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Magazine Roundup!

I recently had a bunch of work go to press. I shot the cover and all of the section openers for Best of Lawrence Magazine again this year. This issue had me photographing a girl in a gold body suit. It was weird, right up my alley.

Also shot the cover for Douglas County Newcomers Guide, an aerial image I made back in the fall. This issue also ran a story about my friend and local outdoor adventuring madman, Jonathan Groene. The story uses a couple of images that I shot of him on his bike, back in the winter. The article is about how Jonathan founded 38North, a group of wacky Kansas adventurers(I’m one of them!). Check out 38Northfest.com if you’d like to learn more about what we do and get involved! Another fun fact about Jonathan, he built my studio!

Rounding out this magazine roundup are images that I made for Lawrence Magazine of local bartenders and the amazing paper artist, Angie Pickman. Check out her super cool work….Rural Pearl!

Editorial shoot of a hard working veterinarian

Back in November, I was hired by Loomis Chaffee, an independent prep school located in Windsor, Connecticut, to do an editorial shoot for the winter issue of their alumni magazine. The assignment had me travel out to Plainville, KS to photograph Lauren Mack, Loomis Chaffee alumn and hardest working veterinarian I’ve ever met.

Plainville, KS is in the definition for “middle of nowhere”, about a 4hr drive from my studio in Lawrence. I arrived in Plainville at 8am(an early rise for sure!) and followed Lauren out to a ranch where she proceeded to do internal exams and vaccinations on 70 pregnant cows….and these cows were not happy about this exam. It was Crazytown. As a photographer, there are times that I have to get dirty in order to “get the shot” and I did get pretty dirty on this assignment, but I have never witnessed a person doing a job quite as physical and downright filthy as the amazing vet, Lauren. She was the boss of those cows and it was awe-inspiring to watch/photograph.

These are my favorite assignments, hands down. Traveling to new places and photographing people in their own unique environments is what keeps me excited about being a photographer. Below is the cover shot and the article about Lauren in the new issue of the Loomis Chaffee Magazine. I’ve even included a little behind the scenes video for your viewing pleasures…bonus!

Cocktail Time!

For the winter issue of Lawrence Magazine, I photographed three local bartenders making their own specialty cocktails. I taste tested the drinks at the end of each photoshoot and gave all three the “B. Goodman thumbs up”. It was a tough assignment, but I managed. Click an image to see the spread.

Magazine Time!

I recently had a couple of cover shoots for two local magazines, Lawrence Magazine and Discover Eudora. The shoot for Lawrence Magazine featured three local-ish bartenders who have created their own special cocktails. I visited J. Wilson’s restaurant, Ladybird Diner, and the super cool/funky Myers Hotel in Tonganoxie, KS. Kate from the Myers Hotel is featured on the cover and she made a delicious Smoky Sage Carrot Margarita. She actually smoked the sage in the glass before adding all the fixings(upside down glass with the smoke in the photo below)…and it really put that Marg over the top! Big perk to this assignment was getting to sample all of the drinks…

For Discover Eudora I got to spend some time hanging with the Eudora Fire Department. They just got a brand spankin’ new fire truck and I even got to sit in it. It’s a volunteer fire department and they were super nice and accommodating. Firefighter Genevieve was adorable and I’m glad she made it to the cover.

One more bonus cover was for the Kaw Valley Farm Tour booklet that features a pretty stellar image I shot of one handsome chicken.

Check out the spreads!

New published work

Two magazines that feature images of mine have just come out.  For the Douglas County Newcomers Guide I was on an assignment about the Lawrence local Ladybird Diner(their shakes are the bomb!) The Newcomers Guide also has a couple of images that I made of my buddy Joe and I on a yakpacking(backpacking in kayaks!) trip down the mighty Kansas River.

The new issue of Unmistakably Lawrence Magazine features some aerial images that I shot for Sunflower Publishing and a couple of shots from Ladybird Diner(look at that shake!). 

Tearsheet Roundup!

Spring was busy around here and now that the dog days of summer have set in, I thought I'd share some of the images of mine that have recently been published in print and online.  Spring had me shooting everything from llamas and traveling cats, to little James Naismiths and all girl rock bands.  The images were published in Kansas magazines, local print ads and even on French websites.  check it out.

A flight with the Kansas Air National Guard

Back in October of 2017, I was commissioned to ride along with the 190th Air Refueling Wing of the Kansas Air National Guard.  This particular mission was to refuel three B-2 Spirits, otherwise known as Stealth Bombers.  The images that I shot for this story were recently published in the new Spring issue of Topeka Magazine and I'm excited to finally be able to share it.

I arrived at Forbes Field in Topeka, KS and climbed aboard a KC-135.  The crew was super accommodating and allowed me to sit right behind the two pilots on take off.  It was such a unique experience to be in the cockpit on take off that I had to keep reminding myself "more shooting, less sitting here in awe!".  After about an hour in the air, the first B-2 came in sight and I was lucky enough to be down in the refueling bay with the boom operator as the B-2 came up for refueling.  It was truly awesome to be laying down in the belly of the plane, shoulder to shoulder with the boom operator, watching a B-2 come in for refueling.  It was a WOW! moment for sure.  I got some great shots of the operator with the B-2 hooked up.  The B-2 was so close, I could see the pilots.  Pretty freaking sweet.  Anyway, here are the images of mine that were used for the cover and the article.

Kansas Ballet Academy - Topeka Magazine

Last month I was commissioned to make some images of three young dancers from the Kansas Ballet Academy, for Topeka Magazine.  The idea was to have the dancers in their normal street clothes, performing ballet positions and jumps at a Topeka landmark, so we chose the Kansas State Capitol building for the location.  The kids were really great to work with and were all smiles, even though I made them jump over and over and over.

Here are a couple of the published images and a few extras from the shoot.

Kansas Magazine and my Kansas fair project...

A few years ago, I got the idea that I needed to travel around the state of Kansas to document as many small town fairs as I could.  After two years, I had photographed over twenty different county fairs across the state.

I was recently approached by Kansas Magazine to do a feature about my Kansas fair project.  They did a nice little interview with me and ran a selection of my images in the new fall issue.  Kansas Magazine is a really top notch publication and I feel pretty honored to have my project featured by them.  Here are a few images of the spread..

Summer tearsheets..

It's finally here.  That part of summer when it's too hot to even think of going outside.  Today, there's a heat advisory in Kansas, so I'm hiding out, trying to stay cool, and considering stripping down and laying out on the cold concrete floors of my studio.  While seeking refuge from this oppressive heat, I thought I'd take a moment to share some images of mine that were recently published. 

The first few are from Unmistakably Lawrence Magazine where I photographed three different people, who sure do love living in Lawrence.  I've also thrown in a printed ad for The Merc Co+op, that I discovered in my mail the other day.  It's always nice to see an image of mine, being used just how the client intended.  The last is an image that I set up and shot here in my studio, used by GreenBiz.com.

Stay cool out there.