Category Archives: 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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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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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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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Portraits of women

Making portraits that suit the style of strong women,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.

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