Blowing in the wind

Going to El Matador and need some wind, but don’t want to lug a fan and genny?  

Don't worry. Now, you can rent the Makita battery powered blower.

Perfect for remote locations, or anywhere you don't have power.

Take the wind with you, wherever you go.


The Boys Are Back

Been a while since we had this crew all together. Always good to see Keith back in town!



KNO Celebs

Tired of having to grab some CTO and warm up your light? Check out the KNO Celeb 200 or 400 and Lite Panels LED lights. The Lite Panels are dimmable and can change the color temp, and also have multiple color temp settings. KNO Celeb’s let you work faster, and better.

The Boys

OTMFC 2014 Group Shot from Elioff’s Bachelor Party in Joshua Tree. Most of us made it.

Photo by Rene Gomez

Silver and Light

Ian Ruhter shoots amazing things in the back of his truck using large-scale collodion wet plates, such as were used in early nineteenth century photography. Ruhter combines this pioneering technique with contemporary subjects, including landscapes, cityscapes, and portraits. The resulting body of work as unique as it is beautiful. 

His show at Fahey/ Klein opens tomorrow Oct 16, with a reception for the artist from 7-9pm.

The show will run through November 29th, and is definitely worth checking out:





"In the process of losing my way I have taken a tremendous journey back to the 1800's. I have time-traveled the way you would in a dream. Taking me backwards into the future, a future where you paint with silver and light." - Ian Ruhter




Playing with Danger’s new Blackmagic URSA which just came out today!  It’s the first upgradable 4K digital camera.



Ian Ruhter on Celebrity Portraits

Ian Ruhter is a very inspirational photographer. We were honored when he dropped by our shop and ended up staying and doing a shoot.  Over the years we have enjoyed working with him and his crew on their projects, and we are like kids in a candy store when he brings his newest plates by. The process he has developed is truly amazing, and everyone on his crew are great to work with.

Check out this new video about his process: 

The Making of a Celebrity Portrait


Travis Shinn and Jeremy Danger recently returned from the Kiehl’s 5th annual Liferide, a twelve-day, cross country motorcycle ride to raise money for amFAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research.

This year’s ride took place August 2-13, from Milwaukee to New York City, with stops to host “Celebrate Liferide” fundraising events in Chicago, Detroit and Cleveland along the way. The finale was held in NYC, where Kiehl’s hosted multiple fundraisers and invited supporters to attend the dedication of the AIDS Memorial Quilt on Governor’s Island. This was the biggest event of its kind held in New York in over two decades, and included a ceremonial Reading of the Names.

Kiehl’s brought Travis and Jeremy along to document the ride, the riders, and the road.

In the past 5 years, Kiehl’s Liferiders have traveled over 15,000 miles and donated $1,025,000 to amFAR. This year there were 14 riders in all, including Kiehl’s president Chris Salgardo (@KiehlsPrez) and amFAR CEO Kevin Frost (@amfar.) 

Travis & Jeremy, both riders themselves, were recruited by the Kiehl’s team on the first Liferide. Travis says he is “humbled and grateful” to have been a part of this event from the beginning. In addition to being launched 20 feet into the air whilst inner-tubing on Lake George, the best part of the trip was meeting many people who have been affected by AIDS in some way, and who all want to help.

To see more of their adventures, check out the Instagram feed:  #liferide5, or @mtshinn and @jeremydanger.

Photos by Lauren Rodolitz, Travis Shinn, and Jeremy Danger


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