Mar 272014
 
Kara & Dan (and Bradford) Make A Pair

Get it? Bradford Pair? Kara and Dan are a pair of humans. Bradford is the dog. Yeah. I suck at puns. Anyhoo, this photogenic young duo are quite the songwriting team. In fact, they’ve recently been awarded the John Lennon Songwriting prize. For those of you that don’t know, it’s one hell of a big [Continue Reading...]

Feb 122014
 
Recent Work for MensUnderwearStore.com

It’s been a while since I shared some shots from one of my best regular clients, MensUnderwearStore.com. So here you go. Just in time for Valentine’s Day. And before you ask, ladies–no we aren’t hiring for photo assistants. There’s a long waiting list of volunteers. Go figure. As always, much credit goes to my great [Continue Reading...]

Nov 022013
 
The “New Years Rulin’s” Photo Project: Behind The Scenes, #30 Love Pete

[You can read the rest of this series here.] THE CONCEPT Before I could plan this photo, I had a bit of a mystery to solve: Who, exactly, was Pete? Most people assumed that this Rulin’ referred to Woody Guthrie’s longtime collaborator Pete Seeger. I figured that was the case, but as I learned more [Continue Reading...]

May 302013
 
The “New Years Rulin’s” Photo Project: Behind The Scenes, #19 Keep The Hoping Machine Running

[You can read the rest of this series here.] THE CONCEPT This shot obviously begs an explanation, and it’s easily my favorite story from the entire project. It’s also the photo I’m most proud of due to what’s going on in the scene and how it came together. It was a doozie! As I’ve mentioned [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...]

Apr 082013
 
Zae and LAHmike for Down Label Records

I’ve been wanting to shoot promos for a hip-hop act for a while now so I was delighted when this project came my way. Shot on a chilly March evening in less than an hour, these photos of Zae and LAHmike will be used by their label to promote the up-and-coming rappers. I had never [Continue Reading...]

Feb 222013
 
Promo Photos: Ben Daniel / The Uncredibles

Ben came to me with a fully-formed vision of what he wanted from his new press photos, right down to the props and location. It’s always nice when that happens because it lets me focus on fulfilling my client’s needs within a defined set of parameters. Some might find it confining, but I feel just [Continue Reading...]

Oct 222012
 
Promos For Dave

This is Dave. He is a musician and musical director for a local church. He is a pretty inspirational dude, mainly due to his ability to stay upbeat and creative while enduring some pretty daunting challenges. I won’t air his personal laundry here, but his sense of humor and positive outlook are downright incredible given [Continue Reading...]

Aug 272012
 
LouFest 2012 Highlights

As I write this, I am a broken man. The third installment of LouFest, the biggest rock festival in St. Louis, is now in the history books and man it was a doozie. My back is aching from toting a camera gear around the grounds for two full days, my feet are covered in blisters [Continue Reading...]