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Saturday, November 9, 2013

Restaurant: Owl Bar Halloween


It's probably that there is something about an over 100 year old bar that you don't have to try very hard to make it look old, nostalgic and sometimes creepy. My brother tends the Owl Bar in Mid-Town Baltimore. We had just decorated for the Halloween season. By we, I mean I donated a bunch of Halloween decorations and he put them up around the bar. Some of it is his additions too.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Portrait: Baltimore Engagement

 
I'm not generally a wedding/engagement/family photographer. When a friend asks you to do their engagement photos around Baltimore's Inner Harbor, it's hard to say no. Here are some samples, I'll let the images do the talking!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Personal: New York Country Wedding



I attended a friends wedding in New York state recently. While Maryland was getting flooded with rain, this location had amazing weather. Honestly, could not ask for better weather for a wedding in October. I wasn't the official photographer, just some fun pictures from a beautiful location.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Product: Outdoor studio, Sports Poster

This is an assignment where I explored a poster for a sports expo. The client was a bicycle helmet company and they wanted to highlight their product with a bike. There was no way to get an action shot, so a static shot had to work. I wanted a scene that was dynamic, colorful and pulled the viewer to the product. I used several scenic components as layers, lighting each one uniquely to build the final image. I worked in a dim environment in the late evening for maximum flexibility. This old tree stump in a neighbors yard was an interesting backdrop for the bike and the helmet.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Stock: Finding art


When I'm out and about and with camera, I always try to keep a lookout for what I like to call "wall art". These are shots that may not necessarily have any real contextual value, or are of a generic or unidentifiable nature. I'm not trying to get into fine art frame sales really, but to have a stock of images to pull from can be invaluable for a project. Just like I never know when I'll find that image, I'll never know when I have a use for it either. Sometimes, opportunity meets availability and I get this stunner of the US Capitol Building.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Personal: NOLA, trip with a view

I think it's important to take personal time to "free hand" photography. Finding a new perspective, content, colors, and environment you just don't normally experience can help you see in a whole new way.

If you've never been, New Orleans, Louisiana is definitely the muse you've been looking for.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Commercial: Bird of all kinds

When I was a kid, we got a hen and a rooster as a pet. I'm not sure it was really allowed, but we did it anyway. We had a variety of odd pets. Ducks, lizards, fish. Down by the Bay Bridge, a good friend has an 80+ acre farm. It's primarily used for horse boarding. But there is much more to it than that.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Automotive: Urban Mustang


A friend of mine just picked up a new-to-him 2012 Mustang GT Convertible. Since it was new, shiny and a pretty bad ass car right out of the factory, we wanted to get some shots of it. Freshly washed, I knew just the place that would make an excellent backdrop. An old set of buildings down by the river....

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Headshot: Redhead actress

Last month I had the pleasure of doing head shots for Tegan Williams, a young lady I have known and worked with theatrically for a few years now. She needed to update her portfolio, as all serious actors, singers or any other person-who-wants-to-get-their-face-out-there should do every couple of years.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Product: Naked Nikon FE SLR

I feel like I've been learning photography all my life. Here's a little reason as to why. This camera. This is my dad's first SLR, he bought in 1981 if i remember correctly. This was perhaps his favorite. He shot with one lens on this camera, a 50mm F/2 AIS. And so did I. My last adventure I can tell you exactly when it was, July 1 to the 11th 1992. I trekked this camera with me though the mountains of New Mexico on a Boy Scout High Adventure trip, only to find out most of my pictures did not turn out. The inside of this camera is like a fine clock, and the analog mechanics had become corroded over time. Nostalgically, I tried to take it apart and see what I could do to resurrect this old machine. Hit the jump to see more shots from my failed effort.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Nautre: Just a Dusting

Baltimore saw it's first significant snowfall of 2012-13 winter season today. It was just a dusting. While I was out in the cold, blustery weather cleaning up what little snow did fall and shuffling around the vehicles in my driveway, I got a couple of snaps. I converted to black and white because that is just how today felt!