Category Archives: Portraits

Portraits for a highly accomplished career

Earlier this year I was honored to receive a call to make photographs for local businessman Mike Gibson, co-owner of Mulhaupt’s Inc., for his appointment to the Door and Security+Safety Professionals Board of Governors.  The portraits were used in the trade publication, and by Mike to celebrate his long and successful career as one of Lafayette’s business leaders.

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Mike Gibson

Mike Gibson

Mike Gibson

Also posted in Commercial photography, Editorial Work

Dog whisperer

I’ve hired and photographed more dog models than actual human models.  Both these pups are therapy dogs, the bulldog puppies were photographed for the breeder.Welks_16-160 Fran_Laf-216frank2lr0184frank

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Fun Family Portrait Sitting

I’ve photographed this group of fine people for more than a decade.  A couple ‘charactors’ have joined the group.  Saturday sitting in the studio and about town.0119Brans0123Brans

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Also posted in portraits for the ages

Recent Portraits

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Dr. Gareth Vaughan

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Mike Gibson

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Arjun Ramani

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Arjun Ramani

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Emily Grundy

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Frank !

Also posted in black and white, Commercial photography, Editorial Work

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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Also posted in black and white, portraits for the ages

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

Also posted in Commercial photography, Editorial Work

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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Also posted in black and white

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

Also posted in Biotech, black and white, Commercial photography, Editorial Work, Purdue

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.

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Also posted in black and white, Editorial Work, 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

Also posted in black and white, portraits for the ages