Sunday, June 8, 2008

People in Context...

This week I had the pleasure of attending a 2-day seminar/workshop with professional photographer Harvey Stein. He has been an active instructor at schools and workshops around the world, has had over 40 private exhibits, and has been a member of over 120 photo exhibits around the world. His latest book, Movimento, is a collection of street photography photos from all around Italy.

Here are some photos from around the Santa Barbara area that were a result of this workshop. I want to thank Mr Stein for all of his kind words and the Brooks Institute for hosting the workshop.
A woman kneels in front the cross bearing a friend's name at "Arlington West" in Santa Barbara, Ca. At the time of this post, 4092 soldiers have been killed in action in Iraq.
Several photos from the skate park in Santa Barbara.

Carpenteria Beach. Little Sparky didn't want to go in the water.

A winner from the Carpenteria Car Show '08.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Trash the Dress - Santa Fe Recreation Dam

On June 1st, we had the pleasure of attending a "trash the dress" session at the Santa Fe Recreation Dam in Irwindale. Hosted by Bryan Chan from Premier Photography, over a dozen brides and models met with photographers from all over the state (from as far away as Sacramento and San Diego!) to photograph a wedding dress trashing. It was a blast! For six hours, we got to work with models, former and future brides, and even a photographer who dressed up her self and put their dresses through their paces. More photos and a video to follow!