Monday, July 27, 2009

More Stairs

We are in the final quarter of the Photography program at GTC this summer. Every Monday we turn in an image to be considered for our portfolio. I considered turning this photo in for the "color techniques" section of my portfolio, but decided against it. It's a fun photo, but it's not on the same level as the photos already in my portfolio.

The Apple Store

After a very long hiatus I have returned! I was in New York for the first time this past June. I joined a small group of friends that knew their way around, and we went to the Apple store. These are the stairs that led from the street level down to the store beneath the square.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


This is what's left of an old staircase.

I went to a scrap yard with a friend of mine who's a sculpture. He went looking for steel and I took photos. I love found objects, and have even done a series on rusted cars. The light was harsh the day I shot these, but I enjoyed making designs with the rusted structures.

Learning to Shoot Soft Goods

Last quarter in my advanced commercial class, one of our assignments was to shoot fashion/soft goods. The idea was to have an environment around our subject, or arrange and light it in a way that made it superior to a catalog-type shot. A friend of mine wears these boots almost every day. I've always thought they were stunning. So I was excited by an opportunity to shoot them in the studio.
My inspiration for this shot was a western, prairie day image- the idea that after a long day of working in the sun, you would trudge up the stairs to the porch, kick your boots off next to a chair, and watch the sun set off on the horizon.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Abandoned Train Station

A while back, Sam, Demetrius and I went to the abandoned Amtrak station in midtown. It was chilly, but the light was good and I really enjoyed taking shots of the pipes and mechanisms left behind.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Bon Appetit

We partnered up with the culinary students at Gwinnett Tech to practice photographing food in my Advanced Commercial class. This is a strawberry-rhubarb pie. I can't tell you how hungry this photo shoot made me. And yes, this pie tasted as good as it looked.

Snow Day

This is my mom being incredibly cute and blowing at snow flakes.

My 8 year old brother Matthew is enjoying a snow ball fight.

On March 1st, we had a freak snow storm here in Atlanta. I had no less than 5 inches of snow on my car. Not that impressive if you live in Pennsylvania, but for Georgia that's rare. Not too long after I took these photos I joined the snow ball fight. It was a lot of fun.