My photos have appeared in countless publications across the USA. I’ve had my pictures run in several of England’s magazines and newspapers, a French music magazine and even one of India’s biggest business newspapers. Well, now I’ve invaded Japan! It looks like I got the cover photo for a popular Japanese rock and roll magazine. Pretty cool, huh?
Being in my 30’s, I don’t feel like I’m that old and out of touch. However, I tend to agree more with the older generations when it comes to my news. I love to read the paper! There are a million important stories I would’ve missed, if I only depended on the television or internet. Oh well… call me old-fashioned I guess.
Speaking about newspapers, I figured I would share a couple recent clippings from the wonderful Dallas Morning News. Included is the American Idol concert that just made its way on tour through North Texas. I shot the American Idol tour last year as well. I must admit that I liked this year’s show a lot better! Below that is an interview with Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee. The original photo looks even more wild, with the bright red and orange flames shooting up into the air.
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The music video I directed and edited has finally had its official release! You can view it above, or keep an eye out on TV. Several networks are considering it for their rotation, including Fues and CMT!!!
Fans of indie music are probably all as anxious as I am to attend the Gorilla vs. Bear concert at the Granada Theater in Dallas this weekend. Quick currently has the event as their cover story, in case you feel like reading up on the bands (including Tim DeLaughter’s new band Preteen Zenith!) and getting some interesting info from the concert’s founder. Speaking of the cover story, how many times do you think a photographer will shoot a gorilla playing an electric guitar in his/her lifetime?!? I’m guessing this is not a common occurrence…
I had a client shoot at the Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park today, shooting a PR event. After it was over, I stuck around and photographed some of the creatures. There were a ton of interesting animals, including turtles, jellyfish, stingrays and lobsters. Now, I’m no underwater photographic authority… it takes years of practice to perfect that photo specialty. However, I did have a lot of fun shooting through the tanks and would definitely visit the aquarium again!
It is burning hot in North Texas right now. This triple digit weather is murder! Luckily, my most recent cover story photo shoot for Quick was a cool one. I will admit, though… it was a little scary taking my expensive Canon 5DmkII and my Profoto AcuteB 600r strobe pack and ring light in the water with me. One slip and I would’ve lost a LOT of great photo gear on this shoot! No accidents, though. Everything went well and the models were great to work with.
In case you were wondering exactly how this sexy photo feature was shot, you can find out all the juicy details in the behind-the-scenes video. Luckily, John Jones – my friend, occasional photo assistant and amateur photo/video dabbler – was there to capture this pool party on his new Canon 60D. Wouldn’t it be nice if all my Dallas photo shoots were at Hotel ZaZa’s pool? I could get used to that!
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Here is another batch of old video features I did for a community publication that is no longer around. This batch covers some music-related video features I did around Dallas. It includes documentaries I did on musicians Trey Johnson, Tom Bridwell and the late Carter Albrecht.
I thought I’d share some old video documentary pieces I did for a now-defunct online community newspaper. It was fun filming and editing these little news features. Many of the videos are a few years old now, and you can tell I was still working on my video and post production skills…
The above video is about an annual charity Easter Egg Hunt. That was a blast to shoot! Kids running everywhere and lots of action to capture.
The above video was probably one of the most adventurous features I’ve ever done video for. We trekked through the storm drains of downtown Dallas!
This was a fun little video feature on a privately run community library in Lake Highlands. It is hard to believe this place still exists today. It feels like something straight out of 1955…
I’ll post some more of these old videos throughout the coming days, and I’ll soon be able to post the new Von Ehrics music video I did! In the meantime, check out my other work here: