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Tintype Workshop: Great Sand Dunes National Park
Tintype Workshop: Great Sand Dunes National Park

Most of you are probably aware, but just to be sure: first, the National Park Service is celebrating its Centennial this year, and second, I love the National Park system. I don’t remember the first National Park that I visited, but I was probably only a few years old, on one of my parents many […]

Rockland Lobster Trap Christmas Tree
Rockland Lobster Trap Christmas Tree

I just happened to be in Rockland as locals were starting to build the Lobster Trap Christmas Tree, so I made a few photos! Locals add another row of lobster traps to the annual tree, which Rockland claims is the largest such structure in the world. One of the tree builders helps steady a colleague. […]

Juice 4.0 Conference, Rockland, Maine
Juice 4.0 Conference, Rockland, Maine

  Last week I was hired to document the Juice 4.0 Conference in Rockland, Maine. The work day started with a very-snowy 7am drive from Camden. Since I parked down there anyhow I thought I’d get a shot of the water: I began photographing the event around 7:30, and didn’t really stop until about 11pm. […]

Professional Certificate – End of Program Exhibition
Professional Certificate - End of Program Exhibition

The Professional Certificate Students are showing their work this week at the Maine Media Gallery in Rockport, Maine. There will be an opening reception this Thursday from 5-7pm. The show then moves to the PhoPa Gallery in Portland, Maine, from June 4-7, with an opening reception on Friday, June 6th, from 5-8pm. Brenton, Sarah, and […]

Rubber stamps!
Rubber stamps!

Way back over Christmas break I got motivated to design some rubber stamps to use for marketing materials. Kari’s mom, coincidentally, has a ton of stamps and stamp pads of various colors, so for a week or two I was pretty obsessed. There were many handmade cards and gift tags that Christmas. Making stamps that […]

The Artisans of Hope
The Artisans of Hope

The Professional Certificate program students recently headed out to Hope, Maine, to work on their Location Lighting skills while making portraits of local artisans. What is really cool, and something of a surprise, is how many artists and craftsmen there are in Hope. We started off with Lindsay Pinchbeck and her Sweet Tree Arts studio. […]

Valentine’s Day – If you can’t beat ’em, join em
Valentine's Day - If you can't beat 'em, join em

I finally figured out what to do about Valentine’s Day commercialization: if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em! Following hot on the wild success of my Tintype Santa Christmas Cards I decided to make some Valentine’s Day cards. I had some images I made in grad school of a yummy-looking cupcake (it tasted yummy too, […]

Industrial client promo campaign
Industrial client promo campaign

A while back I had lunch with a couple of my profs from grad school. Larry… or maybe it was Gary… suggested I get in touch with industries active in the Marcellus Shale exploration of eastern Ohio, western PA, West Virginia, and southern New York. It’s certainly one of the few growth industries in the […]

The iPad Portfolio Plunge (Foliobook)
The iPad Portfolio Plunge (Foliobook)

This post marks the start of a different kind of entry – instead of just presenting the results of whatever project I’m working on I am going to share some of the thought process and problem solving that went into the project behind the scenes – at least as much as I can or have […]

Unusual college classes – Ohio Today Magazine
Unusual college classes - Ohio Today Magazine

“I’ve never flown through snow before!” Way back in November, 2011, I got an assignment from Ohio Today magazine to photograph a student pilot for their story on unusual courses at Ohio University. I’d been to the airport several times before for work with the engineering school, but I hadn’t had a chance to actually […]

Emmett’s birthday flight
Emmett's birthday flight

One of my friends / clients gave her son a pretty darn cool present for his 7th birthday: a short flight through the skies above Athens, Ohio. Our pilot, Nick, flew a Piper single-engine plane in loops over the city where Emmett got to see his house, his school, the Ohio University campus and everything […]

Shh…Inc. Lifestyle Shoot
Shh...Inc. Lifestyle Shoot

One of my clients is starting a business to import handmade products (using recycled materials) from Panama. We’re just getting started with the product and lifestyle imagery for the website. Here’s a sneak preview from a day’s shoot in Columbus, Ohio, this past Tuesday. The items – purses, necklaces, and household accessories such as place […]

Easter
Easter

Easter candy at Kroger. I love how even Big League Chew gets in on the season.  :-|  

Hocking Hills Weekend
Hocking Hills Weekend

After spending an entire day inside waiting on thunderstorms that never materialized I decided Sunday would be a good day to get out for a walk in the Hocking Hills. It rained very briefly in the afternoon, but then turned into a beautiful afternoon – great day to explore Old Man’s Cave.   Rebecca and […]

KA-23A Aerial Recon Camera
KA-23A Aerial Recon Camera

Of course I thought David Burnett was pretty cool for putting a big aerial reconnaissance camera lens on his Speed Graphic, so once I got into larger format cameras, eBay, and freelancing-in-southern-Ohio style time on my hands I decided to give it a try, too. Got this bad boy in the hopes I could break […]