The Other Side of the Mirror

August 31, 2011 § 2 Comments

I have a series of self portraits called “The Other Side of the Mirror”. I use my self portrait sessions as a way to explore lighting, mood, camera settings and… me! When you don’t have anyone else to take a picture of why not be your own muse?

Here are two juxtaposing photos from the other side of the mirror:

You can see these images and more here under Art Series – “The Other Side of the Mirror”

Masquerade

June 1, 2011 § Leave a comment

When I shoot portraits I have people bring all sorts of things. Clothes, shoes, props.
I also have loads of my own props for people to choose from. It makes the shoot much more entertaining and we always seem to come up with ideas that probably never would have come about if all the props weren’t hanging around.

Masks are always popular and I love the way the photos turn out when people choose to wear them.

Here are a few of my friends wearing masks:

Save Them All

April 18, 2011 § Leave a comment

After I go out and shoot I’m always eager to come home and upload my photos to see what I’ve done. I run Bridge for my metadata and photoshop. I immediately run a slide show so that I can color code my photographs into 1st, 2nd, and 3rd (my ranking of priority and favorites). I usually jump right into editing. It is amazing how instantly gratifying photography is now.

My point however is not about workflow. My point is, if you come home and immediately edit, you may miss something special in your first pass. Even your second pass. Your perspective is constantly changing and with it your aesthetics. You never know what you may find beautiful or moving later so DON’T DELETE your work. Period. Buy an external drive, burn your work to DVD, but DON’T DELETE.

I was rummaging through older works and pulled some photos that I’m glad upon review I did not delete. Here are a couple:

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