Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Migrating

Posting more frequently over on the Tumblr site. take a gander.

http://rucker.tumblr.com


Monday, September 10, 2012

Costa Rica with Prana

Another fantastic trip with wonderful people.
Thank You.





Thursday, August 23, 2012

Dan Henderson for UFC Magazine

Got to shoot with Hendo a few weeks back for UFC Magazine.
Very cool guy. 
However, it's not likely that I would say otherwise even if he wasn't.



Monday, August 06, 2012

The North Face

I traveled up to Tahoe for a fun lifestyle shoot for The North Face back in the early spring. Several of their skiers had just wrapped up their ski / filming season & were able to make it. A big thanks to Shane, Caleb and all the wonderful crew at TNF. And a special thanks to the athletes that took the time out of their meager 'down time' to hang out & get caught in a late spring Tahoe snow storm:  
Ingrid Backstrom, Callum Pettit, & Angel & Johnny Collinson - bad asses, each & every one.










Friday, August 03, 2012

Allyson Felix / NIKE

Allyson Felix in Los Angeles for Nike.
This was the set up, but the shot above was natural light with my film camera between set ups for the 'real' shoot.

This film camera - and Kodak Portra that may have been x-rayed a few times.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Air Jordan, New York City


People always want to come to Sunny California to shoot in our 'perfect weather', but often summer is plagued with 'May Gray' or 'June Gloom'. That was the case when the guys from Nike / Jordan wanted to shoot an iconic dunk during 'magic hour'. We scouted the whole country looking for just the right set up & found this perfect court with gorgeous natural light sneaking between buildings in Harlem.


Many action shots are so over produced & staged, dissected down to impossible levels of 'perfection' that they no longer even look like what they are or are supposed to be - which is genuine, explosive, honest & fleeting. This crew of ballers went after it every time with that spontaneous energy that makes you feel lucky to have a front row seat.

of course this is what it looked like when I got to NYC.

So I made sure we had an extra 'Magic Hour' maker just in case.



Tristan Prettyman

Our good friend Tristan is out on tour & has a new single from her soon to be released album for you to check out. I was lucky enough to hear some of the songs, stories & the inspiration behind them while shooting a track by track and a few acoustic dittys for Columbia/EMI a few weeks ago.

Here are a couple stills from Tristan's amazing little house. 
Probably a grocery list.

My MF film camera was quiet enough to shoot while we recorded sound... me dropping my keys on the hardwood floor however.... not so much.
Hand painted awesomeness.




Monday, July 23, 2012

LiloTati



Video Lookbook for children's swimwear brand, LiloTati.
Super fun shoot out in Palm Springs a few months back with great friends, family & ahem... amazing models. 


Kevin Vu - focus check


Thursday, July 19, 2012

ups!


'This goal regulation size or what?"
Getting vertical on a recent Jordan shoot in LA.

Monday, July 16, 2012

wildfire

Wildfire South of Carson City, NV
Ilford Delta 400

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Summer Holiday Part 2.

More From the Lake. 
A little collection if instagrams from the last few weeks up at the cabin which, if you already follow me there,  will seem dated & uninteresting...




Sunday, July 08, 2012

Summer Holiday: Part 1

Lake Tahoe, CA

My family & I try & escape to Tahoe for a few weeks every summer & sometimes if we're lucky a quick trip in the winter. It's become a serious tradition in our house & we've managed to maintain the streak for 8 years or so now.
Our first couple of years at the cabin were as newlyweds & then as expecting parents and it has been a blur of parenthood ever since then. The times have changed to be sure, priorities shift & we have figured out a beautiful summer groove that we don't entirely appreciate until we get back to our home base.
Rafting, hikes, boating, crawdad fishing, lounging, reading, laze-ing, bicycling, etc... It's all we can do to schedule in some time to build fairy forts or play mini golf.
So, while my Wifey & kiddos fly up, I drive & if schedules allow, I sneak of into the High Sierra for a few days of wandering around & exploring.

A night of camping and a day of peak bagging in the Sierra Nevada.
Cottonwood Lakes / Mt. Langley 14,042 feet

Saturday, June 30, 2012

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Golden Gate

Golden Gate Park, CA

Friday, June 15, 2012

Mississippi Power



Went out to Louisiana & Mississippi a few months ago for the good folks at Peter Mayer to shoot some new images for Mississippi Power.
Gorgeous drive along the Gulf & the city of New Orleans... I love.

Monday, June 04, 2012

Light Source


Any guesses as to what light source Kevin Vu is holding here?
Pretty effective.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Ariel Tweto for Alaska Communications

Ilford Delta 400

A couple images from a recent shoot for the San Diego agency VITRO
 

Monday, May 14, 2012

Ireland

Ireland, early 2000's

Friday, May 11, 2012

Friday

Have a good weekend.

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Wednesday


Thursday, May 03, 2012

New Site for Reps John Kenney &

My Reps John Kenney & Ed Varites just relaunched their site & sent out a really cool agency wide promo magazine that, if you didn't receive, is worth checking out here.


download the magazine