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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 Brian, Syracuse, New York. July, 2017.

  Brian, an old friend of mine from Syracuse, New York, recently sat for a portrait in an impromptu studio and brought along his Odd Fellows gear – what a treat!  I had a great time catching up with and collaborating with Brian and loved to hear of each item’s significance.  I look forward to collaborating with Brian in the future.

Portrait session with “King” Ron Kain, Syracuse, New York. July, 2016.

I always love an opportunity to catch up with an old friend and jumped at the chance to see my pal Ron and make his portrait – we don’t cross paths as often as I would like, and a moment of downtime allowed for the two of us to catch up and share some stories.  The hour felt like minutes and I am looking forward to our next visit – I hope that we can break our habit of catching up only once per year.  

Portrait session with Vinnie Stigma, Richmond, Virginia. April, 2017.

Vinnie Stigma – guitarist for Agnostic Front and all around punk and hardcore legend – sat for a portrait during the marathon “Uhaul Sessions” this past April outside of Richmond’s United Blood hardcore and punk festival.  When I started planning the project Vinnie was one of the sitters that I was most excited to work with – I was thrilled to collaborate with him!  The sitting was brief, but I had an awesome time working with him and goofing on friends in common.

Portrait session with Scott Vogel, Richmond, Virginia. April, 2017.

Scott Vogel – frontman of Terror and World Be Free – sat for his portrait during the marathon “Uhaul Sessions” this past April outside of Richmond’s United Blood hardcore and punk festival.  I have known Scott for about twenty years now (wait – woah!) and it was an honor to make his portrait.  I have been a fan of Scott’s bands for two decades – I think that I even booked Despair once – and it was a real kick to make his portrait.  Thank you, Scott, for trusting me with your portrait!

Portrait session with Dan & Teemu, Richmond, Virginia. April, 2017.

Dan and Teemu recently sat for their portrait during the marathon “Uhaul Sessions” this past April outside of Richmond’s United Blood hardcore and punk festival.  Dan and Teemu’s story is awesome – they are best buds and go everywhere together.  How could we not make their portrait?

Portrait session with Ace Stallings, Richmond, Virginia. April, 2017.

Ace Stallings, frontman of Break Away and one of the masterminds behind Richmond’s United Blood festival, sat for a portrait during the marathon “Uhaul Sessions” this past April.  Ace fit in time between helping with the fest, performing an after-hours set, and enjoying the fest – i.e., moshing – and was a great sitter.

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 Guav, Richmond, Virginia. April, 2017.

Guav, an old buddy from Syracuse, recently sat for a portrait in my mobile studio outside of the United Blood hardcore and punk rock festival in Richmond, Virginia.  I have known Guav for the better part of twenty years now and fondly recall copying his artwork, cribbing his style and sleeping on his floor more than any normal person would have ever allowed for – he’s always been a mensch.  I was thrilled to make his portrait and to give something back after all of these years and I look forward to photographing him and his son together soon.