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…]

Oct 202014
 
Antoine Brown of 141 Bespoke

Meet Antoine Brown, owner of the men’s custom suit boutique 141 Bespoke. Antoine contacted me to shoot his initial product line for a soon to be launched website, and in the process we shot some great portraits of the owner himself on the streets of downtown St. Louis.

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…]

Aug 182014
 
EYEZ by Peat Wollaeger

My friend Peat Wollaeger is a world-renowned artist whose stencil based work can be seen all over his hometown of St. Louis as well as cities around the globe. He recently launched a clothing line that takes his artwork from the streets to the closets of fashionable folks. We recently did a run-n-gun shoot to [Continue Reading…]

Mar 102014
 
Corporate Storytelling With Cofactor Genomics

This was a fun project that allowed me to stretch out a little and broaden my photographic horizons a bit. I’ve been interested in doing more corporate portrait work and visual storytelling for interesting businesses, so when this opportunity came up I jumped on it. I mean, what kind of business is more interesting than [Continue Reading…]

Feb 172014
 
Scarlet Tanager Promo Photos

The most common descriptions I’ve heard when discussing Scarlet Tanager are “indie” and “chamber pop”–two labels that have become essentially meaningless due to overuse. I have no room in my head for terms like that anyway. As someone once said, there are two kinds of music: good and bad. Scarlet Tanager is really, really good. [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…]