Ron Veto

You won't find low hanging fruit among my images. Misery and despair is easy to find. My hope is to explore the beauty of our world and some of it's unique characters within. To capture that eye to eye moment is magical.  Sharing a powerful moment then parting forever, knowing everyone's lives had been changed, especially mine.

Contact Ron;

ronvetophotographs.com 

theslider.com

Professional history and accomplishments:

Vested Camera/Steadicam operator in Hollywood, Ca. Member Local #600 International Cinematographers Guild

Vested Key Grip, Member Local #80 Motion Picture Studio Grips                         

Inducted into the  (soc)  The Society of Camera Operators-2010

Winning photograph; "Happy India"            London International Creative Competition 2017

2017 Leica gallery-       Fresh Focus                "Light at the End of the Tunnel"

The Perfect Exposure Gallery exhibition   "India and Beyond" 49 image display 

Book published as . "Plastic Fantistic does the City of Angels" Available on Amazon book.com 

2018- Restaurant gallery          "What a World it is!"            "Cafe Carolina"   Long term              20 images installed

The Perfect Exposre Gallery "Private collection" "Endevouers” Last Flight"

IPA Photo award   Honorary mention "Swans"

2017- Nominated by Society of Camera Operators; For Best New Camera Support invention The "Original" Slider 

IPA Photo award    "Honorary" mention        "Proud Man"

IPA Photo award  "Honorary mention "Holy man"

2018- The Perfect Exposure gallery                 "I see Faces too"                  "Thru My Eyes" 

Apogee Photo.com    "Travel Wonderlust"           A 10 part photo/travel  written series.

2017- Asian Traveler magazine                           "A World without Pain"      22 images of the Thaipusam festival in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

My world is with my camera.

I received my very first Brownie 127 when I was 12 years old. Since then, my entire working life has been entirely devoted to the still or live action film making process.                A career as a television and feature film Camera/Steadicam operator has been a dream come true.

To pick up my Nikon and capture that special still moment is magic.

99% of the images displayed within this site were taken with the exact same lens package. Prime 1982 AI Nikon glass has been my ammo. Zoom/auto focus lenses are not welcomed in my kit. 

There are a few select images shot with either a Holga, Leica, MD2 or a “Widelux but the Nikon has been my primary camera.

Camera's at my side, I continue to "hunt"  so I may contribute content to various publications to promote safe and successful travel and photography. Plus it's so much fun!

 

 

Contact;

ron@ronveto.com

theslider.com

These are some of my personnel / professional photos.

The introduction of the camera slider.               Included in this collection are images from a camera movement system called, The "Original" Slider.   Jerry Giacalone and I created and branded this film tool in 1998.

It sits as the industry standard in Hollywood for safe and presice camera movement

I've made my career from the moving image. Aerial, underwater or full on stunt sequences has been my hunting ground and profession. 

But sometimes peoples lives are changed by the simple, beautiful still image. Usually it's mine.      I love it! 

 

 

Winner, "Happy India"

Winner, "Happy India"

Happy Holi, India

Happy Holi, India

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Ron Veto soc

Ron Veto soc

Steadicam can be very exciting at times!

Steadicam can be very exciting at times!

Rob Lowe and The "Original" Slider... Slider on!

Rob Lowe and The "Original" Slider... Slider on!

"Rambo" Checking out the work. Serious business.

"Rambo" Checking out the work. Serious business.

Five camerason the river or "Rambo".

Five camerason the river or "Rambo".

The old French Bridge in Han-oi, North Vietnam.

The old French Bridge in Han-oi, North Vietnam.

Ron with Ed Asner

Ron with Ed Asner

Ron and Sly having a laugh on Rambo-2008

Ron and Sly having a laugh on Rambo-2008

Ron and Sly Stallone. Rambo

Ron and Sly Stallone. Rambo

Jerry and Ron with The "Original" Slider...

Jerry and Ron with The "Original" Slider...

O.J. Simpson and Ron on "Capricorn One" film.

O.J. Simpson and Ron on "Capricorn One" film.

Helicopter job in Alaska.

Helicopter job in Alaska.

