Brendan Moore Photography's Phoenix Arizona Advertising, Editorial, and Corporate Photography Blog

Hello, and thank you for visiting my blog. I'm an advertising, editorial, and corporate photographer based in Phoenix AZ, and I love to photograph people. I think the people I photograph for advertising, editorial, corporate and personal projects have interesting stories, and I thought people might enjoy finding out about some of the people that they can also find on my website  at  You'll find  images of  some other interesting people there at my website that I've done for clients or myself, (sometimes both!)  I do hope you get the chance to check it out. Thank you for visiting my blog, and I hope you enjoy it-take care!


Monday, May 11, 2009

Editorial Photograph Phoenix Az of Lane LaPlante Navajo Bullrider

This Phoenix Az editorial portrait is of Lane LaPlante, he's a Navajo Bullrider from Alberta Canada, I took this shot at the Indian National Championship Bullriding Event at The Gila River Casino Phoenix Az. Or rather in the parking lot outside the arena. They had a problem with me bringing all my equipment inside the arena, so I thought to myself, hmmmm, what can I make happen? As photographers so often have to do. I saw this truck trailer sitting outside, and then I spied Lane walking in with his dad, and something about Lane made me think he would make a great shot. When I set the shot up, Lane stood in his characteristic way, and at first I tried to change it, but then I thought, let's let it go, and it's really what makes the shot, it's what people seem to love. Many times I like to set a shot up with different elements, people, background, props, etc, and then let it run, play really, and sometimes something, I hate to say special, to me it's special, sometimes something special happens. And that's the magic! That's what make all the pain and frustration worth it! For a little while anyway. Thanks Lane! And if you'd like to see more of my Native American bullriding photos, please check out my website at

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