I recently shot the cover of Health Magazine and also made some additional images for two articles in this latest issue. The food shots were done in my studio and the fitness instructor images were shot at the new Rock Chalk Park, here in Lawrence, KS.
Last month I got an assignment from Sunflower Publishing to make some images of local pilot legend Nelson Krueger. Nelson has been a pilot for 50 years and on the day that I met him at the Lawrence Municipal Airport, he turned 70. I got to go up with him in a little Cessna 172-S on his 70th birthday flight over Lawrence. Pretty cool. Nelson showed me all the sights and I did my best to not drop my camera out the window. I got some great views of the Kansas River, the new-ish Bowersock Dam, the Clinton Lake Marina, and KU. I also got a cool shot of Lakeview Lake (a really uninspired name for a lake). It's a natural "oxbow lake" that used to be part of the Kansas River. Neat.
Below are some of the aerial shots I gathered on the flight as well as an image of Nelson that was used in the article for Lawrence Senior Magazine.
A couple of months back, Sunflower Publishing scheduled a shoot in my studio, for the Best of Lawrence Magazine. It was supposed to feature images of a pooch named Duke. He was a sweet guy, but unfortunately Duke couldn't handle the pressures of being the Lawrence top dog model. Fortunately, my sweet girl Millie has loads of experience under the bright lights and was willing to sit in for Duke. An hour and 10 Milkbones later, we had all of the images shot for each opening section of the magazine. Millie is the queen of my studio and the cover shot captures her "I'm the only dog you should be petting" attitude.
I also photographed a number of the Lawrence Magazine Choice sections and met some really nice folks along the way. Thanks to Sunflower Publishing for the great project!
Here's a little shoot I did for Best of Lawrence Magazine. This is Steve, a bartender at the Oread Hotel, and he's quite a character. As soon as we started rolling, Steve was giving me pure gold. I didn't have to ask him to do anything, he just did his thing and I was like Austin Powers, "yeah baby, yeah!". (Here's a little behind-the-scenes and then the shot used for the feature)
[editorial shoot for Sunflower Publishing]
This four year old Jedi proved to be almost too powerful for the likes of Kylo Ren(Dad) and one photographer(me), but even the most temperamental Jedi can be defeated. You just have to let them see a photo of themselves. Cheers them right up, works every time.
I recently made some headshots for the staff at the Dole Institute, in front of the World's largest stained glass flag...(no kidding, it really is the largest in the world). Here's a little behind the scenes iphone shot and then one of the finished photos.
The spring issue of Lawrence Magazine has just hit the shelves. I was commissioned to photograph one of the features about a really amazing mid-century modern home, right here in Lawrence, KS. Anyone who knows me, knows that I have a serious obsession with mid-century homes, so this assignment got me all tingly! Have a look!
I got my hands on a copy of the latest annual report for The Merc Co+op, that features some images that I shot for them.
Here it is, the birth of a blog. I'm not going to dilly dally...time to just blast on in.
I was recently commissioned by Midland Care Connection to do some imaging at their care facility, in Topeka, KS. We started the day off with some headshots for staff members...
After the headshot session, we were off to get images of some of the guests at the care facility. The little lady in the photo below is 100 years old and I can only hope to have her kind of energy if I'm lucky enough to make it to that age. It was a good day, photographer and client happy. I'm definitely looking forward to working more with this fantastic organization...