Josh & Owen

Owen & Josh

Josh and Owen are brothers.  They are into anime and games and the same kinds of stuff that I love.  They both wanted some headshots to use as they both approach graduating from high school.  Josh (the older brother) wants to get into anime voice acting.  How cool is that?

They both came up with their mom Amy from Massachusetts and we spent the morning making headshots and talking about all the pop-culture stuff I have hanging on the walls here at the studio.  Before they left we got a shot of the two of them together (above)






Both of these guys were great.  We hung a bit to help them relax, but they both photographed fantastically, and I know they were both happy.  Mom even emailed me towards the end of the year to let me know Owen was already saving up for another session down the road.

I can make you look just as good.  I love making clean, clear, crisp headshots.  Consider hiring me if you happen to read this and are thinking about it.  At least come visit me at the studio so we can chat a bit.  That’s free 🙂



Do You Remember When…

Head on over to ThinkTank’s blog to see a secret about my photography origins! 🙂

an elegant weapon of a more civilized age

I recently nabbed my Force FX Lightsabers out of storage and brought them to the studio to house them on the wall.  I’ve always wanted to find a simplistic mounting option that didn’t look big or bulky, and after doing a little internet searching, I found out that Force FX Lightsaber handles fit perfectly in these mounting brackets made for Maglite flashlights.

They just screw right into the wall and after popping the handles in them, you can hardly see them, and it looks like the lightsabers are floating off the wall a few inches.  The above image was taken a few moments after getting all three installed.  How awesome is that!!

If you are a nutjob like me and have to have lightsabers, these are the classiest, simplistic way of displaying them.  So excellent.  Click the small image above to order them through Amazon.


Brannock Device

While doing an assignment for The Hippo at a local shoe store, I tripped on one of these foot measure devices and instantly flashed back to a little kid; the store associate bending down and slipping my socked-foot into one of these to get exact measurements on my foot.  It was pretty awesome.  I picked this little guy up and placed him on the seat next to me, and I loved the texture on the seat and the highlights from the lights overhead reflecting on the seat and the device.  It made a nice black & white image, and I think it’s fantastic.

Designed in 1927, The Brannock Device® foot-measuring device is a must in all retail footwear stores. Our device’s measuring accuracy, quality construction, and simple, yet completely functional, design is what has made genuine Brannock measuring devices the standard in the footwear industry.

1927.  Man.  Make it once and make it to last.  Good stuff.


“I can’t lie to you about your chances, but… you have my sympathies.”

Alien • NECA figures

I LOVE the 1978 movie Alien.  The atmosphere, the design, the cast, the ambience, the pacing – everything is just darn perfect.  Toy company NECA has been making figures based on the movie Alien and it’s franchise, and I’ve been picking some up, making some dioramas here at the studio and making some more “cinematic” photographs using the toys.  I wanted to share a little about how I’m making them and share some of them here on the blog. More after the cut: CONTINUE READING…