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shirtless man sits overlooking river

Zach – the first shoot

I used to begin every working relationship with a new model in a studio session so I could evaluate their performance in front of the camera. After I met this month’s guest model, I quickly learned that the studio was too basic to contain this guys movements. That, combined with beautiful summer weather led us …

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two men in embrace, eyes closed

Spring is in the Air

When a great model returns to the scene, you seize the opportunity! Anthony, who had moved away, ventured back to Columbus. This time he brought a friend he is trying to energize from a difficult life. And what a better way than through something creative and totally different. Helping him discover self-worth through creative endeavors …

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nude man in studio holding old phone

Matt Redux

So, as I’ve probed the archives searching through older black and white works, I found my transitional negatives. These pics are shot on film at the same shoot when I began using a digital camera. They were my back-ups for the digital. Just in case. I remember those early experiences with this new technology. I …

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close-up portrait of man

Misguided Perceptions

Working with models is a tricky thing. Especially when it is an introductory shoot. I direct the session according to what the model is expressing but it still is my interpretation. The images are molded by my perceptions and my emotions but this may not be true to the model. This young man was referred …

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portrait of punk man

Throw-back Thursday

During down times between shoots, I have started exploring my film archives. It’s terrific to find these shots from years ago and even from my student days. This is going to sound archaic, but in those days you depended on your imagination to influence your images. There were no instant filters to plumpen an image. …

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shirtless man looks out from porch

New Muse Blake

Vaccinations complete, ready to move on! After such a long pause, I’m back behind the lens with new work and a fresh face to photograph. This post features a new Ohio model who I had the good fortune to meet and start his portfolio with some amazing images. I quickly discovered that my model, Blake, …

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portrait of shirtless man outside grasping mossy tree

Portlandia

In 2019 I ventured out west to Oregon visiting artist friends in Portland. I always seem to focus on the darker side of humanity at home with abandonments as my chief location. But Portland captured my attention in a different way with its natural beauty. Industrialization gave way to calming nature. There was a lushness …

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