Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Architectural photography Raleigh NC

Architectural photography Raleigh NC - Some tear sheets from Campbell University a combination of architecture photography and environmental portrait photography.
Raleigh portrait photography - Spent some time photographing Governor Pat McCRory and Secretary Decker for Business North Carolina. Can't show any images yet.

Raleigh product photography

Raleigh product photography - Working on some catalog images. Broke out the old school light painting.

Raleigh portrait photography

Raleigh portrait photography - I had the pleasure of photographing Dianne Boardley Suber, President of Saint Augustine's University.

Raleigh contemporary photography

Raleigh contemporary photography - A place I pass almost everyday.

Raleigh food photography

Raleigh food photography - some food photography for a cheese website @ 200 shots, images below are not retouched.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Raleigh fashion photography

Raleigh fashion photography - When a shoot goes from bad to worse ...... I was approached by a jewelry company to do some product photography for a website. My suggestion was to shoot the jewelry by itself on a white background. They wanted to use models. I thought it was a good idea and set-up for a tight shot on a white background, then we tried black and then gray. To many cooks in the kitchen, now they wanted to show how the jewelry went with an outfit. Now we're at full length fashion. I tried to tell them if they were selling jewelry this would not work. We ended up shooting 44-50 pieces and different outfit. I just got a call saying the images won't work for the website because you can't see the jewelry .......... I do like how the lighting turned out on the full length fashion

Raleigh editorial photography

Raleigh editorial photography -
Coats Elementary School, Coats, NC. Now gone replaced by a Super Wal-Mart.

Raleigh editorial photography

Raleigh editorial photography - You never know what you'll find at McConnell studios.

Raleigh editorial photography

Raleigh editorial photography - some photography from around the neighborhood.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Still life photography Raleigh NC

Still life photography Raleigh NC

Raleigh band photography

Raleigh band photography - Some images for The NC Music Love Army at Kings

Raleigh Photography

Raleigh Photography - Road Trip HWY-

Raleigh Photography

Raleigh Photography - A night of music at The Pour House.

Raleigh Photography

Raleigh Photography - Road Trip - Wilson, NC

Raleigh Photography

Raleigh Photography

Raleigh Photography

Raleigh Photography - My morning view

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Shangri-La Stone Village

Shangri-La Stone Village, Prospect Hill, North Carolina.
Normally I’d just post an image and be done, but this place is so cool it deserves more.It’s been about 15 years since I’ve been to Shangri-La Stone Village. I found out about it in a book by Roger Manley “Signs and Wonders: Outsider Art Inside North Carolina ”. I was on assignment in Hillsborough, NC and knew I was close to Shangri-La. So after the shoot I headed down Hwy. 86 looking for Shangri-La. I was a little apprehensive about going. When I was last at Shangri-La, it was a bright sunny day, blue skies and puffy clouds and the village was in great shape. As I drove I thought,15 years, this place is going to be in ruins and falling apart. I approached with a feeling of dread, but to my surprise it looked like someone/people have been taking care of it. This is only an hour drive from Raleigh, so if you’re local you should really check it out. Here’s some history on Shangri-La Stone Village I got off RoadsideAmerica.com ( If you’re driving any where always check it out,there are so many cool places around.)
Shangri-La Stone VillageHenry L. Warren was a retired tobacco farmer in 1968 when he began building leprechaun-size buildings in his side yard. He called it Shangri-La, and by the  time he died nine years later (at age 84) the miniature town had 27 structures.Henry built solid, using rock he blasted from his own property. Shangri-La has a gym, bank, library, gas station, theater, and hotel. Henry reportedly worked on his tiny town from dawn to dusk, day after day, and at the same time used his considerable energy to incorporate 11,000 arrowheads into the walkways of his home. His wife once told us: “As long as he had a cigarette and a Coca-Cola, he’d keep building."A sign in front of Henry’s house reads, “Let me live in a house by the side of the road and be a friend to man." He died while working on Shangri-La’s hospital.