1. What I’ve Been Reading: Lewis Baltz - The Prototype Years

     

  2. Recent Work:

    Chef/owner James Holmes and cohorts, in the Lone Star chicken coop at Olivia.

    Austin, Texas.

     

  3. New Work:

    Recently I was commissioned to shoot an executive portrait of Scott Uhrig, for use on his new business website. 

    Scott was a pleasure to work with. As you might imagine though, his jacket, with its fine patterning, was less fun to shoot. Anyone who’s dealt with the  phenomena of moire will know what we were up against. Scott brought two jackets to the shoot, and the other jacket photographed better - or at least, messed to a lesser extent with my camera’s sensor - but we preferred the overall look with this shirt/jacket.

    It took some post-production finessing, but we eventually managed to remove most (if not all) of the moire effect, and in doing, wound up with  a portrait with which we were both happy.

     

  4. #tbt to that time I photographed a Swedish pilot (seriously) in the bleachers at Hollywood High, and just for a moment she looked exactly like #marilynmonroe. I don’t want to think about how long ago this was. #makeportraits (at Hollywood High School)

     

  5. From a location scouting trip - preparation for a recent World Wildlife Fund shoot.

     

  6. Deep Ellum, TX.

     

  7. 'No sweat - I've got this.' A sweaty ode to the joys of shooting in Austin, TX in mid-summer.

    Thanks to everyone at Pentagram (Austin), and to the models and crew, for a successful World Wildlife Fund shoot.

    Behind the scenes pic: Marty Robbins

     

  8. Contigo - Austin, TX

    Austin has a reputation for a certain kind of cool, for its own funky, laid-back vibe. You read about it in media outlets all the time, which is to say, there’s a hype that sometimes outstrips the reality.

    Whenever I visit Contigo though, I find that it exemplifies the kind of hip, yet informal atmosphere that media articles about Austin invariably describe. There’s good food, local brews, creative (but not improbable) cocktails, and always a welcoming hospitality.

    For me then, it represents an ideal of the quintessential Austin - not the media hyped one, but the real one.

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    Thanks to Contigo chef/owner Andrew Wiseheart, who graciously made time for these portraits and allowed me to roam around his restaurant. Also. thanks to his talented staff, who assisted in various ways.

     

  9. Valentine, TX.

     

  10. What I’ve Been Reading: The Waitress Was New by Dominique Fabre

    'It surprised me to think of them in love that way, and then I realized he must be having one hell of a mid-life crisis to walk out on a love like that. And then after their daughter Sophie they never had another kid. She would have liked at least another son, but all he could think of was work, that and the races, where he lost lots of money. “You know how he is.” He was always wanting to move on, some guys are like that, they just know life would be better or more beautiful if they could only go somewhere else.'