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Last week I received a call from Matt Mcswain of International Sports Cars LLC. The call went something like this, “Robert we have a vary rare 1973 Ferrari Dino Pininfarina that needs to be photographed. It will be sold by Mecum Auctions this August in Monterey, CA…are you interested – oh and we need the shots edited and uploaded in two days! Guess what I did for the next two days?

This vehicle exemplifies why great design is timeless and some very blessed person will get to own this vehicle in just a couple of months. If you are interested in purchasing this exotic beauty and you have the means – you better get your tickets to Monterey booked!

If you want to see more photos of this Ferrari at a larger scale – hop over to my Flickr Page.

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Recently we were hired by Fryday & Doyne – Architects & Interior Design to photograph a recently completed project of theirs for submittal to the Chrysalis Awards. I’m pleased to announce that our client received the regional award in the category of whole house renovation….Congratulations Fryday & Doyne!

Kind words from our client:


We want to recognize your efforts in photographing the Lanning Residence. The quality of the photos is excellent. They convey the sense of drama, the layering of space and unique finishes in the project. The quality of the shots are all the more remarkable considering how severely you were constrained by the relative smallness of the house…..

……We think that the quality of your photos successfully captured a unique renovation and thus a serious contributor to why this project received a regional Chrysalis Award this spring.

Thank you for a job well done.


Michael Doyne, AIA NCARB
Fryday & Doyne Architecture/Interior Design”

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These guys all race motorcycles in the world premiere series, known as MotoGP. Each and everyone of these riders are highly trained athletes with amazing mental and physical skills. But when they are off the track, they are all around nice guys – who like to have fun on and off camera. Recently, I had the pleasure to shoot these head shots, behind the scenes, while the Fox Sports 1 team was in Austin TX this year covering MotoGP at Circuit Of The Americas. Each of these superb riders were interviewed by Fox for upcoming broadcasts throughout the racing season. It was a fun and amazing opportunity….next out to the track to shoot these guys doing what they do best.

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Alvaro Bautista
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Andrea Dovizioso
Jorge Lorenzo
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Stefan Bradl _ Colin Edwards
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Nicky Hayden
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Valentino Rossi
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Marc Marquez

As you all most assuredly know, Jan 8th 2014 rang in Elvis Presley’s 79th birthday! While at my studio last weekend testing some new lighting equipment, I had received a phone call at around 3:30. Suddenly strutting right past my studio windows, as if a mirage came upon me, was none other than the King himself, Elvis, casually walking into my neighbors store entrance.

I thought, hmmmm, you don’t see that everyday. I got out of my chair to take another look and sure enough it WAS him! renElvis was headed into my business neighbor’s store – The Spoke Easy – to perform live! WOW, I knew my neighbors were cool, just by the fact they build some of the hippest bicycles in Charlotte, not to mention they also operate a design-focused architecture firm – Cluck Design Collaborative – But then I started thinking to myself, I need to get in there to see Elvis. No sooner than that thought crossed my mind, my neighbor came over and invited me to see the King perform! So I grabbed my camera and favorite lenses and ran over to photograph King in action along with some of the guests attending….I hope you dig the photos.

Thanks to Chris and Kevin for inviting me and letting me hang out with them. Great people, great fun, great day! Oh, by the way, Elvis looks amazing for being 79!

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