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, …

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 …

Carlotta Rocky Point

  Carlotta has the most infectious enthusiasm. About whatever she happens to be doing at the moment. She’s good energy. Carlotta was tagging along the morning Anne and I were discovering the magical tree overlook. Every once in a while, when Anne needed a short breather from climbing all over that tree, I’d turn my …

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 …

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 …

Photo Daily: Anne Duffy Casa Dracula Wall

  I distinctly remember thinking we were all finished with the shoot. Anne Duffy and I had spent the afternoon photographing her at the 150 year old mansion of a long since gone sugar baron in the lovely small town of Todos Santos, Mexico. I was so happy with what we had created. And then …

Photo Daily: Trish Davis Window Eye

  I love light. Natural or otherwise, it simply has to be good light. And I loved that Trish wandered over to the window during our shoot that day. This was my first shoot with Trish and she was a pleasure to work with. I got a text from her a day earlier when she …