Journal Entries

I try to do or make interesting things on a regular basis. Here are some words and photos about my exploits.

Self-portraits

I have been told that my penchant for making self-portraits says something about me, in a psychological sense. That my choice to photograph myself is in itself meaningful. Or that it’s just pure narcissism. What ...

Mark’s very first tintype!

I finally got around to asking Kari if I could try making a tintype, and she was happy to let me have a go at it. Some friends from Ohio University were in town, so ...

Atrium Magazine (Ohio University)

Now that the print copy is finally out I can talk about my recent experiences working on two assignments for Atrium Magazine, the publication for alumni and friends of Ohio University’s College of Health Sciences ...

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 ...

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 ...

Unusual college classes, Ohio Today Magazine

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 ...

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. I got to ride along to document the ...

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 ...

Easter

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

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 ...

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 ...

More toys for the gear geek

I’ve been looking at a lot of portraiture lately and noticing that much of what I like was shot on a 4×5 camera. It inspired me to work more with my 4×5 view camera, for ...