Profile: Eric Grossman

September 24, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

Whenever I have a photo session in the swamps, forests, mountain... the wilderness, any season, any country, I press my speed dial to Mr. Eric Grossman (whenever Lana is gracious enough to lend him to me of course).  If there's an analogy in the animal kingdom of a photographer, Eric would be a wolverine.  Ready with his gears at a drop of the pin to take on another difficult or impossible photoshoot.

(He is the buddy that went with me to photograph the Space Shuttle Endeavor at Ellington Field)

Let me share some of his images with you.

Leopard Cub by Eric Grossman He usually carries 3 bodies.

1. Canon 1D Mark IV mounted with a Canon 500mm f4 L IS USM + 1.4x mkIII on a carbon fiber Gitzo with a Wimberley head

2. Canon 1D Mark IV mounted with a Canon 300mm f2.8 L IS USM on a shoulder sling.

3. Canon 1D Mark III mounted with a Canon 16-35mm f2.8 L in a Gura Gear backpack.

Fox Winter Hunt at Yellowstone - Eric Grossman

My philosophy is going as light as possible, on contrary Eric wanted to be sure he got every shot he point his glasses, at any cost, at any weight!  So he always hurl "a bus "with him.

He love his Gitzo Tripod, and the Wimberley head, while I swear by my Made in the USA Really Right Stuff Tripod and the Feisol U-mount.  We still have argument from time to time, but never, ever over lunch or dinner.

Snowy Owl Canada - Eric Grossman Wildlife and Raptors are his specialty.  This image above that he made in northern Canada last winter is of my all time favorite.

Thanks buddy for the fun,  and cheers for many more to come!!

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Booksigning - HJ Bott: Rhythm and Rhetoric - 40 Years of the DoV

September 21, 2012  •  1 Comment

Sept 20, 2012

River Oaks Bookstore Houston, TX.  Casey Stranahan the author and HJ Bott, of HJ Bott: Rhythm and Rhetoric - 40 Years of the DoV Concepts were present to sign the very limited collector's edition at the River Oaks Bookstore.  HJ discovered the DoV 40 years ago and have been devoting his life painting and sculpturing this idea ever since.  This book marked the first mass unveiling of what DoV really is all about.  Illustrated in vivid color are the paintings, the sculptures and the functional robots (really, see page 47-49) that came to fruit from this idea.

This is the cognitive adventure of the last 40 years of modernist HJ Bott.  A Fascinating book and definitely collectable... and my photographs graced the front and the back of the covers :)

Oh yes, if you would like to see a short YouTube interview of HJB about his 1988 sculpture, Canticle for POP! (see page 61), a piece made entirely out of bubblegum, please go HERE.

To the beautiful Casey, to the relentless HJB, to Dee Dee the wise... cheers!Casey Stranahan and HJ Bott "Casey Stranahan provided the text along with Jim Edwards, Kelly Klaasmeyer, and Catherine Anspon and review quotes from many others as well as the photographs of many photographers. I'm very proud of "Rhythm and Rhetoric" (named by Anya Tish and Anne Simpson) with the graphic design by Robin Lazarus and orchestrated by my wife, Margaret (Dee Dee) Bott, printed in Houston, TX, USA by Masterpiece Litho, Inc on recycled paper." - HJ BottRoar Shock Well

 
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Still-Life: Art4Life

September 19, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

Art4Life is a blind juried art auction featuring the works of locally, nationally, and internationally acclaimed artists, benefiting AIDS Foundation Houston.  Join co-chairs, Troy Campa & Rene Ibarra and Julie Koch & Richard Humphreys.

This set featuring over 60 artworks, all for good cause.

A YouTube preview of the art from the auction can be seen HERE.

If you are interested, you can get the tickets HERE.

Here are two stills from the set.

 
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