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Arizona Cactus Garden at Stanford University

December 2nd, 2021

The textures in this little hidden spot at the university was amazing! Good thing I had some time to explore a little bit before my session =)

December 1st, 2021

Finally!! Some time to post!!!

As sad as last year was, I gotta say that it opened my eyes to how precious things can be taken for granted.  I started a new job, the wife had to work from home as well as the kids, and the whole world was on lockdown.

Despite the frigid blood that runs through some of the individual’s veins in our beloved country, I tried to find the good in it while staying safe.  I managed to fly out to Montana to shoot a wedding (all in the while staying as safe as possible) and was basically going in and out of my lab still working diligently trying to help my colleagues find antibodies toward cancer and COVID. 

 That’s when I took a look at my newest EOS-R and saw that it was lonely, lol.  So, on one of my off days from the lab, I tried to capture the spirit of “Rosete University” in my living room.

Stay safe out there!

November 22nd, 2020

When that sunlight and moire hits you

@shawnkz

HMUA:  @jamoreartistry

July 27th, 2020

I’ve been anxiety editing a bunch of stuff on the archive as of late.  Yes, I have bad anxiety and somehow editing calms me.  Any of you out there have anxiety and/or panic attacks?  What do you do to get your mind off of it?  Triggers?

Model:  Francesca

MUA:  Carla Tersini

Hair:  @hairbyroy

Shot and edited by yours truly:  RR

June 23rd, 2020

And, not only was it my son’s birthday at the beginning of the month, today is my Violet’s 5th birthday!  Here’s a little stop motion practice that she and I did during quarantine =)

June 23rd, 2020

I know it’s been a while since I’ve actually posted anything, but during all the things happening at this strange time, my youngest son turned 1 at the beginning of June! 

The technical aspects, before and after...

February 21st, 2020

I’m not the best when it comes to photoshop.  To be honest, it’s not my forte.  But learning new techniques is always fun.  When executing the steps, I find myself more than satisfied and fulfilled when it begins to look the way I want it to.

This shot was an outtake from an editorial back in 2017 and at the time (and still have) a 9 foot roll of paper, a railing from my garage door, and the remnants of my totally messed up garage.  To make matters even more challenging is the fact that I was shooting a gorgeous model with thigh high boots with 4 inch heels, which in turn made her at least 6′1″

How did I do it?  Well, a 35mm lens and a lot of photoshop!  This was shot at f/8 with a shutter of 1/125.  I was probably 5-6ft away from the model with a few lighting adjustments during this look.  Needless to say, I got the lighting on point, however I’m sure the publication wouldn’t accept this type of shot with the actual light and a keyboard in the background.  

It helps that photoshop has a content aware function and that’s what I used for either side of the backdrop.  For the shadow of the garage rail, again I used content aware.  To even out the rest of the background, I cut out the model and placed her in another layer, made the background an even color, and blurred the hell out of it.  To reduce the banding caused by the blur, I added a bit of noise/grain to the whole photo when put together.

And now, you get the final product at the bottom!  Cheers!

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February 21st, 2020

Double exposurementation

Model:  Jessica

October 15th, 2019

When red is life.

Artist and musician Antonette Paviera (@antonettemusic)

October 7th, 2019

This is Mo’s “Bitch, try me” pose.

After all the talk about shooting together after 7 years, this finally happened.  Well, she killed it!  Stay tuned.

“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” 

-Rumi

The homie:  Monette

HMUA:  Janyl (@jamoreartistry)

Boots:  Gucci (@gucci)

Sweater Dress:  Fashion Nova (@fashionnova)