Relationships

My work is always about the play of light, but light maters not if the spirit of the relationship is lost.  This brother and sister have been visiting the studio around New Year’s Day for a couple years now.
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Posted in black and white, Portraits, portraits for the ages

The Year of Sport

I studied by the side of Phil Masturzo, a great sport photographer, and the two of us studied under James Gordon; a legendary all around photojournalist and professor at Bowling Green State University.  Golf may not be the most exciting sport to cover. My daughter plays, so I found myself in the role of father and team photographer.  Kate Schmuck an exchange student from Munich played some excellent golf for Lafayette Jefferson in the fall of 2016, at the ready I made one of the best sports images of my career and one that professor Gordon and my friend Phil would be pleased with.

My son is a student at Butler University, I hadn’t photographed basketball since my days as a stringer for the Associated Press.  I took a turn on the baseline to keep the old skills sharpened.

Ms. Schmuck

Ms. Schmuck

My daughter gathering information on put breaks.

My daughter gathering information on put breaks.

My daughter's teammate Megan.

My daughter’s teammate Megan.

 

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Telling the story of Engineering and Science

Once again 2016 had me visiting dozens of laboratories to create images to help explain the story of science and engineering.

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Dr. Amy Brewster, Purdue University

Dr. Jian-Kang Zhu Purdue University

Dr. Jian-Kang Zhu, Purdue University

 

Dr. Alexander Chubykin

Dr. Alexander Chubykin, Purdue University

Posted in Biotech, Commercial photography, Editorial Work, Purdue, Uncategorized

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.

Posted in Commercial photography, Editorial Work, Medical Tagged |

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