Pedaling On The Road Of Life

A fine blog dedicated to sharing the dynamic imagery by me, photojournalist L.E. Baskow, begun during the summer months of 2011 on my cross-county bicycle photo project. It's a great place to monitor my work and see what I see, whom I meet and the interesting things that take place along my twisting road of photographic life.

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Great time in NYC, back home and first assignment in an hour :0

We have some solid candidates to replace my pal Sam but still time to consider a few more. Looking for someone who can cover it all and is ready to enjoy our interesting town.

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Great time in NYC, back home and first assignment in an hour :0

We have some solid candidates to replace my pal Sam but still time to consider a few more. Looking for someone who can cover it all and is ready to enjoy our interesting town.

Contact me asap

The second day of riding in the Adirondacks brought plenty of rolling hills, farm country with lakes and rivers. There’s a crisp in the air and the leaves are ready to pop. I’d love to be back here in a few weeks when they are in full color, you can see the beginnings of it in places and know how spectacular it will be. 

Our group of riders is small but a dynamic mix, all with a passion for cycling and the natural world. We ride and talk, encourage each other through the challenging spots along the route. This day is another 70 miles and bodies are a little stiff and tired from the first day. A fine meal at the end and great conversation makes it all worthwhile.

In upstate New York this week for the Cycle Adirondacks pre-ride event for next year’s first official ride. Began in Saranac Lake near Lake Placid and have ridden/photographed over 300 miles thus far. Met some amazing people and seen some wonderful sights and scenery. The fall colors are beginning to pop and believe that riders will love this tour. They longest days are about 70 miles with mostly rolling hills. Off to bed, up early. More to come….

Catching up on some image posting, been crazy busy with vacations and freelance, a little overtime too. Leaving for the Adirondaks on Friday for a ride and excited about that. Here are a few from the Valley of Fire, sports and Strip development.

A dynamic week for me and then some, headed back to the pig farm again tomorrow to make some even better images - hopefully :)

Spent time at a new restaurant and shooting more food and cocktails, starting to become a thing. Also shot my first MAGIC fashion show at the convention center, honestly thought it was going to be all about magic and magicians at first. Not like that would’t happen here in Vegas…

Another interesting past week here with a host of portraits, food and fun events. Was pleased to shoot assignments for the New York Times and Australian Financial Review, we have so much going on here and people are certainly interested in it. Mayor Goodman was great and gave me more time than the 15 minutes allotted.  

Wonder if all the interest has to do with money :D

The Las Vegas Steampunk Guild members costumed up during First Friday activities as they presented a Steampunk Wonderland. They have taken the beloved Lewis Carroll novel “Alice in Wonderland” and crafted from it a steampunk style art competition.

Another diverse mix of images from Las Vegas, I certainly do seem to get around this town. Working hard on making dynamic portraits with interesting lighting and composition, a constant battle but feeling good about the results mostly. Another week with some heavy rain too, finally sent out to document some of the flooding. Staying busy….

An update with a few of the images I created recently, seem to be getting a lot of food and portrait assignments lately which helps me to work on styling, poses and lighting more. With all that’s shaking up in the media world and photo positions I’m absolutely pleased to be where I’m at making quality pictures :)

Seem to be doing a fair number of portraits lately which is cool, can always use help on my lighting techniques and poses. Now into the rainy season here in Vegas too so shooting more weather art, trying my best to make it interesting :)