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

Wedding party at Radisson Hotel, Davenport, Iowa

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 …

POTD: Quad Cities Airshow
Wed, 1/10/14 – 13:55 | Comments Off
POTD: Quad Cities Airshow

Photograph created during the 2006 Quad City Airshow featuring the Blue Angels.
I remember seeing a family of four, a very stereotypical family featuring a husband, wife, 12-ish year old son, and slightly older daughter.  What …

POTD: Escalator Down
Tue, 30/09/14 – 13:00 | Comments Off
POTD: Escalator Down

Circa 2005 or 2006 this photograph was created at Bergner’s in Peoria, Illinois.  I had just started getting back into film photography and brought my dad’s Minolta SRT-101 with me everywhere I went.  Back then …

POTD: Hartford Car Museum
Mon, 29/09/14 – 22:40 | Comments Off
POTD: Hartford Car Museum

I created this back when I first discovered the Leica M series cameras and lenses in 2006.  This particular photograph was shot on film and features my dad blurred out in the foreground.  Photographing inanimate …

Me at ORD
Tue, 25/02/14 – 0:11 | Comments Off
Me at ORD

I have been exploring my catalog as I prepare for the 2014 season and ran across an image that I wanted to share.  I created this photograph in 2008 while waiting to catch a flight …

Pre Wedding Bowl
Sat, 30/06/12 – 23:27 | Comments Off
Pre Wedding Bowl

Film photograph created at the bowling alley at the Outing Club in Davenport.  In this photo the groom takes the edge off with his groomsmen, above, and a few frames of bowling with one of …

Portland Cello Project: HD Slideshow
Tue, 1/05/12 – 0:00 | Comments Off
Portland Cello Project: HD Slideshow

I am planning to make the trip to Madison, Wisconsin on May 3rd to catch Portland Cello Project and would love to invite you to come along!  Before the show, I thought I would share …

Quad Cities Wedding Photography: Melissa & Casey
Sat, 24/03/12 – 22:34 | Comments Off
Quad Cities Wedding Photography: Melissa & Casey

Today was a fantastic start to the 2012 wedding season in the Quad Cities as I joined fellow photographer, Jesse Inskeep, for a day of team coverage at Renwick Mansion in Davenport, Iowa. Congratulations to …

Wedding Preview: R+D
Wed, 22/02/12 – 0:01 | Comments Off
Wedding Preview: R+D

I’m working on narrowing down selections for the next wedding feature I will be posting later this week!  Over the course of the next few months I will be adding selections from weddings I photographed …

Sparklers: The New Speedlight
Fri, 17/02/12 – 12:11 | Comments Off
Sparklers: The New Speedlight

Available light photography at a Des Moines, Iowa, reception.  This is the third time I found myself on-location photographing for this particular family!  I’ve got some of the best clients around!  Anyway, the nighttime turned …

Iowa City Wedding Photography: Beth & Matt
Wed, 15/02/12 – 11:07 | Comments Off
Iowa City Wedding Photography: Beth & Matt

Beth & Matt were one of my wonderful Iowa City couples who were a lot of fun to be around!  I met them to photograph what would otherwise be called their “engagement session” just a …