I took a quick trip to San Francisco in late January 2014. It's a long way from Las Vegas - about 9 hours - and I zig-zagged through Las Angeles on the way to check up on some business there.
While in San Francisco, my partner and I took a few hours to see the city. Here are a couple pics showing the amazingly straight streets (viewed from the tops of hills) and the incredible fields outside the city. The corner of Sunshine and Susalito is in a small cliffside community on the far side of the Golden Gate Bridge.
I did a photo shoot with "duinker" Guy Dupuy and some of the promo work was at the Mike Tyson Mansion in Las Vegas. See a composite of Guy Dupuy leaping over a ferrari and dunking in the sports section of my gallery. Here are a couple images taken from the interior of the mansion.
I did behind the scenes and promotional videography and photography for Celebrities Gone Wild starring (and produced by) Gary Seitz as "Anita Dollar" when it performed recently at the Westin Hotel showroom in Las Vegas.
A show like this is interesting to do, especially because you get to see it several times (I saw it at least 3 times in order to get enough footage for the producer's purposes.) Of course, lighting is always an issue during performances as you cannot use flash photography.
In January 2014 I had the pleasure to work with the legendary Floyd Mayweather Sr. on an as-yet-to-be-released reality show featuring him and other famous trainers Ruben Guerrero and Yoel Judah.
I worked as video camera operator for behind-the-scenes, interviews, and additional camera operator on fight sequences. I had personal access and permission to take pictures for my own account between shooting and of course outside the set.
Working on reality television as I do, I spend lots and lots of time in Las Vegas, Nevada. In case you hadn't noticed, it has become a staple of reality shows - almost a requirement of the format in fact - that the show either be shot entirely in Las Vegas or it goes there more than once.
I was there assisting producers of a new reality show. The subject of the show was to find people who had old but "classic" junkers which had yet to be restored who might be interested in appearing on a new reality show. I didn't find many takers, but I did get to see drag races, time trials, and acres of classic cars both restored and customized.
Working in film and television as a camera operator, a still photographer or in another capacity allows me the privilege to meet face-to-face many famous and talented people as colleagues. One of these times was when I worked as a camera PA/AC on Ice Loves Coco when Coco Austin was brought on Peepshow to headline its cast as Bo Peep.