Portrait session with David, Alexandria, Virginia. September, 2017.

David, a photographer and figure model that I have come to know over the past year, recently visited my Alexandria, Virginia studio and sat for a portrait.  I have photographed David throughout the past year and have always enjoyed our time together – David has a great sense of humor and I enjoy the time that we spend together.  After our first portrait sitting, David suggested that we collaborate as often as possible in order to document the changes that chemotherapy have made on his body.  Flattery aside, I am still touched by his request.  I look forward to many…

Portrait session with Tiffany, Alexandria, Virginia. September, 2017.

Tiffany recently visited my Alexandria, Virginia studio and sat for a portrait – I am always up for a collaborative portrait sitting, and Tiffany was a great subject to work with.  Aside from bringing a great energy to the portrait sitting, Tiffany was a blast to talk to – it’s not often that I get to talk about music with sitters the way that Tiffany and I were able to.  (A reminder – get on that new Tyler album.)

Portrait session with Andrew, Syracuse, New York. September, 2017.

  Andrew recently visited a temporary studio space of mine in Syracuse, New York, and sat for a portrait and long chat on art, family and adventure – all of the good stuff.  Meeting and collaborating with Andrew was great and I look forward to collaborating with him in the future.

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.

Portrait session with Matt, Syracuse, New York. September, 2017.

  Matt recently visited a temporary studio space of mine in Syracuse, New York, and sat for a portrait.  Meeting and collaborating with Matt was a blast – we had a handful of interesting stories to share and the time flew by.  I look forward to collaborating with Matt on future projects and appreciate his time.

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.

Portrait session with Matt and Boo, Alexandria, Virginia. November, 2016.

I recently had the pleasure of making portraits of Matt and Boo, two hilarious and laid-back models from the DC metropolitan area.  The couple visited my Alexandria, Virginia, studio for a quick portrait session fueled by heavy metal, dirty jokes, and insider-chat on the state of alternative models, an infamous model-meets-photographer website, and creepy guys with cameras.  Fun!

Portrait session with Jared Flynn, New Jersey. October, 2016.

I recently had the honor of making a portrait of Jared Flynn, a fantastic artist and one of my oldest friends, during a trip to New Jersey.  Jared, a painter by trade, posed the classic test for any artist – how do you create a portrait of an artist that lives up to the sitter’s standards?  

Portrait session with Jo and Ava, Alexandria, Virginia. October, 2016.

After a recent portrait sitting with Jo, she paid me the one of the highest possible compliments – she asked me if I would photograph her and her daughter Ava and, to make it even cooler, she told me to approach it exactly as I please.  Another dream sitter!