american hope

In this segment of the GREAT AMERICA! project we celebrate our right to vote.  There are many places in the world where the people don’t get to cast a vote.  There are many places in the world where life is decidedly NOT awesome.  America is not one of those places.  Yes, we have our problems,…

skinny pig

I came up with this “burger head” idea when I was helping my friend Joe do a headshot session with New York foodie, Dara Pollak.  Dara, aka The Skinny Pig, has an awesome blog where she reviews restaurants, shares ideas and recipes, and generally nerds out on all things yum.  We were talking about doing…

nyc reflections

It’s been a long time since I did a walkabout photo session, but that’s exactly what I found I had time to do on the way to teaching a private photography class on the Upper East Side a few weeks ago.  Street parking in Manhattan is always a pain, and when I ended up parking…

4 gospels calligraphy

Few people really appreciate calligraphy, and even fewer people are able to actually draw it beautifully and consistently.  And only one person in the past 4oo years has painstakingly recreated the Four Gospels, word for word, by hand, in calligraphy. Meet W. J. Cocke.  He is known to most people as “John”, but I’m lucky…

great america!

Welcome to GREAT AMERICA!, a photo project of American positivity! America IS great, and does not need to be made great all over AGAIN. Yes, we have our problems. The struggles of minority groups like our LGBTQ community, our non-white and our non-Christian citizens, is very real and continues to this day. But America is…

red dancer has the blues

A New York City rooftop is always a great place to have a photoshoot. A New York City roof at night is even better! I don’t normally name my pieces, but “Red Dancer Has The Blues” just seemed to fit. It is an exploration of light, color, environment and emotion, and a statement about what…

disney world in black and white

Last week my wife and I had the pleasure of taking the kids to Disney World. Spending 3 days bouncing around the Magic Kingdom and Epcot with two little girls and a toddler is incredibly fun and insanely exhausting, and figuring out a way to be a photographer at the same time is a little tricky. So…

supermoon

When I found out there was a once in a lifetime supermoon approaching, I knew I wanted to create something to celebrate the event. It had to be big and it had to be unique. After a little digging around and an ad on Craigslist, I found Venus Alers, aka Venus Pain. Fierce. Unique. Amazing. Bigger…

Rain

Our world is dying. Our unconscious addiction to “more”, our thoughtless pursuit of money, our addiction to technology and progress, and the mistaken belief that we are somehow not connected to the natural world around us, all are conspiring to destroy the beautiful, God-given biosphere we inhabit. In this portrait in my series, I explore what it…

rockstar

I spend a lot of time lighting people and then trying to hide the lights so you can’t see them in the shot. Some of the time, I’ll light someone in such a way as to make them look like they aren’t lit. Other times, I want them to look “lit”. This is the life…