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 …

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 …

Photo Daily: Jordan Middle of the Night

  “No, you can just lay there and relax. I’ll do the moving around and find something beautiful.” I’ve said those words a lot to my lovely model friend Jordan. It’s a very zen way of shooting for me. Very relaxed. Having brief bits of conversation as I circle and stand and bend over, looking …

Nudity in Art – Censorship and Self-Censorship

Needless to say, this post is going to be NSFW… or for Facebook… or Instagram… etc.   Shortly before christmas, I got an email from a friend who has been designing my Billy Sheahan Photography apps for Android and Apple iOS for the past few years. Actually I received two emails from him, a short …

Photo Daily: Romahni Rose Shadow Box

  Timing is everything. The right mood. The right light. The right idea. And the right model. A few weeks earlier, I didn’t know I would have the opportunity to photograph the wonderfully creative and fun Romahni Rose. But then the planets align and everything falls into place. Timing. And as it happens, it was Romahni’s …

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. …

Part 21 of 50: A Brunette, Dos Casas and a Wardrobe: Photographing the Lovely Anne Duffy

This is part twenty-one in a series of blogs on my photographic adventures in Todos Santos, Mexico. It was almost exactly a year ago as I write this that my ZoeFest X adventure began. You’ll recall I received several emails from the incredibly talented photographer, Zoe Wiseman, about her annual artists retreat that would be …