Photo Daily: Tara Thoughts at Sunset

  I was having a lovely discussion with Tara when I was photographing her in a deserted beach cove in Mexico a few years ago. The kind of discussion that really makes you stop and think before giving a proper answer to a question that’s come up. That’s one of the things I love about …

Photo Daily: Anne Duffy Balcony Doorway

  As much as I love to create in my studio, getting out on location, finding some amazing place to collaborate with an inspiring model, always brings something unknown to the process of creation. That was my experience shooting with the lovely Anne Duffy in a 150 year-old mansion in Baja, Mexico. I was really …

Photo Daily: Keira Grant Casa Dracula Doorway

  I got a lovely holiday card from my model friend Keira Grant the other day. It’s such a nice surprise to get something in the snail-mail that’s inspiring for a change. Art. Keira is a prolific art model. Intelligent, creative, inventive. I had a wonderful time photographing her in and around the 19th century mansion …

Photo Daily: Anne Duffy Leans on Chair at Casa Dracula

  When I first saw Anne Duffy’s portfolio, I knew immediately I wanted to photograph her. When I met her, six months later to finally get my wish, I was rewarded to know the witty, creative and intelligent woman behind the beautiful photos. Anne is fun! She did not disappoint. Anne has, in addition to her …

Photo Daily: Carlotta Water Surface

Water. I love to be near it. In life and in my photography. It’s always a special treat when I get to combine the two. I was photographing my friend Carlotta Champagne in Todos Santos, Mexico a few years ago. It was a hot day. The kind of day when you try to avoid the …

Photo Daily: Anne, the Pearls and the Lounge

  I walked into Anne’s little villa room, stopping quickly, because if I had taken another step, I would have been trampling the most delightful collection of beautiful clothing and vintage lingerie that had exploded all over the floor. To be fair, it wasn’t all Anne’s clothing. She was sharing the room with another of …

Part 24 of 50: Candace, the Cannery and the Bats in My Belfry

This is part twenty-four in a series of blogs on my photography adventures at ZoeFest X, in Todos Santos, Mexico. I got a lovely email from a lovely model called Candace Nirvana last week. She had been following my periodic blog posts about our time at ZoeFest in 2011 and was wondering why she had …

Part 22 of 50: Billy Crashes the Model Taxi

This is part twenty-two in a series of blogs on my photography adventures at ZoeFest X, in Todos Santos, Mexico. You’ll recall that my decision to rent a car for the duration of ZoeFest X was turning out to be a fine choice. Before leaving Chicago, I had imagined that I might have only used …

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 …

Part 20 of 50: Brooke and the Big Leaf

This is part twenty in a series of blogs on my artistic adventures in Todos Santos, Mexico late last year. Sorry it’s been a while. Alright. Where were we? I had been photographing the lovely models of ZoeFest X for almost a week and somehow I had managed to photograph all but three in a …