Dan, one of my oldest friends and professional colleagues, recently visited Alexandria, Virginia, and we had an opportunity to make a portrait that reflects his dedication to his Masonic brotherhood as well as his fantastic sense of humor. I am not sure what Dan was expecting when I begged him to bring down some “grotto clothing” for his visit, but we had a great time knocking out a series of portraits that we both love.
As I mentioned earlier, I recently traveled to Syracuse, New York and made portraits of my friend Ron and his family. Working with the Kains on their portraits was a treat!
My old friend Ron Kain recently celebrated the birth of his third child, a beautiful little girl, and I eagerly offered / demanded to make a portrait of the baby and her family in their Syracuse, New York home.
“Let your plans be dark and and impenetrable as night, and when you move, fall like a thunderbolt.”
John McKaig, an accomplished artist and old friend, recently visited my studio to collaborate over a portrait sitting. John recently wrapped a gallery show and had a moment of downtime before jumping back into the studio.
Helanah and I recently collaborated on a portrait session in an ad hoc – errr, cough cough – garage studio during a visit to Syracuse, New York. Despite the space being cramped (and the ceiling being comically low), Helanah was a trooper and her patience and poise are reflections of her professionalism.
I recently caught up with DJ Rose, an old friend and one of the owners of Syracuse’s Halo Tattoos (and one of the creative forces driving the Path of Resistance, a now legendary hardcore group), for a portrait sitting and a long overdue conversation about life, marriage, fatherhood, and a million other topics ranging from the trivial and outrageous to the serious and heartbreaking. Collaborating with DJ was a treat and I look forward to handing him a boxed set of prints the next time that I see him.