Update for June: SASCO Mine Shoot

Announcing a New Photo Shoot for Late June

I can’t wait to show you shots from this project I just set up.

It will be a TFP (time for print) shoot with 2-5 models. It will also be at the SASCO Mine site. Planning for being there near evening, then shooting through sunset and into the evening shooting some lowlight, no-light, and light-painting shots.

SASCO Hotel Ruins - Jane
SASCO Hotel Ruins – Jane

I love the SASCO Mine site. It’s dangerous, but exciting. The graffiti makes it look like a post-apocalyptic wasteland.

This shot with Jane is one of my favorites from the last shoot at that location from the SASCO Hotel ruins which are a short distance from the smelter ruins.

I nearly always use strobes and flashes now. This one had us out in the Arizona sun around 10:30-11:00. I don’t usually shoot past 10am in this heat. I also usually won’t shoot until after 5:00pm. I don’t do well in sun with my northern skin. 

SASCO Mine - Smelter Graffiti
SASCO Mine – Smelter Graffiti

I’m still planning the shoot out – I’ll have to transition from shooting day, to sunset, to night (dark). I’m hoping for some really great stuff from all this. I’m hoping for fewer models because, otherwise, I’ll need to shoot a lot of group stuff which means very few photos, but lots of variations on basic themes – shooting and reshooting the same group pose until it all works out just so.

Then again, maybe I need to rethink the way I’m going to shoot a pro shoot with a group of ladies I may never have worked before.

I’m pretty jazzed for the big smelter again. It’s been a while since I’ve been out there and the last time I didn’t get a lot of shots I was really hoping for.

SASCO Mine - Alexis
SASCO Mine – Alexis

This time, I’m getting so many more shots I didn’t think I’d ever get to get.

I’m really looking forward to working with this group of models. It’s going to be exciting. I hope.

So, I want to get some awesome photos by the myriad of graffiti-laden walls (photos below).

 

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Abandoned Vail Warehouse, Scottsdale, a Wedding, a Short Film, and the Sasco Shoot

Eastside Wash Culvert
Eastside Wash Culvert

In case you didn’t see the title of this post, I’ll reiterate: “Abandoned Vail Warehouse, Scottsdale, a Wedding, a Short Film, and the Sasco Shoot.”

This sums up my last couple weeks.

I rented a camera for a wedding on Saturday. Booked a shoot for Friday to try out the camera (Abandoned Vail Warehouse Photo Scout). Got a call that the wedding was being pushed forward due to rain. Booked another shoot for Saturday (Scottsdale). The wedding got moved to Sunday (The Wedding). I’ve been working on and off on a Short Film and that was Tuesday after the wedding (The Short Film). Finished off with another shoot on this last Friday at the SASCO Abandoned Mine (Sasco Shoot).

Right?

I’ve only really finished processing The Wedding and The Photo Scout. Lots of great images from the Scottsdale Shoot. Working those next.

I have another shoot tomorrow morning. Ought to be interesting. Might have another on Saturday, too.

All of my shoots now are TFP. Doing an awful lot of it lately.

Stay tuned for more information on my new Easy Trade program.

Exciting things coming our way!

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“The Wastelands” with Tiffany

Come see my latest photos from The Wastelands with Tiffany

Tiffany W in canyon Posing Against Rock

Tiffany W in canyon Posing Against Rock
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Tiffany W in canyon, posing for photos, wearing creative post-apocalyptic gear.


For this project, I decided to create a new world using story as a creative (and motivating) force. In this case, I came up with a short story – really just an origin story leading to the character “Danika.” The name means “Morning Star” in Slavic. Morning Star being the representation of beauty via Venus.

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Want to see my new Photo Experiment at the SASCO Mine?

SASCO Scout: Graffiti

Great Photos and Amazing Talent at the SASCO Mines

So I had a great photo shoot out in the deserts north of Tucson. 5 miles west-southwest of a little town called Red Rock is a long dirt road called Sasco Mine Road. The mine is gone now. It hasn’t been there since the 1940s. It’s an interesting story and a fun read. I love it for all the amazing graffiti and it’s a great location to shoot models and create awesome and incredible image experiments.

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