When I finished this series last year I neglected to upload the final two images from this series to the blog, so here they are!
Tim Lewis is the owner of Lewis Farms Nursery in Elko, Georgia. Tim was born and raised in Elko, and he and his family live in the same house he grew up in as a boy. My goal was to capture Tim in a natural environment and pose, surrounded by the plants he cares for. [...]
Juan Martinez is the owner of Guate Mexo – Tienda San Juanerita, a small food and convenience store located on N. Davis Hwy in Warner Robins, Georgia. The mango flavored Mexican soda is terrific and I highly recommend it!
Ricky is the owner of Nelson & Son’s Auto Detailing on 601 N. Davis Dr. in Warner Robins, Georgia. This photo was taken outside his business. Here is the original version with only natural light (see comments below). The final image was lit with one 580exii on 1/2 power from camera right. The flash was [...]
I am starting a new project here in Georgia on small business owners and their employees. The goal of the project is to photograph owners of interesting small businesses and their employees.
I appreciate everyone who took time to come out to the show. We had a pretty good turnout even though it was on Halloween. I have uploaded some of the photographs that were taken during the evening. I have also included my artist statement and acknowledgment if you missed the show. Thanks again to everyone [...]
The big news lately is that I have been selected for an exhibition in St. Louis at the White Flag Gallery. There are 4 other artists in the show this year. It is designed to highlight several B.F.A. and M.F.A. graduates from the St. Louis area. The exhibition will be up from May 17 – [...]
I visited East St. Louis last Saturday and attempted to make some quality photographs and conversation. It was a pretty rough day. I managed to walk away with a roll of film exposed and very very little interaction with residents. I delivered two portraits to people I had photographed on the last visit. The first [...]
The first 20 minutes are always the most difficult. I leave my car, strap on my backpack, and begin to walk around the Gomper Homes. I always feel out of place, an outsider who is trying to gain some understanding of the people who call this place home. I walk slowly, looking to my left [...]
I had a profitable visit to East St. Louis today, perhaps making up for last Friday’s nightmare. I delivered some school supplies to the Christian Activities Center from my local church and started walking around the neighborhood a little bit. It was unbelievable hot today, and I was about to fry after walking for 20 [...]
I have changed the look of the site again. I know constantly changing the site is getting old, but I am looking for a theme that I really like so I can keep it and stop changing it. I am going to modify this current theme to match my color palette a little better, and [...]
It’s been a long time since an update, so I will do my best to recap on what has been going on within the next couple posts. I am going to tackle the issue of my M.F.A. thesis first, which has been occupying the majority of my time this summer. I decided back in the [...]
The Big Muddy Film Festival is opening this weekend in Carbondale, and one of my images has been selected for publication on their posters. It is pretty exciting to have one of my images published. The image they selected was shot last semester during my documentary of Cobden, Illinois. Here is the official website for [...]
I’m waiting for my clothes to dry. Jeans take a very long time to completely dry, and when they aren’t completely dry you put them on and the pockets are slightly damp, which then translates into a cold and wet feeling on your legs. I don’t like it, so I will wait for my jeans [...]
I am currently working a new photo project that is attempting to visually articulate the relationships between online virtual communities and traditional communities. I will be posting new images very soon, probably tomorrow or the next, as I am waiting to get my negatives back from the lab. Some of my initial ideas were to [...]