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