Category Archives: Portraits

Client emergency…

A long term client pinged my e-mail today while I was in the coffee shop. The ask was for a portrait of Ruth Lilly made in 1996, they sheepishly asked if I could locate it today!  I responded that I knew exactly where the negatives and extra prints were.  Digital copy of the portrait made and sent to the client within an hour.  Another fire is out.

More on this portrait; I arrived at Lilly’s home on a Saturday morning to find she wasn’t sure about having the portrait made.  I got to talk to her a few minutes and she decided to let me make a few photographs beside the roses.  I made only 7 or so images when she said; “I’m sure you have enough.”  She approved the image posted here.

She was a lady of another time, I’m glad to have met her and a few Hoosier other luminaries for this ongoing project.

Ruth Lilly In her home, 1996

This image was made with a Hasselblad 500cm 80mm lens, and Kodak T-Max film.
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Finding the extraordinary in ordinary

Finding the extraordinary in ordinary situations, it’s what seasoned professional image makers do.

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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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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 !

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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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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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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