I am always searching for new ways to light my subjects, and with every shoot, I seek to perfect my technique. Recently I started using a Westcott ‘7 Parabolic Umbrella. After a few test shoots, I rolled out the umbrella for this headshot with teen female model Cosette Tomita. Using a giant softbox overhead to give Cosette’s hair a little kick and some overhead fill, I had the model strike several different poses, including this jumping shot below.Read details
When I met David Axelrod in 2008 at Obama for America campaign headquarters I instantly wanted to photograph him in front of this iconic Obama image. I decided to light Axelrod with light similar to what was in the Obama portrait, only from the opposite side, to create symmetry and contrast all at the same time.Read details
I was so excited ten years ago when an advertising agency asked me to shoot nine day-in-the-life photo essays featuring utility workers in Wyoming for a public relations ad campaign. The December 2002 project was such an amazing opportunity to not only take some really cool pictures, but experience quite an adventure. Every day we visited a new small town, each different in their own way.Read details
Every day I walk through the front door and step over my mail. When I pick it up, I never think about where its been or how its made it to my homeÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¦ God only knows, I guess.
Well sort of. After spending most of yesterday with United States Postal Service employees, I know a lot more about how it made its way to my door than ever before.Read details
When I was photographing chef Jared Wentworth, I told him this was the most beautiful dish I have photographed all yearÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¦ my apologies to all the other chefs who have posed for me in the past twelve months.Read details
I’m not really sure why Black Friday is now on Thursday… seems like a race to irrelevance if you ask me. Before too long Black Friday will be on Tuesday and no one will care. Never the less, I was in Target tonight for probably the fifth time on this annual shopping event.Read details