Feb 102016
 
Fresh Head Shots, New Band Photos

It’s been a busy few weeks at the studio, which was a great way to wrap things up in the old space. I moved out this weekend with my sights set on a new studio. It will be a few weeks before it’s ready for prime time, so it’s all tax returns and paperwork right [Continue Reading…]

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…]

Mar 092015
 
Candice Ivory Promos

One of the perks of being both a working musician as well as a photographer is that I frequently get to shoot folks that I also play with. In this case, I was called on to do fresh promo photos for the very talented Candice Ivory after drumming on her upcoming album. Candice had strong [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…]

Dec 042014
 
Craft Cocktails for The Riverfront Times

I appreciate an adult beverage from time to time and my current hometown of St. Louis is enjoying a resurgence of classic cocktails, so it was an honor to shoot this piece for the Riverfront Times. It was also quite a challenge: shooting portraits of seven people and a dozen cocktails in five locations over [Continue Reading…]

Aug 302014
 
Shooting Some Pool

Typically my friend Danielle spends her time behind the camera, providing her hair and makeup talents to models and other photographic subjects on set. For this shoot though, she stepped in front of the lens as we spent an afternoon playing around with lights and dresses and water and stuff. Not an awful way to [Continue Reading…]