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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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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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Obtuse

With this post, I decided to demonstrate the power of the angular viewpoint. An initial lesson which always stuck in my mind was to remove yourself from the normal plane of standing. Combining a low or high perspective combined with radical angle can dramatically influence your image. I have always sought a dynamic perspective to …

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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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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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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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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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