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 …

Meluxine – Looking Inside

  Meluxine – Looking Inside You know when you’re having one of those days when everything you touch turns to gold? They don’t happen often, but when they do, the feeling is extraordinary. Meluxine and I were definitely having one of those days the first time we ever shot together. Even the, this probably won’t …

Anne Duffy – Crown of Shadows

  Anne Duffy – Crown of Shadows Anne has one of the most beautiful faces I have ever come to know. I’ve felt that way since before I actually got to work with her years ago. Her portfolio is full of some of the most striking images I’ve ever seen. All week we’d been talking …

Jessamyne – Dressed to the 9am

  Jessamyne – Dressed to the 9am “You know, if you grab a handful of those sheets and pull, it creates some really beautiful lines,” I suggested to Jessamyne. And we were off! I love it when an idea like that just kind of presents itself. She began to play with various way to pull …

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 …

Carlotta Rocky Point

  Carlotta has the most infectious enthusiasm. About whatever she happens to be doing at the moment. She’s good energy. Carlotta was tagging along the morning Anne and I were discovering the magical tree overlook. Every once in a while, when Anne needed a short breather from climbing all over that tree, I’d turn my …

Anne Duffy Overlooking the Edge

  I’d love to take credit for it, but Anne Duffy is the one who spotted the tree first. A beautiful tree. And like so many trees on the island of Kauai, the erosion from years of the ocean doing what oceans do, left a stunning series of twisted roots in a way that made …

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 …

Jessamyne Morning Shoreline Surprise

 Sometimes you get surprises. Jessamyne and I were up early, shooting along one of the shorelines on the north end of Kauai. I had picked the location because of the beautiful exposed tree roots due to sand erosion over the years. Quite striking. And we did two setups along the shore there. Both beautiful. We paused …

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 …