I first walked into a darkroom in 1984 and have been shooting ever since, though digital makes things a bit more streamlined, less messy, and doesn't make me constantly smell like fixer. I bounce back and forth between the photography world and my primary gig as a lighting and production designer for dance and the performing arts, so I'm pretty much wrangling photons all the time, and after all these years, it tends to happen fairly easily. I've been named the Outstanding Lighting Designer by the Austin Critic's Table twice in the last 4 years, so take that as a reference that I sort of know what I'm doing, if you like. If you want more references, feel free to Google me, or send me a message and I'll send you some information.
My photographic interest at the moment is portrait work, and body/abstract work for a show I'm doing in the fall with a new black and white print process, both of which reflect my interest in establishing rapport and trust and creating good working relationships. I also always love working with athletes/dancers/aerialists and portraying powerful and honest female images (ie. I will not be photoshopping you thinner) - I love the mix of strength and beauty. And of course an interesting face is always an interesting face, in either gender.
Above all, my shoots are always done with a relaxed, respectful atmosphere, and the philosophy that one can have fun and do amazing work simultaneously. I've spent the last twenty years or so working that way, so high drama and uselessly stressful environments hold zero appeal, no matter what the pay or how talented the collaborators. If you like the sound of that, say hello. Or you can always look me up in the social media circles. I'm easy to find...
Upcoming Travel and latest developments:
I'm currently doing shoots in Houston, TX about once a month, and am interested in heading up to Dallas for a day or two to knock out a few shoots, so contact me if you're there and like my work.
Cincinnati, Ohio - Sept 23 - 29
Las Vegas - Nov 4,5
Death Valley, CA - Nov 6-11
I stay too busy to be super active on MM, and tend to work far more extensively with models that I know and have shot with before, but I do like meeting new people and creating new partnerships. If you're looking to expand your portfolio, my rates are not the cheapest, but you'll get print quality work that will stand out. I'm able to work in a variety of styles, and I've got the expertise to take images you like and use them as inspiration, while playing up your strengths inside of them.
If you're interested in paid work from me, then contact me to arrange a test shoot. If I have time and I'm interested in your look, we'll do a simple set-up and brief shoot (one or two hours, max) on a trade agreement, to meet and see how we work together. You'll get full use of any shots I edit and release (usually 5 - 10) within one week, and there will be a very clear contract detailing how rights are handled going forward. I will respect your time and effort, and ask that you do the same for me. Feel free to contact me for references, or contact any of the models who have worked with me in the past.