Saturday, September 29, 2007


The image at the right demonstrates the flexibility of model Alex Westfalen. This is one of the black and white film images from last weekend.

Sunday, September 23, 2007


This image is from the studio work with Alex Westfalen yesterday afternoon. Again, one of the early digital shots. I just dropped off the film this morning to be processed. Maybe by next weekend I'll have some of the IR film work.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Back to the Doorway

Returning to the scene of the crime, here is a photo of a different model -- Alex Westfalen -- in the french doorway. This from a shoot today in rainy Los Angeles. Eventually a down pour forced us to move to the studio inside. Alex was inside and dry, but the photographer was getting wet.
If you saw this photo on the day it was first posted and then again now, you might notice it looks different. I went back into Photoshop to work on the camera raw file and correct the color temperature.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Lord of Light

For some reason this photo of Alex from our recent shoot suggests to me that he is holding in his hands some of the soft light that surrounds his body.

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Bedroom Door

I have been working on a series of images framed by the french doors in the back of my house for several years. This image is part of that series, however this time, instead of the doors that open to the living room, I used the doors that open to the master bedroom. I also used a type of near infrared film from Rollei and a Mamiya medium format camera. Near infrared film has some of the softness and grain of true infrared film, but it also picks up quite a lot of normal light, so the infrared effects are not as pronounced. The model is Dwain. This is from the most recent shoot with him this August.

Saturday, September 01, 2007


Two shots this week of a local Los Angeles model named Dino who did a trade/test shoot with me this morning.

These two photos taken on the floor are some of my favorites from the shoot.

Every time I do a studio shoot I try to do a few frames with the model on the floor. Often the shots are not as interesting as the other work. This time is the exception. It didn't hurt that these came at the end of the shoot after we had developed a rapport and Dino had begun to get creative in his positioning.

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