Photography applied to portraiture has always been my first calling. I’ve been an admirer of Arnold Newman, Karsh, and Gordon Parks for three decades.

Greg Kostraba sits at his Stienway.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Graham Cooks, I’ve long admired this man for his work and decency.

My college roomate dropped by the studio with his son a few years ago. This is an instinctive portrait I made quickly of a young man with a bright future.

Posted in black and white, Portraits, portraits for the ages, Publications and Awards

Back at it.

Dave Bangert pulled me from the idled photographers’ bull-pen and asked me to go out to the Tippecanoe County 4-H Fair, for his community journalism project; Based in Lafayette. Here is what I found.

Posted in Editorial Work, Pets, Uncategorized

Covid Slumber

It’s time to wake up again. I’ve been napping, overeating, and then slimming down and learning new skills for the past 2 years: Adobe Premier, color grading, captioning, and most importantly capturing great audio. I’ll post more about that soon, in the meantime enjoy this photograph of the setting sun of the Purdue University Belltower. 

Posted in Architecture, Editorial Work, Purdue

No rest for the needed..

I made this montage from various photographs made for Purdue University, walk-in clients, and other entities. I work quickly before the decisive moment has passed.   

Click the image to see in detail, thanks for dropping by!

Posted in Biotech, Commercial photography, Editorial Work, Medical, Pets, Portraits, Purdue, Uncategorized

Biomedical and Engineering Research Documentation

I’ve been documenting research and higher education for most of my professional life.

Posted in Uncategorized

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.
Posted in Portraits, portraits for the ages

Finding the extraordinary in ordinary

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

Posted in Commercial photography, Editorial Work, Medical, Portraits

Slice of Life

Missing the days when I looked for “free art” or feature photos as a newspaper photographer, I saw this youngster getting a haircut along with his father.  I walked passed and thought it was a nice slice of life, returned with my camera and captured it.  I gave the Sony A7ii file some post processing to make it look like some pushed TriX would have looked when I was working for a newspaper in 1986.

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Posted in black and white, Editorial Work, Uncategorized

Profiles in cancer research

Honored again to make the rounds at Purdue University making portraits of cancer researchers.

Dr. Tiffany Lyle

Dr. Tiffany Lyle

Dr. Herman Sintim

Dr. Herman Sintim

Posted in Editorial Work, Medical, Purdue

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.

Mike Gibson

Mike Gibson

Mike Gibson

Mike Gibson

Posted in Commercial photography, Editorial Work, Portraits