The Faces of Freedom Project – Normandy 75th Anniversary Portraits

On this day of remembrance, I had the privilege once again to create portraits of a number of veterans and supporting folks for The Faces of Freedom Project. During the second World War, American women entered the workforce in unprecedented numbers to fill the gaps left by men who’d gone off to fight.  “Rosie the Riveter” Read more about The Faces of Freedom Project – Normandy 75th Anniversary Portraits[…]

New Faces of Freedom Project Veterans Portraits Added

  Hi Friends, As you know, our military personnel – both past and present — are near and dear to my heart.  Several years ago, I started a personal photography venture called “The Faces of Freedom Project” as a “thank you for your service” effort on behalf of our military veterans. I recently had the opportunity Read more about New Faces of Freedom Project Veterans Portraits Added[…]

Mr. Albert B. Location Portraits

Hi Friends, Had the opportunity today to photograph Mr. B. in his home.  He wanted a nice large formal portrait for later use, and has a lovely home in the hills of Orange County in which to create the portrait. When shooting location or environmental portraits, I travel with pretty much everything. If ever I Read more about Mr. Albert B. Location Portraits[…]

Richard Preston and his “Tin Men” – Heritage Portraits

Hi Friends, I had an opportunity this evening to photograph Dr. Richard Preston, retired ophthalmologist and World War II veteran. Among his many hobbies / interests, he has created a very cool and whimsical series of “Tin Men” that can be found all around his home. A few of my favorites from the session follow… Read more about Richard Preston and his “Tin Men” – Heritage Portraits[…]

“The Faces of Freedom Project” – Honoring our Veterans

Hi Friends, I’ve had this project on my heart for some time: a series of simple black and white portraits to honor our nation’s veterans.  Just a small token of thanks for their service and sacrifice. I approached our local VFW / American Legion post last week, and the commander is happy to let me Read more about “The Faces of Freedom Project” – Honoring our Veterans[…]

Channeling Walker, Texas Ranger: Indiana-Style

Hi Friends, Probably couldn’t pull this off in California with all the police helicopters circling overhead.  But out here in the farm country of Northern Indiana – well, let’s just say I’ve not seen anything circling overhead larger than a purple martin… Dad used to raise horses – Rocky Mountains, to be precise.  And while Read more about Channeling Walker, Texas Ranger: Indiana-Style[…]

47th Annual Packard Salon-Portraits

Hi Friends, I recently attended the 47th Annual Packard Salon event at the Island Hotel in Newport Beach, CA as my friend, Booker’s “Plus One.” Booker has done some amazing fine art automotive photography, and has gotten in good with the folks of Packard International, headquartered right here in SoCal. Of course, the cars are Read more about 47th Annual Packard Salon-Portraits[…]

Heritage Portrait- Terry M: Potter / Ceramicist

My good friend, Booker — gourd artist extraordinaire — introduced me to a new friend and fellow artist: Terry M. Terry is a supremely talented ceramicist / potter, and graciously allowed us monopolize the better part of his morning making portraits in his Orange, California studio. A few images from today’s shoot… Here, the kiln behind Read more about Heritage Portrait- Terry M: Potter / Ceramicist[…]

Heritage Portraits Project – Marilyn

Another portrait sitting in the Heritage Portrait project.  This is Marilyn: mother of my dear friend, Randy.  She was photographed with the capable assistance of my good friend (and voice-activated lightstand), Royce.   We tried a couple lighting setups, but settled on the SB-800 Speedlight in the 3′ octabox. In the above image, we used Read more about Heritage Portraits Project – Marilyn[…]