Urge To Gamble: LDI 2010

The Las Vegas Strip as seen from Frenchman Mountain in Las Vegas, Nevada, Friday, October 22, 2010. The LDI trade show and convention was recently held in Las Vegas.

Last weekend, while strolling amongst the beautiful girls, the flashing lights, and thick smoke in Las Vegas, I got the overwhelming urge to gamble. I didn’t want to gamble on a card game or sporting event, however. I wanted to gamble on which new light fixture on display at LDI 2010 would change the game in the lighting industry over the coming months. Those lights and that smoke I experienced, they were coming from the hundreds of booths on the LDI trade show floor, not from a seedy casino. As for the beautiful girls, well, they were pushing some sort of rigging accessories, I think. Read More…

Posted in Lighting Design, Photography, Travel on October 26th, 2010. 2 Comments.

The Beasts Will Always Win

A nostalgia funny car suffers an engine fire after crossing the finish line during the California Hot Rod Reunion at the Auto Club Famoso Raceway.

In the die-hard world of drag racing, a community of lifelong fans and devoted technicians alike fills the racetrack grounds with an unmistakable drive and passion. The group is present to do everything in their power to witness and attain two simple goals: Go fast, and be the fastest. Team members for each car are noble gear warriors, wielding chrome lances (usually taking the form of socket wrenches) between their fingers blackened with grease, fighting to tame their beasts on wheels.

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Posted in Aviation, Photography, Sports, Video Production on October 21st, 2010. 5 Comments.

Las Vegas Bound

Standing O Award

Guy’s Standing O Award profile on the Apollo Design web site. Click the image above to visit Apollo’s site and read more about Guy and the award.

I’m excited to be returning to Las Vegas this weekend for the annual LDI convention, and I’m even more excited to be representing Apollo’s Standing O Campaign this year at their booth (#1412). I’ll be available to chit-chat about lighting design, visual storytelling, or for those that remember my last trip to LDI, how to enclose a Little Giant ladder in cardboard and tape on the floor of a FedEx shipping center. See you in Vegas!

Posted in Lighting Design, Travel on October 20th, 2010. No Comments.