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 …

Ivory Flame – Wistful Enigma

  Ivory Flame – Wistful Enigma~ My series of recent blogs about my favorite photographs I’ve made since arriving in LA last year continues today, Gentle Readers, with another collaboration with Ivory Flame. During a break in shooting, this was an image, in the course of our back of the camera review, that she and …

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 …

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, …

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: Melissa Resting Beauty Face

  I made this photo of the lovely model Melissa Troutt when I was photographing her along with another model. It was one of the few times I arranged a shoot with models I didn’t know in advance. Melissa belongs to a network of freelance art models who tour the globe making art with hundreds of …

Photo Daily: Felicia Danger

  I remember the first time I saw the work of photographer Cindy Sherman. She had an exhibition of her huge prints at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art. It was my introduction into self-portrait photography. But Sherman’s work was so much more than self photography. It was the characters she created. Her images looked like …

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: The Eyes of Carlotta

  My model friend Carlotta Champagne is enormous amounts of fun. When I first photographed her in Mexico a few years ago, I was in a serious mood for some reason when we began to shoot. It wasn’t until I lightened the fuck up and caught up with her happy mood that the photographs began …