I have been wanting to do a ‘pin up’ style photo session for a while. I love the look of that era of glamour… the make up, the hair, the colors, the clothes, etc.. It was great to step out of my usual editing technique and develop the images for a more posterized/stylized result. In the future, I would like to do another ‘pin up’ session in an urban/industrial setting. I am thrilled I could take a little step back to into the 40s and I couldn’t have asked for a better model.
As many of you know, last night was a total lunar eclipse easily visible in North America. I decided to capture the progression of the eclipse so I went out into the dark desert at 10:30 pm and set up my camera. The full moon started out so bright I hardly needed a flashlight to walk around all the cactus and take several photos. As the eclipse progressed, the night became pitch black. During that almost complete darkness the stars looked brighter than I have ever seen them and star-gazing in Arizona is an incomparable experience. However, the pitch black night did have some drawbacks. I was sitting amongst all the prickly cactus, wild animals and I am sure a few snakes with only a flashlight . When a coyote ran very close by me, I almost called it quits. However, with the moon beginning to glow a blood red, I knew I couldn’t pack up quite yet. Below are some of the images from that night.