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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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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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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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nude man sits in opening in concrete floor, leg dangling down

Time is a Thief

  I always talk about how the camera is a recording device for time. Those milliseconds of clicking shutter forever seal a sight, never to be repeated. With people, I always think of visual characteristics. They transform with time. I can easily note the differences in my own youthful pictures. The camera seals and protects …

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Cleveland 2021

Cleveland is a city that has become symbolic of the social forces in our country for my work. I grew up in its shadow, barely visiting out of parental fear. Now I understand its maligned past. It is a symbol of human greed. Huge companies that built our country were located here. Westinghouse, Warner-Swasey, Ford, …

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Zanesville Houses

You can never take for granted the assistance of friends and fellow artists. This grouping of images stems from suggestions from my wonderful friend and fellow artist, Linda Gall. I had been whining about the increasing loss of abandoned buildings in Columbus. So Linda suggested an exploration in her hometown of Zanesville. Zanesville has an …

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The Hartman Building

So back in 2000, this wonderful building became available as a setting. I had noticed it many times in the past since it was close to a popular restaurant. I loved its architectural style. Like so many buildings in the city its abandoned status caused concern. Then suddenly, makeshift barriers and fencing went up and …

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Boy Next Door

This session involved a model I met through an online modeling network. When my website was hacked about a year ago, many of these terrific images were lost. Now it’s time to return them to their spotlight!  He was a student with an enthusiastic desire for nudity. Refreshingly different from previous balking models, he would …

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Big Muskie

After discovering the Big Muskie while on a portrait shoot outside of Zanesville, Ohio, I knew this was something I had to shoot. The Muskie was a relic of an industrial age gradually disappearing. It was one of the largest shovels ever built. A iron monster sitting in the middle of nowhere begging to be …

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