Studies in Colour
A mix of film and digital color images. This collection contains a range of street, object, and found object photography whose color captured my imagination and drove me to create.
Studies in Black & White
A mix of film and digital black and white images. This collection contains a range of street, object, and found object photography that spoke to me in shades of grey.
A Study in Noir
I wanted to create a series of images with the look of a "spy noir" style film. I utilized voyeuristic compositions, hard directional lighting with strong shadows, and black and white processing. Setting was equally important and this wonderful hotel lobby styled in early 20th Century décor fit the theme perfectly. Careful placement and direction of the subjects brought out the atmosphere I was looking for.
A Study in Beauty & Fashion
Beauty, fashion, and stylized portraits. By utilizing just the right light and composition, and with proper engagement with the subject, it's possible to create striking portraits of a cinematic feel. I often prefer intimate warm images with a vintage feel.
Studies in Abstraction
Experiments in light and abstraction. For the first half of the series I wanted to create abstract images that played with shape, light, color, and scale. To do this I created sculptural shapes using paper, placed my subjects on top of a glass table to light from below, and used colored lighting from different angles and intensities to enhance my paper sculptures. The second half of the series are images using a technique called refractography, a photographic technique that is created in the camera by not using a lens and placing refractive objects in between the camera and a strong light source, allowing the capture of the beautiful refractions of light in the material being photographed.
Studies in Documentary
Although I'm not a photojournalist I do enjoy documenting stories and events on issues, events, and activism relevant to my community. In this work I typically have minimal editing (primarily just minor exposure, contrast, and sharpness adjustments, lens corrections, and minor cropping).
Studies in Panoramics
Panoramic images are great for capturing expansive scenes that allow the viewer's eye to wander and explore as if they were at the scene themselves. They create a uniquely cinematic feel that somehow feels both real and otherworldly at the same time.