A very special Headshot of the Week! for this first week of February. This image is from my very first headshot shoot from about 30 years ago (1989). Heather worked at the record shop (Turtles) next door to the camera shop where I worked back in the late 80’s and we got together so I could figure out this whole “Studio Lighting” thing. I think we got it sorted out 🙂
This image of the awesome A D Maddox was created as part of a series of “Artist at Work” photographs I’ve been working on. Maddox is shown here at work in her downtown Nashville studio. A D creates amazing images of Fly Fishing scenes and her work has been featured in Grays Sporting Journal and several other magazines. Her artwork also appears on apparel from Patagonia so you’ve probably seen her work and never realized it.
My beautiful friend Erika from a session we did at at Union Station. Erika needed a shot to go with an article about her and feel this image really captures her personality. If you know Erika you’ll find that brilliant smile familiar.
Before Colin ended up getting pulled into the professional modeling world, I had the chance to shoot with him here in Nashville, TN. Colin, who is my friend Laura’s son, had just graduated High School so we headed out to Centennial Park for some graduation photos. After a while we ditched the cap & gown and did some more casual images. This shot of him seemed really intense for a guy who is actually very energetic and fun to be around. Turns out it was a prelude of things to come. Check out his fashion work online and I think you’ll see what I mean.
Here’s some “cross-processing” action from one of my sessions with the lovely Courtenay L. Court’s a rock star in front of the camera and it shows. This particular image was taken in East Nashville and while I like the original shot, I wanted to give it some punch.
The end result is a crunchy, “false” color look reminiscent of processing E6 slide film in color negative chemistry. The out of focus areas end up with a painterly sort of look.
Brianna totally owned the space in front of my camera during our recent vintage style session. She brought a fantastic energy to the afternoon and totally committed to the theme of the shoot. Thanks so much, Brianna! 🙂