“You don’t take a photograph, you make it.” Ansel Adams
- BASF Jam Session
- Bum Bright
- BASF – behind the scene
- Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
- On location in southern Arizona, Why?
- BASF Applicator Training
- Apalachicola Florida
- The Art of the Motorcycle
- Canyon de Chelly
- Arches National Park
- Tattoo Popularity
- Humans + Animals = Better Health
- Crystal Mill
- VAROOM! VAROOM! Sprint Car
- Dun Diddy Dun Diddy Dun Diddy Dun – Banana! – Taco Johns
Had the priviledge of photographing Bum Bright before his death back in 2004. Wanted to try this technique of combining a still photograph with motion. I saw it used in a TV series intro.
Bright was known for publicly supporting his alma mater, Texas A&M University, and its athletics programs. After the Texas A&M football team upset the University of Texas in 1967, he had one million matchboxes with the inscription “Tee Hee Hee: Texas A&M 10, Texas 7” printed and distributed throughout the state of Texas.
He served as the chairman of the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents from 1981 to 1985. In 1991, Texas A&M named him a Distinguished Alumnus. A&M also presented him with the Sterling C. Evans medal in 2002.
Bright donated an unrestricted contribution of $25 million to Texas A&M in 1997. In 2000, he donated another $5 million to support renovation of the school’s football stadium, Kyle Field. Two buildings on Texas A&M’s campus bear his name: the Bright Athletic Complex and the H. R. “Bum” Bright Building.
On location for BASF doing student interviews. As you can imagine there was lots of external noise at this location. Cars going by on the streets outside of the garage, air conditioner compressors for the building humming along, and the training course going on in the background. We pointed the shotgun mic directly at the ground and laid down some cardboard to help keep the sound from bouncing back toward the mic. It worked perfectly!