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Lacy Kay • Musician Session for Hot Mess

Lacy Kay

Lacy Kay • Singer/Songwriter/Member: Hot Mess

I’ve been developing a relationship with the band HOT MESS over the months, and they were so happy with the work we’ve done so far that when a new member of the band came into the mix, Jason, the head of Hot Mess, contacted me asking if we could create some new head shots for Lacy, but he also needed one other thing: he wanted a photograph of Lacy in the style of the group shot we did months ago so that she could be inserted into the group photo we had taken months before.

Let’s give it a shot.

More after the cut: CONTINUE READING…

Mike • Head Shot/Business Portrait Session

Mike Doogue • Headshot examples


Look at this guys jawline.  Look at it!  I have the weakest chin in the world, which is partly why I have a beard.  But Mike, he’s got such an amazing jawline.  I’m jealous.

Mike came to me by way of my buddy Jeff.  Mike was looking for an updated Head Shot/Business Portrait, and he met me here at the studio one late afternoon, along with Jeff, and we chatted and make some photographs and when we were done we all went out to grab some good pizza and have some laughs.  This was an exceptionally easy session, because look at Mike – so classy.  Handsome and so easy on the camera.  he just fell right into place during this session.  Almost effortless.


Mike Doogue • Headshot examples

We are pretty much the same age. I look at Mike’s chiseled features and then I look at me and I sometimes I can’t figure out how it’s possible we have the same maker 🙂

Few more portraits of Mike after the cut: CONTINUE READING…

The Picker Building Studio: Right Before Moving Out

This crazy wide-angle shot of the studio was taken during the last month I had the studio in the Picker Building.  I was already packing things into boxes and moving stuff out when this shot was taken.  My buddy Andrew had a really wide-angle lens and brought it by so I could take a peek at it, and I snapped this while he was visiting.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – I miss these wooden floors.  I miss them terribly.  They were beautiful and had such history to them.  The though of them being torn up, or paved over, or destroyed so the building can be turned into apartments makes me exceptionally sad.


“This Shark, Swallow You Whole.”

“Sometimes that shark he looks right into ya. Right into your eyes. And, you know, the thing about a shark… he’s got lifeless eyes. Black eyes. Like a doll’s eyes. When he comes at ya, doesn’t seem to be living… until he bites ya, and those black eyes roll over white and then… ah then you hear that terrible high-pitched screamin’.” – Quint, JAWS, 1975

They make JAWS action figures in the style of old 1980’s action figures.  This is pretty awesome stuff, everybody.  So awesome.