Portrait session with Helanah, Syracuse, New York. April, 2016.

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.

Portrait session with D.J. Rose, Syracuse, New York. March, 2016.

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.

Gurpreet Sarin, Alexandria, Virginia. March, 2016.

Gurpreet Sarin, a fantastically skilled singer and budding model, recently visited my photography studio in order to collaborate on a series of portraits.  Gurpreet, a veteran of the television show American Idol (here, too), was hoping to create portraits that would work in his modeling portfolio as well as for personal usage such as sharing with family.  What a guy!

David Segal, Alexandria, Virginia. March, 2016.

I recently collaborated with David Segal, a talented photographer and figure model, on a series of portraits here at my home studio in Alexandria, Virginia.  During the course of the portrait session we covered topics ranging from organized religion and atheism to adulthood and the mania that drives photographers to buy more and more stuff for no good purpose – normal small talk, right?   

Michael Bernard Stevenson, Jr., the Urban Shaman, Gaithersburg, Maryland. February, 2016.

Michael Bernard Stevenson, Jr., a.k.a. the Urban Shaman, recently invited me into his studio to collaborate on a portrait session.  Mr. Stevenson, a talented sculptor and a committed activist, is also dedicated to exploring the alter ego mentioned above, which he has been developing for years.  

Anatomy of an infant portrait session, Sasha, Alexandria, Virginia. October, 2015.

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.

Doug, the Westcott Barbershop, Syracuse, New York. September, 2015.

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.

Astronaut Santa, Washington, D.C. November, 2015.

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.