Themes & context in Boudoir Photography

urban boudoir photography, NYC

Themes & context in Boudoir Photography - on the streets of NYC

The model in this striking image is my friend, Jessica, a boudoir photographer. Her pose is intentionally this strong and assertive. The concept here (and other images that will be shown in follow-up articles), is part of an on-going project she had planned for a long while now. She had asked me to  Read more inside...

NYC cityscapes – infra-red black & white photography

NYC cityscapes – infra-red B&W photography

NYC cityscapes - infra-red black & white photography

After a long hard winter and a slow warming up to summer (and a busy schedule), I finally squeezed some time to wander around New York City again with an infra-red B&W camera. I tried it out once during winter, but it just didn't work - without the sun and without heat, the images were dull and flat. Nothing  Read more inside...

an informal portrait with the 85mm lens

an informal portrait with the 85mm lens - Sarah S.

Like pretty much every photo geek that I know of, I carry a camera with me wherever I go, for my personal photography. Now when the photography isn't for an actual planned shoot or professional shoot, but just for fun walk-about - then the choice of gear somehow becomes more involved. What lens should I take - wide,  Read more inside...

personal photography projects & goals for 2015

personal photography projects & goals for 2015

personal photography projects & goals for 2015

With photography technology and trends changing more and more rapidly, something like a 5-yr business plan would be tough to draw up. Be successful and be awesome! That's about as far as you can aim ahead of you as a photographer. Still, as we enter a new year, it's as good a time as any to consider a forward-going  Read more inside...

infra-red black & white photography – urban landscapes

infra-red black & white photography - urban landscapes

Funny how personal projects often work - there's the initial enthusiasm, and then life and work takes over. Last year I bought a used Canon 5D mark II that had been converted to Infra-Red. I did take it out twice for walkabouts in New York - and posted the initial results. But then the work-load added up, and  Read more inside...

photo homage: a regal portrait with a ferret

photography: the progression of an idea - Regal Portrait with a Ferret

While on a trip to Denver, I had some time free to meet up with my friend, Lynn Clark, one of the best boudoir photographers in Denver. I had asked her to be a subject for my next book, 60 Portraits, and she indulged me. I want each portrait to reveal something of the person I am photographing, and  Read more inside...

photographers – when was the moment the magic happened for you?

photographers - when was the magical moment when you first got hooked?

I'm sure we all have similar stories - how we got hooked on photography, and it became less of a mild interest, and more of an over-riding fascination. A fascination bordering on compulsion, where you felt you just had to take photographs of everything around you. What was the moment where you  Read more inside...

photographing a vintage motorbike on location, with Profoto lighting

photographing a vintage motorbike on location, with Profoto lighting gear

I'm getting to meet so many people while photographing interesting subjects for my next book, 60 Portraits, that I was bound to meet some truly interesting characters. John collects vintage ... oh, everything. His entire house filled with collectibles - it is like stepping out of a time-machine  Read more inside...

photo archives: Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela / Madiba

To celebrate Nelson Mandela's birthday - July 18th - here are two images from my archives. I had the pleasure of photographing Nelson Mandela, then president of South Africa, at a function in March '98. I was one of several photographers covering the event where he addressed people attending a function. The challenge with this photo-shoot  Read more inside...

make your personal photography more than just snapshots

your personal photography - aiming for more than just snapshots

This just might be my most favorite photo of my daughter, Janine. It's from 2003 when she was 9 years old. I was trying out my new Nikon D100, reveling in being able to instantly see any photos I took. We were outside in the garden area of the apartment complex we lived in at the time. With a long focal  Read more inside...