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 […]
Fall is definitely prime time for getting outdoor family photos. The air is crisp, people are feeling good and the colors are beautiful. My favorite locations for outdoor family photos are just short walks from my studio here in Frenchtown. Sometimes we head down to the river and other times we head over to the park where the photo above was taken. Sundays are perfect for family photo sessions. It’s when we can all relax, take our time and enjoy ourselves. […]
Every year I enjoy photographing the newest class of the Leadership Hunterdon program. Leadership Hunterdon was launched back in 2011 with the vision to “transform people to become trustees of our communities, to become leadership resources and work for the betterment of Hunterdon County.” These people, already leaders, will spend the next nine months not only working in their full time jobs but also attending classes and workshops, visiting companies and organizations throughout the County and crafting a white paper […]
Harry starts every week with total focus. Of course, he has his krypton glasses to give him an advantage. It’s his super power (and for sale for only $9.95 at the Fireman’s Carnival). I don’t have a set of krypton glasses (yet) but I have a nice hot cup of coffee and am eager to dive into the week. I believe I can focus as well as Harry. I start with short bursts. I figure that if I put all […]
It’s Friday. It’s August. It’s still summer. The boss is on vacation…. Have another mug of coffee.