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Meet Wesley Wilson, our personal trainer. He is very, um, physically fit.

(Does anyone else hear “Let’s get physical, physical!” in their heads?)

Either way, he needed some test shots as he’s going to be featured in a health magazine… as well as be a body double (possibly) for an upcoming movie — though I won’t spoil which one. Either way, he’s a great guy.

He’s so great, he let me spray water all over him, just for the sake of art.

What do you think? ๐Ÿ™‚

Lauren - I am so excited for the opportunities that upper division classes can let me photograph. looking at your blog makes me excited for finishing lower division. ๐Ÿ˜€


So, not really an army tank… more like what we call here at Brooks, a “drop tank”. Basically, it’s a special-made tank just for Brooks (though I’m sure you could figure out how to make one yourself) that’s about a foot wide by two feet long, filled with water… and we get to drop random objects into it.

The normal way to see photographs of this is, for example, “Clean and Clear” — because dropping it into water makes it seem much more refreshing, no?

We have a friend in town who creates art glass — his name is Saul, and his company is Santa Barbara Art Glass. You should definitely check him out sometime, he has awesome work, great guy.

Anyway, onto the images!

All really fun stuff! And there was only one casualty towards the end, score.

For those of you who are wondering, the middle image is a bunch of CD’s… because who really uses those nowadays anyways?

Michelle @ Glisters & Blisters . - you seriously take awesome pictures !
thanks sooo much for dropping by at my blog ๐Ÿ™‚
i wish im a great photographer like you are !


Ever dropped a vase filled with flowers? You see it in commercials and even in movies, but have you ever really SEEN it? It only takes a split second, yet it leaves such a wonderfully sharp, dangerous mess.

Quite needless to say, we only had ONE chance of getting this picture (as I was not going to waste any more of my vases). We also used older flowers, so we could have petals and leaves falling off in every which way as the glass pieces flew into the air. Dare I say it was a success?

Used natural day light and a big, shiny piece of wall insulation.

Every Day

There are some wonderful, miraculous things going on EVERY SINGLE DAY.. and perhaps you notice it, perhaps you don’t. Either way, I’d like to show you what I see on a mostly day-to-day basis.

When you’re washing a spoon…

Or perhaps watering the plants.

Enjoying a game of cards with some friends.

Or… just taking a shower.

Painting with Light

I’ve “painted with light before”.. turning the lights off, sitting in the darkness with a flashlight, and literally “painting” something onto the film… because if it were completely dark, there would be nothing on the film (or sensor), correct? Just a plain, single-tone color.

Now what happens if you modify a flashlight, hang it from the ceiling and let it do its own thing?


The exposures were usually around 2 minutes or so, and the varying patterns were achieved by swinging the flashlight in different directions (though once you start it swinging, you can’t change the direction).

Lauren - wow! that’s so amazing how you can make them in such perfectly set lines. super awesome photographs. ๐Ÿ˜€

Kat - WOW. blown away. loveloveLOVE the patterns!!!! <3