There is no doubt about it, I love my cameras. But along with a passion for them I have a very unhealthy love for gadgets, and more specifically cell phones, tablets, video games… anything electronic really. An obsession? Yes. So with that I am starting a bit of a gadget section to the blog, and what easier transition could there be than a gallery of images I photographed with one of my cell phones (only say one of, as there have been 11….. this year. Yeah, it’s an unhealthy obsession)
After years of fighting it, I have succumbed to the life sucking force that is the Twitter. Deciding that the bareing of one’s soul on every issue from religion to what type of sushi I like is appropriate, I take this step. It is also in an effort to show people what the life of a professional photographer is really like. The upsides, the downsides, and the times of when a watch doesn’t match an outfit, or a piece of food looks more like a world leader than an edible substance. If this is the sort of thing you really want to know, then please feel free to add me to your feed: BLAIR_BUNTING
I was recently contacted to about contributing to a charity that will be constructing a rehabilitation center for children with amputations or paralysis. Although I don’t have children (nor want them anytime soon), I do have a soft spot for them and often try to help charities that come to their aid. Which brings me to the point of today’s post, and my advice to photographers out there. We are in a time when people are strung thin to get by. While this is one of the the most trying times in our industry, it is also an opportunity for great compassion. It should be mentioned that this an opportunity to create (usually carte blanche) an image for a client that will impact more than a bottom line, but rather the lives that dependent on that charity. I’m not saying that you need give yourself away, but be open to give to those that need. The following photographs were created for such a photoshoot, and while they may not reside in my portfolio, they will help many more than myself, and for that I am grateful
A quick day photoshoot in LA found me going around the foothills of Angela’s Crest with 3 cars, 2 rally drivers, and 1 scared photographer. The photographs were for 0-60 magazine and were a comparison of some new cars to the market. All in all, a good day with a lot more sunlight than expected, but some great photos none the less.
For those that know me, they know that I never attended school for photography (my degree is in business and sociology from ASU). However, it is not to say that I haven’t been helped by many people along the way. Much of who I am and my style comes from small conversations over coffee, wine, random outings to photograph together, all just as significant. It is for this reason that I decided a little payback is in order…. Tomorrow (7/30) I will be having a glass of wine at Terroir (a local wine bar here in Scottsdale) at 7pm. If you live in the area and are so inclined, please feel free to come by and join, and if there is anything about photography you want to know, feel free to ask. I am hoping to be able to do this on more of a regular basis in the future, but you gotta start somewhere. As for those of you that frequent my blog, but live in other states, my apologies, but I will do my utmost in the future to organize some get togethers outside of AZ as well. However, in the meantime, please enjoy another photo that I […]
What is it with the term “old stomping grounds” anyway? Perhaps not my bag of tea in the big bad book of analytic descriptive phrases, but I am not going to rain on the parades of those that enjoy it. For such digressions I apologize… I recently stopped by my high school to create a few photographs, and figured I’d post a couple. Not much has changed since I graduated about 8 years ago. On graduation night we sat on the field and my chair was right about where the shot was taken from. For one of the places that housed many of my impressionable years, it seemed distant…
Yes, to all those that caught the reference, I did intend to title a post after a Nick Drake track. As for the relevance, well I just wanted to put up another random pic…. While photographing a portrait this weekend (on Saturday, how appropriate), we looked off the roof of the building to see the sunset. It is monsoon season in Arizona, and every so often you get one of these where the storms compete with the sun’s final moments of the day…. Enjoy
Just thought that I would post some pics for you to enjoy….. it’s Wednesday, and you deserve it These were photographed off set during the Deadliest Catch season 3 campaign. The first two were actually photographed from a moving vehicle, the last once we had parked. For a size reference, the white spots in the last photo are actually large seagulls.