Photographs that didn’t make the site part deux

Whole lot to catch up on…. well at least a few years worth of random photos that have no place to call home.  Over the next x months (x being a sign that my schedule let’s me plan life on a day by day basis) I will be uploading photos as much a possible.  Some with stories, some without, some that will make people unsubscribe to this blog, others that will make you want to unsubscribe to humanity.  Needless to say I am really confident that this blog will someday be a place where people can waste alot of time, leading to reprimands from their bosses (those who have a job), their wives (those that are married), and their ego (photographers).…

Read more.. Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

Photographs that didn’t make the site

Well as we all know, not everything fits a portfolio for an advertising photographer.  In the aim to deliver a style, some images may veer slightly off target, but still maintain artistic quality.  So with that I bring you some photographs that didn’t make the site.

Advertising Photography photographed by Blair Bunting

The photos below were taken during the hot summer.  I had just flown back home from a photoshoot and was awestruck by how bright the moon was.  While taking out the trash (around midnight) I decided that it was bright enough that I could photograph handheld (especially with the low-light performance of the Nikon D3.  It is with this in mind that I took the 85 f/1.4 D and walked around my house in my robe photographing away…….…

Read more.. Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

A Morning with The Honorable

Casually beginning my Monday with a latte and Sunrise Earth on the TV, I received a call from the New York Times in regards to a photoshoot in the coming days.  As I have enjoyed working with them  in the past, I agreed and learned that the photograph would be of the Honorable Justice Sandra Day O’Connor.  In all honesty, I knew who she was, but intricate details of her background had escaped me.  As is common practice on all my photoshoots, I began my research into Justice O’Connor for I barely knew what she looked like for all I had remember of her appearance was from a statue that graced the law school at ASU, which is named after her. …

Read more.. Thursday, July 9th, 2015

Existentialism Found

There is something to be said for escaping life (even if just for a day) and leaving the constant bombardment of reality for the surreal existence that comes into meditation somewhere after white.  Whether it biologically changes someone is beyond me, but the romance in the heart beating slower crosses my mind persistently.

kauai9

In line with the prior, my wife and I left to what could be God’s gift to the Earth, Kauai. No camera, no computer, no schedule. Each day only had the allotment of 1 hour for pre pro calls, and then the phone was retired.

What I discovered was that I miss a lot trying to take in everything. In an effort to get the most out of life I often neglected the source of my creativity, life itself.…

Read more.. Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Project Cars

We all need hobbies, and as a professional photographer, photography should not be one of them.

Project Cars F1

Photography is a passion, it is my job, and I see it as something that I am either working or practicing. Bummed? Yes, but it is a token that must be paid in exchange for a career that means this much to me.

With that said, there is one hobby that I have always held a passion for ever since I saw Senna race through the streets of Phoenix while sitting on my Dad’s shoulders as a child. I love racing. More broadly put, I love driving. There is something relaxing about rounding a corner and bleeding in the throttle as your eyes look at the braking point of your next apex.…

Read more.. Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

F-22 Raptor Photoshoot

Of the many planes I have been fortunate to see fly, none have confused me more than the F-22 Raptor. From the first time I watched it, to the most recent experience, my mind can’t comprehend what it is watching. Seeing a performance by one make you reconsider what you thought you knew about physics. It is as if the plane is mocking where the spectator’s mind thought it should go. It is for this reason that when given the opportunity to photograph one, I jumped out of my seat and flew directly to Nellis AFB in Las Vegas.

F22 Raptor jet photographed by Blair Bunting

Now Raptors are usually a bit hard to get alone for a photoshoot as they are one of the planes that are quite hard to “button up” for a photo.…

Read more.. Friday, May 15th, 2015

The Super Bowl Commercial

Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would begin 2015 shooting a Super Bowl commercial. Even further removed from the unlikeliness of shooting said commercial is … well… shooting said commercial in seven images. Not seven scenarios or seven videos, seven photos.

Super Bowl parallax farmer

The idea, straight from the mind of Pete over at LaneTerralever, was to parallax a commercial. “What is parallax” you say? Think of when you were in grade school and you had to do one of those cheesy plays where every parent in the audience thinks that his or her child should be in search of a talent agency because they memorized 23 words and did not faint on stage. Sorry, got distracted there. Anyway, there is always a part in that play where some kid is on a boat made of a tricycle and cardboard, and they are in the rough ocean.…

Read more.. Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

Pinterest… whatever that is

So it is a new year and a fresh start… on another social media outlet that I know nothing about.

We have spent the last 3 weeks shooting a Super Bowl commercial, only interrupted by a quick stay in the hospital when my temperature decided it wan’t to see what the 104’s were like. A side note on that… they suck. All the cool stories we heard as kids about severe hallucinations were bunk. I was hoping that being in such a dire state would have at least landed me the ability to see people that weren’t there in my hallucinations, but no, all I saw were a bunch of different colored spots flying around the room.

But back to the topic at hand, Pinterest.…

Read more.. Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

In the Mo Bro Spotlight

If you have been participating in Movember, good news, there is only nine days that your soup straining, crumb catching porn stache has to reside on that precious real-estate known as your face.

This year I have been reluctant to post picture of the atrocity under my nose, it is just too bad. In 1970 this thing may have got me laid, but in modern days it should most likely get me arrested. Look at every news report of some creepy guy with yellow sunglasses and a predator mustache and I look like his twin. ugh.

Fortunately there is a bright side to this hideous facial hair, it and its cause Movember has led to many conversations this year with friends and strangers alike.…

Read more.. Friday, November 21st, 2014

Running on Faith

If there is one part of my career that I could say that I have let myself down in, it would be not shooting enough editorial projects.

For many years all I shot was editorial, and I loved it. However the lure of high dollar advertising work was too much and I started turning down work in the editorial world to focus more on ad campaigns. In a sense I had sold my photographic soul to the devil. I will admit it, I made a mistake.

I had forgotten about the fun experiences, incredible opportunities and most importantly, I  had forgotten about the people one meets while on editorial assignments. This is not to say that ad work doesn’t introduce me to some very interesting people, it’s just that the barrier of entry limits the number that you will meet.…

Read more.. Tuesday, November 18th, 2014