Sometimes, it also feels like a competition for who can do the absolutely weirdest poses- which always catch me off guard between the normal "look how cozy I feel in this sweater" or "you too can be a goddess in this dress" shots.Read More
Every month during downtown's third Thursday event, for funsies, I operate a "photobooth" out of the local art gallery here in Joplin Missouri.
And this was my very favorite theme.
The theme is "film noir"- harsh, shadowy lighting, trench coats and fedoras, a 1940s homeage that stems from my love of cinema and my work on "cold brewed".
Sweet & simple headshots session w/ some of the fine folks over at Gatesman/Noble in Springfield MO.Read More
Deviating from portraits, nightlife, band photos and other imagery that includes human beings, I went out to George Washington Carver to capture some images of the park to highlight it's natural wonder in that beautiful morning light.Read More
Album cover / musician portrait session with my friend Jake "J-thrill" Bennett: another entry in my very musical yearRead More
official music video for Me Like Bees' new single "The River Divides", accompanying Image comics' "the Realm" comic. first director of photography credit for yours truly...Read More
author headshots with FC Shultz... and his cat batman.
With a headshots session, it's always a great idea to have a couple different looks- so that later on, when you produce more material and get tired of using the same headshot over and over, you've got a variety of pictures to choose from. So that's what we did, doing a couple of scene and outfit changes and also getting a nice mix of lighthearted, serious, and straight up goofy.Read More
Creative vacation exercise: street photography at 11pm on a Nashville Saturday night. The crowd keeps you moving, so you only get a few seconds for each capture... here's what I got!Read More
Behind the scenes from a new video music video project, directed by comic-creating mastermind Jeremy Haun and featuring indie rock band Me Like Bees!Read More
In continuing one of my recent posts on conquering fear in your art..
I made a list earlier this year of things that scared me that I needed to do.
At the top of that list was "teach a photography class"... and this year I've now taught not one but now two...
My friend Cole set out on a year-long van-life adventure today. Let's root him on...Read More
From my "FOR ARTISTS" series::
For those who have creative ideas but haven't progressed past "you know what would be cool?" Practical thoughts from my own recent experiences on collaboration and moving out of a state of "stuckness". These are tips that have helped me get my ideas out of my head and into creative action.
Summer is in the air, and bubbles, sparklers and bubbles created the whimsical seasonal feeling we were going to for the latest lifestyle shoot for midwest clothing store Mystique Boutique.Read More
Creating a stock library of local images for purchase- Joplin MORead More
Enjoyed a couple of hours at George Washington carver national park one Saturday afternoon, part of my ongoing work creating a stock library of images for the park to use in their branding and social media in the future.
This shoot was different, because I was able to capture an event already taking place at GWC, the annual "Art in the Park" in conjunction with Spiva Center for the Arts....Read More
Jesus Jam is a huge party thrown every year to celebrate those with disabilities. Way more than just some cheesy religious event, this is a beautiful, dancetastic night devoted to folks with disabilities having the time of their life. You can't not smile after looking through these...Read More
trampoline parks make for fun shoots...Read More
Mo-kan roller girlz turn 10 this year. Here's a few shots from the short-and-sweet celebration photo shoot, complete with an adult version of a CAKE SMASH.
....and a listing of my favorite ridiculous roller derby names.
lifestyle + catalogue shoot for clothing store, "Mystique Boutique"Read More
First images from a library of photography for one of American's national parks- George Washington Carver National monument!