Arrakis, Dune, Desert Planet. Yeah, I’m a big giant nerd sometimes. I still get a kick out of the fact that I was fortunate enough to do a photoshoot at the very place where Frank Herbert was inspired to write his classic novel Dune. It seems very odd that the location that would inspire that book would be located in the Pacific Northwest but considering Frank Herbert lived in Tacoma Washington at the time it makes a certain kind of sense.Read More
Several months back I went to the Oregon Dunes for a photoshoot and I’m not going to deny I’ve been dreaming of going back ever since. Usually it is the forests and the oceans that I tend to crave for the purposes of photography and I never thought I would find a desert to be so mystical and alluring.Read More
Here is another image photographed out in the Oregon Dunes near the southern coast of well…you guessed it…Oregon. The pose might be a little more bent toward “glamour” than I would normally go for but the scene looked so great in the moment I just had to photograph it this way. I am more than pleased with the resulting image and I’m particularly proud of the way I managed to hold on to a fair amount of detail in the shadows along the model’s figure despite the harsh quality of the lighting.
I have a lot more images to scan from this trip and and even more rolls of film that I have yet to develop. As usual, life can get in the way a bit which means the processing routine is slow going. Curses for having a regular job!!Read More
Yesterday I found myself on a mini-road trip out to the Oregon Dunes. I had never been there before but have been wanting to explore them for years. After yesterday I’m now asking myself why on earth I had waited so long. It’s a gorgeous area with rolling dunes of sand for what appears to be miles. In truth, it is actually just a small little patch on the Oregon coast, but when you are walking through it the feeling is nothing short of majestic.
The day was surprisingly warm and bright when we arrived at about ten in the morning. The sun was already very high in the sky and the lighting incredibly harsh, but the model who came with me was a trooper and I think we managed to get some wonderful images.Read More
It's amazing to me that there are still places in this world one can go without seeing another person in sight.Read More