Attorney Mark Bockel poses in the Larsen Gallery, Scottsdale, as photographer John Hall shoots his picture, March 12, 2015.

Attorney Mark Bockel poses in the Larsen Gallery, Scottsdale, as photographer John Hall shoots his picture, March 12, 2015.

The annual photo shoot for our Creative Arts Competition winners was held last week, and it looks like it was terrific.

I say “looks” because I was out of town and had to miss it. But that makes me doubly happy that Art Director Karen Holub thoughtfully provided me some “behind the camera” shots. (Which is kind of amazing, as she was herding cats, a photographer, and multiple lawyer-winners.)

All of the professionally shot photos will appear in the May issue of Arizona Attorney Magazine—along with the talented artists’ work. In the meantime, click here to see last year’s winning work.

Thank you to the Larsen Gallery in Scottsdale for hosting our shoot. As always, your space and the work you display are remarkable.

Have a great—and artful—weekend.

Here are a few more shots. (Click them to biggify.)

Bob McWhirter stays good-natured during our photo shoot at Eliana's Salvadoran Restaurant, Phoenix, October 2010.

The February issue of Arizona Attorney Magazine will include my Q&A with Bob McWhirter. He is a longtime Arizona lawyer who has been hired to head up a delegation charged with improving the justice system in El Salvador.

Bob has collaborated with the magazine many times, usually in regard to his phenomenal illustrated histories of the Bill of Rights. Take a look at some of his work here, here and here.

In the meantime, enjoy a few photos that I shot as John Hall, a professional photographer, shot Bob for our feature article. As you might guess, John’s photos are light-years better than mine, but I enjoyed watching John and magazine Art Director Karen Holub work.

Immediately after the shoot, Karen and I sat down for lunch with Bob at Eliana’s, a great Salvadoran restaurant. Nothing goes better with discussions of criminal procedure than pupusas! Tasty and enjoyable, all around.

And if you’re hoping that I asked Bob why he always defies current fashions by wearing a hat, you won’t be disappointed. The February issue will be online February 1.

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