• When No Doesn’t Always Mean No

    A friend sent me a meme a couple of months ago as summer was fading into fall that only a Canadian would find funny and only because it’s barely an exaggeration of the truth. “Summer is my favorite time of year, and it fell on a Wednesday this year.”...
  • Playing Favorites

    Her name is Ana Tigre, and we have been working together as a photographer and model for twelve years now. I couldn’t tell you how many photoshoots we have done together, but I know it’s been far more than any other model. She has an incredible smile that she...
  • Hotshot: Monique Gant

    I think the pure and honest moments result in the holy grail of images. Moments like this one with Monique when she was resting and waiting while we bustled around setting up lights and whatnot. Her body looked so natural. There were none of the usual attempts to twist...
  • Kwamane Is Gone

    The day Ana and I became trained and licensed foster parents, we naively stepped into a strange dichotomous world. It’s a place where some view a singular event as unfair, cripplingly painful, and wrong, yet it is just and immensely joyful to others. We have been selfless heroes doing...
  • Garbageman

    We hear his big truck first. The low rumble of his heavy-duty engine as the truck methodically works its way down the block. Then you hear the hydraulic whine of the mechanical arm as it lifts the garbage bins high in the air, then flips them over and dumps...
  • Tiffany Newell Grew Up

    Models. At the end of the day, they are just people. They are somebody’s daughter, their little girl that a blink ago was wearing diapers. Somewhere between developing an attitude and getting a job, they grew up and became women. I had the pleasure of meeting Tiffany when she...
  • Falling In Love Again

    I retired from commercial photography a few years ago, so I don’t do as many photoshoots now as I once did. It’s better this way. When I do work, I feel a passion for it like I did years ago before the dollars became more important than the art....
  • Investing My Time Wisely

    I’m one of those guys that tends to lock onto something and ride it to the end. When China gifted the world with this pandemic, and the ensuing quarantine and shutdown descended on the world, our finances were eviscerated. I resisted the urge to panic, dove into my Bible,...
  • Do The Hard Thing

    At 113 degrees, the asphalt gets so hot you can feel it radiate through the soles of your shoes. The air gets sharp and hard to inhale. Your heart rate elevates beyond 100 beats per minute as it works to cool your body, and you haven’t started moving yet....
  • The Armor Of God

    Like most folks, I have a long list of things I am annoyed by, some I am downright angry about, but the “this is absurd” list has eclipsed the other two by a long shot. The whole situation, fortified by a steady diet of news and pseudo-news from a...
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