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 152014
 
Natalie Huggins Promos

Natalie sings, writes and plays/teaches piano and is about to release her long-awaited EP. Of course she needed some fresh photos for the promotion of the record and possibly some album artwork, so yours truly was honored to work with her. Each of three photo setups with was concocted to correlate to the three themes [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…]

Sep 122013
 
The “New Years Rulin’s” Photo Project: Behind The Scenes, #24 Send Mary And Kids Money

[You can read the rest of this series here.] THE CONCEPT Oh man. This one was such a difficult shot to conceive. The hardest one in the entire project. In fact, it ended up being the final photo taken for the series because I couldn’t figure out how to shoot it. I knew it would [Continue Reading…]

May 302013
 
The “New Years Rulin’s” Photo Project: Behind The Scenes, #18 Stay Glad

[You can read the rest of this series here.] THE CONCEPT This one was a bit of a hail mary. I showed up to the shoot with only a loose idea in mind: since I was shooting a duo we would play with the happy/sad dynamic. That’s all I had. Thankfully I’ve known the subjects [Continue Reading…]

Feb 062013
 
The “New Years Rulin’s” Photo Project: Behind The Scenes, #16 Keep Rancho Clean

[You can read the rest of this series here.] THE CONCEPT The first several times I read this Rulin I wondered to myself, “What is ‘Rancho’? Or who is ‘Rancho’?”. I assumed Guthrie was referring to his homestead but then again, ‘Rancho’ is a pretty cool name for a dog. Or an iguana. Alas, I [Continue Reading…]

Dec 042012
 
The “New Years Rulin’s” Project: Behind The Scenes, #13 Read Lots Good Books

[You can read the rest of this series here.] THE CONCEPT This was the very first photo I completed for this project. In fact, I completed it before I really knew if I was capable of actually pulling any of this off. It was more “proof of concept” than a concept itself. That said, I [Continue Reading…]