A real man!!!

Monday morning greetings to one and all!!!

I was down in West Texas this past week on a shoot and it was hot, but it was also fun! I was shooting some oil workers in Big Spring, Tx. and this is real work! I can’t even begin to imagine what the conditions are like when the temperature is 100 degrees as it was for our shoot and these guys are out there giving it there all. I wasn’t doing anything and I was still roasting in the sun!!!! I guess that’s what you call being a real man!!!!! I’m very grateful that these men and women are out there getting the oil and natural gas that we need!!!

Here’s one of my shots of my buddy Mike who took good care of me while we were shooting 100′ up in the oil rig!!!

I hope that you have a great week as always and thanks for taking the time to check out my work!!!!!


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Dirty Jobs

Monday morning Peoria greetings to one and all!!!!

I was down in Galveston, Texas late last week for a quick gig on a dirty job! My friend Mike Rowe would feature different tough jobs on his show “Dirty Jobs” and the one that we were shooting last week would qualify to be on the show! We were down shooting photos and video (Water Street Media) for Honeywell Safety who makes a great new respirator product for people doing dirty jobs! As you can see in my photos, we had guys that are doing sand blasting of metal parts for Gulf Copper Dry Dock and Ship Repair in Galveston. Trust me, this is a dirty job that you don’t want to do! This new respirator that Honeywell has made is a great product that pumps cool clean air into the orange hood that you see in my photos. It’s a hot nasty job in the summer time, so to be getting cool air to the head gear and also have that air be free of dust and dirt particles is huge!

Here’s a couple of my shots from Galveston and despite being hot and sweaty on this shot, we sure had a lot of fun working with this guys!!!!

It’s time to get to work, so I hope that you have a wonderful week and thanks for taking time to see my weekly photos!!!!


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