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Project: Thus Untitled…

I have a new project that I’m about to start. I’m not going to title it yet – as with many of my photo projects, the scope is evolving as I start scheduling and putting plans on paper.

Over the next couple months I need to assemble quite a cast for a photo project in Boise, about Boise. The project focuses on artists, it makes an attempt to showcase them and their work in an interesting perspective. I won’t go into all the details until I have a few of the shots completed and have a better vision of where this road leads, but I’m sure it’s going to be great. We’ll starting shooting the second week of October with people I’ve already contacted and scheduled- I’m starting with the easier locations and saving really tough ones for late in the project, once me and the project has some momentum. If you’re at least mildly interested in being a part of this project, send me an email, I’ll give you more of the details about the theme and the locations.

Here is list of a few of the folks I’m still looking to work with for this project.

  • Musicians
    I already have a several signed up, but could use a few more, so regardless of the instrument(s) you play – send me a note.  Especially looking for violinist, bassist and a small band. Near the end of the project I’ll be looking for a pianist but that will be the culminating piece of the project — And, quite a challenge – not sure I can pull off the location I want – need to work the phones and cash in a few favors 🙂
  • Painter
    Have a couple on the maybe list – wouldn’t mind talking with one or two more.
  • Potter/sculptor
    One of the more difficult shots.
  • Dancer
    Really looking for a ballet or otherwise classically trained dancer. But if you’re a modern/contemporary dancer, feel free to contact me.
  • B-Boy
    Need a master of handstands
  • Shakespearean Actor
    This will be one of the later shots in the project.
  • Mime(s)
    Should have this one covered already.
  • Martial Arts
    May have this one covered already – but feel free to contact me
  • Any creative/artistic person/small group
    I’m open to ideas. If you or your group is of the creative/artistic type and do something that isn’t in this list, let me know, I may already have enough interest in that area that I didn’t list it or I may have totally missed it. Speak up, we’ll see if you fit with the scope of the project.

As you can see, this isn’t a small project. I’ll post more details here in the future but in the mean time — if you fit in one of these categories, please contact me. If you know someone who does, pass this along.

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U-Turn Through Nevada – The 2002 Deer Point Fire Trip

U Turn Through Nevada

Something I drew once.

Been going through some old documents and folders from years past and found this drawing I did. I guess it was back in the summer of 2002 when I was still working for the Salmon-Challis National Forest as Webmaster and Communications Tech. Things were quiet locally but fires were all around us so I got assigned to the Deer Point Fire in Chelan Washington. It was the number one priority fire in the nation and a Type 1 Incident Command Team from California (scott vail’s team as I recall) got the call.

Myself and the Communications Unit leader who had recently transferred to the SCNF started driving to the call out. It’s a dreadfully long story, and even longer drive. But originally we were called out to a grass fire in Las Vegas, that’s where we started driving our comm truck to. That got changed to a California fire when we were almost to Los Vegas. Then we got bumped to an Oregon fire and then a Washington fire (but not the deer point) and finally the deer point.

It took us three days worth of driving to get from Salmon, Idaho to Chelan, Washington via all of Nevada. The GPS logged about 1900 miles. After our 14 days on the fire we drove the 480 miles back home in one afternoon.

I call this my “U-turn through Nevada” trip. I’ve now seen all of Nevada I ever want to see. Most of the the IC team flew up from LA but some where complaining that they actually made it to Vegas. yeah, I feel real sorry for them 🙂 two flights? poor thing…

When we finally made if to the fire, everyone else already there, I walked up to the IC who I’d talked to but never met. GPS in hand I showed him the bread crumb trail on the national map… a huge “U” through the state of Nevada.

After getting the initial ramp up out of the way I finally got a day to rest and spend most of it in the Comm Trailer at the Deer Point Incident Command Post. I pulled out a pen and drew this. I don’t draw much, I’ll draw a plane once or twice a year, maybe a sunset or a runway once in the the odd years. But I rather liked how this turned out.

I found this tonight, severely water damaged and a few smudges. Scanned it in and with some levels and selective colors in CS4 was able to get an OK capture of it for digital achieving.

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