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A collision.

Tonight I realized something about myself... I use words too much. I started working on this image of Samantha and I saw something that wasn't there.  I found a blank sheet of paper and a pen I accidentally stole from the bank and started sketching.  All angel wings.  Different styles, until on the third or fourth sketch I tried just wiggly lines. Then the image spoke to me.  I've been having several deep conversations with many people this week and in almost every one of them the topic has brushed on the work of unseen angels amongst us. I sincerely believe there are angels amongst...

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Nudity in Photography

A couple weeks ago Courtney Starr asked if she could use some of my images for a little documentary she was putting together for her college English class titled "Nudity in Photography." She admits to wishing she knew how to use the technical equipment better, but the content is great! I love what Linda Palma has to say, she sums up my thoughts almost exactly. I hope you enjoy it.

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Journey to Portland: Begins

January 31st, 2011 - Salt Lake City, UT to Portland, OR iPhone using Hipstamatic (a great photography app) Steven Wood and I landed at 6:04PM, drove straight from the Portland Airport to Stereoblind studio where we met our two hosts along with two models and two stylists.  This would be the first day of a three day shooting trip, seven models in three days. The first day, right off the plane, was a shoot planned with a full styling team and three models.  None of whom I'd ever met in real life. This trip was a bit of an experiment.  I wanted to see how hard it was to leave my geographic...

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Meet Jessie!

The first shot of the night was taken at 6:08PM, the last one was at 7:29PM. Less than 1.5 to pick every idea, readjust every light and camera setting, and then search for the perfect shot. So tell me blog readers, which are your favorites? Why?  Leave a comment.

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Makeup Workshop at The Hive Gallery

The amazing Paula Dahlberg hosted a makeup workshop for 6 attendees, each attendee had the opportunity to do makeup for three models in three styles.  I showed up at this job with a conscious decision to simplify my process.  Frankly I was sick of hauling so much equipment in and out of my studio and worrying about where everything was during the shoot. Along with my camera bag I brought one Elinchrom 600RX (with light stand) and one Elinchrom Octa and a silver reflector. Knowing that I'd be shooting soft, one-light setups the whole day freed up time to really focus on the concept of each shoot. ...

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