Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Portrait for Birmingham Magazine

Landscape Workshop

Recent portrait for Birmingham Magazine of a long standing local company called Landscape Workshop. Check it out in the April issue. (It printed a bit green and dark in the magazine, but that's here nor there. At least it's their Green Issue, eh?)

Monday, March 29, 2010

Alan's Glorious Mustache

Alan's Glorious Mustache

Alan has helped me out a few times over the last couple of weeks and during that time he got to fill the traditional assistant roll of being the light test model. Except the traditional light test model doesn't have a mustache that will kick your ass. Mustache May, get ready for this dude.

Friday, March 26, 2010

q'est-ce que ça?


Out take of a shot from yesterday. It's a crop but I sort of liked how it looks this way. Still on the road. Ready to be home for sure.

A shot I took for my friend Philippe

My friend Philippe Cheng makes great unexpected photographs. I was shooting a factory in Piedras Negras, MX and saw an opportunity to tip my hat to him.

(p.s. the link is to his blog where he posts abstract photographs)

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

i never win at the LOTTO

David at the Shell station of glorious light

En route back from the Whiskerino Throwdown (super blast!) we dropped into a Tennessee gas station and grabbed some Lotto tickets. I think Alan won biggest by getting like two bucks maybe? I lost 10 bucks maybe—but then if pressed I'd say I was still drunk in order to justify it (it'd be a lie but I'd feel 1.3% better).

Anyway...there was light there that was glorious. GLORIOUS I tell you. I grabbed this frame of David and am pleased, more or less, with its outcome. Granted it is just a floating head. BUT I TOOK IT AT A SHELL STATION.

Monday, March 22, 2010

We're having a FIRE!...sale.

Birmingham Fire (2)

On my way home a couple of weeks ago I saw a HUGE plume of smoke over my city (above).

So I got closer.

Birmingham Fire (1)

Friday, March 19, 2010

Caleb, yet again

cheesy caleb band photo

Fake cheesy band photo, courtesy of shooting yesterday.
(note him holding the meter)

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Caleb's legs OR Caleb Takes A Nap OR Sleepers, assistants that sleep on the job

Caleb's legs OR Caleb Takes A Nap OR Sleepers, assistants that sleep on the job

Today was really an incredible day of shooting. I was working on a promotional project for a local manufacturing company and I was super impressed with how genuinely great everyone working there seemed to be. There was a dude there who'd be working for them 41 years! And another dude 30 years. Amazing to me.

I can't wait for the project to be public so I can show some of these images...the film goes to the lab tomorrow and I can't wait to get it back. Cannot. Wait.

Caleb was there today helping me out. I left him alone for like 5 minutes and the jerk fell asleep. Pff!

(He was a great asset today, in all seriousness)

Monday, March 15, 2010

Another from the vault

from the vault

Another shot from the vault, around the same time as the last one. This is from a commercial shoot a couple of years. Looking back on it (which I do far too often, I think), I really learned a ton on that job and made a lot of work I'm proud of, most of which never saw the light of day. Makes me want to remind myself to take seriously ridiculous risks on important jobs. I'm trying to remember the last major job I shot Lomo on. Maybe I'll slip it in the bag for my next couple of jobs. We shall see.

Also, I updated the photo wall that lives at my house. I can't decide what to do when the wall is full. Maybe I'll give the prints away and start again.

wall update march 2010

And the wall as seen in the last three updates (reverse order):


wall update may

wall update

From the vault

Creepy clydum

This is a hallway from a building I used to live in. It was pretty much this creepy all the time. It didn't help that the place was so busted you had to break into the basement if you blew a fuse (yes, a fuse, not a break) since the sketchy-ass landlord kept all that stuff locked up and more or less refused to come out if he wasn't really close.

Carnegie Mellon Prof Jesse Schell talks game dev. and the future

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Carnegie Mellon University Professor, Jesse Schell, dives into a world of game development which will emerge from the popular "Facebook Games" era.

Don't Panic

Very much like the Hitchhiker's Guide movie. And beautiful!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010



This adorable lady is Liz and was one of the shots from today. She thought she looked a bit young but I really dig it.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Blog Award!!

Oh how sweet you are Teri...she has given me this super sweet award!! I will add my blogger ASAP...Thank you so much!! I am so honored!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

old school photo time


Jason got in touch with me about an old photo of mine from something like 2006. There is an area in Birmingham called Gate City and it is not a place I'd like to find myself after dark, or really near dark. The area is known to me as a place that is not only a set a of Projects, but one with only one way in and out. Anyway...this was nearby said projects and, in fact, it is still around today and just as impacting. So since I dug out the negative and rescanned it I figured I'd post it too.

I still have no idea what the sign is in reference to. I will never ask.

It reads (for the sake of it being text on the page instead of just an image):


Monday, March 1, 2010

Sweet hat, sir.

man riding a bike through my shoot

This dude rode his bike through my shoot yesterday so I stole his soul. He totally deserved it, and I'm gonna pawn it for some Leica gear.

Anyway I like this outtake. So here it is.

(Progress being made on the whiskerino front too, btw. May it RIP)

Hello Cupcake

I met Elizabeth Fowler at MyScoop early in the year. MyScoop is an online magazine for women, that is area specific. It started in Birmingham, branched out to Nashville, and recently opened up in Mississippi.

I helped out by creating the poster and accompanying web ads (seen here) for an event created to benefit the new Mississippi Children's Museum coming to Jackson. The event itself was about wine paired with delicious cupcakes. It was girly, sweet and fun, and was a successful night!