Category Archives: 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

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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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Seeing what isn’t apparent at first glance. It’s what photographers do, we do more than take pictures, we ‘see’. 0031LSB_47906 0057trafficDSC_7333-2 0067untitled

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Aerial Assignments

An engineering firm asked me to document a few projects from the air. I was within a couple miles of the Fowler Ridge turbine field, so I directed the pilot to fly to the turbines.  With the  work for the engineers completed,  this bonus is one of my favorite images of the morning’s flight.

Fowler Ridge Wind Turbines

Fowler Ridge Wind Turbines Near Lafayette, Indiana



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Architectural Photography, Mid-Century Modern Home

The owners/builders of this wonderful home have a lifetime of memories within. They are moving onward and commissioned me to document the home. These photographs are part of the multi-faceted undertaking.7VW_6332-2


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Product Photography

I’ve been doing product photography since 1986.
This photograph of a hub was created for Oerlikon Fairfield about a decade ago.9and10

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We are dynamic, we have to look that way.

I was retained to photograph a group of cutting edge consultants for a new initiative.  I was given the freedom to do something unexpected and engaging, the client was pleased.  I decided to post this today, because I saw many of these portraits posted elsewhere on the internet, and forgot how much I liked this group of photos.  Click image for larger view>>Purdue Foundry

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Big city work for Big Louie and Frank!

My studio may be in the middle of Chicago, Indianapolis, and nowhere; I am equipped to do big city work. Four hundred pound, 12 foot Foba studio stand to get shots like this, and plenty of lighting. I’ve worked with Kate, Big Louie, and Frank for a number of years. This still life is for the 2014 From Frank®0118ff catalog. Kate got a new friend for Frank and Louie named Walter? Kate, anything to do with me?

Magician or Time Machine?

During a sub-zero week in January, Purdue University asked me to photograph some of the new buildings going up.  Key was, they didn’t want it to look like winter. At least you get blue skies even thought it can be -15F at 2pm.Purdue New Buildings 2014

Also posted in Architecture, Editorial Work

Busy New Year

2014 is off to fast pace; about 30 assignment at Purdue and around the state so far. Today my customer, and friend Ralph Privoznik, asked me to update his web page. Ralph produces custom jewelry. Impressed with these pendants, I share them with you here. Ralph’s web site can be viewed here. Ralph’s Site