Photo Daily: Candace Nirvana Shrouded

  Candace Nirvana is a tremendously inspiring model who also happens to be a brilliant photographer. Candace and I had great fun exploring this abandoned cannery in Baja, Mexico a few years ago. One of the items she brought along for the shoot was a thin wisp of a white dress. At one point she …

Photo Daily: Meghan Claire at La Presa de Santa Ines

  One of the best things about shooting on location is finding the locations. I was in Baja, Mexico a few years ago and had scheduled a shoot with the lovely and adventurous Meghan Claire. We decided to head out of the little town we were staying in and find a large dam we had …

Photo Daily: Tara Thoughts at Sunset

  I was having a lovely discussion with Tara when I was photographing her in a deserted beach cove in Mexico a few years ago. The kind of discussion that really makes you stop and think before giving a proper answer to a question that’s come up. That’s one of the things I love about …

Photo Daily: Anne Duffy Balcony Doorway

  As much as I love to create in my studio, getting out on location, finding some amazing place to collaborate with an inspiring model, always brings something unknown to the process of creation. That was my experience shooting with the lovely Anne Duffy in a 150 year-old mansion in Baja, Mexico. I was really …

Photo Daily: Anne Duffy Leans on Chair at Casa Dracula

  When I first saw Anne Duffy’s portfolio, I knew immediately I wanted to photograph her. When I met her, six months later to finally get my wish, I was rewarded to know the witty, creative and intelligent woman behind the beautiful photos. Anne is fun! She did not disappoint. Anne has, in addition to her …

Photo Daily: Carlotta Water Surface

Water. I love to be near it. In life and in my photography. It’s always a special treat when I get to combine the two. I was photographing my friend Carlotta Champagne in Todos Santos, Mexico a few years ago. It was a hot day. The kind of day when you try to avoid the …

Photo Daily: Anne, the Pearls and the Lounge

  I walked into Anne’s little villa room, stopping quickly, because if I had taken another step, I would have been trampling the most delightful collection of beautiful clothing and vintage lingerie that had exploded all over the floor. To be fair, it wasn’t all Anne’s clothing. She was sharing the room with another of …

Part 24 of 50: Candace, the Cannery and the Bats in My Belfry

This is part twenty-four in a series of blogs on my photography adventures at ZoeFest X, in Todos Santos, Mexico. I got a lovely email from a lovely model called Candace Nirvana last week. She had been following my periodic blog posts about our time at ZoeFest in 2011 and was wondering why she had …

Part 22 of 50: Billy Crashes the Model Taxi

This is part twenty-two in a series of blogs on my photography adventures at ZoeFest X, in Todos Santos, Mexico. You’ll recall that my decision to rent a car for the duration of ZoeFest X was turning out to be a fine choice. Before leaving Chicago, I had imagined that I might have only used …

Part 20 of 50: Brooke and the Big Leaf

This is part twenty in a series of blogs on my artistic adventures in Todos Santos, Mexico late last year. Sorry it’s been a while. Alright. Where were we? I had been photographing the lovely models of ZoeFest X for almost a week and somehow I had managed to photograph all but three in a …