It's an amazing age we live in regardless of the state we live in. One of the youngest artforms now takes only moments, whereas in the recent past it was a significantly longer and laborious process. We can now capture a scene electronically on a reusable medium, alter the reality of your photo on a home computer, and within seconds share your product with billions of people. The history of photography is littered with dead technology, but it has come a long way.
What I find more amazing are the bonds created by those that have a passion for creating beautiful imagery.
I've written about forming a friendship with the talented Josh Coleman of Lunchbox PhotoWorks before. He has mutual passions for cars and photography, and it's been a pleasure getting to know him. A few weeks ago Josh invited my wife Heather and I to shoot a 1973 Plymouth Duster with pin-up model Lucy Garcia. We jumped at the chance to work alongside Josh, without hesitation.
I doubt I'm the only photographer who studies and dissects the work we admire. I was familiar with Josh's work before we moved to Santa Fe. I have been looking forward to watching his creative process and learning from him.
As the magic hour approached we began to work. Quietly we circled the Duster like vultures stuffed into heavy coats. The reality of sunset outside Albuquerque in January is it's cold, cold enough the freeze a camera's shutter. Sadly Josh's high-mileage Nikon fell victim to the cold right before we brought out Lucy Garcia, our model who was an absolute trooper. My creative muse and talented wife took the reigns and came out with some great shots.
As for Josh, he did just fine before the camera snafu.
Bonus snap I took of Josh taking the picture above. There's an Xzibit meme in there somewhere...