Creating a Storm

June 29, 2020

Every now and then I get to totally create the scene of a photo. I would never be able to do this with photojournalism or some of the event photography that I do, but with some types of corporate work I get to take 100 percent control of the situation to tell the visual story that I want to tell. I've always been inspired by the works of Annie Leibovitz who shot for Rolling Stone and Vanity Fair for many years, and Mark Cornelison here locally, who used to work for the Lexington Herald-Leader and now with UK. Both are phenomenal photographers who do more than create images, they create moods and themes for their photos. Both are true artists!

Here are a few images and a couple of behind-the-scenes videos of a shoot that I did for East Kentucky Power as we set up a storm scene with Clark Energy linemen Richard Steele and Chad Cline in Winchester a couple of weeks ago. Wet pavement at night always makes for good reflections. I used some yellow and orange gels to play off the caution lights on the truck, and the Good Lord tossed in a few ominous clouds for good measure!

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