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…]

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…]