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Death Valley rainstorm

I was pretty lucky that my trip to Death Valley included a rainstorm. The storm rolled in suddenly right as the sun was setting. This is a pretty rare occurrence considering Death Valley receives less than two inches of rain a year.

No Bailout Necessary

The Las Vegas Weekly asked me to shoot a series of portraits for a story about businesses that were thriving despite the recession. 










Glen Parshall, owner of the gun side of Bargain Pawn Inc.

















Robert Leysen, owner of the Psychics Eye.















John Gafford from season three of The Apprentice and current short seller at Shelton Gafford Real Estate Services. 

Maynard James Keenan

I recently had the opportunity to take a portrait of Maynard James Keenan for the Las Vegas Weekly. I am told that this is a rare opportunity as Keenan can be reclusive. Keenan is best known for being the lead singer of the bands Tool and A Perfect Circle. He is currently promoting Puscifer, a cabaret show he created which will be performed at the Palms Hotel and Casino.

Consumer Electronics Show (CES)

Bloomberg News hired me to cover CES this year.  I spent mo st of my time covering the keynote speakers, but would sneak off to the main hall when I could find a few  extra minutes.  The scale of CES is amazing and it is always interesting to see the new electronics that will be coming out.
The graphic from the left is one of my photos on the New York Times' website

New Year, New Blog

I read a statistic the other day that the number of blogs has increased more than 10x in the past year.  So I, like many others, have decided to toss my hat into the blogosphere.  I hope this blog gives people the opportunity to see my photography in a different context.  
My first photo assignment of the year was shot during the New Year's celebration in Las Vegas.  I had the opportunity to shoot the fireworks for the Associated Press on the Dinner in the Sky platform. The platform is three blocks from the Strip and hangs 180 feet in the air from a crane.    
This is one my photos from the night that was found on the Baltimore Sun's website.