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. Building trust and a good relationship with the model, then creating a moment that is striking and transfers to the camera sensor are often the bigger challenge, and why I choose to do photography.
My photographic interest at the moment is very straightforward and close-in portrait work, and close up body/abstract work for a show I'm doing in the fall with a new black and white print process. That's not to say that I'm only interested in that type of shooting, but it's my focus right now. I always love working with female athletes/dancers/aerialists and portraying powerful and honest female images (ie. I will not be photoshopping you thinner) and the mix of strength and femininity. 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 too long working that way, and high drama or stressful environments hold no more appeal, no matter what the pay or how talented the model/actor/director. 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...
I'm currently doing shoots in Houston, TX about once a month, contact me if you're there and like my work.
Shooting in Zagreb, Croatia 5 - 22 March
Shooting in Madrid, Spain 24 - 2 April
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 interested in paid work from me, then contact me to arrange a test shoot - If I like your look, and see potential, we'll do a simple set-up and brief shoot, to meet and see how we work together. You'll get full use of any shots I edit and release.