Archive for category My photography
This is Michael, who recently posed for my American People series.
I love this photo. I’ve had it saved on my laptop for years. I think everything about it is perfectly executed. [Click to enlarge.]
It was actually my inspiration for this photo of my own. I love mine, too.
It’s been forever since I’ve featured some of my own photography on this blog. That’s because I haven’t really been shooting much this summer. But that’s getting ready to change. A couple of weeks ago, I photographed Dominic. Here is the first of three sets of photos I’m going to share with you.
I think my sabbatical did me well.
In 2008, I was the first photographer ever to work with new model Joshua Day. He was sweet and had potential, but he had the most awful haircut I’ve ever seen. We only shot together once because he moved to New York about 2 weeks after we met.
This is what happened when Josh got to New York. First, his agent made him cut his hair, which looked awesome. He kept working out and working hard and eventually landed a spread in DNA magazine.
I wish I could have had the change to work with him more than once. I bet we could have made great images together. And I would have liked to help him develop his portfolio and his modeling skills.
Literally, the first thing I saw this morning after waking up was a message on Facebook, which informed me that one of my photo subjects from last year died in a gun accident on Monday. What follows are three of my favorite shots from our session.
What’s the saddest for me is that just a few days ago, Griffin and I were talking about having another photo session together. I was excited, Griffin was excited; he even went out and bought his first designer underwear for it. What’s the most eerie for me is that I was thinking about him on Monday. I can’t help but wonder what might have been different if I had called him instead of letting my mind wander to something else.
Here’s a tidbit about Griffin: If you ever attended a gay-rights rally in Indianapolis, you might have noticed a group of straight kids wearing black bandannas with anarchy symbols on them. Griffin belonged to this group and he told me that they attended any gay-rights rally or protest just in case anti-gay counter protesters showed up and things got violent. They were there just in case we needed to be protected. They were our own version of Guardian Angels.
I never lift photos from Facebook, but here are a few from Griffin’s profile page. His smile was so happy and charming, and I wanted to preserve it. Griffin, I hope you’re at peace, young man. You will be missed so much. The world was better with you here.
I have quite a few wayward photos that don’t really have a place on my websites, but I’d like to find a way to include them. These two photos of Brad and David are two examples. They don’t fit in any of the current series I’m working on. I’m not sure what to do with them or how to work them onto either of my websites.
Here are a few more recent photos of my model, named Tell. You can see the rest of them on my website.
Here is an editorial series I shot a few weeks ago with my model named Tell. For now, I’m calling the series Country Road, and you can see the whole series on my website.