Sometimes an unrealistic idea pops into your head and percolates despite the constraints of reality. "A sunrise photoshoot at a desolate beach would be amazing!" I tried to dismiss the thought but it rattled around and wouldn't be forgotten. "Remember that beach thing?" "You haven't shot anything recently." "BEACH! DAN! BEACH!" After growing tired of … Continue reading The World Was Ours. Sunrise at Lake Michigan with Janel.
The saying goes that a picture is worth a thousand words and with the photos I took after my most recent shoot, you would think I wouldn't have much left to say. If you spent a day with the absolutely confounding Helen Mills, you'd agree that 24 pictures just aren't enough. So, why is Ms. … Continue reading Sometimes pictures aren’t enough. A day with Helen Mills in Bloomington, IN.
Finding amazing models and unique photo locations is sometimes as simple as asking. On the Instagram, I follow a few Indiana specific hashtags and I stumbled on Angie Miller, @birdgerhl_, a stunning yoga instructor from Studio You Yoga, where she practices in Greenwood, IN. I struck up a conversation and next thing I know, we … Continue reading Loads of Fun and other Laundromat Puns
Every once in awhile, you learn about something truly epic and a few weeks back, that knowledge bomb was dropped on Janel and me. What did it mean? All we knew was we needed to head to the suburbs of Chicago to explore an abandoned plane. There is a British Aircraft Corporation BAC-111 plane, with … Continue reading Flying First Class with Janel, Abandoned Illinois.
In this world of Instagram, Facebook photographer groups and YouTube tutorials, it's hard to see my work as unique. I want to take photos that no one has done before, but how is that possible when everyone has a high quality camera in their pocket and the ability to share their art instantaneously? With fall's … Continue reading Exploring and Modeling in Abandoned Indiana
A little while ago an opportunity popped up to use Second Level Studios and I jumped at the chance to give it a try! Not only that, one of my favorite people to shoot was available to go with... until the night before when an unexpected conflict arose. This meant I had to search for … Continue reading Serendipity with Bobbie Jean
Friends and followers, I haven't posted recently and I apologize. I've been sitting on these shots for far too long, so without further ado, here are photos from a trip to Chicago I went on a few months back. Working with Janel is always a blast, she's comfortable pushing boundaries, mine as well as hers, … Continue reading Simply Janel
On one of the hottest Memorial Days in recent memory Kaitlyn Evans and I spent some time enjoying Indiana's natural beauty. We wandered throughout streams and wooded areas near Attica, taking photos and then cooling off in the water. A lovely day for sure, made even more lovely by the fact that Summer hasn't even … Continue reading Early Summer Surprise
When the sun goes down the world changes and mundane locations become extraordinary. Exploring late one night I stumbled onto a cool spot and brought fellow night owl, Alisa, to investigate with me. We enjoyed what the city offered after everyone else had gone to bed and took a few photos while we were at … Continue reading After Midnight
I should probably put my best foot forward for my first post on this site and with the help of Kaitlyn, I think we'll accomplish that without any issue. Now I'll be frank, I am just dipping my toes into photographing people and I have been researching like crazy to learn what to do and … Continue reading Glamour and Grit in Lafayette