Thursday, December 10, 2009
Last night I did a late-night shoot at Tiger Sushi, an Uptown Minneapolis sushi restaurant. A departure from my "typical" assignment to be sure. It's easy for me to take good pictures of interesting people having fun. The pictures seem to jump in front of the camera and ask to be taken.
Friday, December 4, 2009
A few weeks ago, Carlye, a former portrait client contacted me in the hopes that I would photograph her dog, Daisy, who was recently diagnosed with cancer. I had previously photographed her four children when they were babies. Her twins which are her youngest are now juniors in high school. Seeing them made me feel old.
She lives in Los Angles and was calling me on the off-chance that I was going to be traveling there from my home base of Minneapolis. It had been about 4 years since I have been back to LA, but coincidentally I was going to be there in a few weeks. I felt like it was meant to be.
Normally, I don't have any desire to photograph animals, but in this case I made an exception and I am so glad I did. Carlye really values the photos we had done of her children and I know she will feel the same about the photo of Daisy.
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
For many years I have done work with The Salvation Army. Even though they are a large organization, it has the feeling of a intimate operation in the way they help people. I've said this about my work before, but it is my role to just stay out of the way and make images that reflect the good work that is taking place and the result of this effort.
The Salvation Army recently put together a video with Aaron Neville using still images I have taken for them.
Click on the title of this post to be taken to the video.