03-06-13 Kennedy Half (Obverse)

“Obverse” is coin talk for “front.” And this photo is where my Kennedy Half project started. Frankly, I got smarter about lighting the coin as I experimented over a two day period. But I’m posting this because I figured some would want to see the Kennedy side of the Kennedy Half. (Yesterday, as you may…

03-05-13 E Pluribus Unum

“E Pluribus Unum” is Latin for “From many, one,” which no doubt has many meanings, especially in the context of American democracy. But in this photo, the meaning is a little more literal: there is only one coin oriented and focused in such a way that it has complete meaning. So is this photo art?…

11-01-12 Halloween

Several of my studio photography students spent most of the day yesterday getting face paint applied and then documenting their efforts in the studio. The makeup artist was Alli, who is also a talented photographer. The subject of this portrait is Valerie, who is a talented photographer, too. And she is a natural in front…

10-05-12 Lean On Me

I guess I’m back to fall things after a brief visit to Lisbon. This photo was taken as part of a high key assignment I gave my students. Generally, when I assign something, I try to do it myself. I guess it’s good practice. The gourd on the left was featured in a solo photo…