I had the chance to take advantage of the rare rainy weather a couple of weeks ago with Austin Carr (Mavrick Models) in Pasadena, Calif. Everyone has been complaining about the weather, but I love it. Rainclouds create perfectly diffused light — the entire city is currently a soft box!
Megan Mockensturm in the studio, channeling the 1960s in classic style.
A couple of months ago, I was commissioned by Los Angeles model/actor Julian Zambrano to photograph an important transformation — the first cutting of his long, beloved hair in years. We decided to celebrate the moment in an homage to Patrick Demarchelier’s beautiful photographs of Karlie Kloss’s famous haircut.
Los Angeles, 2018.
Los Angeles, 2018.
A couple of my favorite images from my shoot last month in Joshua Tree with Zara Alyse.
I'm currently in Joshua Tree, California, working on a new photo series. I stopped for coffee early this morning and was excited to learn that one of my images from my recent shoot with model Ariel Thompson is up on Vogue Italia's PhotoVogue. (Makeup by Stephanie Lopez.)
In the studio last month with Los Angeles-based model Sunny Dae. Makeup by Stephanie Lopez.
In the studio downtown last month with model Ariel Thompson. Makeup by Stephanie Lopez.
A couple of my favorite images from my shoot a couple weeks back with actress Courtney Taylor Burness. Makeup by Stephanie Lopez.
I've been working on archiving all of my published work from the last several years and came across this old photo I shot for Nylon Guys back in 2014. Mark Wallace is the founder and owner of Wallace Detroit Guitars, an amazing boutique guitar company that handcrafts their instruments from reclaimed wood from destroyed houses in Detroit. During out shoot, I got to tour the warehouse space where the reclaimed wood was kept prior to guitar production. It was an incredibly inspiring space deep in the heart of Detroit, and Mark was genuinely passionate about his city and his company. Their slogan, "The sound of the Motor City," says it all.
A shot from my travel photography adventure last week with Katarina Schmoranzer. We spent a full day taking destination photos and touring the Southern California coastline from morning until night (I'll share those photos soon).
I was excited to learn that some of the lifestyle images I photographed for the renowned Mercedes-Benz DRIVE Technician Training program have gone live on their website. You can view more about the program and company at the Mercedes-Benz DRIVE website.
More images from my shoot last month with Zara at Bombay Beach and the mountains near Joshua Tree, California.
In February 2014, I rented my first private studio -- a gorgeous daylight studio with cement floors and floor-to-ceiling windows across one wall in a massive industrial warehouse turned studio and exhibition space. I wanted to test out the new space as well as some different lighting techniques, and was excited to when talented model Megan Mockensturm agreed to be my guinea pig. The resulting image ended up being selected by Vogue Italia's editorial staff for PhotoVogue that April.
After a quick trip to Nashville last October, Nylon Magazine hired me to photograph one of the Red Bull House of Art's resident artists, Lala Abandon, for an upcoming article for their December 2016 print issue. I had worked with them about a year earlier on a portrait for a profile of a local guitar maker and was excited to work with their talented team again. The next day I was on my way to photograph Ms. Abaddon at the famed Detroit artist residence and gallery, where I spent a rainy fall afternoon with writer/editor Austen Tostone and the very talented Ms. Abaddon, touring her studio and documenting her creative process. Here's an outtake from our shoot, as well as a tear sheet from the spread.