Another shoot for BNSF, this time in Wyoming and Nebraska. Lots of driving, lots of oil and grease (which puts me right into my element), and lots of searching for the right light.
Here I am after shooting some BNSF locomotive drivers doing their thing in Gillette. Hats off to another successful shoot!
Every weekend we spend at the cabin is bittersweet…summer is coming to an end.
We’ve had a great time on the water at our new place. Lots of laughs, water sports, fishing and bonfires. It’s been a great place to unwind and get together with family and friends. Even though we will spend plenty of time there over the winter, it’s not quite the same as being able to get on the boat whenever you feel like it and just tool around the lake.
I worked on a fun shoot for the South Dakota Corn Council last week. It wasn’t only fun because the light was good and the subjects were friendly and photogenic, but also because I got to work with Doug Lee again.
Doug and I have known each other for many years, and he’s a fantastic video shooter. We often get lumped onto the same shoots because of our ability to work seamlessly together, share ideas and angles, and I think the agencies who hire us also have fun because of our nonstop good-natured verbal abuse of each other. It’s all in good fun.
Several years ago, Doug nearly died of Burkitt’s lymphoma. The events surrounding his discovery of the disease and the weeks and months following are a story worthy of a book, but the important thing is that he survived, and he is doing well.
We were amazed to discover that one of our subjects on this shoot, a young man in a close-knit farm family near Wessington, S.D, had also survived Burkitt’s lymphoma as a high school teenager. Needless to say, the two had plenty to talk about for the remainder of the day, and my last frame of the shoot is the two of them standing on a gravel road. It’s my favorite shot from the assignment. Survivors.