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I have some really nice images coming out in the fall edition of everyones favorite southern culture magazine but, as always, can’t lay down all the cards yet.  Just wanted throw a little teaser up and thank everyone involved – you know who you are.




A portrait wrapped in a portait…

…Its like an enigma wrapped in a mystery shrouded by confusion.

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Actually, its nothing like that, its just a reflection of me shooting my subject in his aviators.  I have been blessed/cursed with a TON of film from the lab recently and have been scanning like crazy and now am just starting to get into the images.

So, lots of new work coming up from a few different projects, a few interesting updates, some travel plans and some new assignments – stay tuned…

What a week

Im going to keep trying to feature more and more new work here on the blog as I shoot because I seem to have turned my site into a mess with too much content.  Yes, it can happen.  In addition to that, I am going to be trying to update things once a week and give a bit of a recap of the previous week.  Im not the first one to think of this and I make claims to it otherwise.  That being said, on to the goodness.

First and foremost, I won 2 ADDY awards here in Nashville this weekend.  I was fortunate to work with the talented folks over at The Buntin Group and we cleaned up this time around.  We won Best of Show for our work on The Contributor campaign.  The Contributor is a non profit newspaper for folks living on the street to sell and ultimately better their lives.  Not only was it good to make some nice work but it was even better to be part of something that will help folks out down the road.

Contributor 1 Contributor 2

I was unable to actually attend the awards show as I was in Chicago this weekend so, this iPhone image of the agency award will have to suffice until mine arrive in the mail.


Speaking of Chicago, I was just getting to enjoy our mild-ish winter here in Nashville and then I had to run up North for a bit.  Ill tell you, there really is nothing like turning the corner on a Chicago street and being blasted with snow and wind.  Its quite the way to wake up and get in the right mindset to go into some agencies for meetings.  Thanks to the folks at BBDO and McGarryBowen and everyone else for having me in.  Sorry if I got snow on your lobby floor.


Yeah, it was cold – should have known seeing this on the way there.


My image of Harmony Korinne hit the pages of the New York Times Magazine today as well.  He’s local to here in Nashville and he was nice enough to let me into his home and give me the time to shoot him in between flights as he is all over the country promoting his new movie ‘Spring Breakers‘.  It hits screens March 22 so, go see it.

Harmony Korinne for the New York Times Magazine

Harmony Korinne for the New York Times Magazine

After freezing for a few days in Chicago and squeezing in a performance of the Book of Mormon, I had to rush back to shoot a cover for country weekly.  It will be out in a few weeks so, have to play it close to the chest but Ill just say that 7 setups in 2 hours in 30 deg. weather isn’t half bad.  Since it was a spring issue, we had to figure out a way to make it look warm, I think we got it but will have to wait til it comes out to tell for sure.  One broken flash tube and some numb fingers isn’t too bad a price to pay.

Looks Warm.  It wasnt.

Looks Warm. It wasnt.

As always, working away at some new images for the portfolio and developing a new body of work that will have some ‘impact’ to say the least.  It will be a bit until it drops but there, that’s the first word about it.  My site is also getting an overhaul very shortly so, check back frequently.

A quick recap and a few images

Ive been quite busy these last few weeks.  Between heading to the gulf for a shoot and then all over the Mid/Deep South and then back home for some more work in my own backyard (its rare lately that I work in Nashville), Ive been running like crazy.  There are tons of good images to show for it but of course, can’t show them yet.  Soon.  In addition to all of the work I had a ton of family and friends in town for some reason… (oh, right, I got married) so that took up a lot of time, sleep, patience and everything else.

So, now its back to work and try and give it a strong push into the end of the year.  Things are looking good – just need to stay on top of a ton of images and all the marketing/work stuff that is going on.  Ill part with a quick issue that arose recently with one of my images.  I shot a photo here in town for a national magazine recently and it was brought to my attention that the same photo (with credit, which was odd) was published in a local magazine.  I contacted my client (the national mag) and they said they had nothing to do with it so, I had a problem on my hands.  A few emails back and forth and the local mag was very apologetic and took them off their online version right away.  Problem solved.  Or not.  Turns out, it was not the local magazine’s fault in the first place as they received the image in good faith from the folks I shot who represented it as being without copyright or embargo which it was clearly not.  So, now I have to have that talk with folks who probably don’t understand the intricacies of image usage.  I just have to remember to use my inside voice and make sure I get the point across.
Is it a big deal?  Not financially.  Im not losing tons of money or anything like that.  Where it is a big deal is in the business integrity side of things.  You have to watch over where your images go and how they are used and make sure that clients know that you are not out there sharing images that are under embargo or the like without approval.  Take the high road – its a bit tougher and more work for sure but it will pay off in the end.


And now, random behind the scenes images.  I see a theme with the shirt…