Here are some photographs from a short studio session with Ruthie. I couldn't help but start to paint my favorite right away!
Starting with a film photoshoot, multiple negatives are exposed on a single sheet to create these photographic panels. Brothers & sisters, friends for life. It just takes a few minutes to capture some sweet moments! I'm happy to create these panels for you out of my studio in Chicago, just email me to book some time!
These two are intended to be married next year! We took a few studio tintypes for the first shoot. For the second shoot, we were on location at Northwestern Law School. Below is one of my favorite images, it actually is the first tintype we made. Because too much light was still coming into my darkbox the tintype solarized and created this neat effect.
I found the image on the left in a dusty bin at an antique shop somewhere along the small strip of Pacific coast that makes up town of Gualala. Mila, the little girl on the right, had been a photo student of mine in a kid's holga class. I thought of her the second I saw the old photo, and new I had to recreate the image. I shot a few rolls of medium format film with the hasselblad and this was one of my favorite shots from the sitting.
Headshots are a lot of fun! I love to use lots of props to highlight the serious or silly side of a personality. This is a self portrait I shot last week at the tail end of a battle with bronchitis. The doctor gave me three things on my visit to his office. A shot in the arm (ouch!), a prescription for antibiotics (thankfully!), and this red lollipop. Here is to staying healthy for the rest of the year!