Matching the Image to the Story

So a ways back there was a story about ‘Young Guns‘ within the world of Paralympics.  It included Chuck Aoki who is a top Wheelchair Rugby Paralympic athlete.  The story highlighted his talent, drive and cheerful personality – which is all true.  The (slight) problem I had with the story is that the cover shot…

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Who Put That Net in My Shot?

Getting good photos of athletes in the heat of competition are usually about luck.  But knowing where to be when the action is about to happen comes from practice.  Knowing I’ll be photographing a few tennis matches this summer, I showed up at a practice session to try out some lenses and get an idea…

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Tom Olin – An Old Master

Today was nothing but a pleasure as I interviewed and photographed one of the legends of the ADA movement in the U.S., Tom Olin. Tom is a photojournalist who spent the last 30 years chronicling the lack of rights and subsequent laws that improved accessibility in America.  He was there taking photos when the early…


Matching People & Places

I found this location 4-5 months ago.  It is in the heart of Scottsdale.  No one knows about it, no one is ever there, it’s basically been abandoned and yet it stays pristine year round.    Its called a riverwalk.  It was built before the 2008 collapse and was intended to adjoin numerous commercial developments….


4th Cover of 2014

Its been a good year for covers. I suppose it is an ego thing but with respect to editorial work, its either the cover or who cares. I suppose I’d feel different if Rolling Stone or Sports Illustrated called, but thats my take – today. Renee Tyree is one of those girls who is just…


Paratriatlon at Tempe Lake

Paratriathlon is a new paralympic sport. It will debut in the 2016 Paralympics in Rio, Brazil. And these days many athletes are scrambling to qualify for Team USA in one of the five categories for the various types of disabilities. And so there I was on a bright early Sunday morning in Tempe, Arizona getting…


Halloween Cometh

Sandy Goleth (Model Mayhem) and I cooked up a photo shoot this weekend that included her Doberman, Nellie. It started out as she being a crime fighter.  I think the bloody machete sort of gave it a bit more of a crime instigator look, but nonetheless it was a fun afternoon of experimenting with light,…

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Last Minute Cover Shot of Susan Sarandon

Okay, its not Susan Sarandon but I sure see a youthful resemblance. I  got a call on Thursday from an editor of a magazine.  He had a storyline about employment and was seeking ideas to expand the story and that include someone for the cover shot   We discussed maybe 2 other people when I…

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Adaptive Tia Chi Magazine Cover Shot

Very happy to see a photograph of mine used by PN Magazine for their September edition. Erie Chun plays for Team USA Parlympic Wheelchair Rugby team. We see each other at SpoFit quite a bit. So when the magazine editor called and wanted a photo of someone to go with a Tia Chi story, I…

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Cherice Love in Studio

Cherice Love (@chericelove) is a local singer and a model. So when we began discussing the latter, we quickly cooked up a photo shoot of her doing what she can really do – sing! I asked if she could bring a microphone. Preferably something old-school and she really delivered. Of course she makes the shots…