Ian I met a few years ago during one of the first workshops I taught in the states (Los Angeles to be exact), due to the fires both my models had to cancel and luckily my organizer knew Ian and thought he would know some models that could fill in the spots, and he did… so in fact he saved the day. During the second workshops in Los Angeles a year later Ian also helped out with the models and we became friends and stayed in contact via the internet. Both working with medium format and shooting people we always have something to chat about.
During my stay in Los Angeles this year I met up with Ian again and the beautiful model/actress Maria Bertrand (with which I did a shoot that same day in which Ian was assisting me with a flashlight from the iPhone :D), while we were having diner the idea came up to have Ian do a guestblog on my blog and of course he was willing to help me out, but what story…. (he has so many)… seeing that I’m a HUGE Def Leppard fan we eventually ended up with the story about his shoot with Phil Collen. So without wasting to much of your time…. here is Ian.
This is great fun having the opportunity to be a guest blogger here with my friend Frank Doorhof. Thank You Frank!
I am primarily known as a bodybuilding and fitness photographer although I shoot many other genres. My work has been published extensively in both editorial and advertising. One of the photo shoots of which I am most proud is when I was asked to do a feature with Phil Collen, the lead guitarist and singer with the legendary multi-platinum rock group Def Leppard.
Phil is a life long vegetarian and proponent of healthy eating, so we also shot a segment where Phil made lunch for all of us. We certainly did the expected photographs with guitars and him playing. Actually I did some awesome video segments with just a handheld Canon G10 and they came out great. Phil on an electric guitar in his dining room is pretty powerful! Anyway it was a superb day and we all could not have had a better time.