Indoor and Outdoor Portraits

Winter crawls ever closer, gnarled hand by sharpened claw. But we’re fortunate to have a figure to protect us. An actor by day and a bright emblem at night, Abisola is the very picture of springtime, flinging butterflies and yellow beams of light. Radiant! 

Studio Actor’s Headshot

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Outdoor Actor’s Headshot

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Bonus studio shot with wardrobe change

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Headshot Photography

Author’s Portrait

Behind every book is an author with a story. As with most people, this story is a long one with many twists and turns. There are three things that ground retired firefighter and writer Christy Warren during challenging times: her wedding band, her watch, and her tattoo. As a photographer, I particularly like how all three, in the first set, subtly lead to her face and eyes and glorious gray hair. Of the different color treatments, I personally love the black and white version best and hope it’s used to helped represent Christy and her story. Which treatment do you prefer?

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Portrait of a Fireman

Firefighters make great subjects. Like most people, they carry their stories in their eyes and mouths, but mainly in their eyes, where different shades of intensity gleam. In the coming weeks, I’ll be spending time at a firehouse and am eager to see (and share) what I capture, hopefully a mix of candid headshots, environmental portraits, and maybe even documentary work on a call the firehouse runs. Stay tuned!

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James, 2021

He’s an almost college graduate
An aspiring business pro with big dreams
He’s embarked but not quite
You get the picture
Lots of fun working with James in the field
He was willing to chase light and explore scenes

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Tien, 2021

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She’s a mother to four or five
I’ve lost count
She’s sitting on a bucket in front of a brown fence
Light is good
Wait, it’s great
So I’m experimenting:
The image is a panoramic
It’s actually a composite of three images
One on the left
One in the middle
And one on the right
A shoulder, a face, and another shoulder
This technique enables me to capture insane amount of detail
In the face, skin, and eyes—always eyes

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