Meluxine – Contemplate Your Fate

I was catching up with Meluxine the other day. And we both agreed that this shoot, our first time ever collaborating together, still remains one of our favorite shoots either of us have been a part of. I think we had been reached a place in our respective work that needed a refresh somehow. Going back to remembering why we loved to do this kind of thing in the first place.

Christian – Hands that Hide

Hands that Hide I really didn’t understand until the midway point of my shoot with Christian, but it was to become one of the more profound shoots I experienced in some time. As my alert Gentle Readers will have noted, I photograph a lot of women. Not exclusively, but pretty damn near. Before Christian, it …

Tara Tree Subterrane

  “Is it too dark to shoot in here?”, asked Tara Tree, as we were exploring one of the Kauai caves during a location scout one afternoon. “No, I think there’s enough light. If I bring a tripod and do longer exposures,” I said, as my eyes began to slowly adjust to the darkness. I …

Photo Daily: Chicago City Canyon

  There’s a little alley in the heart of Chicago’s financial district that has the most amazing daytime light. It can be the sunniest of days, but the narrow canyon of dark adjacent buildings and imposing overhanging fire escape manage to snuff out all but a little sliver of light. It’s nothing short of beautiful. …

Photo Daily: Carlotta Reaching in the Dark

  It’s fun to play with time when creating photography. This photograph of Carlotta Champagne I made is full of time playfulness. She and I were both looking to create something a little out of the ordinary. I first saw Fritz Lang’s 1927 film, Metropolis, in my pre-teen years. It was a profound visual experience that greatly …

Photo Daily: Jordan Serenely Exhausted

It was well past 2am and Jordan and I were nearing the end of what would be one of our last photoshoots we’d have for a while. It had been almost a year since we last collaborated and oddly, I think for whatever reason, both of us were finding it difficult to find our usual …

Photo Daily: ARIISK

Making photographs in the dark. ARIISK invited me to photograph one of their Chicago shows a few years ago. I loved their sound. Moody, layered with analog synthesizer tones and walls of reverb. The stage lighting reflected that. Another show where my camera could see more than my eyes could. ARIISK are, in their own …

Photo Daily: Carlotta’s Dark Circus, Part 1

Sometimes an idea comes out of nowhere. Or out of a suitcase. Or a suitcase that happens to be a time machine. I had the good fortune last June to have the lovely Carlotta Champagne staying at the studio for a few days. She was in traveling through Chicago to do some modeling work and …

Galerie de Paris

I put up a gallery of some of my work from Paris. Some of the images still need a little work, but it’s a pretty good example of what I’ve been doing here. Enjoy! Galerie de Paris