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

Dark Silver: Work in progress 2016

November 30, 2016Artwalk, gallery, portraits No Comments

Join us on December 9, 6-9PM for an open studio featuring work in progress from the Dark Silver portrait series. Selected large scale prints will be on display from some of this past years sessions. Hours are by appointment only for the remainder of December. Dark Silver is a project devoted to creating traditional black … Read More

Pre-holiday portrait sale

November 10, 2016portraits, promotions No Comments

Pre-holiday portrait sale The holidays are right around the corner, and it’s time to finally get that family photo, headshot, senior session, or baby pic you’ve been promising yourself. From now until November 23, all regular portrait sessions are $200 (normally $300), including a $50 print credit. Book before November 23rd to get this special price, … Read More

Featured in CAN Journal: Dark Silver film portraits

August 3, 2016film, portraits No Comments

Featured in CAN Journal: Dark Silver film portraits I’m thrilled for this in-depth piece by Brittany Hudak in Collective Arts Network Journal, the first in their series entitled “Makers”. In it she describes her experience sitting for one of my Dark Silver film portrait sessions, and delves into process, history, and aesthetic: ‘When you see one … Read More

Large format black and white portraits

April 7, 2016portraits No Comments

Large format black and white portraits Since starting the Dark Silver series, many people have expressed interest in the process and the images, but due to cost and technical concerns I haven’t offered this service to the general public. However, since seeing a renewed interest and appreciation of traditional film photography, I am offering large format black … Read More

Scott MacPherson: professional head shot

March 30, 2016portraits No Comments

Scott MacPherson: professional head shot Scott MacPherson, conductor of the Cleveland Chamber Choir, came to the studio recently to update his professional head shot. As a bonus, he and his wife graciously volunteered to take part in my Dark Silver series, an ongoing portrait project featuring real b&w film photos of a wide variety of … Read More

Les Délices

January 21, 2016Music, portraits No Comments

Les Délices: Cleveland based baroque and early music ensemble We recently had the pleasure of photographing Cleveland based Baroque and early music ensemble Les Délices for their upcoming season. Specializing in little known works from the French Baroque, their performances sparkle and quietly transcend with nuance and subtle dynamics. Not unlike their performances, our photo sessions were … Read More