As I have discussed earlier (most recently here and here), music has been a major part of my life for as long as I can remember. In the late nineties, I even booked a few shows, though that’s a story for another day. Crown of Thornz – pictured here performing at Syracuse’s once fantastic Hungry Charley’s – was one of my favorite bands and it was only natural to book them on a show with other acts that I loved and counted as friends. Crown of Thornz shared a bill that day with Earth Crisis, Madball, Merauder, 25 Ta Life, and Libertine*. In…
My friend Todd – a great friend that I have known since I was a GI Joe-carrying pup – recently sat for a portrait session in my Alexandria, Virginia, studio. Todd planned on sitting for a group portrait with his brother, though scheduling issues lead to a solo portrait session. After a thorough explanation of the lighting equipment’s significance and our general plan for the session, we turned the stereo up and had a blast making a few portraits.
I have been busy recently with assignments and, of course, have neglected to keep my website up to date – sorry! I am writing today to describe the process involved in one of my more popular services, infant portraiture. Making the determination to invite a photographer into your home with a newborn is stressful and I hope to cast light on the process and what to expect before I arrive.
I recently had the opportunity to photograph Doug, an old friend of mine, at his fantastic Westcott Barbershop in Syracuse, New York. I took my time setting up and had an opportunity to watch Doug interact with his clients – he’s a natural entertainer, and all of the people who came in – young and old alike – had a laugh and were instantly part of the gang. I had an absolute blast catching up, making a few portraits, and sharing a couple of lies.
I recently photographed “O”, a.k.a. Astronaut Santa (or was it Spaceman Santa?), and his newborn brother at their home in Washington, D.C. While setting up my lights for a group portrait, O brought out his new astronaut helmet and, of course, we had to make a quick portrait of him wearing it.