Portrait session with Tom Damiano, Richmond, Virginia. April, 2017.

Tom Damiano – singer of Syracuse’s Trail of Lies, bass player for Richmond’s Naysayer and slinger of the best stainless steel pour-over coffee filter that I have ever used – sat for a portrait in my mobile studio outside of the United Blood hardcore and punk festival in Richmond, Virginia.  I have known Tom for years and it took little nagging to get him into the studio. Tom was busy during the fest – both of his bands played excellent sets.  It was awesome to walk into the venue and see an old buddy positively ripping it up.  Tom is…

Portrait session with Freaky Franz, Richmond, Virginia. April, 2017.

    Franz, bass player for Turnstile, recently sat for a portrait in my mobile studio outside of the United Blood hardcore and punk festival in Richmond, Virginia.  I caught up with Franz early in the day prior to the festival ramping up and he was up for the collaboration. I am not sure if I told him how many times I have listened to the Move Thru Me EP in the past six months but I am sure that he would have been stoked.  🙂

Portrait session with Alex Gil, Alexandria, Virginia. April, 2017.

Alex Gil, an incredibly talented architect and designer based in Brooklyn, New York, recently dropped in on my Alexandria, Virginia studio to sit for a portrait.  Alex was familiar with my portraiture and was eager to update his bank of photographs to draw from for promotional work…and to have a few laughs!  I think that our collaboration delivered on both fronts.

Portrait session with Sam, Alexandria, Virginia. January, 2017.

My pal Sam Cohen, a firebrand civil rights attorney practicing in New York City, recently visited and sat for a portrait in my Alexandria, Virginia studio.  The sitting was a real treat – we covered Michael Chabon, suburban living versus the excitement of living in a city, and the tale of my bar mitzvah outside of Katz’s Delicatessen.  

Portrait session with John, Alexandria, Virginia. January, 2017.

John, a photographer here in DC, recently stopped by to sit for a portrait in my Alexandria, Virginia studio.  John brought an abundance of energy and a certain thoughtfulness to the portrait sitting – he had interesting points of view and, when I expressed the difficulty that I have with overthinking the artistic process, he nodded in solidarity and grinned while describing his approach to creating art.

Portrait session with Francine, Alexandria, Virginia. October, 2016.

Francine, a superstar figure model and veteran of the retail music industry (RIP Tower Records), recently stopped by the studio in Alexandria for a portrait sitting.  Francine and I had conflicting schedules for longer than I would like to admit and it was awesome – awesome! – to finally collaborate with her on a sitting.