Brooks Institute grad review – new talent

Brooks Institute is one of the top photography schools in the country. I’m fortunate to live in the same town and see the growing talent of some of the students. Last week I sat in on “grad reviews” of half a dozen students who were almost out the door; in fact this is the last … Read More

water water everywhere

The last time I shot Logan Mock Bunting was ON the water in Maine at Lake Sebago So when awesome photographer Logan told me he was on his way west from North Carolina for the wedding of an LA Times photojournalist friend up in nearby San Luis Obispo I offered the inflate-a-bed accommodations and the … Read More

love, love, love…inspirations part 4 – Chris Buck

“Vulnerability and awkwardness are access points for the viewer, and a suggestion of real humanity.” – Chris Buck as told to Joerg Colberg (Conscientious) a  few years back.   Chris is well known for his (mostly) celebrity portraits that push the edge – I think of Annie Leibovitz’s images in the early ’80s of naked John … Read More

love, love, love…inspirations part 4 – Chris Buck

“Vulnerability and awkwardness are access points for the viewer, and a suggestion of real humanity.” – Chris Buck as told to Joerg Colberg (Conscientious) a  few years back.   Chris is well known for his (mostly) celebrity portraits that push the edge – I think of Annie Leibovitz’s images in the early ’80s of naked John … Read More

great locations, talented crew, awesome light tests.

We just finished a great shoot yesterday that needed three iconic locations to literally set the stage for some classic characters.  I’ll fill in the details when the campaign is revealed late next month.  Meg, a Tulane graduate and soon finishing her photography degree at Brooks Institute has been helping me as intern / assistant … Read More

love, love, love…inspirations part 3 – Susan Burnstine

The third of a series of posts about those who visually inspire me. (All images are posted here with permission from the photographer.) Susan Burnstine It’s all about how it feels. The first few love,love,love posts on Carlos Serrao, Haley Jane Samuelson, and Nadav Kander all share common ground: a powerful visual that pulls emotion … Read More

love, love, love…inspirations part 3 – Susan Burnstine

The third of a series of posts about those who visually inspire me. (All images are posted here with permission from the photographer.) Susan Burnstine It’s all about how it feels. The first few love,love,love posts on Carlos Serrao, Haley Jane Samuelson, and Nadav Kander all share common ground: a powerful visual that pulls emotion … Read More

love, love, love…inspirations part 2 – Nadav Kander

The second of a series of posts about those who visually inspire me. (All images are posted here with permission from the photographer.) Nadav Kander Minimalist. Generalist. Very likely one of the world’s most widely respected and successful photographers. Born in Israel, raised in South Africa then to London. What strikes me about his work … Read More

love, love, love…inspirations part 1 of ?

The first of a series of posts about those who visually inspire me.  I’ll try to line these up for every Monday.  Sunday evenings are a great time to reflect and write. Just thinking about this series and reaching out last week to those I want to show is an inspiration in itself.  (All images … Read More

The best and worst moments as a photographer

Brilliant automotive shooter John Early has put together great moments from a dozen photographers he reached out to last week.  He had two questions: what was the best moment, what was the worst?  And what was learned from those experiences. John contacted me at the suggestion of his SF based rep Lenlee Jenckes who has … Read More