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Wonderful Oliveé!

I am still trying to catch up with editing the summers activities. This month I’d like to feature work shot with the sweet Oliveé from New York. I was really impressed with his enthusiasm especially after a hideously complicated flight, which seems to be the norm anymore. Surprisingly he was unfazed with a calm demeanor …

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Zach in the Motor City

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. …

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Esteban in Cleveland

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 …

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Jake in the Motor City

Continuing my enthusiasm from Portugal, I was able to schedule several new explorations of the old Rust Belt cities. My first was Detroit. It has been about 5 years since I’ve seen this city. New to this trip – help from a Canadian urbex guy who knew about more interesting areas than I ever could! …

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João – the final Portuguese portfolio

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 …

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Abel in the Algarve

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 …

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Last Shoot of the Year

It’s been a busy past couple of months. I’ve been cranking out new dimensional encaustic pieces in preparation for an art show in Cleveland. And, of course, the weather has started its gradual winter decline making location shoots difficult. Before that window of opportunity closed, I was able to work with the wonderful Devin from …

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Abandoned Cleveland

Over the past two years I’ve been exploring my native city of Cleveland as a source for my figurative work. It’s odd that I have avoided it for so long. But now, with every investigation, I find more locations that stimulate fresh ideas and stir more themes of social reflection. This series of images was …

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