I recently joined Wonderful Machine. "Wonderful Machine is a boutique web portal dedicated to connecting the world's most talented photographers with the industry's most discerning clients." It seems like a pretty exciting opportunity.
Here is and assignment I shot for Golf Magazine of professional poker players Phil Hellmuth Jr., Layne Flack, Erick Lindgren, and Gavin Smith. The article talks about how the four play in high stakes golf games and gamble around $10,000 a hole. It turned out to be a pretty difficult photo to make, as it took about four days to finally wrangle everyone together for the shoot. It was a weekend filled with very angry network television bosses, drunken PR people, an arrest and several no shows. I was happy escape with my sanity and the magazine seemed to be happy that I was able to get a photo all four together.
I had a couple of assignments that involved tattooing recently. The first was to shoot Vince Neil Ink for a feature in Mountain Bike Magazine. The second was to photograph Mario Barth's Biggest Tattoo Convention on Earth for The Las Vegas Weekly. The Strip world and the tattoo world seem to be two places that work well together. I enjoyed meeting the tattoo artists and managed to resist the temptation to get a tattoo of my own.