May 28, 2011 | People

Cora Shoot

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Model: Cora Zon / Makeup Artist: Crystal Davis


I had a great time working with Cora and Crystal on a recent shoot. We quickly agreed on a direction and looks we wanted to accomplish and we were off. Lighting for the beauty shots were inspired by friend and photographer Bo Zhang from a recent workshop. I’m constantly looking to add variety to my way of lighting and have become very deliberate in how I light each client. The goal to be variety in lighting but consistency with results. And of course to have fun, be inspired and grow with each shoot. Thank you Cora and Crystal…


Mission accomplished!







 



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May 12, 2011 | People

Kathy…A Portrait

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The Birthday Shoot…



So my good friend Kathy reached out to me on Facebook and asked about a portrait… We hadn’t spoken in a while and it was wonderful to catch up. She asked about a portrait session, I rambled about outfit changes and makeup. She talked about a nice portrait for her birthday and I talked about a studio…lighting…and oh, make up artist and it’ll be fun and don’t worry… I got this…

It’ll be fun… Hahaha… And then off I go to plan a shoot, not letting on how much work this would be for her.


Unwitting Model: Kathy Taylor Mealy


Make up: Tunisa Williams



One of the challenges of any shoot is to get your subject to relax. Doesn’t matter how long you’ve known each other…you shove the camera in your friend face they will freeze. Why do you think I’m behind the lens!? But Kathy just plugged right in. We talked…click, click, click…talked some more, click, click, click…



Not enough attitude…too much attitude…click, click, click… Turn like this, no back, no like you were…click, click, click…




Inevitably we’d just start cracking up… Or, well… she would… What a blast…Ok, where were we… Oh yeah, Attitude!



ARE WE DONE YET! Even close?





We got some good shots…


Happy Birthday Kathy!!! Beautiful work…




 


 


 


 


 



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Angela: Kathy, the pictures are beautiful but how could they not be with you as the subject! (May 17, 2011 8:41 pm)

Valette King: The photo shoot looks awesome and of course you had a great subject who made it look so easy. Kathy, You Rock!!! (May 17, 2011 1:12 pm)

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May 4, 2011 | People

The Disorder Of Things

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Contradiction Dance



I recently covered Contradiction Dance as they presented The Disorder of Things at the Round House Theater in Silver Spring, MD. (April 22/23 2010)


Via Contradiction Dance…


In the often black & white world of medical, religious and social institutions, The Disorder of Things examines the relationship between the three and the shades of grey among them.


Under the Artistic Direction of Kelly Mayfield, The Disorder of Things features Contradiction Dance, MASSIVEATTACK and Revolutionary Motion.


The Disorder of Things…from pensive to energetic; Well choreographed and beautifully performed…























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