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Model – Mia Vixen, Hollywood Glamour and Film Noir

Model – Mia Vixen, Hollywood Glamour and Film Noir

Mia Vixen is a Southern California Model and Burlesque Dancer I had the pleasure of photographing a little while ago. This first shot Old Hollywood Glamour and reminiscent of Marilyn Monroe, with the second shot being more along the lines of Film Noir. Each shot was lit with Fresnel Studio Lamps, and each had a […]

Model – Lindsey Lou, and Glamour Lighting Diagram

Model – Lindsey Lou, and Glamour Lighting Diagram

In this post I wanted to show how I lit this Hollywood Glamour shot of Lindsey Lou, with just one Fresnel studio lamp. Fresnel Studio lamps can be purchased at Amazon.Com, at various sizes and various wattage’s. These are what I use to get that Real Authentic Hollywood glamour photography look. In this image you […]

A Day with George Hurrells Last Assistant

A Day with George Hurrells Last Assistant

Back in December 2009, I was given one of the best Christmas Presents I think I have ever gotten. I was given the opportunity to spend the day with George Hurrells Last Assistant, Richard Settle. Not only did I get to spend the day talking with Richard about George Hurrell and his techniques, I was […]

Model – Apnea

Model – Apnea

In this shoot with the well known Model Apnea, we did a faux fashion article shoot, in which I made an faux magazine cover from the image. The lighting was two Fresnel lights both from camera right, one on the background and one on the model herself. The background was a plain white wall in […]

Model – Ash DeLovely

Model – Ash DeLovely

This shoot with Ashley, a makeup artist for Mac, was a collaboration between the two of us. Shoot in my home studio on a chaise lounge, using one strobe and a beauty dish with grid. Originally in Color I personally liked it better in Black and White. The setup in the Lighting Diagram shows the […]

Largest Collection of George Hurrel’s Hollywood Glamour Photographs Auctioned Off

Largest Collection of George Hurrel’s Hollywood Glamour Photographs Auctioned Off

Last month the largest collection, in one auction, of George Hurrell’s Hollywood Glamour Photography Images, Negatives and other items were auctioned off to the public for nominal prices. I was happy to go to the auction preview. While the original photo images may have been made from a Hurrell Negative, Hurrell didn’t print these, nor […]

The Magic of Black and White – Andrew Gibson

The Magic of Black and White – Andrew Gibson

The Magic of Black and White – Andrew Gibson An eBook about Black and White Photography From the website of Craft & Vision: “Black and white photographs are a different medium than colour and require an ability to see in monochrome. Becoming aware of the differences between black and white and colour images, in both […]

Death of a Legend, Peter Gowland

March 21, 2010 by  
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Death of a Legend, Peter Gowland

Peter Gowland, one of the most incredible pinup and innovative photographers of the old days and of our days, has passed away. He was 93. I had the opportunity to meet and talk with Alice and Peter Gowland, at which time they invited me to their home in Santa Monica and talked to me about […]

Gallery Preview of Epstein & Schwimer Auction, Largest Lot of George Hurrell Photography

Gallery Preview of Epstein & Schwimer Auction, Largest Lot of George Hurrell Photography

Epstein and Schwimer, collectors of fine are and Hollywood glamour photography, are auctioning off some of their collection next month. Tonight is the Gallery Preview. Held at the James Gray Gallery in Santa Monica, this is going to be one HUGE Event I am sure. Parking is probably going to be bad and I am […]

Hurrell Hollywood, Book of Large Prints

January 24, 2010 by  
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Hurrell Hollywood, Book of Large Prints

I feel the best way to look at Hurrell Portraits and imagery is in large format image and that’s usually in a gallery or showing of his work.  Unfortunately, showings of his work in a gallery don’t come around that often anymore. The other way is to have a book of images in large format, […]

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