welcome to my site!
A good portfolio only needs a few photographs. Well, I'm not trying to impress anyone or "sell" my work with this site. I'm using this site as my general catalogue of work. I would find it very hard to ever choose just one shot from any shoot I've done!
my style tends towards "romantic impressionism"
i prefer combining human beauty with the earth's beauty but im also happy to shoot in both simple interiors and nicely designed architectural or urban settings. I have set up a studio space in my central Hollywood apartment and I have been photographing my favorite models there. Its not meant to be a typical studio...it's a space that is strictly my creation. It is plain and open but it has a few of my favorite elements in it and I have created a special lighting setup that brings a wonderful warm glow to the skin and overall space. I'm very happy with it although I plan on some evolutions. My goal this year is to design and build a small, completely solar-powered studio guesthouse with a dramatic, free-form concrete studio to shoot in and guest rooms for models and photographers to stay in.
I do NOT REQUIRE NUDITY! I actually prefer some clothing...I'm a designer and enjoy creating clothing and accessory styles! But I also view nudity in a TRUTHFUL way! Nudity is what we are! It should have no sexual connotation associated with it, even if there are close ups of sexual organs! For those of you who are Christians, Muslims, or Jews, thinking and saying your nudity is "bad" is the original sin! Stop your sinning! Do not judge your nudity or any others'! There should be no laws against it except when health and hygiene are an issue. But! I also fully respect anyone who prefers privacy. That's fine. And yes, nudity can be erotic of course...a spoon can be erotic!
i have finally finished my book on a new social-economic system that i invented...and a novel that illustrates how this system can allow all humans to reach their greatest potential...while solving most if not all significant social and personal problems!
I am now finishing the screenplay for a movie based on that novel. I am now beginning the process of getting these published and signed for production!
I basically only care to work with the few regular models Ive been working with and then only the very few who capture my favorite look and vision in form and your ability to express my favorite spirit of "dreamy romantic". BUT! one of the most important themes of my social-economic system and novels is the TRUTH that the universe is always changing and one of the greatest aspects of human life is to explore new "worlds", to adventure and expand our experience! So while I have some favorite vision, I have found both people who fit that vision very closely, AND I have met even more people who were maybe not quite my "vision" but who I found to be maybe even BETTER! Or as great! I have learned that valuable lesson of enjoying each persons potential beauty, and especially all the wonderful new spirit each new person brings! The same goes for all things! I have my favorite vision of a sunset: towering thunderheads with the crimson glow of the setting sun, with dramatic mountains and beautiful ocean, golden sun glistening on the water...turning the sea to an electric aqua blue...only for a few moments... But at the same time, I enjoy every new sunset...and even those days that are grey... ... So...I'm always enjoying a search for new models to work with...at the same time treasuring the time spent with models I've already worked with!
My favorite wardrobe styles:
1. Light wash or faded LOW CUT! Jeans! With cropped sweater or jacket. Short shorts same color also.
2. Small bikini, briefs, or thong with sweater or jacket...or translucent top, then with open sweater or jacket
3. Sweater or jacket with nude bottom, maybe nude top revealed...not necessarily meant to be erotic...I like this style because it reveals form and adds "decoration" or color.
4. I also add white boots to accent legs. I much prefer white! It's bright and positive in my opinion. Also like tan or other pale colors. Thigh high stockings or tights are also fine.
5. My overall style is the "romantic dreamy" emotion and color of ocean, clouds, and sunset. This is peaceful, loving, and focused on a future of grand potential! I'm very much against violence! And I don't enjoy violence just for excitement or entertainment! But I also sometimes enjoy doing "darker" scenes, just not violence oriented.
below, i have included some of my scenic images. i love the beauty of the earth. and at this time our survival is completely dependent on the earth! we must begin preserving most of the rest of it! and we must celebrate it!
onion flower bud, rare blooms in mid april every year, whitewater canyon, near palm springs, CA...only in this area on the ridge! one of my favorite plants! sensual form and amazing color blend! opens up to a multiple display of blooms!
morning sun, seagull gliding, anacapa island, channel islands national park, CA, i was the only camper on the island that night and morning! the whole island to myself except 3 rangers at the other end...amazing!
algadones dunes, se CA...morning sun on the crest of a dune...
the salton sea
"mars station"...papago hills, arizona
one of my best memories...sea doo'd on the "glass" to this point and camped at the base of those pinnacles, watched the stars appear...amazing!
and im a single dad of 3 young men...for the last 13 years.
thank you for visiting my port...
look forward to working with you