New Photography Offerings
Mon, 29/09/14 – 22:10 | Comments Off

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səˈbatikəl/  kəmˈplēt/

It has been an interesting 2014 away from the camera and it has left me refreshed creatively.  I am looking forward to getting things moving again!  So what, exactly, will I be offering?
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POTD: Halloween Display
Fri, 31/10/14 – 10:04 | Comments Off

Halloween display

This was our Halloween display a few years ago.  Not sure what else there is to say about this photograph!  Happy Halloween!

POTD: Sandwich Maker Ray
Thu, 30/10/14 – 8:48 | Comments Off
POTD: Sandwich Maker Ray

Here’s Ray working hard to fulfill orders at his old Florida sandwich shop.  He knows how to make a helluva sandwich!

POTD: Beachcombing
Wed, 29/10/14 – 9:46 | Comments Off
POTD: Beachcombing

Christmastime in Florida is quite different than here in the Midwest.  In other news: water is wet.

POTD: Preparing for Session
Tue, 28/10/14 – 10:43 | Comments Off
POTD: Preparing for Session

Following up yesterday’s post with another from the Daytrotter session and Portland Cello Project.

POTD: Anna and Kevin
Mon, 27/10/14 – 10:39 | Comments Off
POTD: Anna and Kevin

Daytrotter Studios, Rock Island, Illinois with Portland Cello Project.  I never did get to hear the final mix from their session.  I’m not sure if it was ever released.  All that could remain are memories …

POTD: Falling Leaves
Sun, 26/10/14 – 9:53 | Comments Off
POTD: Falling Leaves

It’s about that time of year where the leaves are fast falling from the trees as nature prepares for another winter season.  This tree is my favorite in the yard as this time of year …

POTD: Bride at the Wall
Sat, 25/10/14 – 9:49 | Comments Off
POTD: Bride at the Wall

This image was created in 2009 at a wedding where I was invited to attend to, again, photograph using 100% film and 100% candid.  I enjoy creating wide angle portraits, like this one, that gives …

POTD: Starbucks Portrait
Fri, 24/10/14 – 9:45 | Comments Off
POTD: Starbucks Portrait

I used to occasionally meet up with my friends at the Starbucks coffee shop.  I almost always had my camera with me!

POTD: Tasty Treats
Thu, 23/10/14 – 9:41 | Comments Off
POTD: Tasty Treats

This image was created during that phase in my life where I just had to take my camera with me everywhere I go.  In this case I was at the Hyvee in Moline, Illinois with …

POTD: Not Busted
Wed, 22/10/14 – 9:35 | Comments Off
POTD: Not Busted

Here’s an example of one where I did not get “caught” making the photograph.  And, just so there is no misunderstanding, everybody is quite well aware of my presence.  I find that I’m doing it …

POTD: Busted again
Tue, 21/10/14 – 9:28 | Comments Off
POTD: Busted again

Here is another one of those photos that just a second sooner would have yielded a completely candid image.  I still liked it and that’s why I’m posting it today!

POTD: The Product Photographer
Mon, 20/10/14 – 10:23 | Comments Off
POTD: The Product Photographer

I did a brief stint as a product photographer where I met Chris: another photographer with a passion.

POTD: Wedding Cake
Sun, 19/10/14 – 10:17 | Comments Off
POTD: Wedding Cake

What I regarded as a particularly fun looking wedding cake on display at the iWireless Center during a reception I photographed around 2009.  I’m fairly certain this was created using Fuji’s 800Z film.  Also: R.I.P. …

POTD: The Kitchen Sink
Sat, 18/10/14 – 10:10 | Comments Off
POTD: The Kitchen Sink

Yeah, I made a photograph of my kitchen sink.

