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To blog or not to blog....well, we'll give it a go in 2017 ;-)
So....I know it has been a while since I blogged here in bloggerville. I wanted to put up some recent work and let the 30 or so of you that follow this thing, know things are going well.
I have been doing a lot of work commercially and (always) busy with some kind of dance stuff. I got the new dance brochures done and will post them soon. So, if you are aware of any dance studios looking for great photos and stellar video, send them my way and I will woo them with my moustache 😉
About the fire trucks. This was a shot I had thought about a long time ago but didn't want to copy a shot that was hanging in the Lincoln Fire Museum so at the time I dismissed it. The Captain on Truck 7 called me and wanted to know if we could recreate the iconic Capitol shoot. I didn't realize that the two trucks in the original photo were Truck 7 and 8. And it just so happens that we are getting them replaced after 20 some odd years. So, before they were turned loose on the streets, we scheduled this shoot.
I wanted it to be different and stand out more in the style I have become fond of for shooting vehicles and creating a dramatic message in advertising. The KDP team spent quite a bit of time planning and figuring out the lighting setup ahead of time as I knew we were going to be blocking traffic in a big way, or two big ways!! There was a lengthy table top and a few pages on the old steno pad to get it right.
I had an awesome crew and need to thank Jessie Mac, Jessie T, Captain Scott, Timmy, and all their families that helped get things set up and helped with traffic. Also, a huge shout out to the band 311 who was playing directly behind us at a live venue that overlooked the Capitol Building.
I will try to keep up on the blog better and when the studio is finally finished I will do some kind of video tour or something….promise.
I've had a couple of requests for updates on the progress of the studio. It continues to move forward. It is a huge relief to have the cabinets in. I can am going to take a breath and catch up on some other projects. So anyone out there looking for a house for sale in Columbus Nebraska, I have a nice little gem that will be on the market next week....not this one....the other house....FB me and I'll tell you about it
On with the progress pictures!!
Walls are all sprayed and I am getting ready to pull down the rest of the plastic.
My Brother from another mother Bob McDonald brought over both kinds of lunch...solid and liquid! And yes....that is a yellow hallway...
Finished all of the grey ceiling. Now that it is done I am super glad that I went with the grey!!
This is only a little sketchy! Thanks Menards for storing my cabinets ;-)
And this is progress!!
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Gotta love the Adventure!!!!!
I'm prepping to paint, and removing some trim work in what soon will be the new studio. Along this journey I have found little things here and there. Things that remind me of my grandparents, things that trigger a forgotten memory, or give me pause as to how the heck did that get there. Some of these I know the story, some will remain a mystery. Either way this one is kinda cool and although I'm not one for communication from beyond, I did get at least one goosebump.
The studio is going through some pretty radical changes!! We moved into a new space, pretty much gutted the upstairs, and with the help of the whole family, are getting underway. It has been an idea for a long time....and finally has materialized into the mammoth remodel job it is now. I will post pictures along the way, and let you all know when we're all done....although, I don't think you're ever all done when it comes to studio space...it seems to always to be a work in progress. So excuse the mess, and enjoy the ride.
This space is pretty special!! My Grandparents built this house in the late 80's and retired here from New Jersey. My Dad ran the wires and oversaw the building when it was being done. Nanny and PapPap were always supportive and excited to see us, and as the studio grew were excited to see what projects I was working on. They made this space welcoming and warm. I have been wanting more studio space for some time, and we all agreed that keeping this home in the family was a no brainer. The next few pictures were taken of my Grandparent's over the last several years. I am sure that Nanny and PapPap would be excited to see the changes, I know that the space will be different, but the foundation is the same!!