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.
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.
After the worst drought in half a century hammered livestock producers like Hoelscher with record-high feed grain prices, there is renewed interest in raising pigs, an indication that the struggling hog industry is on the cusp of a recovery.
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.
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.