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 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: Mia DeRosa, Old Hollywood

I was showing Mia some of my photography books of the old Hollywood photography of the 1930s and 40s. She’s only been modeling for a little while and was asking me about how I learned my style of photography. So out came my favorites. When it came time to photograph her, we decided on a …

“Anoush Hat Dance”: Behind the scenes of a noir short film

Sometimes an idea I have takes a few months or even years to realize. Back in September, when a large box of beautiful wide-brimmed hats arrived at the studio, I knew I was one step closer to scratching an artistic itch I’d had for decades. One of my main influences in photography was George Hurrell, …