Keira – Sheer Focus

  Keira – Sheer Focus Keira Grant is a tiny person. In the best way. And in the week leading up to her visit to Chicago last August, I was still in my temporary in-between home before my move to Los Angeles, and the place was Box City. Still piled high with moving boxes. Everywhere. Including …

Meluxine – Dress Handfuls

    Meluxine – Dress Handfuls “Aw, we lost the sun,” Meluxine said, as she noticed the gorgeous shafts of sunlight that until very recently had been beautifully falling on her through the window, had faded away. She was wearing a sparkly gold and black striped dress by Mango and when the sun hit it, it …

Meluxine – Looking Inside

  Meluxine – Looking Inside You know when you’re having one of those days when everything you touch turns to gold? They don’t happen often, but when they do, the feeling is extraordinary. Meluxine and I were definitely having one of those days the first time we ever shot together. Even the, this probably won’t …

Anne Duffy Overlooking the Edge

  I’d love to take credit for it, but Anne Duffy is the one who spotted the tree first. A beautiful tree. And like so many trees on the island of Kauai, the erosion from years of the ocean doing what oceans do, left a stunning series of twisted roots in a way that made …

Hello Los Angeles! … But first … Meluxine in Kauai

Nothing like running out on stage, yelling, “Hello Los Angeles!”, dropping the mic and jumping on a plane to Hawaii. But that was pretty much the beginning of June for me. Setting up shop in LA before heading to the stunningly gorgeous island of Kauai, consisted mostly of me unboxing the barest of essentials, putting …

Daily Photo: Anoush Green is Good

  It’s really doesn’t have to be complicated. Sometimes you just need a big empty space, a single piece of furniture… and a wonderfully emotive model, like my good friend Anoush. I had access to a large unfinished space in the Streeterville neighborhood in Chicago and arranged to meet her there. It’s fun to play …

Daily Photo: Smoke About It

  I was watching tv with my friend Jordan a few years ago, when, as often happened with us, I became more interested in how the lamp light she was sitting under was falling on her than the show we were watching. Whenever we were in the middle of shooting and trying to come up …

Daily Photo: Justine Darkest Before the Dawn

  Another haunting photo of my friend and collaborator, Justine, in honor of her birthday last week. We have spent so much time coming up with interesting ways to photograph her. And this evening as we looked around the studio for the next idea, I spotted some black paint and a large sponge. “Sure! Let’s …

Daily Photo: Justine Eyes

  My beautiful and tremendous friend Justine celebrated a birthday a few days ago. And happily we found ourselves in the same city for a proper celebration for a change. Justine is one of my go-to people for so many things. She has a wonderfully thoughtful and empathetic quality about her. And that really comes …

Nudity in Art – Censorship and Self-Censorship

Needless to say, this post is going to be NSFW… or for Facebook… or Instagram… etc.   Shortly before christmas, I got an email from a friend who has been designing my Billy Sheahan Photography apps for Android and Apple iOS for the past few years. Actually I received two emails from him, a short …