POTD: At the Lincoln Park Zoo
Fri, 17/10/14 – 10:05 | Comments Off
POTD: At the Lincoln Park Zoo

I created this photograph the day before the Williams family departed to Czech Republic in May 2009.  By this point in the photo documentary project “Story of the Missionary” everybody had become quite used to …

POTD: Busted
Thu, 16/10/14 – 9:46 | Comments Off
POTD: Busted

Had a wonderful time with this couple a few years back at John Deere Commons, Moline, Illinois.  This photo was supposed to be a candid of the bride and her friend talking and dancing during …

POTD: Bridal Party at the Salon
Wed, 15/10/14 – 11:14 | Comments Off
POTD: Bridal Party at the Salon

If I’m documenting the whole day then I’m going to be at the salon when the bridal party is getting hair and makeup done.  Typically, once I have made a good selection of photographs, I’ll …

POTD: Bouquets on Film
Tue, 14/10/14 – 10:42 | Comments Off
POTD: Bouquets on Film

I created this image of the bridesmaids and their bouquets during a wedding where I was invited to photograph using only film and and a 100% documentary approach (ie: no direction, posing, etc… on my …

POTD: Millennium Park Portrait
Mon, 13/10/14 – 10:35 | Comments Off
POTD: Millennium Park Portrait

The last time I saw my friend Craig was in Chicago where we spent a bit of time walking around the Millennium Park area before bidding each other adieu at “the disco hotel” otherwise known …

POTD: Outdoor Wedding in Muscatine, Iowa
Sun, 12/10/14 – 9:23 | Comments Off
POTD: Outdoor Wedding in Muscatine, Iowa

Photographed with my uncle’s Rollei 35SE camera this was just one of my “favorites” from that day using Kodak’s awesome Ektar film!  This image was created in 2009 at Weed Park in Muscatine, Iowa.
By the way: …

POTD: Brno Bus Stop
Sat, 11/10/14 – 10:13 | Comments Off
POTD: Brno Bus Stop

This image came out of my “Story of the Missionary” project; photographed May 2009 in Brno, Czech Republic.  The project site is online with more images and commentary about the Williams family and their move …

POTD: Behind the RME
Fri, 10/10/14 – 10:06 | Comments Off
POTD: Behind the RME

This couple was the first I worked with behind and around the River Music Experience in Downtown Davenport, Iowa.  I recall that they were a lot of fun to work with especially since they were …

POTD: Not the Taliban’s Lunch Truck
Thu, 9/10/14 – 11:06 | Comments Off
POTD: Not the Taliban’s Lunch Truck

Another one from the Quad City Airshow (2006).  I remember framing this photo and feeling a certain bemusement at the people in the foreground who went to an airshow and were otherwise occupied during the …

POTD: Generations
Wed, 8/10/14 – 11:01 | Comments Off
POTD: Generations

If I had this moment back to re-shoot I think I might have photographed this scene vertically (portrait) to include the body of the motorcycle.  However, I am not convinced that doing so would have …

POTD: Noctialtar
Tue, 7/10/14 – 12:56 | Comments Off
POTD: Noctialtar

Back in 2006 I just didn’t trust myself with a film camera at a wedding and, therefore, created very few photographs with it that year (most were digital).  However, this simple photograph from the back …

POTD: Bergner’s Browsing
Mon, 6/10/14 – 13:50 | Comments Off
POTD: Bergner’s Browsing

For today’s photo of the day I chose another from the Peoria session I did (see last week’s image in orange).  Not sure if I contributed but these days I can’t help but notice the …

POTD: The Brno Bus
Sun, 5/10/14 – 11:32 | Comments Off
POTD: The Brno Bus

I created this photograph of Alan and Aimee when I traveled to Brno, Czech Republic to continue a photo documentary project I created to tell their story of life in the US and the transition …

POTD: Birthday
Sat, 4/10/14 – 8:00 | Comments Off
POTD: Birthday

Hey, it’s my birthday so you get a photo of me today!
I created this image sometime in the last two months using my uncle’s Contax 137 MA camera and Kodak Portra 400 film.  I created …

Off Season: Coney Island edition
Sat, 4/10/14 – 1:42 | Comments Off
Off Season: Coney Island edition

Off Season Coney Island

Created in 2007.  Off Season: Coney Island.
Seven years later I am finally resuming this project with a little trip up north!  Details in the not-too-distant future!  In the meantime please check out …

POTD: Subaru 1970 Edition
Fri, 3/10/14 – 23:18 | Comments Off
POTD: Subaru 1970 Edition

So a couple of days ago I present an image and go on about how I like to include people into photos of inanimate objects.  It’s true, I really like to include people when I …

POTD: Tracy and Bob
Thu, 2/10/14 – 12:10 | Comments Off
POTD: Tracy and Bob

You know what I miss?  Fondue.
For a time there was a restaurant in Bettendorf, Iowa called Crave.   My friends Tracy and Bob accompanied me there for lunch one afternoon and I made this image.
I created …