Category Archives: Portraits

Portraits

Are images I created years ago in a competition with the top artist in the area, this won two of the 3 awards. Carole Craig was my subject in the first image and Timothy Deratany in the second. The theme of the shoot was Alter Ego.

Timothy Deratany

Timothy Deratany

Carole Craig

Carole Craig

I got the opportunity work with Philip Noah Rivera he needed some head shots for his comic career. I have to honestly say he was the great subject of the evening, he really rocked the shoot.

 

I have grown to really love shooting portraits. It’s not always easy for people to relax and feel comfortable in front of the camera, but I have learned to work efficiently using only a minimal amount of equipment in order to focus on my subjects. I typically only work with one light, a Hensel Porty system, with either a beauty dish or a large umbrella. Nothing makes me feel more honored than being asked to take a person’s photograph.

 

I was visiting my parents in Georgia over the holidays. My youngest nephew need a few pictures for his senior year book. Luck he has an uncle that can help him out…

Duncan Jay is originally from Alabama, he spent a majority of his childhood in Florida, and a majority of his adulthood in New York City…his southern charm, mixed with sarcastic quick wit leaves audiences laughing and realizing Duncan’s own brand of comedy…Southern Hostility!!!  Duncan is not the stereo-typical Yankee, and yet he’s not a stereo-typical southerner either, Duncan Jay has seen and done it all. He possesses “southern” charm with a hint of sarcasm, the wit of a street wise New Yorker, with the likeability of your favorite crazy uncle. Duncan loves his audiences and audiences feel that every time he takes the stage. His grand-mother always told him that “It’s better to be a smart-ass than a dumb-ass”…. And that one phrase would haunt him for the rest of his life!!   Duncan has performed in venues all over the country, from NYC to Florida, From Baltimore to the buckle of the “bible belt”…even Boise, ID.. He has performed for kids and family friendly shows as well as the late night crowds in NYC. He prides himself on being able to fit in everywhere. He has worked in clubs and theatres all over the country with comedians like: Judah Friedlander from 30 Rock, Dave Attell from Insomniac, Mike Epps from “Friday After Next”, and Dave Chappelle….just to name a few!

I was asked by good friend and long time client Stuart Purkey to do some casual portraits. I found I am growing to enjoy shooting portraits. I enjoy interacting with people, to bring them out of their shell. 

I had the great honor of photographing Dr. Lynn Weaver the President of Florida institute of Technology from 1987 to 2002. During his presidency he brought the university significant improvements in the university’s academic reputation and physical appearance. He was instrumental in getting the F. W. Olin Foundation $50 million grant to improve the  university.