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, …

Photo Daily: Merrique Back

  I was in an Old Hollywood mood when I made this photograph of Merrique and the beautiful curve of her back. I was using old school tungsten fresnels to paint the set with very specific areas of light. As much as I love working with natural light, sometimes I like to be more specific with …

Photo Daily: Blue Union Station Chicago

  Chicago’s Union Station is one of my favorite architectural landmarks. Both inside and outside. Inside is the historic Great Hall and outside, the facade features a row of huge Corinthian columns, made only more beautiful when lit in blue. Completed in 1925, it remains the third busiest train station in the U.S., behind only Grand …

Photo Daily: Merrique Upward Gaze

  Merrique and I had the kind of shoot I just love. Great conversation before, during and after shooting. It had been three years since we had worked together and we were long overdue for a good catch-up. Merrique is another one of my good model friends who is simply brilliant. She’s also a musician …

Photo Daily: Merrique and the Midnight Indigo

  “Almost ready. Let me gel that other light so the color temperature mat….. oh… wow… wait a minute. Never mind. This is amazing!” Merrique was in town for a few days this past June. I hadn’t seen her since we worked together in Todos Santos, Mexico back in 2011, making beautiful images with her. …

Photo Daily: Nicola Novellone, Sky Italia

  “Can I make them look cool?” It was the first question I asked a few years ago, when I arrived to make a series of portraits of Leo Burnett executives. I got the assignment a week before to photograph “some Leo Burnett staff members.” It wasn’t until I arrived the morning of the shoot that …

Photo Daily: Die Antwoord Concert Audience

  I had the pleasure of attending the June 3rd Chicago Die Antwoord concert with my good model friend Carlotta Champagne. It was her birthday, and she happened to be staying at my studio for a week. We made some great art (short film coming soon), and then headed out to the beautiful old Riviera Theatre …