Jenna & Adam’s maternity shoot

My sister-in-law Jenna is pregnant! We took a little trip to Hawaii recently to celebrate our co-pregnancy (and to make Lefteris say, “ARE YOU JOKING ME???” possibly hundreds of times as we drove around Oahu and he marveled at the tropical-ness of it all), and included a weekend in Kauai. I’ve spent a lot of time recently thinking about what it means to me to be pregnant, because, you know, not only am I knocked up myself, but I’ve never before had “pregnant lady” or “mom” as part of my self-image. Knowing I’d be seeing Adam and Jenna – and[…]

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ZAAZ photos (round two) are up!

Following on the success of the first round of fashion-y photos of my ZAAZ London colleagues, we went for round 2 with the new folks. This time I shot seven people instead of the original 18, which really gave me some time to get it RIGHT. I feel like I learned a lot the first time around, and actually I wrote some posts about how I shot some of those portraits, too. There will be more of those posts to come! You can enjoy the full portfolio here – it’s worth it! Here are some selects to tempt you… Share[…]

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Door buzzers in Venice: they look like faces

Surely I am not suffering from an awful case of pareidolia: these buzzers, all over Venice, REALLY looked like faces. Take a look at the whole portfolio – seriously, it’s WEIRD! And they all have different personalities! “ACK! I didn’t see you there!” “Hey, good-lookin…” “Ooooooooh” Many more in the portfolio! Share this…TwitterLinkedinPinterestemailGoogle+

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Dr. Gabriel McClelland, reculsive author and professor of Gabeology

A few weeks back I had the pleasure of shooting the portraits that will run alongside an interview with the world’s leading Gabeologist. Having always considered myself something of an amateur Gabeologist myself, this was a delight. The maestro was in rare form. All of those, with the exception of the wide shot of the room, were shot with my 50mm f/1.2. The wide shot was my 24-70 f/2.8. That 50mm…I mean, really. The light is so beautiful, and that lens just seems to wrap it around everything like a cashmere blanket. These photos are exactly the kind of work[…]

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Jumping shots in lavender

I’m a sucker for a jumping shot. So with a beautiful setting like this…what else could I do? First I got Ina jumping. Then she turned the camera around (Ina is also a great photographer)! These conditions were awesome for this type of thing, and here’s why: Cloudy sky = giant softbox above your head. Plenty of light at mid-day with none of the harsh shadows you get in sunnier situations. THAT is one thing I really do love about England. Late in the afternoon = sun low in the sky (behind the clouds though). So facing into the sun[…]

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