Lisa Bruno-portrait of the artist

October 12, 2017portraits No Comments

When Lisa Bruno expressed interest in sitting for the ongoing Dark Silver series of portraits, it seemed quite natural, as her work as an emerging photographer is focused on black and white portraits and figure study. As a relative newcomer to photography, Lisa had quite a fascination with the process of the large, old cameras, and a real … Read More

Gadget the Dog

August 3, 2017portraits No Comments

I recently had the opportunity to photograph Gadget, a service dog and best friend to Bonnie. Gadget has been Bonnie’s constant companion for a few years now, and she really wanted portraits that would do him justice. I had the pleasure of meeting Bonnie through Facebook (and quite a few friends in common), and we met … Read More

Morgan: Montana Senior in Cleveland

July 18, 2017portraits, seniors No Comments

Location is always a big question when we do portraits; looking for unique settings and scouting out places for just the right feel. For Morgan, who was in town from Montana visiting family, a session in downtown Cleveland was the furthest thing from what she could have had back home in Great Falls, and that’s … Read More

Jack Rugan: Songwriter

July 7, 2017portraits No Comments

Musician and songwriter Jack Rugan was back in the studio to get some new shots for the launch of his website. While still spare and clean like the high-key images we created for his last session, these have a softer, lower key vibe. Check out some of my favorites, and check out Jack’s music!   … Read More

Elizabeth in the studio

June 30, 2017portraits No Comments

There is no better reason to create a photograph than to simply commemorate a moment in time, a mood or a gesture marking a point in one’s life. That’s the only reason we needed when Jason brought his daughter Elizabeth into the studio for a recent portrait:                  … Read More

Buy the book: Silver Scuro: Portraits 2014-2016

June 12, 2017events, portraits No Comments

I’m thrilled to announce that a collection of my black & white portraits from my Dark Silver project is now available in paperback. The series was recently featured in CAN Journal, and individual images have been displayed in exhibitions here and juried shows. Silver Scuro collects photographs of folks recruited mostly through social media to … Read More

Surprise portraits for mom!

May 16, 2017portraits No Comments

Jason called recently to commission a very special portrait session: photos of his daughters as a surprise for Mother’s Day. We went to nearby Lakewood Park for a fun filled session where the girls personalities really shined through.  Family portraits make great gifts, you can even book ahead and choose a date later. Contact me for … Read More

Les Delices

May 5, 2017commercial, Music, portraits No Comments

I recently had the opportunity to shoot with Les Delices again, the Cleveland based ensemble specializing in music of the French baroque. Photographing performing artists is a special and rewarding challenge; creating both images which convey the dynamics of performance, and environmental portraits of the subjects.  Whether you’re looking for performance photos, or a formal studio … Read More

Musician portraits: Jack Rugan

February 24, 2017Music, portraits No Comments

Cleveland musician Jack Rugan visited the studio for some new images and we were happy to oblige. Opting for a clean, modern, high key look, Jack posed with and without his guitar for the series. Here are a few highlights:                               … Read More

Donna Jelen: Portrait of a musician

January 3, 2017Music, portraits No Comments

Conductor and violinist Donna Jelen recently sat for a portrait session in our studio. Like a lot of us, it had been years since she had updated her image for professional use, and wanted a head shot and portrait that would convey her passion and love of music. Opting for a dramatic, minimalist approach (as … Read More