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...]

Oct 182013
 
The “New Years Rulin’s” Photo Project: Behind The Scenes, #29 Love Papa

[You can read the rest of this series here.] THE CONCEPT For me, this is the most satisfying image in the entire series. The concept was simple: to put my dad and I in the same room, playing drums together for the first time in over 20 years, and let the camera do its thing. [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...]

Sep 032013
 
The “New Years Rulin’s” Photo Project: Behind The Scenes, #23 Have Company But Don't Waste Time

[You can read the rest of this series here.] THE CONCEPT Another of the more abstract Rulin’s, this one had me stumped for a while. I knew I wanted to do something with a group of people in the context of a party atmosphere but I wasn’t quite homing in on a photo. Of course, [Continue Reading...]

Aug 302013
 
Pinup-Style Portraits With Jenny

My friend Jenny commissioned some pinup-style portraits as a birthday gift for her boyfriend. He is a huge fan of Marilyn Monroe and pinup girls (who isn’t?) and she wanted to surprise him with some glamorous photos. Naturally, I couldn’t wait to help. Sadly, we only had very limited time in the studio and ended [Continue Reading...]

Aug 252013
 
The “New Years Rulin’s” Photo Project: Behind The Scenes, #22 Save Dough

[You can read the rest of this series here.] THE CONCEPT Yeah, it’s a visual pun. Save dough. As in cookie dough. I can’t say that this one was a challenge to conceive, nor was it difficult to find The Most Perfect Person for this photograph. After all, when I think of dough I think [Continue Reading...]

Jun 282013
 
NOMaly Promo Portraits

Quick post of some recent work today. These are some promo portraits for musician/actor/author NOMaly. One light, one location, two hours, lots of different looks. Many thanks to Matt Jackson for the assist!