Hitch-hiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Location: Route 66 - Ludlow, CA / Settings: (Pano) 5 shots at F2.8, ISO 3200, 15 seconds.

Gear: Canon 6DRokinon 14mm LensManfrotto TripodRemote Shutter-release and Canon Speedlite.

Model: Astrobandit

Shooting in the middle of the road is normally something I wouldn't recommend; but in the middle of nowhere on historic route 66 - it's pretty much a given. 

This was a 5-shot vertical pano, and during this shoot, the same dude on a scooter drove past us not once, or twice, but three damn times! 

The first time we got out of the road quickly because you never know how fast people are going on these desolate roads.

The second time I was beginning to get a bit annoyed.. But the third time I just had to put my hands up and was ready to just give up on the shot. He honked as he drove by and we tried the shot again - finally got one just as another car was coming towards us in the distance.

For this type of shot, it required the road to be vacant for about 3 minutes - a tall order, apparently.

Sheats-Goldstein Residence

Had a chance to visit one of Los Angeles's architectural gems last week with Astro Bandit, a beautiful house designed in 1963 by John Lautner

I will always remember it as Jackie Treehorn's house; as in this hilarious scene from Coen Brother's 1998 film The Big Lebowski. 

Dempsey X Darius Twin collaboration

Astrobandit delivers a flying kick

Location: Salton Sea, CA / Settings: (Composite) Light art at F8, ISO 100, 126 seconds. Model at F3.2, ISO 800, 6 seconds - lit w speedlite.

Three minds are better than one - this was the case on the collaborative efforts of myself, fellow Los Angeles based photographer Mike Dempsey and Astrobandit when we recently took a trip out to the beautiful wasteland that is - Salton Sea, CA.

Last Grasp

Location: Salton Sea, CA / Settings: (Composite) Light art at F8, ISO 100, 40 seconds. Model at F3.5, ISO 800, 8 seconds.

Click on the images above to take a trip over to Mike's website where you can check out some of his humorous photo and video work that will make you say - How'd he do that? 

Looking forward to collaborating again in the near future!