Category: Studio

No Place Like Home
April 28, 2018

There’s something about making images in small spaces that evokes an intimacy between the photographer and the subject. My home studio is practically a cathedral compared to what I’ve seen in some of the New York venues, but it's still only about 16′x16′x14′. This means when I'm taking photos, I’m almost inside somebody's personal space. You have to put your subject at ease. Real, ease... not the “hello, pleased to meet you,” ease....

An Idea Takes Hold
February 3, 2017

I talk a lot about moving away from natural/ambient light. Don't get me wrong—you should use the available light to your advantage whenever you make images. But, I like to have more control, rather than hoping the subject stays still or happens to be in a good pool of light. This led me to walking around with a camera in one hand and a speedlight in another. Sure, I could have mounted the speedlight onto the camera, but where's the fun in that? To...

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