Nov 302013
 
The “New Years Rulin’s” Photo Project: Behind The Scenes, #33 Wake Up And Fight

[You can read the rest of this series here.] THE CONCEPT Ironically, the final photo in this series was one of the first that I shot. Actually, I think it was the first. Probably because it was the easiest one to setup. The location was my bedroom, the makeup artist is a friend of mine, [Continue Reading…]

Nov 162013
 
The “New Years Rulin’s” Photo Project: Behind The Scenes, #32 Make Up Your Mind

[You can read the rest of this series here.] THE CONCEPT I came up with the voting metaphor pretty quickly on this one, being an election year and all, but the idea for the photo wasn’t fully realized until I discovered that you can buy an old voting machine on eBay! A voting machine from [Continue Reading…]

Sep 122013
 
The “New Years Rulin’s” Photo Project: Behind The Scenes, #24 Send Mary And Kids Money

[You can read the rest of this series here.] THE CONCEPT Oh man. This one was such a difficult shot to conceive. The hardest one in the entire project. In fact, it ended up being the final photo taken for the series because I couldn’t figure out how to shoot it. I knew it would [Continue Reading…]

May 302013
 
The “New Years Rulin’s” Photo Project: Behind The Scenes, #18 Stay Glad

[You can read the rest of this series here.] THE CONCEPT This one was a bit of a hail mary. I showed up to the shoot with only a loose idea in mind: since I was shooting a duo we would play with the happy/sad dynamic. That’s all I had. Thankfully I’ve known the subjects [Continue Reading…]

Feb 062013
 
The “New Years Rulin’s” Photo Project: Behind The Scenes, #16 Keep Rancho Clean

[You can read the rest of this series here.] THE CONCEPT The first several times I read this Rulin I wondered to myself, “What is ‘Rancho’? Or who is ‘Rancho’?”. I assumed Guthrie was referring to his homestead but then again, ‘Rancho’ is a pretty cool name for a dog. Or an iguana. Alas, I [Continue Reading…]

Dec 042012
 
The “New Years Rulin’s” Project: Behind The Scenes, #13 Read Lots Good Books

[You can read the rest of this series here.] THE CONCEPT This was the very first photo I completed for this project. In fact, I completed it before I really knew if I was capable of actually pulling any of this off. It was more “proof of concept” than a concept itself. That said, I [Continue Reading…]

Nov 032012
 
The “New Years Rulin’s” Project: Behind The Scenes, #10 Shine Shoes & #11 Change Socks

[You can read the rest of this series here.] THE CONCEPT This photo is actually a two-fer, combining two of the Rulin’s. Considering that they complement each other perfectly and are listed together in Guthrie’s journal entry, I felt it was appropriate. And the concept is pretty obvious. The dog is “shining” the shoes, and [Continue Reading…]

Oct 092012
 
The “New Years Rulin’s” Project: Behind The Scenes, #9 Wear Clean Clothes - Look Good

[You can read the rest of this series here.] This shoot was a mess. Literally. And intentionally. Let me explain. THE CONCEPT This photo is actually an outtake from a session for Abi’s latest record, “Such A Mess”. She and I had worked together before on some press photos, so I was honored to be [Continue Reading…]

Sep 252012
 
The “New Years Rulin’s” Project: Behind The Scenes, #8 Write A Song A Day

[You can read the rest of this series here.] First off, I apologize for the lengthy hiatus. What? You didn’t even notice? Fair enough. I spent the first half of September exploring the Northeastern US by car and generally recharging my batteries, both figuratively and literally. But you don’t want to hear about what I [Continue Reading…]

Jul 312012
 
The “New Years Rulin’s” Project: Behind The Scenes, #5 – Take Bath

[You can read the rest of this series here.] THE CONCEPT As with most of the hygiene themed Rulin’s in this series, my vision for this photo came to me fairly easily. In short, I wanted to make a weird photo of a dude in a bubble bath. Man that sounds strange. THE PEOPLE In [Continue Reading…]