Feb 022016
 
Miss, placed.

My friend Larissa has been living in her grandparents’ home for a while now, a midst her grandparents’ possessions and clothes. She expressed to me a while back that she’d like to make some portraits in the home since she felt like she was living in a foreign space, a foreign life even. These are [Continue Reading…]

Dec 232015
 
2015 Wrap Up / Road Trip / All Of The Faces in the Press

A year ago yesterday, I posted a message on Facebook inviting friends to the studio for some improvised portraits.  The intent was to stave off the post-holiday blues by experimenting with some photo ideas, but the ensuing handful of sessions inspired what is easily my most ambitious project ever. Exactly one year later, none other [Continue Reading…]

Sep 282015
 
AOTF Update, the REAL Siri, New Westcott Gear!

Remember that project I told you about where I was photographing all of my Facebook friends? I’ve done over 250 now.  That’s a lot.  Just look at all of those faces. And I’m about to do a lot more.  On the road. Gone ‘Til November A week from today I’ll be taking this show on [Continue Reading…]

Jul 152015
 
Wood Nymphs, Pond Dwellers, Family Portraits

My friend Kelly is one of my best clients and most-photographed subjects.  We are always concocting ideas for shoots and trying to outdo ourselves.  Past experiments involve a bikini made from real bacon, a pinup shoot in the snow, and a whole lot of fluorescent paint.  Every photographer should have such a great pal and [Continue Reading…]

Jan 272015
 
A New Project:  All Of The Faces

I have decided to photograph all of my Facebook friends. There it is. That’s the project. Seems pretty straightforward. It is, and it isn’t. IMPETUS Over the week between Christmas and New Year’s Eve I sequestered myself in the new studio and posted a note on Facebook asking for volunteers to pose for portraits while [Continue Reading…]

Jan 152015
 
Playtime In The New Studio (Mildly NSFW)

I spent the bulk of November cleaning out an old motorcycle repair shop and converting it into a photography studio. It is now 1250 square feet of shooting space equipped with such cutting edge amenities as an old dorm fridge and a coffee maker. A truckload of IKEA furniture makes it a little more comfy [Continue Reading…]

Nov 302013
 
The “New Years Rulin’s” Photo Project: Behind The Scenes, #33 Wake Up And Fight

[You can read the rest of this series here.] THE CONCEPT Ironically, the final photo in this series was one of the first that I shot. Actually, I think it was the first. Probably because it was the easiest one to setup. The location was my bedroom, the makeup artist is a friend of mine, [Continue Reading…]

Nov 162013
 
The “New Years Rulin’s” Photo Project: Behind The Scenes, #32 Make Up Your Mind

[You can read the rest of this series here.] THE CONCEPT I came up with the voting metaphor pretty quickly on this one, being an election year and all, but the idea for the photo wasn’t fully realized until I discovered that you can buy an old voting machine on eBay! A voting machine from [Continue Reading…]

Nov 102013
 
The “New Years Rulin’s” Photo Project: Behind The Scenes, #31 Love Everybody

[You can read the rest of this series here.] THE CONCEPT Yet another abstract Rulin, and I’ll freely admit I didn’t know how this one was going to play out, even as we were shooting. I just knew that the subjects were committed to the project and big Guthrie fans, so I had faith that [Continue Reading…]

Nov 022013
 
The “New Years Rulin’s” Photo Project: Behind The Scenes, #30 Love Pete

[You can read the rest of this series here.] THE CONCEPT Before I could plan this photo, I had a bit of a mystery to solve: Who, exactly, was Pete? Most people assumed that this Rulin’ referred to Woody Guthrie’s longtime collaborator Pete Seeger. I figured that was the case, but as I learned more [Continue Reading…]