Catherine Aranda…Window, 2012

20th century film-noir influence.  This image is calling to me from Tarantino’s ‘From Dusk Till Dawn”.  Cheech’s character was actually my favorite, although it was only a bit role. 

I played with the cross process pre-set in curves and who knows what countless other adjustment layers for this one. 


Catherine Aranda…Binghamton, NY 2012

More metal,  More darkness.  Dirt and grunge.

When I first started working with figure athletes and fitness models they would look at me like I was a little bit off and with a large degree of  doubt when I suggested a location or had them climb onto something filthy and rusting.

I guess I should look at it as a compliment that those who I have been working with lately and who are a bit familiar with some of my pictures seem to become more comfortable once the scene gets “industrial”.

Cathy provided this location and it was an awesome one, but the machine was a bonus.  I think it is some kind of lathe.