About 10 years ago I went on road trip through Texas and found this cop at a roadside fast food burger joint. I fought off my intimidation and asked him if I could snap a portrait of him. I recently rediscovered the image and started to play around with converting it to black and white. Using 3 types of Topaz software this is what I came up with. I like this version much better than the color.
New York Portrait Photographer
A good interview (with images) with your’s truly just came out in Dohdo Magazine, a great photography magazine out of Barcelona. Please check it out.
I have been asked by Stephanie Heimann, the senior photo editor at The New Republic to take over their Instagram feed for one week starting tomorrow 4/30 through the following Friday and post two of my Neo-Burlesque portraits per day. Their one request . . . not too much skin. They can be found on Instagram as @newrepublic
This is a recent portrait of Yan who I found on Model Mayhem. I shot this in color and processed into black and white using Topaz software. I liked the black and white better especially the platinum color hair against the dark background. She was good in front of the camera which always helps.
A selection from my Neo-Burlesque project along with an article about the series is now appearing in Dohdo Magazine. Dohdo is an online photography magazine out of Barcelona featuring photographers from around the world.
A selection of my portraits from my Musicians 50+ series was just awarded in the 2015 One Eyeland Awards in the category People/Portraits. Above is bass player Kenny Aaronson.
Flashbak, a very cool website/blog that features interesting photography and art work is now running a selection of my Neo-Burlesque Portraits.
I shot this in color a while ago and recently started playing around with B&W conversions using Topaz software. I’m really happy with the results and loving black and white these days.
I shot this in color a while ago and yesterday decided to post it to my Instagram as a black and white image. The response has been fantastic. The more I play around with black and white conversions the more I find myself enamored with it. I used a combination of different Topaz software and Photoshop to get the results that I liked.
As I wind down my Musicians 50+ project I was finally able to shoot drummer and songwriter Jay Dee Daugherty known for his work with Patti Smith. As a member of the Patti Smith Group he has been nominated twice to the Rock and Roll hall of Fame. I’ve really enjoyed shooting black and white project after many years of primarily working in color. The trick was finding a conversion workflow that I liked. After much experimenting I found that Topaz software gave me exactly what I was looking for.