Hello. My name is Stanley Harper, the Master of Creative Chaos behind Black Mesa Images. I am a photographer located in the Oklahoma Panhandle town of Hooker. On here, I have what photography services listed and I also have a gallery of some of my favorite images. Feel to look around at my gallery.
I began creating portraits several years after I picked up my first DSLR camera. It was on a whim that I tried it and I have fallen in love with it. From the first serious shoot, which was a wedding shoot that took place in Kenton and Lake Etling, to the seniors and families in the surrounding area of Guymon, Texhoma, Goodwell, Liberal, Hugoton and Elkhart; this is one aspect of photography that I love. I have a specific vision with all aspects of my photography and that is “creative.” There are thousands of photographers out there in the portrait community who take snapshots; that is they pose the subject(s) and they are done. While I do a lot of posing in my shots, I want my subjects to be themselves and a lot of times, I sit back and capture candid moments. Just as I have invested time learning my craft, I love to work with clients who look at photography as an investment.
I have been serious about motorsports photography for several years. I have a narrow focus as most of my work is in off road racing. Since I live in an area devoid of any events, I find myself traveling to other areas of the state and down into Texas on occasion to work. I have had the honor of photographing The King Of The Hammers in California. In 2015, I have several events out west that I am looking at, and planning on attending.
Chasing thunderstorms, while a passion is the one area of my photography passion that gets left in the dust for the most part. I go after storms when I can, but a lot of times my timing is wrong and I am unable to go, but when the opportunity presents itself, I’m gone. I recently was picked up as a blog writer for the storm photography website www.weathersnapshot.com. The website has contributors from around the world presenting some of the best weather photography there is to be seen.
Thank you for viewing my website. If you would like to speak to me about working together to create a special package of portrait images for your wedding, engagement, maternity, senior, back to school, family, friends or whatever you have in mind, please use the contact form below to send me a quick message. I work around the Oklahoma Panhandle, to include the towns of Hooker, Guymon, Goodwell and Texhoma. I also travel to Boise City and Beaver. Please leave your name, email address, phone number and a brief message on what you have in mind. I also go to Kansas, to include Elkhart, Liberal and Hugoton. If you are interested in creating a special set of images to include senior, engagement, maternity, newborn, family and childrens’ portraits, feel free to use the form below to contact me.