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gus // senior

Gus is a pretty cool dude and incredibly talented guitarist.  He just won an international award for Classical Guitar and will be featured on NPR this coming February.  He’s got some mad skills!  These portraits were a bit dual purpose…senior portraits and future album artwork.  Remember me when you’re famous Gus!

justin | senior portrait session in downtown tucson arizona

I had a really fun afternoon shooting Justin’s senior pictures yesterday. I felt totally inspired and jazzed about this new session and we totally rocked out some awesome images. Justin likes quite a number of different bands and probably goes to a concert once or month (or so he says) which I think is totally awesome. I only went to a handful of concerts when I was in HS . . . wish I went to more.

We headed downtown and tried a number of different places, but I think we totally nailed all of them. Justin’s sweet ride, his 03′ Mustang GT actually caused quite a stir . . . we were parked on the side of a road near a railroad line, and it didn’t dawn on me that being in front of a power sub-station was a bad thing. After about 25 minutes of photographing him and his car, a security officer came flying around the corner and yelled to us that we were not aloud to be photographing here and that it was a National Security compromise! My first thought was that this was a little far fetched . . . I was on the side of a public road, atleast 20ft away from the railroad, what could it have been? Apparently TEP or someone was watching us on the power-station cameras and called it in. The security officer was a nice fellow after a little explanation that we were not trying to photography the property . . . but it was still kind of funny in all.

Enjoy the pics! Thanks again Justin, you rocked!

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tucson senior photos pictures photographer high school arizona phoenix guitar mustang awesome

tucson senior photos pictures photographer high school arizona phoenix guitar mustang awesome

tucson senior photos pictures photographer high school arizona phoenix guitar mustang awesome

tucson senior photos pictures photographer high school arizona phoenix guitar mustang awesome

tucson senior photos pictures photographer high school arizona phoenix guitar mustang awesome

tucson senior photos pictures photographer high school arizona phoenix guitar mustang awesome

tucson senior photos pictures photographer high school arizona phoenix guitar mustang awesome

tucson senior photos pictures photographer high school arizona phoenix guitar mustang awesome

tucson senior photos pictures photographer high school arizona phoenix guitar mustang awesome

tucson senior photos pictures photographer high school arizona phoenix guitar mustang awesome

tucson senior photos pictures photographer high school arizona phoenix guitar mustang awesome

tucson senior photos pictures photographer high school arizona phoenix guitar mustang awesome

tucson senior photos pictures photographer high school arizona phoenix guitar mustang awesome

tucson senior photos pictures photographer high school arizona phoenix guitar mustang awesome

tucson senior photos pictures photographer high school arizona phoenix guitar mustang awesome

tucson senior photos pictures photographer high school arizona phoenix guitar mustang awesome

tucson senior photos pictures photographer high school arizona phoenix guitar mustang awesome

tucson senior photos pictures photographer high school arizona phoenix guitar mustang awesome

tucson senior photos pictures photographer high school arizona phoenix guitar mustang awesome

tucson senior photos pictures photographer high school arizona phoenix guitar mustang awesome

Nathan’s rockin pics!

Got to shoot an awesome senior today, Nathan from Benson High.  It was just a whole lot of fun and we were laughing all afternoon. These were shot in a pretty remote location in AZ along the freeway, very very cool area to shoot.  Texas Canyon to be specific (just East of Benson about 15 minutes or so).  The weather was absolutely amazing, so it was extremely pleasant outside.  Spent quite a while out there getting some really cool stuff, then we went back to his school to get a few more, worked with the stage and had some more fun.  Nathan is a big sports guy but we focused more on his wide variety of musical talents (like guitar, electric violin, electric guitar, piano, etc).  I had a blast!!!

I don’t know many photographers that go out of the way to plan Senior pics as cool as these are!  Thanks again Nathan, it was a super rockin’ afternoon!

tucson senior portrait nathan benson

tucson senior portrait nathan benson

This one is probably one of my favs . . . doesn’t he look like he’s a country music star??  This pic belongs on a CD album!

tucson senior portrait nathan benson

tucson senior portrait nathan benson

tucson senior portrait nathan benson

If I got too close to him we would both start laughing, lol!  Super fun dood.

tucson senior portrait nathan benson

tucson senior portrait nathan benson

Look at those eyes ladies!

tucson senior portrait nathan benson

tucson senior portrait nathan benson

I don’t know why but this makes me think of guitar hero or something.

tucson senior portrait nathan benson

I told him to do a mix of Kurt Kobane and KISS.  I think he nailed it!

tucson senior portrait nathan benson

tucson senior portrait nathan benson

tucson senior portrait nathan benson

Formal, Casual, Guitar, Hard Rock . . . Senior Portraits in Benson Arizona

Usually those 4 words don’t find themselves into the same sentence when describing . . . well, almost anything.  I had a great senior portrait session with Derrick over the weekend.  He goes to Benson High School and we planned a number of different options and locations.  He had requested that we take some formal portraits at his grandparents home (in Tucson), and it was very nice home indeed.  We then proceeded over to the St. Phillips Plaza to get some more relaxed and casual portraits, which was a neat location.  I had been planning/thinking about doing something there for a couple months now, just never worked out I guess.

Then the really cool stuff started to come out when Derrick was a little more relaxed and comfortable with his surroundings, at his own High School.  We traveled to Benson and got some awesome shots with his musical and athletic talents involved.  Too bad we didn’t have a football though :(   Anyway, his guitar shots are some of my favorite of all time!!!  It was a blast and I was just having a ball creating such cool portraits for Derrick.  He’s a talented individual, so tell him his senior portraits ROCK the next time you run into him!

I don’t know why but this one reminds me of Varsity Blues . . . and I’ve never seen the movie, just the cover, lol!

One of my favs, the lighting in the afternoon was just gorgeous!

Here is a quick composite I had fun creating.  Sorta the grunge/punk rock kind of feel to it.