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Hope on Film

Bill Clinton's grandparents bedroom

Film is just so different – the tones, the transitions from light to shadow, the grain.  In January, I was driving through Hope, Arkansas, and decided why not?  I stopped at the house President Bill Clinton called home during the first four years of his life, where he lived with his grandparents, not his mother […]

Give Me Film or Give Me D… D… Digital!

girl playing with hair

Film is alive. I think. Kodak Ektachrome is now back!  The once popular and visually distinctive 35mm film so often seen in the pages of National Geographic was discontinued in 2013.  At the time, it appeared that another death nail had been driven into the spine of analog as the Rise of the Machine and the Age […]

Light and Dreams

Light is such a huge contributor to a successful shoot… well, light and attitude. You can have great light but if the attitude isn’t there, either on the part of the subject or photographer, then any success will be measured. I once photographed a group and could feel palatable tension.  The photographer’s mission is to […]

Down on the Bayou

I was down there in November for a brief moment.  Louisiana, that is. Except for photographing a law firm and its members, I was largely cloistered in the house of one of my sisters, processing images until 2 am, or at the nearby PJs, drinking coffee and… processing. I was finally able to break free […]

The Old Man and the Images

My father-in-law is 94 years old.  He is quite simply a photographer’s dream.  He has a great face.  He is kind, patient and very happy to model for me all day and night long. He lives in Houston (via a long, arduous journey from Teheran) and I live in Chicago.  So when he’s under my […]

The Kids Are Alright!

Blending a “Senior High” shoot with a “Childrens” session can be a bit of a challenge. Well, hardly children as the two young men are 18 and 16 but their sister, on the other hand, is 9 years old. With that, we met at Montrose Harbor in Chicago as the recently graduated senior enjoyed sailing […]