Carlotta Champagne – Touch Down

It was Carlotta Champagne who reminded me a few weeks ago that I was injured when I did the photoshoot that resulted in this beautiful photo with her.

“You threw your back out in the cave. Remember?”

Oh yeah. I forgot about that. It wasn’t long after making this photo of her lovely curved torso, that the pain got so bad that I could barely walk.

Jessamyne Rose – What Was

  Jessamyne Rose – What Was~ There was so much beauty to be found on the island of Kauai. And I don’t simply mean the lovely Jessamyne Rose. Everywhere you turned, breathtaking nature. And even the more desolate areas, like a beach I photographed her on, with bare tree roots and stumps, exposed by ocean …

He Shook Sinatra’s Hand – Brian O’Rourke

  He Shook Sinatra’s Hand – Brian O’Rourke~ Life is probably best when you go from, “Oh. We’ve made a horrible mistake,” to, “Whoa. This is amaaaaazing!”, in a matter of a few minutes. I was out celebrating the birthday of a great friend of mine. Her newish boyfriend had spent all day on Yelp, …

Ivory Flame – Resilience Ascending

I photographed the lovely and emotive UK-based Ivory Flame in Los Angeles in late 2016. It was my first time collaborating with Ivory and I can describe our wonderful creating simply as, just playing in the light. In this photograph, she conveys her natural state of elegance, optimism and strength, with a nod to Old Hollywood beauty.

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, …

Nymph – Kurios

  Nymph – Kurios I really don’t care that The Simpsons regularly make fun of it. Or that a lot of people make fun of it, for that matter. I really love Cirque du Soleil. And when the touring show comes through town, I usually go more than once. And I usually do a bit …

Tara Tree – Illuminata

Tara Tree – Illuminata This is another image where I’m fairly sure I can’t say I came up with the concept. Tara Tree and I were scouting locations in Kauai when we decided to explore a cave. We were taking phone photos of various places we visited and I believe it was Tara who snapped …

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 …

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 …