Tuesday, January 22, 2013

RIP Lawnmower-Man

8 1/2 years ago I moved my studio to the East side of downtown Raleigh. It’s not in a good part of town or the bad part, I like to think it’s on the edge. When I moved in I started documenting the people who lived in the area. I'd hang some of the photos in the studio window if I thought they were good. I have 2 small strips of grass around my studio and this man has been cutting them since I moved in. I never knew his name, I just called him the Lawnmower-Man and I think he like it. His picture is in my window. In the past week I’ve had over a dozen people knock on the studio door to tell me he passed away. Rest in peace Lawnmower-Man

raleigh portrait photography

pool-hall 01/22/13

Monday, January 14, 2013

Friday, January 11, 2013

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Personal Projects

Sometime it's about being in the right place at the right time. December was a busy month for me. If you follow me on Facebook you know I stop and take a photo M-F on my way into the studio. I've been doing this for almost 4 years. A creative outlet to start the morning. When December came around I started something new "Count Down to Christmas". I took Christmas decorations and incorporated them into my morning view images. I was working on a project for Lenovo at the time and the marketing manager saw some of the "Count Down to Christmas" images, scroll down the blog to see. He had an idea ...... He asked if I could place some new products in the shots they were launching at CES this year. The images would be used as backgrounds on screens and to show the new password swipe technology. I'm sure I looked hilarious running around downtown with a 3 foot plastic Santa/Snowman a camera and a bag of technology.

Raleigh Product Photography

Product photography for the launch of the Lenovo Lenovo X230s.

Raleigh Lifestyle photography

Did some Lifestyle photography for Lenovo for the launch of a new product.

Raleigh Editorial photography Forbes Life

Nice write up on PDN/Photoserve about the Forbes Life shoot.

Raleigh Editorial photography Forbes Life

I was approached by a photo editor from Forbes Life, to photograph a story in Boca Raton FL., the only problem I was in the middle of North Carolina. It was a complicated shoot, people, architecture, stainless steel interiors and some table top images. It would of been great to fly but I had no idea what I would need, same for renting equipment out of Miami. I made the decision to drive, 13 hours each way. My assistant and I rented the largest SUV we could and loaded up, strobes, hotlights, seamless, blackout cloth and anything we thought we might need. We shot late afternoon one day and early morning the next, due to the light and then drove back. We mounted a GoPro on the front of the car for the drive there and back, going off every 30 sec. We ended up with over 3600 jpegs to put a timelapse sequence together.

Raleigh portrait photography

Raleigh Architecture photography

A project for the Raleigh Marriott.

Raleigh retail photography

Working with a local start-up company to create an image library.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Raleigh editorial photography

New year, new calendar. Speaking of calendars this is the finished piece I worked on with the creative folks at NC Public Power / Electricities. A whirl-wind tour of 13 bed and breakfasts across NC.