of August 15, 2013 the grease trucks will no longer be where they’ve lived for twenty years.
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To read more about the exact details of the grease trucks fiasco, visit New Brunswick Today.