For and for most my greatest appreciation and thanks to all the wonderful models who have worked with me over the years and those that will work with me in the years to come. Without you my artistic ideas and visions would be limited to flowers and sunsets - no matter how good I am I couldn't have created anything without you.
Sometimes we all reach crossroads in our passion, our lives, our art. I find myself at such a crossroad now.
The years of shooting most everything of a creative nature in the studio has taken it's toll on me - and this last year the studio has bored me to death. . My Solution, the boredom and the very studio itself is gone - I just couldn't feel inspired with perfectly controlled lighting anymore. In it's place is the entire world around us. Nature and locations, the surreal aspect of the imperfect and less than 100% controlled situations.
I've also spent the better part of my creative time since 2001 trying to get my digital work to look like film. Well fuck it. I'm going back to film. For the immediate future all my personal work is film based. That means I'm not shooting models for the hell of it anymore because every shoot hits my pocket. Great models, great ideas - always welcome. It also means about a 3 week turn around on images - at best. I use 2 labs for film - and while awesome - they aren't fast (or cheap).
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Blue Shift Infrared Project
This project is currently closed to all TF shoots and available as a paid shoot only with the exception of anything in my casting calls that might be IR related.
$500 - 2 hours - 6 printed 8x10's (your choice of images) and 12 web sized images.
Greatly inspired by the amazing work of StudioCMC in Delaware
this studio infrared project is mostly done in a modified DSLR with one of the stock filters replaced with a traditional infrared filter - and then a few custom tweaks have been made. I'm not the first photographer locally to do this - but my years of studio lighting skills combined custom white balance (in camera) and tweaks to the lights, and the final results are fairly unique and striking amongst anything being done on the local level with this. Printed on a metallic or pearl paper the prints are exceptional. The effect is almost entirely done in camera with photography and not in photoshop. The photoshop tweaks to these images are fairly light - just brightness and contrast for the most part - no more than I'd do for a good headshot or portrait.