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.
“Let your plans be dark and and impenetrable as night, and when you move, fall like a thunderbolt.”
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.
My friend Todd – a great friend that I have known since I was a GI Joe-carrying pup – recently sat for a portrait session in my Alexandria, Virginia, studio. Todd planned on sitting for a group portrait with his brother, though scheduling issues lead to a solo portrait session. After a thorough explanation of the lighting equipment’s significance and our general plan for the session, we turned the stereo up and had a blast making a few portraits.
I recently photographed “O”, a.k.a. Astronaut Santa (or was it Spaceman Santa?), and his newborn brother at their home in Washington, D.C. While setting up my lights for a group portrait, O brought out his new astronaut helmet and, of course, we had to make a quick portrait of him wearing it.