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, …

Daily Photo: Smoke About It

  I was watching tv with my friend Jordan a few years ago, when, as often happened with us, I became more interested in how the lamp light she was sitting under was falling on her than the show we were watching. Whenever we were in the middle of shooting and trying to come up …

Photo Daily: Frances Window Curves

  I was speaking with another artist friend of mine last week, discussing art photography and the differences between photographing men and women. I explained I’ve always found I’m more drawn to curves rather than lines. When I first started making art nude photography with women, I did actually photograph men as well. I thought …

Photo Daily: Jordan Bed Head and Lingerie

  I often tell people that I find my most creative time of day happens to be between the hours of 10pm and 4am. It’s been that way going all the way back to when I was in a rock band back in high school. I did most of the song writing for our band, …

Photo Daily: White Amiria

  This was a fun shoot. I’m a bit of a pack rat when it comes to collecting things I think I might be able to use in a shoot. Some day. I was in Las Vegas a few years earlier and instead of spending time at the tables, some good friends and I hit …

Photo Daily: Anastasia Arteyeva Smoldering

  One of my dearest model friends, Anastasia, has been on my mind a great deal lately. Since her stay at my studio last winter, she’s traveled home to Ukraine to see her family, continued her travels in Europe and the Mediterranean and given herself some time to think about what’s next for her. It’s …

Photo Daily: Totter Todd at House of Blues

I made this photograph of Totter Todd at the House of Blues during a performance of Heavyweight Dub Champion in 2009. The band gave me full access to roam about both in front of and backstage, a rarity for me, since I don’t often photograph bands these days. I always enjoyed photographing concerts, going back …

Photo Daily: Cirque du Soleil Allegría

  A lot of people think I learned to speak French because I’ve spent a lot of time in Paris. It’s true that it came in handy later during my visits, but my desire to speak that beautiful language was triggered by something slightly more North American. I’ve only missed a couple of the touring …

Photo Daily: If You See Her, Say Hello from Berlin

  I was in Berlin for a screening of a film I edited that was being shown as part of the Berlin Underground Film Festival. It was 1995 and only a few years since the Berlin Wall came down. Plenty of evidence of that still everywhere. But Berlin has a strong heart and the people …

Photo Daily: Symmetry, Romahni Rose and Brooke Lynne

  I’m in awe of what humans can do. Artistically. Physically. Gracefully. Beautifully. At our best, we create extraordinary things. Inventive things. It’s our innate curiosity and expression that defines us, both individually and collectively. Artists. Explorers. Thinkers. I had two brilliant art models staying at the studio over this past Labor Day weekend. Brooke …