My next-door neighbor has a lot of interesting old stuff. His door was open recently, and I saw this table saw. It’s a working saw, my neighbor still uses it. I was drawn to the colors and textures. It feels like it’s hiding wisdom. I asked him if I could borrow it for a few hours. I’m interested in your thoughts.
Often when I take a professional portrait it is an anxiety provoking experience for the subject. It’s my job to capture self-confidence and well-being. I do my best to make people feel comfortable and relaxed. When photographing lawyers and other professionals, I aim for a portrait that conveys confidence, trust and poise.
As always, I’m interested in your thoughts and comments.
Most of the time when speaking of sheetmetal in Detroit, you’re talking about the stuff you see on the outside of a car. There’s a lot of it on the inside too! This part goes behind the rear seat, underneath the rear window. This bit of sheet metal is lighter and vibrates less than the ordinary. For the purposes of this photograph, it’s just about making a dramatic image to catch your attention. Let me know what you think.
A very good friend of ours recently sent us a box of eucalyptus leaves from California. I though they looked really nice when I saw them in this bowl. The neutrality of the background helps brings out the compelling texture and subtle color variation of the leaves. I am always interested in your thoughts and comments.
I love taking, or seeing things out of context. They become something new. Refreshing. Out of context things take on a new life. This is antithetical to most product photography where it is necessary to see and recognize the product instantly. Perhaps this is why it tickles me so much. This image is of sausage casing. Hard to tell at first glance though. Let me know what you think!
It’s not the cockpit of a jet plane, but it looks pretty cool for a pallet jack. Excellent industrial design makes my job a little easier. It’s more than just a pallet jack, as you might guess from the complexity of the controls. I’m drawn to the the lines and values of gray. As always I am interested in your thoughts and comments.
The fact is, everything is shot in color. Unless of course, you are actually using B&W film! My point is, limiting yourself to shades of gray is very deliberate. Sometimes it’s a cost thing if it’s going to appear in print. Often it’s just an effort to simplify. The smaller palette means that you’ve got to make what’s left work a little harder. I’m always interested in your thoughts and comments.
You’ve gotta lift those really heavy parts with something! This is the smaller of the two that we shot the other day. I was attracted to the yellow I beam this one moves on. We created a studio in the plant where they build these, which, funnily enough, included another crane to move this one into position for a photograph. I love variety of my photographic life!
The whole idea behind a business portrait is to convey something about who you are, to someone that doesn’t know you. It can be the image on a corporate ID badge, but personally I think a business portrait has bigger job. No matter what your job: doctor, financial consultant, lawyer or sales, it’s important that people trust you. So a business portrait or headshot is what goes before you, to stand in your place until you get face to face. It’s a big job. Let me know what you think.