Ivory Flame – Green with Ivory

  Ivory Flame – Green with Ivory~ Excitedly, “Oooh! What do you have?” That’s usually one of the first questions out of my mouth when I walk up to my model collaborator at the beginning of any shoot. It’s one of those moments of discovery that starts to put the final pieces in place of …

Barrier to the Beauty

  Barrier to the Beauty~ Hello Gentle Readers. Continuing my theme this week of sharing photographs I’ve made since I arrived in Los Angeles last year, Barrier to the Beauty, is what I would call a found image. I was walking through a parking lot outside a venue where I was photographing an event that evening. One …

Hello, Los Angeles!

  Hello, Los Angeles! When I arrived here last May, I couldn’t wait to write my first official, “Hello LA,” blog. Now, more than eight months later, things have settled down a bit and I’ve had some time to begin writing days of blogs for you kind Gentle Readers again! So, a very belated, “Hello, …

Jessamyne – A Million Miles Away

  Jessamyne – A Million Miles Away “What?!” “I said, that’s good! Lean forward like that again!” “What?!” I held my index finger up to Jessamyne in the international gesture of, “Hold on a sec.” You see, she was outside on the deck of our Hawaiian oceanfront villa and I was inside, photographing her through …

Anne Duffy – Crown of Shadows

  Anne Duffy – Crown of Shadows Anne has one of the most beautiful faces I have ever come to know. I’ve felt that way since before I actually got to work with her years ago. Her portfolio is full of some of the most striking images I’ve ever seen. All week we’d been talking …

Photo Daily: Brooke Strength and Grace

  Brooke Lynne has a wonderful sense of the shapes she creates. It’s a joy to watch her work to find the precise pose. She has a keen sense of symmetry and knows when to use it and when the composition requires something more askew. Regardless, what she achieves is the most lovely balance. I’m …

Photo Daily: Tara Cara Encantadora

  Ah, Tara. My lovely model friend Tara. It’s been more than three years since we’ve seen each other in person, around the time we made this tranquil photograph of her on the Pacific Ocean shores of Baja, Mexico. But because we live in the future, Tara and I have managed to remain in very …

“Near and Far Sighted” A new short film with Anoush

  Another new week, and another of my new short films for you. This one features one of my favorite collaborators, Anoush. It’s called “Near and Far Sighted.” The idea for this film came from a wonderful dilemma I often find myself having when photographing someone as lovely as Anoush, especially in my still photography. Even though …

Photo Daily: Vanessa Montreal

Montreal is a lovely city. It’s as close to Europe as you can get without crossing the Atlantic Ocean. In fact, the reason I was there was because we were using Montreal as a stand-in for Paris while shooting a TV commercial for Tresemme. Vanessa was one of the beautiful models on hand for the …

Photo Daily: Felicia Masked Eyes

  I’m a pack rat when it comes to photography. I’m always buying silly little things I find along my journey. “Hmmm. I could use this in a shoot.” More often than not, even though sometimes it takes a few years from, Hmmm, to the actual shoot, I’m right. It did add something to the …