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BikeEXIF & Busch Bros custom motorcycle

Busch Brothers - Bultaco - 01

I’ve been reading BikeEXIF for years now – it’s one of the best sites available on custom motorcycles. And the Busch Brothers, who are amazingly creative builders and artisans here in Reno, just got their custom Bultaco dirtbike featured on it! And yes, of course I took the pictures. Check out the whole article here.

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Behind-the-scenes Preview: The One

A few behind-the-scenes pics from a short film that I shot. It’s directed by David Howe – same talented guy who worked on the Hellbound Glory music video with me. Thanks to Fielding Cathcart for taking these pics, and for lending us his top-grade Nikon glass for the shoot.

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Zombies! Brains! Reno!

I just finished the official poster for the Wells Avenue Zombie Crawl. I’m really lucky to have a talented team of people to help out on crazy conceptual shoots like this. Makeup by Stephanie Hill, zombie by Jenessa Norris, decapitated head by Dan Busch. Brains!

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Hellbound Glory music video

Hellbound Glory is an outlaw country band fronted by Leroy Virgil. He’s a talented songwriter and charismatic performer, and we finally got the chance to collaborate on a music video last month while Leroy was on break from touring. The song ‘Bastard Child’ is from Hellbound’s latest album, Damaged Goods. They’re currently in the studio recording a new album, so be on the lookout for more from these rising stars of country music.

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Hawkins Architecture: Green Residence

Panorama with Mount Rose and Reno/Sparks

Jack Hawkins, a talented architect with a unique ultramodern style, has commissioned me to photograph several of his projects in the past. One of his somewhat recent assignments was the stunning Green Residence, located in the Virginia City Highlands. Hawkins has an amazing talent for making a structure sit ‘in’ the landscape and become a part of it, which gave me some unique opportunities like the above panorama. That’s Mount Rose on the left, and the lights of Reno and Sparks on the right.

Truly an incredible place, and well deserving of the accolades it received once our photos were published. Reno Magazine ran a feature article on it, and it received a Nevada Design Award from the AIA.

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Roughing It #10: Slade

This is the tenth and final post detailing my 2010 photo series ‘Roughing It.’ The images are based on characters and scenes from Mark Twain’s eponymous volume about his travels and adventures in Nevada and other Western states.

 

“Slade was a matchless marksman with a navy revolver. The legends say that one morning at Rocky Ridge, when he was feeling comfortable, he saw a man approaching who had offended him some days before–observe the fine memory he had for matters like that–and, “Gentlemen,” said Slade, drawing, “it is a good twenty-yard shot–Iʼll clip the third button on his coat!” Which he did. The bystanders all admired it. And they all attended the funeral, too.”

Credits: Johnny Vandenberg as Slade.

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Roughing It #9: The Assayer

This is the ninth in a series of posts detailing my 2010 photo series ‘Roughing It.’ The images are based on characters and scenes from Mark Twain’s eponymous volume about his travels and adventures in Nevada and other Western states.

 

“One assayer got such rich results out of all specimens brought to him that in time he acquired almost a monopoly of the business. But like all men who achieve success, he became an object of envy and suspicion. The other assayers entered into a conspiracy against him, and let some prominent citizens into the secret in order to show that they meant fairly. Then they broke a little fragment off a carpenterʼs grindstone and got a stranger to take it to the popular scientist and get it assayed. In the course of an hour the result came–whereby it appeared that a ton of that rock would yield $1,184.40 in silver and $366.36 in gold!”

Credits: Scott Reeves as the assayer.

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Roughing It #8: The Printer

This is the 8th in a series of posts detailing my 2010 photo series ‘Roughing It.’ The images are based on characters and scenes from Mark Twain’s eponymous volume about his travels and adventures in Nevada and other Western states.

 

“I had made of myself a tolerable printer, under the impression that I would be another Franklin some day, but somehow had missed the connection thus far. There was no berth open in the Esmeralda Union, and besides I had always been such a slow compositor that I looked with envy upon the achievements of apprentices of two yearsʼ standing; and when I took a “take,” foremen were in the habit of suggesting that it would be wanted “some time during the year.”

Credits: Chic DiFrancia as the Printer. Press courtesy of the 4th Ward School Print Shop.

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Roughing it #7: The Gambler

This is the seventh in a series of posts detailing my 2010 photo series ‘Roughing It.’ The images are based on characters and scenes from Mark Twain’s eponymous volume about his travels and adventures in Nevada and other Western states.

 

“At night, by the camp-fire, we played euchre and seven-up to strengthen the mind–and played
them with cards so greasy and defaced that only a whole summerʼs acquaintance with them
could enable the student to tell the ace of clubs from the jack of diamonds.”

Credits: Gregory Lintz as the gambler

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Roughing It #6: Jim Blaine

This is the sixth in a series of posts detailing my 2010 photo series ‘Roughing It.’ The images are based on characters and scenes from Mark Twain’s eponymous volume about his travels and adventures in Nevada and other Western states.

 

“I learned then that Jim Blaineʼs peculiarity was that whenever he reached a certain stage of intoxication, no human power could keep him from setting out, with impressive unction, to tell about a wonderful adventure which he had once had with his grandfatherʼs old ram–and the mention of the ram in the first sentence was as far as any man had ever heard him get, concerning it. He always maundered off, interminably, from one thing to another, till his whisky got the best of him and he fell asleep. What the thing was that happened to him and his grandfatherʼs old ram is a dark mystery to this day, for nobody has ever yet found out.

Credits: Scott Reeves as Jim Blane