Steven Spielburg and Ron

Steven Spielburg and Ron

Ron and Phil Colllins of Genisis

Ron and Phil Colllins of Genisis

Ron with Kojak, telly Salvales. Great guy.

Ron with Kojak, telly Salvales. Great guy.

Worlds funnest comic show. Las Vegas Steadicam

Worlds funnest comic show. Las Vegas Steadicam

Steadicam in the mountains.

Steadicam in the mountains.

Alaska. Billy Brao and Ron .

Alaska. Billy Brao and Ron.

Ron and the "Bounty Hunter "Dog" Chapman.

Ron and the "Bounty Hunter "Dog" Chapman.

Steadicam on the Kern River

Steadicam on the Kern River

Steadicam with Sarah Silverman

Steadicam with Sarah Silverman

Sometimes, Steadicam is like a bunch of moneys  .

Sometimes, Steadicam is like a bunch of moneys .

Operating a camera. What fun!

Operating a camera. What fun!

Ron and Mr. Cool, Smokey Robinson.

Ron and Mr. Cool, Smokey Robinson.

Mounting a camera for a film on a Stearman Bi-Plane.

Mounting a camera for a film on a Stearman Bi-Plane.

A fun two days with Carrie Underwood .

A fun two days with Carrie Underwood.

Steadicam on "Route 666" Chasing Zombies. Fun stuff.

Steadicam on "Route 666" Chasing Zombies. Fun stuff.

Steadicam. Chasing pancho Villa for History Channel.

Steadicam. Chasing pancho Villa for History Channel.

Steadicam. Chevy Truck commercial with Howie Long.

Steadicam. Chevy Truck commercial with Howie Long.

Clyde from "Any which Way you can" Clint Eastwood. 1980

Clyde from "Any which Way you can" Clint Eastwood. 1980

Ron and Karyn Black. film was "Capricorn One".

Ron and Karyn Black. film was "Capricorn One".

Playing with Zombies.

Playing with Zombies.

Steadicam on a quad...again

Steadicam on a quad...again

Ron doing Steadicam with Howie Long.

Ron doing Steadicam with Howie Long.

Ron, Jeff Cronenweth, asc, and my Slider partner, Jerry Giacalone.

Ron, Jeff Cronenweth, asc, and my Slider partner, Jerry Giacalone.

Henry and I playing on a TV show.

Henry and I playing on a TV show.

Not my favorite camera operating day. I had a very sore butt the next day.

Not my favorite camera operating day. I had a very sore butt the next day.

Ronald McDonald and I. Doing a commercial.

Ronald McDonald and I. Doing a commercial.

Shooting Steadicam in Vegas. Richard Henkels DP.

Shooting Steadicam in Vegas. Richard Henkels DP.

The "Original" Slider, Est. 1998 by    Ron Veto, soc. and Jerry Giacalone.

The "Original" Slider, Est. 1998 by

Ron Veto, soc. and Jerry Giacalone.

Ron and Sly Stallone on the set of John Rambo, in Northern Thailand. Sly is holding up our "Original" Slider

My "Original" Slider business partner. Jerry Giacalone. The best friend a guy can have. Slider on...

My "Original" Slider business partner. Jerry Giacalone. The best friend a guy can have. Slider on...

Posing with classy Cindy Crawford.

Posing with classy Cindy Crawford.

The "Original" Slider inverted shooting toys.

The "Original" Slider inverted shooting toys.

The "Original" Slider... used as a car mount platform.

The "Original" Slider... used as a car mount platform.

The "Original" Slider...used as a two camera set up for a music video.

The "Original" Slider...used as a two camera set up for a music video.

The "Original" Slider mounted on a quad for    "The Sarah Silverman" show.

The "Original" Slider mounted on a quad for

"The Sarah Silverman" show.

Chevy Chase and Ron

Chevy Chase and Ron

The Scatman. Scatman Crothers and Ron on Eastwood film, "Bronco Billy".

The Scatman. Scatman Crothers and Ron on Eastwood film, "Bronco Billy".

Route 666, shooting in Joshua Tree National Park, Cal.

Route 666, shooting in Joshua Tree National Park, Cal.

