Commercial story telling

Illustrating success stories and helping launch successful companies.

Something I’ve done since 1989; portraits for a bank in the Chicago area.hardhat factory

Posted in Commercial photography, Editorial Work, Portraits

Portraits and “Headshots” for a Budding Performing Artist

Online representations are important in today’s online visual culture.

Here is the her mother’s reaction to my work;

“Thank you for an amazing job! Pictures are awesome!”

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Posted in black and white, Portraits

Medical Center, Day in the Life

I am often called on to make images to explain medicine, and to help educate and ease anxiety for patients.  Sometime the images are also used for community building on a large campus.

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Aerial Photography for Large Real Estate Transactions

I am frequently called on by clients from, NYC to California, to produce high quality aerial photography for real estate transactions of Indiana parcels. While I am considering purchase of a drone, these images were all made from aircraft, at altitudes or locations not permitted by current FAA drone regulations. DSC07848-20025Rensselaer_IN0072Winamac 7VW_5245

Posted in Aerial Photography, Architecture, Commercial photography

Researchers and career milestones

I photograph frequently for Purdue University.  Recently I visited Dr. Arun Ghosh, in the department of Medicinal Chemistry.  Making portraits that tell the story of a person’s passion and career, is something I’ve loved doing since the 1980’s, when I was a student of the works of Arnold Newman and Yousuf Karsh.Dr. Arun Ghosh

Dr. Arun Ghosh

Posted in Biotech, black and white, Commercial photography, Editorial Work, Portraits, Purdue

Photographing my nephew’s wedding (for fun).

The market for wedding photographers is very saturated.  I started photographing the occasional wedding more than 20 years ago, when my brother in law liked my “gift” photos better than the ones he paid for.  Over the past few years I haven’t had much call to photograph weddings, so much so I get more calls to “fix” wedding photos done by other photographers.  This photographer has photographed three Presidents (for news services), many CEO’s for corporate reports, the Dali Lama, along with the first and last men to walk on the moon (in one photo with a University President).  I am called on for my skills when people can’t roll the dice.0006Ceas-30031Ceas-20020Ceas-2 0021Ceas-20012Ceas-2


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Photography for a Museum

Collectors of ceramics contacted me to photograph some of their collection for a museum show catalog.DSC00349 DSC00399 DSC00467

Posted in Commercial photography, Editorial Work

Fine Portraits on Film in the year 2015?

I do plenty of fine work with my digital equipment.  That said, I hang many prints in my south facing windows.  I have some silver halide (black and white) prints that are some 50 years old, along with some of my own that are past a decade.  They do not degrade, which is something that can’t be said for color and especially color “giclee” (inkjet) prints.  I will continue to make color prints, but always tell the client that UV glass is needed, and display near the sun, should in all cases be avoided.

If you have the inclination, I can, and still do make traditional (silver halide) Black and White Selenium toned prints. I do more than “take pictures,” I make “portraits for the ages,” in more ways than one. These prints also just have a resonance and depth that is very hard if not impossible to beat with more modern digital capture and printing.


Posted in black and white, Editorial Work, Portraits, portraits for the ages, Uncategorized

Couples new, or aged like fine wine.

I’m hungry to make great portraits. Couples new, or aged like fine wine. Come on in sit before my lens, no risk, satisfaction assured.CoupleSwp

Posted in black and white, Portraits, portraits for the ages

Portraits of women

Making portraits that suit the style of strong women,women is something that never grows old to me.  I make them in color too, call for an appointment.  Click image for a closer look.

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