Impolite Company: Breakfast Quest

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My good friend and local comic Chris Cyr has a daily 6 a.m. radio show on WGNU920AM. It’s called “Impolite Company” after his live comedy show of the same name (monthly at The Crack Fox.) Last weekend he decided (for some reason) to road trip to Shoney’s Henderson with another local comic, Jamie Krock, in order to partake of their famed breakfast […]

Headshots for Doctors

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How did you choose your last doctor? If you’re anything like me, you went first to your insurance company’s website, and checked out the in-plan doctors available in your area. Then you may have followed a link to a practice’s website, and had a look at the “about me” for the doctor you were considering. […]

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 […]