Last week we threw our first barbecue of the summer! The weather has been getting warmer, and the days longer. Everything went incredibly well, and things were wonderful. We’ll be having some more too! As soon as the pool is ready to rock, it’s on.
Check out some photos of my radical friends 🙂
I was hired to shoot the Wild 102.9 spring jam concert this past friday at Grand Sierra Resort here in Reno. I grabbed my all access pass at the door and then ran around shooting the “Cinco de Drinko” event GSR was having before I went into the show. This was a little bit of a bummer, since it wasn’t particularly exciting stuff to photograph. But metromix hired me to cover both events (for one price no less) so I had to do it.
Fortunately the all access pass was worth all the other nonsense because there were barely any other photographers shooting. After E-40 played, I walked with him backstage then waited 45 minutes outside his dressing room while he relaxed from the show. I finally got in there and was greeted with “Before you shoot any pictures you gotta take a shot!” Turns out Big Omeezy of E-40 is a fan of sharing the Hennnessy. Soon I was confronted with half a glass of the cognac. “You sure you don’t want me to sip on this Hen?” I asked. To no avail. So… down the hatch. Dudes were so stoked. Omeezy was like, “ohhhhhhhhhhh sheeeiiiiiiit dog! Lemmie give you my number, you aiiight.”
Then to business. E-40 introduced me to his lovely wife and everyone was super friendly. I ended up hanging out for about 10 minutes and made a few portraits that I’m happy with.
Here are a couple, along with some live shots of E-40 and Pitbull.
As a side note, I’ve never seen so many dressed up latina girls losing their minds over a singer. Dude is like the Cuban Elvis or something.
I felt like doing a little self assigned work this week and put together a product shoot or two. I love making things look their best, and there’s something really satisfying about nailing the lighting and composition.
If you haven’t seen it on the news stands yet, here is the cover I shot for December 2008 issue of Family Pulse. Their circulation is about 20,000.
I also have two 1/4 page advertisements featuring my photography in this month’s issue of Clever magazine.
This is Madeline Nelson. She is a professional model. If you are aspiring to be a model or need new photos for your book, I am the best thing for you. Don’t waste time on some “guy with a camera” who doesn’t have what it takes to craft technically perfect images. This is your career, and you should invest in it.
I’m booking appointments to shoot new portfolio pieces for fashion models. Contact me for details, as things are booking up for December!
My good friend Ed Adkins hosts events every so often here in Reno. One of the projects he spearheads is Reno Bar Crawls and the night before thanksgiving they were out in force. I figured it would be good photo fodder so I met up with them for a bit. The event started at Amendment 21, a really great spot on Virginia on the south end of downtown Reno. It used to be the Chophouse, and before that Adele’s. Both were nice fine dining, but now it’s a restaurant and bar. They have exceptional food, way above par especially for a bar. But I digress.
I stuck with the crawl for a few stops and got some fun photographs of the festivities. Heidi Adkins worked hard all day making construction paper head dresses and pilgrim hats which were adorable. Cheers to everyone who got into the spirit and had fun!
Check out some photos here: