My name is Glenn. I've been working in the craft of photography, and have been a professional photographer since 1975, almost 40 years. Starting with traditional b&w film & processing, I have owned 8 photo studios, one photo lab that specialized in historical photographic processes (platinum-palladium, cyanotype, gum bichromate, salted paper, and even wet-plate collodium!), taught lighting classes at a fine arts center, and have been the judge for more than 50 photo competitions, including the 3rd largest in California. My work has been published multiple times in books, magazines, college text books, brochures, advertisements, displayed in galleries and museums, and purchased by private collectors.
At various times in my career, I have specialized in: portfolios, headshots, baby pictures, pet photos, portraits, group photos, corporate photos, weddings, engagement photos, product photography, sports photography, landscapes, cityscapes, abstract art photography, photo restoration, historical photography production and processing.
Over the years. I have worked with a wide variety of equipment; from something as basic as a home made pinhole camera (from which was produced an one-man show at the Minolta Corporation's International Headquarters), to 35mm cameras, 120mm, 4x5, 5x7, and 8x10 view cameras. I even own and work with one of Ansel Adams' personal, original, 8x10 field cameras!
A few years ago, I sold off my darkroom with all that toxic chemistry, in favor of a digital darkroom, and now use a Sigma digital camera (the only system today that uses Foveon technology). Their 3-layer-color sensor chips are superior (in my opinion) to anything else out there in the market today. The Sigma produces tack-sharp images, and lack of moire patterns in the raw files help to create crisp, colorful, vivid output prints.
I've lived in several countries, spending 2 years in the Philippines and 1 year in Russia (during the height of the Cold War, when it was the Soviet Union), time in Finland, and several states in the USA. I graduated with a double BA from BYU, and did my graduate studies in Moscow. I speak several languages and have been able to use them often in my work and everyday life.
After graduating college, and finishing graduate studies in Moscow, I returned to college to get more education in photography, when digital photography first made an appearance on the scene. Back then, I began with several now-defunct programs that were finally bought by Adobe and incorporated into the first incarnation of Photoshop. Even though I've completed 4 more years of education in photography, it's still important to keep up with all the changes to various programs and technologies. Now I keep up by using on-line seminars, training series, and attending specialized workshops.
Currently, I am hiring college-age (18-30), male models who are either in the area or are traveling here. Paid sessions are offered to selected male models for art projects. The prints are sold to private collectors, galleries and museums. Examples of work from the paid sessions are in the "Eros 1 & Eros 2" galleries. Send a personal message for details, if you are interested in modeling for hire.
Sorry, I do not offer TFP sessions. If you want me to work for you, you can hire me for photo sessions of your choice. I can offer a small discount to beginning, amateur, "starving student" models. If you have any questions, contact me.
The studio is located in North Orange County, California.
Office hours: Mon-Sat 10am-6pm
Studio hours: Mon-Sat 10am-11pm