Archive for April, 2009

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Apr
09

Old Fresno Shoot

Last summer I have photographed a friend from Fresno, in whose high school class I have lectured about photography.  Finally, I have found the time to get the editing done, and here are some of my favorites:

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28
Apr
09

Back From New Jersey

Just came back from the East Coast – New Jersey.  Vladimir’s and Ilona’s wedding was on Sunday in record heat – I think it was something like 98 degrees then.  The next day (Monday) we went to “Ocean City”, which is a little tourist town located on the shore of the Altantic Ocean.  The water was warm (I thought, although the Vladimir and Ilona didn’t think so), and we HAD to take some fun shots in the ocean.  Well, all these images are soon to come (maybe in a week?); but here’s a shot of us in the water, and me trying to capture some fun running shots.

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23
Apr
09

Harmony & Tim

Here’s a great wedding I’ve photographed earlier in the month.  It was a rainy day, so the pictures were really hard to take; we had to stay inside and close to the windows.  One of the highlights for me were the beautiful flowers by Julie Borrud of Bella Rogusa (bellarogusa.com); although I am not typically into flowers, these were just beautiful.  All in all, the wedding was a success 🙂

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20
Apr
09

OSP workshops

Just got back from an OSP (photographer’s club/forum) workshop that happened over the weekend.  Met new people and learned lots of useful things.  Here is a teaser (more to come in the following weeks) from a shoot we had with a beautful model Brittany, who played the role of our “bride”.  The shoots were crazy, since 20 photographers were trying to take pictures of the same subject, at the same time. Anyways – here’s a couple pix:

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13
Apr
09

late night in sac town

Going to sleep.  3:45am. Last night in Sacramento.  Have spent the last week at a great home with my new friends Roman, and his wife Sveta. The last seven days have been busy – concerts, pictures, that and this…just felt busy.  Today though, things were different; as my trip has come to an end, I have realized more fully how important these moment are.  This whole past week I spent with the lead singer of my favorite band (Gera); I have gotten to know a great family and have lived with them for a week. I met new people. I saw older people. I started to miss home.  I felt sad tonight; not depressed sad, but sad that I am hanging out for the last time in a while with these guys.

There are many emotions, many thoughts.  It’s hard to express them on paper.

This picture here.  It means a lot to me. I know it may not to you. It does to me though. It really does mean so much to me.

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07
Apr
09

Russian Banya

Right now I am on the road with the lead singer of my favorite band Drusjki (We’re in California at the moment).  The trip so far has been so interesting – especially the experience I had in Portland couple days ago.  We stopped by Gera’s friend’s house, which has a Russian style sauna (banya) right by a river.  All of the half a dozen people that were there are musicians (except myself) – so there was lots of singing and tons of laughter.  Being in such a different atmosphere and with such an interesting crowd was a totally surreal experience.  I grabed by camera and took pictures for most of the night. I think it was the most enjoyable picture-taking time I have ever had.  Here are some shots:

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03
Apr
09

Aaron & Laura Wedding

Here are some of my favorites from a recent wedding.  Even though it was extremely cold and windy, we did manage to get outside and take some amazing shots.  Here they are:

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