I am NOT your typical MMer. I'm a middle-aged father of three who is obsessed with light. I've been chasing, creating, and capturing amazing light for over four decades.
Professionally, I'm a commercial photographer located in Paso Robles - a small town halfway between LA and San Francisco that's surrounded by a hundred or so wineries.
I also write books about photography and blog. See: SylArena.com, Speedliting.com, and PixSylated.com.
Visually, I'm interested with making portraits that broadcast a persona -- real or imagined. I shoot men as frequently as I shoot women.
Lighting is paramount. I photograph almost exclusively on location.
If you're looking for the dramatic or unusual, let's talk. I'm always looking for interesting and challenging opportunities to expand my portfolio. If you're looking for glam, let's still talk, but I might not be your guy.
Sometimes I pay for talent. Sometimes I expect to be paid. Sometimes we all pitch in what we have. The specifics depend upon the shoot.