Posts Tagged ‘collaboration


The Fruits of Many Labors.

The Steam Effect

I’ve been working as a director for this large scale project and we’re just now getting to a roll out stage.
There will shortly be a website I’ll be able to share with you.

These are gonna be cool. I promise.


On A Mission.

I “met” Thadd through ModelMayhem. He’s one of the small group of people on the site who’s not just interested in shooting glossy glam photos all the time. He’s up for a different kind of challenge.

We talked a bit via email and conspired to meet to shoot together. I invited Richard and a buddy of mine, Nia, to come along and the four of us checked into a motel on the southside of Richmond for a few hours. We shot for a little over 4 hours and came away with a lot of cool stuff.

We grabbed lunch at a pizza joint nearby and parted ways by the early afternoon. We’re totally gonna cook up something else to work on together and do it again. We all had a blast.


I’m learning some post process from Richard — little things about cleaning up edges in images and working with skin tones. A recent one is putting these bars on the tops and bottoms of images to make a more cinematic feel. I’m thrilled for the tutelage and pleased with my results so far. Look for a few more images from this series as the week goes by.



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I’m working on a shoot later this week that’ll combine the creative forces of two other photographers, both with more technical skill than my own, one model who I think will be amazing, and me.

This is not the model, though she is amazing. I should explain.

I like working on large scale productions. I enjoy putting things in motion that will yield more than a single photograph. Working collaboratively makes that possible. Not only do I get the opportunity to shoot a few frames for myself, but I get the chance to help “script” or create photographic moments for other people.

This particular shoot requires some props that are a bit esoteric – this photograph, for instance – and so I’ve been putting them together. I’ll be happy to share when I get something of interest.

In the meantime, who’s that lady?


A Guest Star.

The internet is filled with creative people.

One of them is Tanya Nichols of Cre8tn, a graphic design outfit she used to run here in Richmond, Virginia but has moved (along with her husband and family) to Northern Virginia.

She and I have developed a relationship via twitter (Here she is, BTW) where we talk about design and photography’s use in design related endeavors.

During one of our discussions, she mentioned wanting a crack at one of the images from this post. Once I’d emailed it though, she requested clouds and began to make it into the image you see below. I figured since she’d made the new photo, it was apropos to let her talk a little about it here on the blog (and thus get myself a little time off).

So, without further adieu, here’s Tanya:
TScott_yellowCar After I tinkered

Scott’s newest photography essay highlighting vintage autos brings sexy back to these oldie but goodies.

I fell for his Polaroids several months ago and the moment I saw his newest loves I could almost feel the yellow crying out for a wee bit of the PhotoShop magic.

I have to say many thanks to Scott for letting me play dressup with his artwork. He must have thought I was crazy as I documented most of the process through .gif images. Glad to say he survived my seizure inducing .gifs and hot darn it was absolutely a pleasure to work with him.

So. That said, I think this week I’ll unveil some of the snapshots I’ve been collecting lately. If you’re super interested, there’s an entire flickr group dedicated to this kind of thing. Have a gander.


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