Photography On Set: Business is War

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A few weeks ago I produced character portrait photography on set at the Samet Media/Gullberg Productions short “The Interview (Business is War).” Recorded at Fat Chimp Studios in Overland, this short tells the story of an American military veteran and his attempts at assimilation into modern work culture upon his return from active duty. I was […]

How to Win at Shutterfest

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2018 was my second year at Shutterfest, which is a large photography convention held yearly at Union Station here in St. Louis. Last year I was really concerned with doing Shutterfest “right.” I wanted to extract maximum value, do everything perfectly, and make the absolute best use of my two days on site with access […]

What You See Isn’t Reality (Retouching Walk-Through)

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Like any good educated human and staunch feminist I have mixed feelings about retouching. I totally understand why the abuse of retouching can create problems on both a personal and a societal level. But as an artist and professional photographer, I love how I can use Photoshop and similar tools to create an image that […]

Famous Fictional: It’s the Dawn, You’ll See

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Each year Mad Art Gallery hosts one of my favorite arts shows: Famous Fictional. The exact theme changes each year, but always revolves around fictional characters in some capacity. This year the theme was “Famous Fictional Goes to 11!” and featured art that depicted fictional bands. That is to say, bands that don’t exist in […]

Light for Shadows – The Women of STL Music

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Light for Shadows As many of you know, I’ve been asked to show my “Women of STL Music” project at this year’s TEDxGatewayArch event. I am really excited to show this visual work to more people, but I also wanted to create something related to the project that people could purchase and keep – it is a […]

Production Stills: Cruiser

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Over the last month I worked with 88mm Productions to capture production stills from the set(s) of their latest project: Cruiser. Currently they’re working on a teaser trailer which will help them secure funding for the full film. We shot at several locations: Lumiere casino, a warehouse in Sauget, Ill., and Ryder’s Tavern here in […]

Headshots – Connections to Success

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Last week I volunteered a day of my time to provide headshots for participants in the Connections to Success program in St. Charles, Mo.. Connections to Success is the umbrella program that encompasses the (perhaps better known) Dress for Success program. Connections offers a “comprehensive network of services and support to help people living in […]