Monday, December 1, 2014

Ms. Matilda, a portrait of serenity... sort of.

Matilda, a recent portrait that I have completed is a good example of what our cat sessions are like. I consult with my clients about their wishes and expectations for their final portrait and do my best to achieve their desired result. 

Sometimes, what we want our subject to do and what they want to do are 2 different things. We have them posed just so, and they are having no part of it.  Contrary to popular belief, not all of my subjects sit still and behave 100% of the time. It can be chaotic at times, but it only adds to the back story and lore of how the final portrait was made.  

Even though this the hardest part of the process, it is the most rewarding. As you can see with the final result, it was well worth the challenge. 

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Legs the Rabbit

This is the latest installment in my painterly animals series. I have been doing portraits in this style for 6 years years now and the act creating them never grows old. 

In looking at some earlier images that I have created, I think that they hold up because I was always true to myself and what I wanted out of my subjects. To see more portraits, please visit my site.

Monday, May 5, 2014

My work featured in "On Flora & Fauna" at The Artist's House Gallery

Recently, I was approached by Tony Morinelli, Director of Artist's House Gallery in Phila., PA.
He was interested in showing my work and wanted to know about my process. I was intrigued that a gallery that has shown painting and sculpture almost exclusively wanted to include my portraits.

Being the show's only photographer, I was an outlier, but I felt very much in good company. The viewers were very interested in my process, but the subjects were the stars, regardless of  the medium.

I have such a deep respect for painting and all of the time and craftsmanship that goes into it. It's an honor to have photography shown among paintings and have the collective beauty and style be the main focus.

View this post on Instagram Along with my recent cover @the_bark_mag , I was also given a feature article. Some new work...