Portraits for the ages….

I got the best kind of e-mail last week! I photographed this couple’s wedding 4 years ago, they said they had a newborn son they would like photographed.  I don’t like to make disposable photography.  I strive to create the image that will be a family heirloom, well past the current generation.  I am always attracted to near century-old photography, time is the true editor.  I tender this image as one of many from the sitting that will stand the test of time.

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Seeing…

Seeing what isn’t apparent at first glance. It’s what photographers do, we do more than take pictures, we ‘see’. 0031LSB_47906 0057trafficDSC_7333-2 0067untitled

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Just for fun photography People’s Brewing Co. and Rachel Brooke

I was actually assigned to photograph a little local color.  People’s Brewing0001Peoples Co.’s taproom, an on-site place to sample the latest offerings on tap, and occasionally listen to some live music.  Click image for a larger view>>>

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Aerial Assignments

An engineering firm asked me to document a few projects from the air. I was within a couple miles of the Fowler Ridge turbine field, so I directed the pilot to fly to the turbines.  With the  work for the engineers completed,  this bonus is one of my favorite images of the morning’s flight.

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Fowler Ridge Wind Turbines Near Lafayette, Indiana

 

 

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Architectural Photography, Mid-Century Modern Home

The owners/builders of this wonderful home have a lifetime of memories within. They are moving onward and commissioned me to document the home. These photographs are part of the multi-faceted undertaking.7VW_6332-2

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Confident Portraits, and the Confident Photographer

I photographed Noam Chomsky and Alex Haley back in 1986 as a photojournalism student. My liberal arts education, along with each assignment building on another, now numbering in the tens of thousands; allow me to work confidently. These experiences instil3UPBLOG confidence and trust with all manner of people and personalities, and it comes through in the image.
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Bishop Timothy Doherty

I was honored to receive a call from the incoming bishop of the Lafayette Diocese a couple years ago.
I made a series of portraits, and this friendly view is what the bishop chose as his favorite. Another more sober view made on black and white film was printed in the darkroom by me and now hangs in the chancery.
I have seen this portrait hanging in many churches and halls around Indiana.Bishop Doherty

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Lafayette Symphony Director – Nick Palmer

These portraits were created a while back for the LSO. I really enjoy classical music, especially from the Russian composers, Sergei Rachmaninoff is my favorite. Specifically: Prelude in C sharp minor, Op. 3/2.

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Formidable Portraits -Coach Gene Keady

This is an older portrait created for editorial use in Gene Keady’s last year at Purdue. Working with formidable people, and pleasing an art director at the same time is always a challenge. This isn’t the photograph I would have made if I were untethered, but a fitting portrait of a successful and loved coach. I uncovered it from the huge archive I have while looking for another decade old image.

Gene Keady

Gene Keady

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Product Photography

I’ve been doing product photography since 1986.
This photograph of a hub was created for Oerlikon Fairfield about a decade ago.9and10

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