Read the Room

In a recent article in PDN, Eric Ogden said that placing a subject in an environment draws them out. I think this is definitely true. Especially if they are in their own home or another familiar place where they can feel comfortable. I also, think that a good environmental portrait incorporates the space it the […]

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10 Favorite Photos from 2011

This collection contains my favorite photos that I created in 2011.  These are presented in no particular order and is really not a top 10. With each photo I mastered a new technique or idea, got a revelation, or got to work with a fascinating person.   In most cases, it was all three. There are […]

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The Little Black Dress

I’m not sure when I first became aware of the little black dress. Probably in puberty when I started noticing girls and saw a rerun of Breakfast at Tiffany’s with Audrey Hepburn in her Givenchy dress.  I recently took a fashion photography class. When trying to come up with a concept, I did what I […]

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What is a Portrait?

I am always wrestling with the idea of what constitutes a portrait. Wikipedia defines a portrait as “a painting, photograph, sculpture, or other artistic representation of a person, in which the face and its expression is predominant. The intent is to display the likeness, personality, and even the mood of the person. For this reason, […]

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