Category archives: Test Shoot

  • Crescent Curves of Luna

  • Luna, from Latin, meaning moon. In ancient Rome it was the name of the divine embodiment of the moon. I had that in mind when I was working on these photos. This shoot was sort of impromptu. We’d been trying to hook up for some shots for quite a while but could never make it work. So instead of w[...]
  • Carving Light from the Darkness

  • Black and white. There's a haunting beauty about it. Afterall, color is life. What are you left with when you strip it from a photo? I remember the first time we were handed black sheets of paper in art school. We were told to draw the light instead of the shadow. It's not something you ever real[...]
  • Killer Curves and Fashion Photography

  • Here's a much more fashion oriented section from my shoot with Brooke. We did headshots on the portrait backdrop, then moved to dramatically lit, glamour shots on the red couch, and wrapped things up with some more high fashion looking shots on the white wall. It was like three shoots in one. It[...]
  • Ink Amongst Nature

  • Journal Entry: I had a model the other day say, “I wonder what goes through your head as you take pictures.” I think this shoot sort of sums it up nicely. Basically, my mind during a shoot is a chaotic mess. It’s why my photos end up all over the board in terms of aesthetics or a theme just as t[...]
  • A Word on 'Adrift'

  • ‘Adrift’ started as nothing more than an attempt to place my subject somewhere other than on a mattress in a studio. A week or so earlier I’d seen a photograph of a mother and son floating in a boat and the image stuck with me, so when it came time to relocate my model I set out in search of a b[...]
  • A Little Black Leotard

  • It begins with a little black leotard. Reputation. It all boils down to that. For months now, I've been trying to set up shoots with models. Pinup, conceptual, boudoir, anything sexy, sensual, artistic and outside of the confines of my usual photography. Time and again I've sent out requests on s[...]