If you’re a fan of vintage race cars, dragster’s or funny cars you may want to check out the RACERS REUNION BANQUET this September 27th in Irving, Texas.

Vintage Race Cars

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Left to right - Bart Stevens, Bennett Smith, Tracy Nelson at - Bill Hewitt’s Garage, Dallas Texas


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Dun Diddy Dun Diddy Dun Diddy Dun – Banana!

Taco Johns

Ok,  maybe it’s Bonanza. But Little Joe and Hoss, don’t have anything on Whiplash (the banana eater) and Ben.   I shot this for the Roland Group out of Bethesda, MD.  We shot Whiplash and Ben on a sound stage in Dallas.  Monkey wranglers, dog wranglers, stylists, prop people, art directors, OH MY all we needed were Lions and Tigers and Bears!  And yes that is a real wooden wagon.  It’s just really small!   I never saw a finished piece so thought I would have some fun with it.  I used a background shot from Monument Valley and whipped up (no pun intended Whiplash) a mock ad in Photoshop.    Fun stuff.

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A day with Master Photographer, Arnold Newman

Dan Bryant with Arnold Newman in his studio in New York City circa 1989

Dan Bryant with Arnold Newman in his studio in New York City circa 1989

I was going through some images the other day and came across this one of me and Arnold Newman in his studio in New York, circa 1989.  I was working for photographer Greg Booth, who was a former assistant of Arnold’s.   We were in New York on assignment and had some free time.  Greg decided we would swing by Arnold’s house.   Knock, Knock, Knock – To my surprise Arnold answered and we ended up spending about 3 hours with him.  It was like kids in a candy store.   He took me on a tour of the studio and pulled out original prints of Pablo Picasso, Georgia O’Keeffe, JFK and many others. It was an amazing experience for a young photographer.  Arnold was a great influence on me an my style of portraiture.

Arnold Newman –  (March 3, 1918 – June 6, 2006)

“One Mind’s Eye, The Portraits and Other Photographs of Arnold Newman”, by Arnold Newman, Introduction by Robert A. Sobieszek, David R. Godine, Publisher, 1974.

“Arnold Newman”, Essay by Phillip Brookman, Taschen, 2006.


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Best job on the planet.


Not long ago I got an assignment from Texas A&M (Mays Business School) to photograph a former alum, Earle Shields. Earle graduated from TAMU back in 1941.  I photographed Earle and his wife in their home in Ft. Worth Texas. He told me that he had purchased the home from John Connolly (for you youngsters that was the dude that took a bullet while riding in the car with JFK in Dallas that tragic day)   I just love photographing people like Earle.  Makes my job so much fun!   Earle and his wife Ruby recently sold the house in Ft. Worth and moved into a retirement home.  I wish them all the best!

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I just love B&W

Maroon Bells – (well ok – shades of gray bells) near Aspen, Colorado

Maroon Creek valley is one of the most famous scenes in Colorado, and is reputed to be the "most-photographed spot in Colorado

Maroon Creek valley is one of the most famous scenes in Colorado, and is reputed to be the “most-photographed spot in Colorado


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Early Morning Hike

4am – Me, my camera, tripod, and flashlight.  Under the stars with no humans in sight.  Heaven!

Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado

These are the highest dunes in North America,  rising about 750 feet (230 m) from the floor of the San Luis Valley 

Early morning before sunrise.

Early morning before sunrise.


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Outdoor Boards TAMU Law School

Outdoor Billboards running in the downtown area of Ft. Worth, Texas


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TAMU Texas Monthly Ad

One in a series of Ad’s I shot for Texas A&M University Law School in Ft. Worth Texas.

TAMU Law-Texas Monthly Ad-April 2014-V2.indd

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TAMU Law School Ft. Worth Texas

One of my favorite shots I did recently for Texas A&M University

Texas A&M Law School

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Ed Tech Magazine Cover

Shot this image of Clint Close and Daren Francis of Region 9 Education Service Center in Wichita Falls, Texas for the cover of ED TECH.  A publication by CDW.

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High School Football?

These days high school football playoffs look more like the pros than ever.   Including big stadiums and huge crowds.



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Herb may be going soft – Microsoft that is.

I heard on the news today that Microsoft is having problems.   Seems that Apple is cool now and Microsoft is trying to catch up.

They may hire this guy to get them going again.   If anyone can.  Herb CAN!!!!


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Trinity Valley School Cliburn Ad


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Skiing In The Summer

No Snow – 100 Degree Weather – Ski – No Problem

Tom Hale Scout Reservation – Talihina, Oklahoma


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Trinity Valley School Stills

Below are some shots I recently did for TVS in Ft. Worth Texas



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Biz Tech Magazine Summer 2013

William Rhodes – Director of Technology for Power Line Services – Houston Texas – For Biz Tech MagazineBizTech-Summer-2013

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Baylor University – Magazine Cover

Recent feature cover story for Baylor Line Alumni Magazine

Denby-Inside bls2013

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GoPro Ski Test

4 GoPros, Two Old Guys on Skis = Fun

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Worm Counter – Cedar Hill Historical Society

A clip from a film I am working on about the history of Cedar Hill, Texas

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T Boone Pickens Magazine Cover

Cover photo of T Boone Pickens  I did for Korn/Ferry.  Shot it and then painted the original in photoshop to get the final image show here.   Design by Joannah Ralston -

T Boone Pickens

T Boone Pickens

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Haleakala National Park – Maui, Hawaii

Haleakala National Park – Maui, Hawaii

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Baylor University – Baylor Line Magazine

Recent work for Baylor University Alumni Magazine.

Cover is of Jennifer Sampson – CEO United Way Dallas Texas.

The inside feature is on sculptor Dan Brook.





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Traveling Circus

Carnival workers – Houston, Texas

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Alzheimer’s Disease

This is a portrait I did of my girlfriend Leslie and her mother Shirley.  Shirley was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease several years ago.  Most of you probably know what the disease is but for those of you who don’t,  it is a form of dementia that gradually gets worse over time.  It affects memory, thinking and behavior.

Everyone who has aging parents knows what a challenge it is to care for them.  Leslie does an outstanding job of this for her mom, even though Shirley doesn’t remember that Leslie is her daughter.    Hats off to you Leslie!

I thought this portrait conveyed the disconnection.            



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Florida Panhandle Fisherman

Portrait of a fisherman I did for a story on the Florida Panhandle.

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