Have you ever had one of those days when you pitch idea after idea to your boss and he just stares at you?
Johnny Haritos is a Frenchtown based artist, best know for his drawings of rock stars that are signed by the rockers. Johnny with an eye for light, color and shape also produces pleasing and interesting photographs. I photographed him on B&W film at his recent show at Freedom Art & Music. I really enjoyed seeing his work. Freedom Art & Music is like a lot of local galleries, offering a venue for local artists and serving as a draw for […]
While shooting some food photos for a local restaurant I was asked if I could get a headshot of the chef. (Of course I could!) From the moment I stepped into the kitchen I could tell who was in charge of it. She owned it. No arrogance, no belligerence, just warm, friendly, supreme confidence.
Robert DeBarth has been repairing and rebuilding typewriters for over 70 years. Now you might think that business would be slow, but Robert has plenty of work. His skills are actually in high demand. People still love typewriters. If you’ve ever tried to fix one you know that they are like watches with hundreds of integrated parts. It takes a specialist and there are not too many typewriter factory repair centers anymore (probably none), so Robert is at a premium. […]
I photographed artist, Todd Stone as part of a photo project about the Artists of the Gallows Run. We talked about journals. Todd is a well known New York artist, www.toddstone.com. Todd witnessed, first hand, the destruction of the Twin Towers and rendered it in paintings. Over the past 16 years he has been witnessing and painting the resurrection. Todd journals. It settles his mind and evokes new thoughts and ideas. Journalling is right up there with mindful meditation as a […]
Each year creatively created scarecrows suddenly appear in Frenchtown. Every night they wander the streets and change places before dawn. Hundreds of people have investigated this strange manifestation but no one yet has been able to explain it. We all …. we all know there is no explanation With the help of my trusty Scarecrow Wrangler we captured them briefly for a quick portrait before they animated and began wandering.
Steve Sears bends metal. The hard stuff, … iron. Iron doesn’t want to bend. It takes prep. It takes conditioning. It takes energy. Steve’s energy. Steve has been bending metal for decades. He knows what he wants and how to make it happen. Most people call Steve an artisan. He calls himself, “Steve.” Bending iron is what he does, and does well. He doesn’t worry about labels. We all do what we do, whatever that may be at any given […]
I had a great session with a psychotherapist, recently. A photo session, that is. Josh Kates (http://www.joshkates.com/) has been helping people regain their balance for over twenty-five years and is still active and eager to help people be who they truly want to be. It’s an art. Josh wanted to update his headshot and reached out to me to do this for him. For professionals like Josh, he ‘is’ his product and a good headshot is important. We talked about […]
Dr. Jody Serra, owner of the Center for Natural Wellness offers a range of chiropractic services from adjustments for children and adults to special concierge treatment for NFL athletes. Jody and his team provide different approaches to their various patients based on their individual needs. Like most business owners, Jody recognizes the need to frequently update and refresh his web presence and so scheduled an afternoon to get some new business portraits. We discussed standard, studio-based headshots (which are always a […]
Sometimes, I get to do personal photos for people to use for their dating site profiles. Having these photos done well is certainly not a bad idea. I love creating images that express people in a positive light. I’ve browsed dating sites myself (just researching, of course) and many of the photos I’ve seen are pretty awful (and some are just plain scary). I’ve been tempted to send a message with photo tips, but figure that would just be insulting. […]