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.
Aaron has been a pal since we were kids – he may not remember this, but I used to watch him skateboard in summer rec and it motivated me to get my own setup – and I jumped at the opportunity to have him sit for a portrait at my photography studio in Alexander, Virginia. A late show by Guns ‘n’ Roses the night before may have made the morning a tad slower and sleepier than otherwise normal, but we still had a great (abbreviated) portrait sitting before he hit the road.
Dan, one of my oldest friends and professional colleagues, recently visited Alexandria, Virginia, and we had an opportunity to make a portrait that reflects his dedication to his Masonic brotherhood as well as his fantastic sense of humor. I am not sure what Dan was expecting when I begged him to bring down some “grotto clothing” for his visit, but we had a great time knocking out a series of portraits that we both love.
John McKaig, an accomplished artist and old friend, recently visited my studio to collaborate over a portrait sitting. John recently wrapped a gallery show and had a moment of downtime before jumping back into the studio.
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, 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!