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HOME STUDIO FILM DEVELOPING

I started playing with film about a year ago. In a cycle opposing most photography careers, I started all digital and turned to film recently for a break from the noise. No, not sensor noise, just noise. I used a Canon AE-1 with two lenses–35mm and 50mm–and mostly Kodak Gold films with a few Porta binges. My film workflow used to go something like this: Shoot – Negative Only Process @CVS – Scan to Digital File – Edit in Aperture and/or Photoshop. Now, I have added Kodak Tri-X into the mix, replacing CVS processing with my own.

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TOLLGATE HILL CABINET WORKS

Over the past year and a half, I have been working with Tollgate Hill Cabinet Works in an effort to completely rebrand the company. We have worked together on web and print materials featuring my photographs of exquisite pieces.

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2012 IN REVIEW

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 7,600 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 13 years to get that many views.

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SENIOR PICTURES: LUISA

I was thrilled (still am) to make senior portraits for Luisa. She’s everything I could ask for in a subject, comfortable in front of the camera, eager to make beautiful things, and stunningly pretty herself. A real pleasure to work with.

We shot between two locations in Litchfield, Topsmead and the stable where Luisa’s horse and pony are kept. I have to admit, I love horses. After I make my millions, I’m going to purchase and expansive meadow, string up some bad guy cut outs all over, then ride around slashing them with a large steed, chain mail, and swords. Yeah.

Here are my favorite photos from her shoot. I love love love them. Hope you do as well.
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SENIOR PICTURES: SARAH

Senior Pictures

Sarah has a timelessness to her. Between her golden hair and huge eyes and high boots, I’m not sure what is more intriguing. Sarah blends girl next door with rockstar with a splash of country gal. She’s as unique as she is classic. Read More…

SENIOR PICTURES: SIERRA

I had a blast shooting Sierra at Topsmead a couple weeks ago. She was peppy and exciting and was quick to push back as I poked fun. Topsmead was gorgeous as ever, and offered a few great places for portraits. Not including right under a Man of The House-sized beehive. Those pictures never made it.

I dig the photos and her backlit coily hair. It totally played into my directing…You’re a lion..grrr. Yeah baby, yeah.

Okay, thats enough.

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JACKIE

I posted a couple of photos of Jackie in my last post about the Hasselblad Masters Shoot. Unfortunately there was a lack of balance with the three photos I had planned. Two were of boating, one was on the docks. Similar sure, but with two of them fitting together super close. Maybe it doesn’t make total sense but I decide to keep it absolutely cohesive, pulling the old bridge photo as a replacement. Three images of boat driving.

Anyway, even though I posted a couple already, I thought there should be separate post for these images. Here goes.

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