The Gallery: Creating Stories from Emotional Landscapes

I often am asked how I come up with some of my narrative work, where the ideas come from.  To be honest, I imagine it’s a similar process to writers: you write what you know… I shoot themes and images that come to me through personal experiences combined with inspiration shots I am continually gathering. But…

Creating Narrative Images: Betrayal By Rachel Neville

The idea for the Betrayal image came to me one morning more as a video idea around a personal incident in my life.  What woman hasn’t been frustrated to the extreme by her significant other, and what fantasies we create in our heads to deal with the frustration? A few weeks later, I was shooting…

Yoga and Fitness Body Language Experiment 2015

A few weeks ago we did a Body Language Experiment with a few dancers, and the results (although I’m the first one to admit were not scientific), were astounding.   By simply having the dancers shift their body weight over the balls of their feet and allow their arms and hands to hang and feel…

The Body Language Experiment, Come on Board!!!

Body language and facial expression.. it’s a topic I’ve been talking about in audition shoots these past couple of months:  The communication to a viewer that he/she may or may not be aware of directly, but is quietly there in the background. Most audition shoots start off with headshots before we move on to dance…

Photo Shoot with Alia Kache and Fun with Crayola

Thought I would take a moment to write about Alia Kache this week.  She came to me a few weeks ago with a really great project in mind as she was re-branding herself, moving from being a dancer to a choreographer. She’s currently rehearsal director for Ailey II, and as she is on tour with…

Interview with Janusphere Dance Director, Darion Smith

Recently, I joined Darion Smith, Artistic Director and Co-Founder of Janusphere Dance Company to work on an ongoing 3D photo  project. I have worked with Darion on images for marketing his dance company and have had the pleasure of shooting Janusphere Dance performances and I am eager to share more about Janusphere Dance Company and…

Dreaming in Chocolate & Other Accidental Inspiration

This next leg of the multi city job I’ve been working on this month is in San Fran.  And I have to ask: who in their right mind thought it was a good idea to have flights depart at 7am or earlier?  And further, who of us in our right mind (or not) thought it…

Confusing Gravity in 2012

With all the media hype at this early stage in the year over rebirth/resolutions/new year new beginnings, I start to get tired of all the canned or recycled good intentions that are everywhere.