We gathered up a new team for Spokane’s 48 Hour Film Festival and tossed together this film starring local musician Jacob Butcher and the voice over talents of Tyler Tjomsland. With a little ballot stuffing, we picked up a best picture award, but more importantly got to meet the great Ray Liotta, who had little to say about our victory, but was generous enough to take a photo with us while doing his best Goodfellas impression.

Here’s a few film stills from the shoot under the Palouse skies by the Infinite Monkeys team.

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Public Radio correspondent Anna King and I hit the road last month to find some of the more interesting stories in the back country of Eastern Oregon. We stumbled upon a traditional head and hoofs branding at Martin Thompson’s ranch.

I thought I’d celebrate the first birthday of this blog with another photo Kurt, who was again overly generous to waste another afternoon dangling from rainbows and other less glorious locales. Here’s to another year of four-leaf clovers.

  • Bruce Twitchell - Awesome. Great shot Rajah.

In Seattle University’s most recent magazine is a four-page spread of donors who have given back to their school. The photo was the idea of Seattle University photographer Chris Taylor and we worked together to build this image from seven different separate photographs made over the course of a day. We weren’t able to coordinate a time that worked for everyone, so we had them stop by as they could and stitched the image together afterward.

The first page is actually a combination of three separate photos while the second two-page spread contains four images. All in all, the Photoshop work took about 8 hours and used a series of layers and additional shading to replicate the natural look of a single image.

  • Casey Corr - Hey, Raj, I thought that spread was MY idea!

    Well, whatever, it was a great shoot. –casey corr

  • Rajah - Hey CC. Chris must have lied to me. You should have never hired that guy 😉 Either way, that was a fun shoot. Maybe someday we can do another…