Around every corner in the Pacific Northwest seems to lie an incredible natural scene. This session was my second on this year’s excursion. Working with model Mario, we ended up deep in a canyon that had suffered horrible fire damage. There was a wonderful connect with Mario’s energy and the location. He comfortably engaged with […]
I look at every photo shoot as an opportunity to unite a unique individual with a unique environment. And this summer, I was able to travel back to visit friends in Portland, allowing another great shoot with this handsome man. After a year of photographing urban desolation, it’s a refreshing treat to work the male
Introducing a model with such a title leads one to believe something amazing happened. And as a last minute addition to a crazy shoot schedule, he did just that. Reaching out through Instagram, I connected with this young man and Alex was able to be included in an already astounding repertoire of images. As luck
One part of the world has truly captured my imagination. Portugal and Western Spain, especially the Extremedura, have presented me with a plethora of stunning locations that cannot compare to anything in the US. The mind-blowing history alone is enough to peak my interest. But the staggering vistas and phenomenal architecture are just stellar!
The 2022 photography season truly began with Portugal. It was the first time that I felt comfortable enough to attempt a foreign country by myself. Armed with research done online, I had several destinations and a few contacts to assist with what became some of the best location work I’ve shot. This trip energized the
Working with Zach is symbolized beautifully with this first image – a tempting vine that wraps around your mind – tangling your imagination – producing stunning shots! Dramatic writing aside, I determined that our second session should involve a field trip to Detroit. Time to get down and dirty in the field, so to speak.
What happens when you bring a professional dancer to abandoned locations? Well, you end up with some wonderfully expressive and interactive images! I discovered Esteban through Instagram, as I have with a few other talented guys. I was immediately captivated by his skills as a modern dancer. And since modern dancers aren’t constrained by the
My second major expedition in Portugal was due east of Lisbon near the Spanish border – an amazing fortified city defending from Moorish and Spanish incursions. I can’t remember exactly how I discovered this location but it was a glorious step back in time. Massively thick walls provided protection for the town, while a large
Portugal was amazing! Overflowing with wonderful locations that peaked my interest. Equally thrilling were the terrific people I met through Instagram, then worked with. The first was actually an American who recently moved to the country. His name was Abel. A wonderful guy with an amazing ability to articulate so much emotion through his movements
After many years of always photographing close to home, I finally made a foreign departure. With lots of planning and the freedom of retirement, I was fortunate enough to visit Portugal. This country has been brought to my attention many times in the past few years. Now, with the pandemic easing, it time to explore.