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Tom Story  Arizona based commercial and editorial photographer. Recovering photojournalist. Occasional fire information officer.

Throwback Thursday to July 3rd when MacKenzie Gore was photographed by John McDonough for @sportsillustrated.
Mr. Gore was named 2017 Gatorade Male Athlete of the year and was selected by the @padres with their third overall pick in the 2017 MLB Draft.
The photographs were to accompany images of Sydney McLaughlin, 2017 Gatorade Female Athlete of the year, that were shot by Michael J. LeBrecht II .
Winning her second national Gatorade award in 2017, Ms. McLaughlin was the youngest U.S. athlete (at 16) at the 2016 Rio Olympics (400-meter hurdles). @sydneymclaughlin16 @mgore1_#GatoradePOY @gatorade @lebrechtmedia #tbt #archivedive
#throwbackthursday #alongthearizonaroad
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Convenient in Mesa, AZ.
#iphone7plus #alongthearizonaroad

Skylight and clouds.
McCord Hall. Tempe, AZ.
@arizonastateuniversity @wpcareyschool
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Throwback Thursday to the early 1970s.

After seeing some strikingly painted cameras featured by @japancamera hunter I remembered that I had this in my files and scanned it from the original chrome.

This Nikon F belonged to the late David Barr and as I remember the story, Barr had photographed the great pinstriper Von Dutch (when Dutch was living in the Phoenix area) for Arizona Magazine, the Sunday rotogravure magazine of the Arizona Republic newspaper.
Von Dutch took a liking to David and pin striped his brand new Nikon F camera along with the F36 motor drive and battery pack camera for him as a gift.
In a perfect world, the camera would have been taken out of service and kept for posterity. However, this was David's only camera and he needed it to make a living with. I took some photos of the freshly embellished camera before David removed the decorations.
#tbt #throwbackthursday #archivedive #notiphone #alongthearizonaroad #nikonf #nikon #vondutch #pinstripe #pinstriping

Empty vending machine and apples.
Thatcher (AZ) Middle School Library.
#iphone7plus #alongthearizonaroad #fryefire #apples

Frye Fire Briefing 07/10/17.
#alongthearizonaroad #notiphone #fryefire

Assigned to the Frye Fire on the Coronado National Forest as an information officer trainee. The Incident Command Post is at the Middle School in Thatcher, AZ. #iphone7plus #alongthearizonaroad #fryefire

The place for grande tacos in Mesa, AZ.
#iphone7plus #alongthearizonaroad #spanglish #tacos #streetfood

From the archives for Throwback Thursday.
Bilingual redundancy.
The Spanish word for table is mesa.
The English word for mesa is table.
I-17 north of Phoenix, AZ.
#tbt #throwbackthursday #archivedive
#iphone7plus #alongthearizonaroad

Happy Independence Day!
Four Flags for the Forth of July.
Winslow, Holbrook, Seligman and Mesa, AZ.
#iphone7plus #alongthearizonaroad #4thofjuly #americanflag #murica

We enjoyed the hospitality and professionalism of the nice folks at the @padres spring training facility in Peoria, AZ where John McDonough and I set up a studio in the major league players locker room.
This was a pretty straightforward lighting setup: a @chimeralighting 7' Octabank with a @dynaliteflash 4040 head and a 500 w/s pack at half power for the fill.
The main was another @dynaliteflash 4040 head in a beauty dish driven by 1000 pack at 250 w/s.
A tiny splash of light to clean the background was provided by a @paulcbuff AlienBee monolight at eighth power or so.
The subject was very talented young man with a great future ahead of him in major league baseball. More photos after the story is published. #dynalite #paulcbuff #alienbees #sandiegopadres #iphone7plus #alongthearizonaroad

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