November 29, 2008

The Gatekeeper

I was in Ghana, West Africa driving along a road when we turned into a driveway to speak with a man about the use of a truck the next day. We pulled up to the gate and the driver honked the horn prompting the gate to open moments later. After exiting the van I noticed the gate had been opened by a Muslim man working for the home owner. This face made me want to know everything about this man, the weathered skin, the kind eyes with more that a touch of mystery; I just wanted to sit and have him tell me about his life. A few minutes later we were pulling away after setting up the use of the truck for a video shoot the next day, so my fantasy interview was thwarted; but I did get a picture with his permission.

November 26, 2008

Assorted Inspiration

Sometimes a subject just jumps out at you, almost begging to be photographed; other times you must have your minds eye open, ready and willing to see what may normally go unnoticed.

November 13, 2008


Briana was another one of those pleasurable shoots. You mix together a pretty young lady with a photogenic face, an easygoing personality, throw in the last week of fall's magnificent color and stir it all up and what do you get; a successful part-one to a two-part Senior Photo Session. She wanted a more traditional style shoot with a litle fun thrown in so this was the traditional part. A lot of rules were broken on purpose in composition and direction in many of these shots for effect, and I believe they worked. We are planning a little less nature and a little more retro in the next segment, and I am sure it will be just as productive.

November 8, 2008

The Matty Family / Lifestyle Shoot

One of the popular products with some of our clients has been the Coffee Table Book from a lifestyle portrait session. These are a few images from over 80 produced for the Matty's book last weekend. It was easy work. what with two beautiful young ladies and their adorable little brother Grant. He was more interested in playing as would be expected, but occasionally he tried to mimic his sisters posing and I got lucky. If all clients were as pleasurable to work with as this family it would not be called work. I may post the entire shoot on my website later next week.