Wade Wallenpaupack - Stock Photography Model

I worked on a pro bono project last week for the San Diego Ad Club. San Diego is playing host to the 2011 AAF (American Advertising Federation) National Conference and enlisted the talented Grant Reinero from Geary Interactive to create the video announcement to be debuted next week in Orlando. I was enlisted to shoot stills of Wade Wallenpaupack - Aspiring Stock Photography Model. The video pretty much says it all:

Wade Wallenpaupack from Grant Reinero on Vimeo.

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Here are some of the great images I created with Wade!

US Mexico Border Fence

Took a little road trip last week to explore old Historic Route 80 right here in San Diego County. There were a few interesting stops along the way, but what ended up developing was an interesting study around the US Mexico border fence. The fence, in it's many forms....

RR Tracks along Old Historic Route 80

Jacumba Airport

All-American Canal

Calexico, CA

Black & White Spider Awards

I did this shot in the courtyard of our studio during my 366|08 project. I really liked the shot a lot, but have had mixed reviews. Some people weren't that crazy about it...others shared my affinity for it. About a year ago, Dec '08 I believe, I entered it in a photo contest called the Black & White Spider Awards It looked like a prestigious contest with lots of great B & W work and a nice line-up of judges. Well contest season came and went in 2009 and I had forgotten all about this...then I got a google alert last night that my name had come up. It was for an Honorable mention in the abstract category of the Black & White Spider Awards. Well, lo and behold, I won an Honorable Mention in the Professional Abstract category. It's funny because I never got any kind of notification. Crazy...

Happenstance Show

The Happenstance Show with over 30 San Diego Photographers donating prints to help support The Monarch School raised over $2K last Saturday. Thanks to the guys over at Subtext for putting on the show and to all the great photographers who donated their work!

Max enjoying a Candy Cane and some great art...

Frank doing his thing...

Bio-IT World

I've shot number of jobs for Bio-IT World over the years. They've always been great to work with. Good ideas, great creativity, an always a lot of freedom to create great work. This was shot for the Nov/Dec '09 Cover. It was a fun collaborative effort from AD Mark's very cool idea. And to make it even better, the subject, Steve Philpott, is the CIO at Amylin Pharmaceuticals, one of my favorite clients here in San Diego.