I also got "some" background on the Outrider Calendar when I actually spoke to "Ashley" his Photo Assistant back in August. Originally oblivious of how much work went into each and every photo, Ashlee B, eclipsed her sister "Chels" (also a former Outrider + 2007 Cover Girl) and excitedly signed on to be Mark’s right hand lady. Sharing some of the trials and tribulations of her task at hand, Ashlee was blown away with how much prep went into each and every take. Arriving hours before the shoot to unpack, set up and organize, Ashlee now has a new appreciation for the annual event, as it is so much more then for an Outrider to get pampered and treated like a princess for the day. Ashlee's own personal shoot found her at the Museum of the Regiments, where she took part in a “nautical theme” using the navy plane as the backdrop for her shot. As Mark so eloquently put it, there was more fabric in the hat the Museum gave her to wear than in her outfit. Rough day at the office huh Mark???? To learn more about Ashlee’s experience and perspective visit her entry on the Outriders blog: http://www.stampeders.com/outriders/outriders_blog/?id=2242
I have also gotten word that Mark will be attending the 2011 Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) in St. Louis running from October 17-19. He has literally been working his way to the conference this year and I know this mainly because I have booked my flight and will be finally catching up to Mark in the Gateway City. I look forward to my visit as it is probably my only opportunity to take care of some outstanding projects, as well as a wonderful chance to meet and network with all of his Airmedical prized clients, colleagues and friends.
In addition to being an attendee Mark will also be an exhibitor. We will be setting up a photo gallery in booth number 1403, which will be a good tasting of Mark’s dynamic works and additional information on some of the projects he will be involved with in 2012. I will be manning the booth most of the day on Monday so if you happen to be in the neighborhood please feel free to stop by and say hello.
In addition and in collaboration with Jean Levasseur, a former client and a talented videographer and visionary , Mark will be producing the AMTC Monday Morning Opening Session Presentation. As the official AMTC photographer, Mark, in conjunction with Jean and the AAMS CP-R committee, are debuting pictorial vignettes that Mark has been capturing of the"Host Programs" throughout the year.
The opener will be posted on the AAMS You Tube Channel on Monday so please check it out! And I hopefully will be posting a complete wrap up on what will no doubt will be a very successful event shortly. Many stories and adventures to follow, but in the interim here are some links to see what else Mark has been up to as well pictures from along the way:
|Outriders Calendar Cover|
|Ashlee's (Mark's trusty assistant) shoot|
|"The Crew" during a grueling shoot|
|Our mystery man at Burning Man|
|More Burning Man|
|St. Louis Skyline|