Sunday, February 22, 2009


Last week I spent a day at the Reno-Stead Airport shooting episodic photography for a new Spike TV reality series, "Jesse James Is A Dead Man." The show features Jesse James—of West Coast Chopper fame—doing "dangerous challenges" (like competing in the Baja 500, breaking 200 mph on a Nitro bike supercharged by an ultra-combustible nitro-methane fuel and flying a P-51 Mustang more than 350 mph through the Valley of Speed). I spent ten hours photographing the latter for Getty. The show debuts May 31 and the Reno-centric episode will air sometime in July.