Podcast Episode 081: Toyz!

081: TOYZ!


Roland • Hampton Police Force

Roland found me through Thumbtack, which is something new I’m trying for 2017.  He was looking for some clean, crisp portraits of himself before he retired from the Hampton NH police force wearing his dress uniform and before he had to hand it in.  I shot him over some example images on white and on black and told him I’d like to shoot him on simple solid-color backgrounds so that you focus on him and not be distracted by elements behind him.  He liked my work and we arranged a date in the studio.

Roland • Hampton Police Force

I’ve never had the chance to photograph a police officer before, and it was great afternoon of me asking questions and talking about his service. He took extreme pride in what he does and his uniform, and I really enjoyed getting shots that reflect that.


Roland • Hampton Police Force

The above image is one of my favorite.  It’s so direct.  It almost feels confrontational, but I love the slightly upward angle that I shot him at.

Roland • Hampton Police Force

A detail shot that I really like.  I love the composition and the angle of his shoulder.


To see a few more examples from Roland’s session, click here.



Dave & Sid Return!

Some of you might know that Dave Seah and I have been doing a podcast for years. Last year we got sidetracked and only did one podcast, but for 2018 we are hoping to get back on track.  SO FAR SO GOOD! Our latest podcast, Episode 79, is up! head on over to the Dave & Sid’s Unnamed Podcast page, or if you are on iTunes, search for it there and subscribe!

Make your car-rides home from work more enjoyable! Listen to two geeks talk about making a living in the creative arts and all kinds of other stuff (like toys, and movies, and games!)

Westcott Rapid Box Collapsible Beauty Dish

I’m a sucker for using a “beauty dish” and I just wanted to share how awesome a more recent piece of gear I purchased is and how it solved a small problem I had when it came to transporting and location gigs. The Westcott Rapid Box Collapsible Beauty Dish. It’s a mouthful to say, but I’m so in love with it.

Except the price. I hate the price.  Read more after the cut: CONTINUE READING…

Star Island 2017

Heath Bristol

Back in September of 2017 I was gifted the chance to spend four days on Star Island on the Isle of Shoals with members of the NH Society of Photographic Artists. It was an amazing, awesome experience, and I wanted to share my story and some photographs that I made during that trip. All the details after the cut: