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.

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 …

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 – 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 …

Victoria Price at Phantom Carriage Vincent Price Beer Dinner

  Victoria Price at Phantom Carriage Vincent Price Beer Dinner~ Whenever possible, you should always find something to love about your work. I don’t mean overall. I mean, every project you agree to be a part of, finding even a small thing to be passionate about, results in whatever you’re making, better. Better for your …

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 …

Hello Los Angeles! … But first … Meluxine in Kauai

Nothing like running out on stage, yelling, “Hello Los Angeles!”, dropping the mic and jumping on a plane to Hawaii. But that was pretty much the beginning of June for me. Setting up shop in LA before heading to the stunningly gorgeous island of Kauai, consisted mostly of me unboxing the barest of essentials, putting …

Daily Photo: Anoush Green is Good

  It’s really doesn’t have to be complicated. Sometimes you just need a big empty space, a single piece of furniture… and a wonderfully emotive model, like my good friend Anoush. I had access to a large unfinished space in the Streeterville neighborhood in Chicago and arranged to meet her there. It’s fun to play …

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 …