Monday, August 31, 2009

Adorable Holiday Card Design


I know it's only August but everyone needs to start thinking about holiday cards. I am working with an absolutely amazing new stationery line and I'm giving you a sneak peek of some of their designs. I have a whole book of samples if you would like to see them in person.

You should also start thinking about scheduling the annual portrait session with me as well.

Click here to view other samples of my work combined with their stunning card designs.

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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Images of Disneyland Shot with my Circle Camera



I really need to get out my one-of-a-kind circle camera more often. I shot these images a few years ago and recently dug them out of the archives.

Click here for a previous blog entry about this really cool camera.

Click here to purchase these fine art prints on Etsy.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

21st Annual ASCAP Film & Television Scoring Workshop with Richard Bellis


I had the pleasure once again to photograph ASCAP's Film & Television Scoring Workshop. This year it was at Warner Bros. Studios.

I am so impressed by the talents of these aspiring young film composers. The highlight of the workshop is the evening when the participants get the opportunity to record their music with virtually the same resources afforded Oscar-winning composers.

Check out the slideshow above or click here to view it in a separate window.

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Julia Dean Sixth Annual Alternative Photography Exhibit

Julia Dean is having her Sixth Annual Alternative Photography Exhibit starting on Friday, August 14 (opening reception from 5-8pm that evening).

This year I decided to submit a photo I took a few years ago in Ohio. I shot it with Kodak HIE (Infrared) film (unfortunately no longer available) with a 25A red filter.

It was shot on a piece of property owned by distant cousins of mine right outside Bladensburg, Ohio. I asked family member Dixie Davidson Furlong to reminisce about the property as I knew she could write about it much better than me.

"I believe Dad bought the property in the 60's. In the middle of one of the open pastures on a high point on the property, which is located a few miles outside of Bladensburg, is the Patterson graveyard. There are definitely graves from the 1800's in there, but I'm not sure how far back it goes. Kim remembers that as a young girl she discovered a stone that revealed a female who had lived a short life, one that matched her age at the time. The discovery induced serious thoughts about life and death for her that day.

As I understood it from my father, because the Pattersons created this family graveyard, complete with a beautiful hand-hewn stone wall surrounding the spot, it is always to be maintained by the local township/county. As such, it also is not considered "owned" land. Thus, although my sister now holds the deed for the surrounding land, the graveyard is not considered her property.

Groundhogs have disturbed the grave markers over the years, and some markers have fallen and broken and pieces lie among the grasses around the roots of the protective trees. It's a beautiful, quiet, respectful site and I hope it remains as such."

I went back recently to this contact sheet and found an image I shot of the actual gravestones which is below.

A special thank you to Russell Adams of Schulman Photo Lab for doing such an incredible job printing these images for me.

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Thursday, August 06, 2009

Contrast Show at the Warehouse in Cleveland, Mississippi

The amazingly talented photographer Will Jacks has a gallery show opening on August 20 in Cleveland, Missisippi and I am happy to say that the gallery chose five of my images to be included in the show.

Unfortunately I won't be able to personally attend the opening but am so happy to Will and for this wonderful event. You can learn more about the show here and view the press release here.

You can see my images below.



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