Thursday, September 29, 2011

When You've Lost Someone...

Shot in New Orleans with former burlesque performer Zoya Pepel.  She was kind enough to take me on a tour of the city.  We settled on a huge cemetery in the heart of the city to create a few images.




 



Thursday, August 18, 2011

F R E S H . . .

New rap phenomenon JoBoy Fresh commissioned me for some promotional work several months ago.  He then went off on tour across the country.  I was surprised to hear from his camp that he'd been profiled in the September issue of Sister 2 Sister Magazine, which used one of my images for the piece.  I need to go pick that up!













Tuesday, August 16, 2011

White Hot...

Doris J has become one of my favorite natural hair women to work with.  It's been almost a year since we last had the opportunity to work together, and we were both looking forward to the collaboration.  She has an amazing skin tone, so I thought it would be interesting to have her in white and on a white seamless backdrop.  Here are some of my favorites from the day.

Lighting:
One Norman 600 strobe in 60" octobox @ f/8, high and just right of center;
Two Hensel strobes on the backdrop @ +2 stops from model;
Black flags to keep spill from flaring into camera.
Cameras:
Two Pentax 67s, one loaded with Delta 100, one loaded with Kodak Ektar 100.












Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Pink ruffles...

I invited my good friend to bring her toddler to the studio.  Shooting children is hard work.  They are not the easiest subjects to work with.  This young lady was the exception!  Thanks L for blessing me with the opportunity.






Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Not just for the camera connoisseur...

Found this while blog surfing the other day.  This company not only carries their own very cool camera bags, but they also sell a camera bag insert that allows you to convert ANY bag into a usable camera bag.


ONA Camera Bags

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Getting it right...

Shot some film and some Polaroids with model Doris J.  Even though I have new school sensibilities and shoot comfortably with digital, I enjoy going old school now and then.  As many pros use to do, I've used the Polaroid test shot to check my exposure and light control... and it's just damn cool.  You thought Polaroid was gone.  Well, you just have to know where to get it.

Friday, January 7, 2011

The Morning After

Excerpt from a short series with model Heather @ T.H.E. Artist Agency.  The Morning After...