Behind the Scenes: I was on location in Atlanta shooting for Paramount Pictures when I got an email from Katrina Symonds of Netflix one week before the Great Day in Hollywood shoot and asked if I would be interested and my thoughts on how I would approach the project. I could feel that this was one of those assignments that would be a defining image in my career and the task at hand was huge. I put […]
I first met Muhammad Ali when I worked for Oprah magazine over ten years ago. A section of the magazine called “Oprah Talks” would depict a day in the life of Oprah, and my job was to photograph her with various celebrities, from Billy Crystal and Madonna to the Williams sisters and “The Greatest” himself — Muhammad Ali. I’ll never forget the day my crew and I spent with him on his Kentucky farm, the extra time it took to set up because this American icon […]
Almost every photographer dreams of their own studio–a special private space to freely create and brainstorm, where inspiration and its precise execution is the only thing that matters. A place where you walk in, and are warmly greeted by light as it splays across decorated walls, books new and old, and your unique tools of the trade. At least, this was one of my many dreams: to own and operate my very own studio. An artist’s studio is a reflection […]
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It was an honor to be featured by Professional Photographer Magazine as their cover story this month and have their support. Read the article here. Also in collaboration with Professional Photographer Magazine is my participation in the Imaging USA event in Phoenix, Arizona January 12-14. You can find me lecturing on Monday, January 13th from 10-1130 AM about the art of photographing icons. See the full schedule boasting a wide range of talent on their website. — […]
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Thank you to Leigh Andersen from Industry for the lovely feature on our Art of Studio space for the first installment of their Studio Visit series. Read about it here. We are delighted to share our mix of analog and digital media and experiences with the world.