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Portrait session with Sara, Alexandria, Virginia. December, 2016.

Sara recently came by my Alexandria, Virginia studio to sit for a portrait and to discuss art, punk rock, and the “excitement” of large family events held around the holidays – some familiar territory and a dash of new subject matter to laugh over.

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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.

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

Rosa, a friend of a friend (and now a friend-friend of mine), recently sat for a portrait in my Alexandria, Virginia, studio.  Rosa was admittedly anxious about the process and wasn’t sure that she would be comfortable during the session.  The result?  She knocked it out!

Portrait session with Jo, Alexandria, Virginia. September, 2016.

Jo recently stopped by my Alexandria, Virginia studio for a portrait sitting and a lengthy discussion on the merits of and universality of The Smiths.  The Smiths were an easy task to conquer – it only took moments to come to an agreement on their collective genius.  Our portrait session moved right along and, before we knew it, we were wrapped and saying “goodbye” to one another.

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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?