Shooting in the Mohave desert.

Shooting in the Mohave desert.

Music video chasing around Justin Bieber inside Dodger stadium, Los Angeles

Music video chasing around Justin Bieber inside Dodger stadium, Los Angeles

Operating Steadicam on a television series called "The Grinder"

Operating Steadicam on a television series called "The Grinder"

My Katmandu Holy friends. Nepal.

My Katmandu Holy friends. Nepal.

Freezing on top of Halalakua on Maui. Ice cold.

Freezing on top of Halalakua on Maui. Ice cold.

The "Holi" celebration in India

The "Holi" celebration in India

My friend Sarah Silverman and I.

My friend Sarah Silverman and I.

Pushing the dolly with a Harrier jet hovering 30 feet over your head. Exciting.

Pushing the dolly with a Harrier jet hovering 30 feet over your head. Exciting.

Tom Levy and I working underwater.    Great times with Tom

Tom Levy and I working underwater.

Great times with Tom

Shooting Trace Atkins with Steadicam

Shooting Trace Atkins with Steadicam

Danny, The "Original" Slider and I in Thailand

Danny, The "Original" Slider and I in Thailand

My first gallery. 1960.

My first gallery. 1960.

My 1962 Harley Panhead

My 1962 Harley Panhead

1962 panhead

1962 panhead

A festival of colors! Holi Festival, Vrindavan, India

A festival of colors! Holi Festival, Vrindavan, India

Shooting the Taj Mahal in India.

Shooting the Taj Mahal in India.

Sunset on Manila Bay. Doesn't get any better that this.

Sunset on Manila Bay. Doesn't get any better that this.

Manila Bay, Philippine Islands, 2010

Manila Bay, Philippine Islands, 2010

Ankor Wat, Cambodia, 2011

Ankor Wat, Cambodia, 2011

Hong Kong, 1982

Hong Kong, 1982

Shooting elephants at the "Surin elephant festival" sunrise at the camp.

Shooting elephants at the "Surin elephant festival" sunrise at the camp.

Making a friend in the Pakistani Desert. 1983

Making a friend in the Pakistani Desert. 1983

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Kathmandu, Nepal, 1985

Kathmandu, Nepal, 1985

Ricardo Maltaban and Ron on "Conquest of the Planet of the Apes".

Ricardo Maltaban and Ron on "Conquest of the Planet of the Apes".

Mr. "T" . A reallly nice guy. Pity the fool who doesn't like Mr. "T".

Mr. "T" . A reallly nice guy. Pity the fool who doesn't like Mr. "T".

"Rambo" 2008. Chiang Mai, Thailand.

"Rambo" 2008. Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Wrestler, Stuntmanm Gene LaBell biting my ear off.

Wrestler, Stuntmanm Gene LaBell biting my ear off.

Steadicam. Chasing buffalos in North Dakota.

Steadicam. Chasing buffalos in North Dakota.

Shooting hi-speed Steadicam shot in the snow on a snowmobile.

Shooting hi-speed Steadicam shot in the snow on a snowmobile.

Steadicam on "Texas Rangers" in Dallas texas.

Steadicam on "Texas Rangers" in Dallas texas.

Camera Operator on "Rambo" .

Camera Operator on "Rambo".

Ron and Charo- Cuchi cuchi!!

Ron and Charo- Cuchi cuchi!!

Walking Hanoi- North Vietnam

Walking Hanoi- North Vietnam

Steadicam on a western dolly .

Steadicam on a western dolly.

Studying the shot

Studying the shot

The "Original" Slider on the tv show "Community".

The "Original" Slider on the tv show "Community".

Working nights on a rooftop in L.A.

Working nights on a rooftop in L.A.

Another fun Steadicam day.

Another fun Steadicam day.

My menter, Rex Metz asc. working on a job together. "The List"

My menter, Rex Metz asc. working on a job together. "The List"

Steadicam chasing "Jesse Owens".

Steadicam chasing "Jesse Owens".

Sarah Silverman with my "Original " Slider.

Sarah Silverman with my "Original " Slider.

The "Sarah Silverman Show"

The "Sarah Silverman Show"

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