My Photo Philosophy

An Evolution

I believe the world is changing before our very eyes. An evolution. I would love to hear your thoughts on this new divergence in style, I have a few more like this in progress.

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A Certain Magnetism

Gina is one of the wisest people I've ever met; camouflaged in the skin of a beautiful Italian wanderer. Sometimes a contradiction in a culture such as ours... until you meet someone like her. Our first shoot, I hope it's not our last.

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Sometimes.

Sometimes we hide.  Sometimes we don't.  I'm still a bit up in the air about which is better.

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Hiding.

We are born.  We live.  We are silenced.  We go into hiding... and in a mischievous glimmer we come back in the world to start interacting, in a way we never could before. Model is Heather Lewin

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A Simple Bath

In a way I think all of us put on a bit of a disguise, everyday, and nobody more so than young women. Makeup to bras to hair straighteners girls become someone that looks as least like their regular selves as possible. Somehow our culture sends girls a message that it's not ok to be themselves. I think we should change that. The Bathroom is the scene of the crime. I like shooting girls there, it always feels just a tad more honest. A tad more... scary. It's scary being yourself. Model is Maloree Johnson

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I was Framed.

Thank you to the Framed crew and everyone involved with this project! It was a fabulous time! For more great photography content visit www.framedshow.com :: Shoot Credits :: Model Kelli Branam Creative Team Steven Robertson (hair), Brittney Wiseman (makeup), Mckell Maddox (wardrobe) Photo Assistants Tiffany Sanchez, Ryan Muirhead, Dave Brewer, Steven Wood, Heather Lewin Special Thanks Lunatic Fringe and the staff at the UofU Burn Center.

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A new way.

My first shoot with Paige, I asked her if she'd be up for trying out a different kind of test shoot.  Different for me that is, maybe not for you.  Hard to say. Instead of spending the night shooting we sat down somewhere. We talked and I got to know Paige.  The small things. Every once in awhile I stole a genuine expression during a genuine moment. A glimpse, a detail.  These are the things a brain like mine sees... when the rest of me is sitting still. I like to think that part of the genuineness might be captured, and possibly even conveyed. To you, the viewer. That is my artist...

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A Vacation from Photography

If you're wondering where I've been, well, lately I've been getting reacquainted with an old love... drawing.   I'll tell you what, it takes a really long time but I'm really loving the results. For now let's just call it my vacation from photography. (Click for a much bigger version) I made the digital drawing using a Wacom Intuos 4 tablet and Adobe Photoshop.  Every stroke you see was done by hand.  I'm not positive how long it took because I did it over the course of a week... probably around 15 hours or more.  Model is Katherine, from a shoot from a few years ago. More are in progress......

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Sorting through model requests: A Photographer's guide

At some point in my life I started to get a bit overwhelmed with requests about photoshoots, specifically test shoots.  At first it was extremely flattering to be approached by complete strangers about shooting but after awhile, as the number of requests multiplied, it just became stressful, not to mention time-consuming. Over the years I have tried various ways to systematize the process and in 2010 I decided to REALLY work on a solution.  I created a form on my website (details on setting it up are later in this post) which allowed me to do a couple things easily. Collect ALL the information...

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Sorting through model requests: A Photographer’s guide

At some point in my life I started to get a bit overwhelmed with requests about photoshoots, specifically test shoots.  At first it was extremely flattering to be approached by complete strangers about shooting but after awhile, as the number of requests multiplied, it just became stressful, not to mention time-consuming. Over the years I have tried various ways to systematize the process and in 2010 I decided to REALLY work on a solution.  I created a form on my website (details on setting it up are later in this post) which allowed me to do a couple things easily. Collect ALL the information...

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