Oklahoma Living feature story Feb 2016

Oklahoma Living feature story Feb 2016

4 days ago James Pratt
I had the opportunity to photograph Oklahoma Secretary of Agriculture Jim Reese at his farm near Nardin, Oklahoma for the cover and feature story on him for my…
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4 days agoOklahoma Living feature story Feb 2016
Homesteaders - Kenneth and Barbara Goodin

Homesteaders – Kenneth and Barbara Goodin

3 months ago James Pratt
When Kenneth and Barbara Goodin retired from working in Lawton, they decided to move to their ancestral land near Cache. Kenneth's grandfather, a respected Coma…
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3 months agoHomesteaders – Kenneth and Barbara Goodin
Homesteaders - Jennifer and Perry Plett

Homesteaders – Jennifer and Perry Plett

3 months ago James Pratt
Jennifer Plett and her husband Perry live just north of Okeene on land her great grandfather, J.A. Hendricks, homesteaded after the Cherokee Strip Land Run of 1…
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3 months agoHomesteaders – Jennifer and Perry Plett
Homesteaders - Eddy Red Eagle

Homesteaders – Eddy Red Eagle

3 months ago James Pratt
Earlier this year I was assigned to photograph a story by Oklahoma Today about Oklahoma families who lived on their family's original land allotment when Oklaho…
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3 months agoHomesteaders – Eddy Red Eagle
Oklahoma Living Feature Story & Cover October 2015

Oklahoma Living Feature Story & Cover October 2015

4 months ago James Pratt
For the October issue of Oklahoma Living Magazine, I not only photographed the cover, but also wrote the feature story about People's Electric Cooperative elect…
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4 months agoOklahoma Living Feature Story & Cover October 2015

My Photography

Homesteaders – Kenneth and Barbara Goodin

When Kenneth and Barbara Goodin retired from working in Lawton, they decided to move to their ancestral land near Cache. Kenneth’s grandfather, a respected Comanche Indian named Bob Otipoby claimed the land after the 1901 Jerome Agreement, which forced the Comanches to assign tribal members individual land allotments. He and his Betty Pedday had been […]

My Video

Wind, Earth and Water – Motorcycling and kiteboarding video

I produced this video about Alfonso Jimenez and Fernando Gomez, two Mexican nationals who ride BMW motorcycles with their kiteboards and dog Chano. They travel the coast of Baja and California, camping and searching for places to kiteboard. I met them while in Oregon and felt their story was so interesting I wanted to produce […]

My Writing

OKIE Oklahoma Living Awards 2015

I recently received several OKIE awards at the 2015 Oklahoma Living Magazine banquet. I was happy to receive two awards for my writing and three photo awards. I really enjoy working with the staff at the magazine and the employees and members at electrical cooperatives across Oklahoma.

My Podcasting

Wet Plate Collodion photography with Mark Zimmerman

In this episode of Pro Photography Radio I interview Mark Zimmerman – “ZMan” about wet plate collodion photography. Mark is a former newspaper photographer and now a photography professor at the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) in Edmond. While Mark teaches both digital and film photography, he has a penchant for old school photography – […]

My Blog

4x5x365 – Day 87

Once again I am back on my 4x5x365 project of posting one 4×5 image per day. I haven’t been able to do post these consecutively but trying to get 365 large format images the best way I can. Today I am posting a photo I took last fall at Thunder Valley Raceway Park in Noble […]

Power in the Oklahoma Panhandle

This time last year I was taking pictures in the freezing cold of the Oklahoma panhandle near Guymon. I was working on a project for Tri-County Electric Coop in Hooker, Oklahoma. Each morning I got up well before daylight and went on location around their service area and grabbed some photos of the sunrise, then […]

2015 Chevy Silverado Technology Review

I recently sold my 2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser and purchased a 2015 Chevy Silverado from Jim Glover Chevrolet in Tulsa. I have always been a Ford truck fan but the technology and pricing from the bowtie company convinced me to try and eventually buy GM’s popular truck. My choice of Chevy started when I rode […]

Dreams of my Dad

Today is starting off as a great day. My dad, who passed away a bit over a year ago, came to me again in my dreams. He first appeared in my dreams about 3 weeks ago. I don’t remember a lot about the first time since I dream multiple dreams every single night and usually […]

A Photographer’s Guide to Apple Watch

When Apple first announced their sleek Apple Watch, I wasn’t impressed. I hadn’t worn a watch in years, instead relying on my iPhone to show me the current time. I AM an Apple fanboy however, having switched from Windows PC’s in about 2010 or so and never regretted it. But the Watch? Looked like an […]

4x5x365 – Day 41

I love photographing motorcycles and the enthusiasts who build and ride them. I think they make interesting character studies. This photo is of my friend and customer Dar Holdsworth, owner of Darwin Motorcycles, makers of the Brass Ball Bobbers line of motorcycles. Dar is a former Army vet who decided to build his own custom […]

Pentax 6×7 – Greg

I shot this photo with my Pentax 6×7 at a local Edmond area nursing home. My father-in-law stays there and I visit from time to time. During lunch I like to talk to the patients there and often ask if I can take their photo. Most of them are staying there with nobody to visit […]

Buffington Hotel – Westville, Oklahoma

Bill and Susan Dragoo and I had just started on our trip to drive the Trans-America Trail for our story in Oklahoma Today Magazine when we ran across the Buffington Hotel in Westville, Oklahoma. Not exactly the Ritz Carlton, although back in the early 1900’s the Buffington was quite a swank hotel for eastern Oklahoma […]

Kayak Fishing in Oklahoma

To continue with my fishing theme from yesterday, today I bring you kayak fishing around Oklahoma. Although I grew up around fishing and my grandfather LOVED to take me fishing, I never was big into fishing – until I got a kayak last year. I am not sure what triggered the fun compared to boat […]

Family Easter – Not all Work

I don’t work ALL the time. Like most professional photographers, when I have family over I prefer to put down the camera, because normally camera = work. But sometimes I will grab a simple kit and unobtrusively try to capture family time together without a lot of gear – no lighting, no big cameras, usually […]

Downtown Oklahoma City Panorama

Last year I photographed downtown Oklahoma City from atop a local parking garage, and stitched the images together to create this sunset panorama. I shot the pictures on a tripod and then used PTGUI software to stitch them together into a nice panorama. I like that this image shows Devon Tower all lit up at […]

NAPA story portrait in Stonewall

Nathan Gunter and I were traveling across Oklahoma on our story about Highway 3 when we drove through Stonewall, Oklahoma. Not much left in Stonewall. It seems to have been bypassed when the Oklahoma Department of Transportation rebuilt Highway 3 about 1/4 mile out of town. We were on the old part of Highway 3. […]

4x5x365 – Day 16

Today I bring you another Native American photo I took at Red Earth a couple of years ago. The 2015 Red Earth festival is coming up soon and I am planning to do some more work at this years event. Hopefully my technique is a bit better than with this version. Today I was thinking […]