Friday, September 7, 2012

Julia Margaret Cameron_Photographer

Born 197 years ago (1815) Julia Margaret Cameron became a legendary female British photographer shooting portraits of celebrities during her time, many with an Arthurian theme. Many of her portraits are the only remaining record of many historical figures, including Charles Darwin, Alfred Lord Tennyson and Robert Browning. Read more HERE @ Photography News. More images HERE @ Preus museum's Flickr photostream.

Friday, May 4, 2012

My Interview with Sinar Bron Imaging

Sinar Bron Imaging recently interviewed me on their Big Blog. Bron Imaging makes professional camera and lighting equipment. What attracted their attention was a stop motion animation that I did. It's an interesting and fun read, it also gives you a little insight into my world. Check it out HERE, @ Bron Imaging Blog.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Personal Work

This test shot was a practice and study in lighting, composition and prop gathering. It is a shot editorial in nature, of mens accessories. Working closely with my wonderful photo stylist Kevin Hardiek, (see his web site HERE) this shot came together so fast and with such ease that I was scratching my head and asking myself if it really could be this easy. But in reality we discussed this photo extensively for three weeks prior, and we gathered all our props and we knew exactly what we were after. With proper planning and dialog, the execution of this photo went surprisingly smooth and flawless. See more at my portfolio HERE.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012


Current Events in advertising: Mercedes Benz makes their new car invisible. This new vehicle runs on a hydrogen fuel cell and emits zero emissions. I.E. Invisible to the environment. So to promote the car the company decided to make the car invisible.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Photographer_Dennis Manarchy

Dennis Manarchy, a Chicago photographer who reached iconic status in the 1980's is on a mission to build the "Mother of All Cameras", a 35 foot film camera mounted on a flatbed trailer to photograph images of "Vanishing Cultures" project. This project will feature Holocaust Survivors, members of small Native American Tribes, and the survivors of the Tuskegee Airmen to name just a few. More story HERE @Workbook. Dennis Manarchy web site HERE. See more or contribute HERE.

What's it like shooting with a 35-foot camera?

"Two days of preparation results in 1/1000th of a second flash exposure and I have only one chance to get it right. I literally focus half-way down an eyelash. If the subject moves, it's out of focus...if they blink, it's a disaster...and if their expression is off the portrait suffers. I must say that the length of time it takes with the subject creates a special bond that I would never want to lose...and that moment is captured in every one of these portraits."

--Dennis Manarchy

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

CNN Firing Editors and Photojournalists

Recently CNN has fired Editors and Photojournalists in a bid to save money and reduce redundancy created by their i-reporters. Everyday people sending in video and photos to air on CNN for free. Kind of absurd to think people would prefer a free i-report sent in by...the kid across the street...? or a report or story done by professionals, especially these days of competitiveness when actual content is again becoming so important. Here, Steven Colbert brings a satrical comedy to the notion of "Free Reporters"

Julius Neubronner_Inventor of Pigeon Camera

Julius Neubronner, born 160 years ago was a pioneer of amateur photography. He is best known for inventing the pigeon camera for aerial photography and was used for military air surveillance during WWI. See more HERE @ Photography News.