One of the things I’d like to do more of is tell stories via or with photos. Wayyyyy back in December Kit and I went out for a hike and she told me about how she’d managed to lose a lot of weight. The photos and a brief Q&A can be found on the “Stories” page and by going directly here.
Thank you Kit for sharing of your time and self.
Have a story you want to tell? Send me a message and let’s tell it.
One of the young ladies with whom I’ve worked with this past year is in the family way, and I’m never one to let a good belly go to waste : P
So I drafted my usual markup artist, Becky Jo (who is now nationally famous for her Offerpad commercial (https://www.facebook.com/Offerpad/videos/993399611402524/) ) to work her magic. I told Becky to paint the world and once again she didn’t disappoint. The stars are glow in the dark, but I realized far too late that they wouldn’t give off enough of a glow without a SUPER long exposure, so I just lit them with studio light instead. I’m quite happy with the final product.
Congratulations to the mothers and fathers-to-be as well as all parents who enter a whole new world.
I had two photos selected for the show “Everything You Love” at the Kansas City Stockyards Gallery. These are from my informal family sessions. For me they were paragons of affection. Those of us who love animals love them like (or more than) members of our own families.
The second photo I made of my friend Nikki with her oldest about two years ago. The girl is distracted with her technology, not an infrequent sight, but what struck me was the expression on Nikki’s face. I’ve seen it on other mother’s I’ve photographed. It’s a combination of love that only a mother can have and the worry of what Tomorrow (with a capital T) will bring. I am not a parent myself at the time of this writing, but I suspect it is a look I will see again if I’m blessed enough to continue photographing families.
Happy Valentine’s Day
A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to help a young lady return to modeling after a few years of a hiatus. She just wanted to ease back into the medium and so I had a guest in my guest room for an hour or so. This was technically my first “boudoir” shoot (hey, some people wear real clothes to bed unlike the rest of you liars : P ) using only natural light from the large picture window. It was nice to be able to help someone become comfortable in front of the camera again. Photography can be healing and it’s wonderful to be able to do that for people.
You can see the rest of the set here.
I received word today that a color photo of Mt. Fuji I submitted to the Tokyo International Foto Awards received an honorable mention. This is the first such notice I’ve received from this contest.
This photo was made on the same 2017 trip as the earlier posted black and white photo. This version a “portrait” orientation because I wanted to focus on the layers of color and vegetation between the mountain and me.
A few pieces from a recent NOIR style shoot with Becky Jo for a gallery contest. I didn’t really have all the period pieces I needed to make it 40’s-ish but we made do.
The SAGE 6th International Juried Photography Show is now live!
I’m going to make an unusual plea: please take a moment to go to the site and vote for my photo. The direct link is:
You don’t have to get the newsletter, just a valid email. Click the dot under my photo (Potts – see below) and “SUBMIT” at the very bottom of the page. I would really appreciate your support : )
A few images from a cosplay documentation shoot. This is Rabbit’s version of a twisted Alice in Wonderland White Rabbit. She’s late to make Alice late and her tricks are NOT for kids.
You can see the rest on the cosplay page here.
It was actually photographed on the way to Jerome in August of 2016, but I’m pleased to be able to add it to my handful of successful landscapes. “Trinity” was accepted to the online portion of the Las Laguna Art Gallery show starting February 4th.
Sometimes the best pictures are serendipitous. I’d gone to photograph a friend and as I arrived there was a very cloudy sky. In a moment of inspiration I asked Becky to get her paintbrush (I was there to photograph her painting her at the time boyfriend) and told her to face away from me while I lay back on the ground and hold up her brush as if she was working. The result is what you see. Note the right side where the detail of the clouds is not as intense. That’s because she hasn’t finished painting there yet.
The photograph currently is on display at the Wickford Art Association in Mass.