I photograph very 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.
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.
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.
Making portraits that suit the style of strong 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.
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.
I was actually assigned to photograph a little local color. People’s Brewing 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>>>
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.
Fowler Ridge Wind Turbines Near Lafayette, Indiana