Meluxine – Contemplate Your Fate

I was catching up with Meluxine the other day. And we both agreed that this shoot, our first time ever collaborating together, still remains one of our favorite shoots either of us have been a part of. I think we had been reached a place in our respective work that needed a refresh somehow. Going back to remembering why we loved to do this kind of thing in the first place.

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 …

Tara Tree – Illuminata

Tara Tree – Illuminata This is another image where I’m fairly sure I can’t say I came up with the concept. Tara Tree and I were scouting locations in Kauai when we decided to explore a cave. We were taking phone photos of various places we visited and I believe it was Tara who snapped …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Photo Daily: Coupled Engines

  The 5-year old boy in me stills loves trains. Riding the Illinois Central electric trains around Chicago was one of my favorite early memories. Traveling by rail in Europe rekindles the same love. Given the choice of traveling by air or by train? Put me on a train. I was visiting Santa Fe a …

Photo Daily: Merrique Back

  I was in an Old Hollywood mood when I made this photograph of Merrique and the beautiful curve of her back. I was using old school tungsten fresnels to paint the set with very specific areas of light. As much as I love working with natural light, sometimes I like to be more specific with …

Photo Daily: Jillian Ann Shadow Dancer

  This lovely photograph of Jillian Ann was made in another of those wonderful fleeting moments of perfect light before the sun dipped below the horizon. It was only after quickly checking back the first few frames that I noticed my noggin’s shadow was making an unwanted appearance near the bottom of the frame. A little more …