New Logo

June 15, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
I recently went through a new branding exercise to try to simplify and unify my photography logo. After a year of experimentation with different logos I have decided to simplify and modernize the look. The roundness of the G along with the simple black and white icon of a camera represents the themes of the sage/creator archetype that is at the hea...
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Conservative America

June 01, 2018  •  2 Comments
I made this digital composite this morning from a photo shoot I did with Collin Mastheller who is a dear friend and colleague who works in video production. Collin is a a hard worker who keeps his opinions to himself at work but dresses in a very provocative manner on an almost daily basis. I actually don't know his political viewpoints because he...
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Be Iconic Video Introduction

May 31, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Here is a video that introduces my recently completed portfolio of editorial portraits that I am calling "Be Iconic". Click here to see the entire portfolio!
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SoCal Lifestyle

May 24, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Commercial Photographer Cory Henderson brings the essence of southern California into his work. He is a phenomenal talent with lighting and digital editing skills. I had the opportunity to work with him recently to develop his branding and portfolio and it became obvious that he is a creative archetype who brings an element of fierce independence t...
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Hip Hop Photographer

May 24, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
I've had the privilege of watching this young talented photographer become an outstanding hip hop concert and lifestyle photographer. I made this image of Cristobal Arellano while teaching a portrait workshop a year ago. I just came across the image yesterday and decided to add a graffiti background that captures the strength of his work. He is qui...
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Color Harmony

May 23, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
With digital editing I can build color harmony into any photograph. Here is an image I made of a Abilesh who is a computer science student studying in America. As you can see the room lights behind him didn't make for a good background. I brought him out to a hallway that had a skylight and used the natural daylight to illuminate his face. When I b...
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New York Mindset

May 23, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
I have been playing with the creative potential of overlaying textured images on to my portraits to add some editorial content to the images. I photographed Sasha last year and although she was still in high school at the time, I could see big cities in her future as this was a young lady filled with strength and confidence! I found a stock image...
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Yume "Dreams"

May 20, 2018  •  1 Comment
This weekend I have been experimenting with building digital composite images that have depth and texture. This image combines a photo I made from a Japan week event at Spokane Falls Community College along with a bridge I photographed in Hilo Hawaii during March of 2018. This was another Bon Odori dancer who was standing quietly. I added a back...
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Classic Elegance

May 18, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
I made this quick portrait while giving a workshop on shooting portraits on gray backgrounds for composites and Anna happened by in a beautiful red dress. She was kind enough to let me make some photographs of her as examples for the workshop. I applied some beauty retouching and layered in some texture into the background. It was so much fun to ph...
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Meet Clara Mannino

May 16, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Lately I've been experimenting with reworking some of my portraits to build stronger color harmony in the work using digital composite editing techniques. Here is a portrait I made of a wonderful musician and teacher named Clara Mannino. I met her while working on a project for the Holy Names Music Academy which provides music lessons for our commu...
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Words Matter: Power 2 The Poetry

April 30, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
The Richmond Art Collective was hosting an artist studio open house event on a cold winter night in Spokane. This young woman and two of her friends walked into my studio and asked me if there was only visual artist allowed in our studios and I said "absolutely not! All art mediums are supported here. We just don't happen to have any poets in resid...
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Making of a large production shoot

April 13, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
I made this tableaux image with a great group of models and colleagues. I wanted to portray stereotypical roles like the cowboy, biker, judge, and beautiful women. However, in my twist I wanted to have the women be strong, bold, and disinterested in what any of the men in the room thought of them. I like the idea of using stereotypes and then destr...
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Solar Eclipse 2017

August 23, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
August 21st will be a day I will never forget. I had the privilege of witnessing a total eclipse with two of my favorite photographer friends, R.L. Dietz and Craig Sweat. R.L. is an astro photographer I have known since 1989 and he had spent the last 30 years waiting for this event and Craig is a commercial photographer whose kindness and intellect...
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Global Education Project

March 05, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
I did a quick video interview of an international student studying at Spokane Falls Community College. These mini projects are so rewarding because of the wonderful people I get to meet.
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Winter Day Dreams

February 27, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
I made this image last weekend after coming home from Priest Lake Idaho. The lake was frozen out to the islands. The background image is a panorama of four frames and the dog image was one I made on my cell phone. As I was driving home I was thinking about the gift my brother had given me of a ship in a bottle and I hatched an idea to make this dig...
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