I had only been working with BCFA for a couple of months. So I could hardly contain my excitement when I was invited on my first shoot with Bob. I got to accompany him on a recent visit to Hobbs. He was doing a commissioned shoot for a local company there and the owners were already fans of his work. As we arrived. Completely, pinching myself. Having admired his work for several years, often stopping by the Gallery. I couldn’t believe I was out on a professional shoot with Bob, in the oilfield that I love! As we arrived, Bob and his son Zach, often his sidekick, immediately went to work. Bob’s instructions to me were that the best use I could be was to be available to grab equipment.
Then as his eyes lit up and he quickly sprang into action. I quickly grabbed my camera to try to keep up with the action. I went to work to try to capture action shots, as I had the idea that a behind the scenes with Bob blog and pictures would be a lot of fun. It would give his followers some interesting insight as to what is really going on out in the field. The energy of all the employees, the enthusiasm, and intrigue as to what was happening immediately changes when Bob gets to work. The place was bustling. Some people were posing proudly by their trucks, others kind of giggled and shook their heads, not sure they wanted to be in the photos. However, they did not want to miss out either.
We got a lot of shots that day that I know will be amazing once he works his magic. I’m hoping a few of the behind the scenes shots make the cut. I learned so much on my first shoot with Bob, can’t wait to go out again. I’ll, keep you posted.