not a shibari harness – but a cool idea

Here is a behind the scenes  video showing how this group of friends used a conventional climbing harness to create a cool picture.  They wanted to create a picture that made it look like someone was being abducted by aliens.  I think they did a great job.

This video was submitted in the recent Fstoppers Behind The Scenes contest.


My 76 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible is for sale

I am selling my 1976 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible.  If you are interested in buying this car, please send me a personal message.

I bought it in 1996 and had extensive body and paint work done on it.  We took it down to bare metal and made it straight.  The body and paint was hand sanded with 2500 grit sandpaper.  When it was finished, I liked to say – “You can read the serial numbers on 100 dollar bills reflected in the moonlight from the side of my car.”

I had a lot of fun with this car, both on the highways and as a featured car in parades.  It always attracted attention.

In 2000, I had its engine rebuilt by Thunderbolt Engine and Transmissions in Houston, Texas.  Thunderbolt’s owner asked me if they could use it in their next TV commercial.  Here is a video of their TV commercial with my car.

Here are more recent pictures.  A little work will bring this beautiful 36 year old classic car back to its fun filled glory days.

I have extras — like a replacement trunk lid and uninstalled new carpets.

Please notice the fiberglass parade boot which you can see in the TV commercial.  It adds a wonderful finishing touch to its top down classic beauty.

Motion/Multiple Images with Strobes

Jamie S and I captured these images in July 2011 using multiple flashes with my Vivitar 283 strobes.  I think we created some very nice and interesting images.

A print of this image will be displayed and offered for sale at the Art of Contemporary Shibari Exhibit during the Fotofest 2012 Biennial.

This video tutorial by RJ Hidson shows how he used a couple Nikon SB-800s and one SB-900 to capture multiple images.  This video tutorial and technique is featured on, in their January 23, 2012 blog post, [Tutorial] Shoot Motion/Multiple Images with Stroboscopic Flash

“… it’s all the same. Only the names have changed.”

Recently, while looking at a photography site I visit from time to time, I found a video profiling the lives of Mariachi musicians in California.  I was intrigued by the similarities in their lives and the lives of very successful rock and roll musicians.  I remembered the words of Bon Jovi, “… it’s all the same.  Only the names have changed.”


El Rey from California is a place. on Vimeo.