JOURNAL

Sketch images

I was just reading something by David duChemin where he referred to the concept of ‘sketch images’, which I’ve seen mentioned before; I was reminded how much I like that approach to creating photos. The idea is that you shoot a lot of different frames when pursuing a shot, trying…

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Where Things Are

First, I’m officially on an indefinite hiatus from shooting portraits. I’m getting back to photography basics, focusing on my urban work. Currently I’m reviewing and organizing my selections for my city portfolio, along with beginning selections for the street portrait book. Once these two are polished and complete, I’ll begin…

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Fashion Portfolio

Spending this Saturday morning reviewing my current fashion portfolio selections with an editorial eye. These are my observations and reflections. First up is the collection of composites I created, combining portraits shot with simple backdrops with some of my urban landscapes, adding color and some magical effects. I’m really into…

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Fantasy Meets Street

I recently realized I was really missing the magical visual elements of my fantasy portrait work, so now I’m experimenting with dipping the chocolate bar in the peanut butter, creatively speaking, and seeing what kind of flavor comes out of blending fantasy visuals with my environmental street portrait style.

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Portrait Diptychs

Inspo from Brian Ziff, currently a favorite photographer of mine. Putting these two side-by-side turned on a light bulb; I can use the book layout to create diptychs, one with the environment and one close up. I’ve been avoid using a lot of my favorite portraits for the book because…

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Making Selections

For me, the editorial selection process is probably the most challenging part of photography. I currently have around 65 photos in this book. I’ve begun working on arranging the sequential flow of the book; deciding which photos work well together, breaking them out into grouping based on themes and common…

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