Four Defining Principles
Embracing simplicity in all creative phases is paramount to my approach. Everything is distilled to its essence. The net result is that my photography sessions are respectful of a subject’s time and of a client’s money.
I deliver every time, no matter what. Every photography session gets completed with real results and no excuses. The “show must go on” ethos is coded into my DNA. That’s how my business has sustained me since 1989.
There’s great value in the kind of experience that is hard-earned and willingly shared. My decades of photography creation in all fifty US states and nineteen other countries is a deep and unique resource that I bring to the table to fulfill your needs.
You can trust me to bring the totality of my experience as an artist and craftsman to each and every project. You can trust me to treat your project, your people and your ideas as if they were my own. You can trust me to achieve excellence each and every time.
Like you, I live in the real world where there are rules, deadlines and no blank checks.
I take the long view
I see every creative interaction as “the first of many” instead of “one and done.”
Every project has the same starting point
Lao Zi said, “a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”
My promise to you
I will get us from the starting point of concept to the finish line of results.
Tools of my trade
Cameras, lenses and lights are the tools I use to create my images.
Computers and software turn the un-molded clay of my digital files into distinctive works that are suitable for art and commerce.
An eight-color archival printer turns my finished digital files into artist’s proofs and fine art prints.
Hard drives and cloud services archive and protect my works for ongoing and undiscovered uses.
I pay for and own all of my equipment personally. The brand names don’t matter to me and I am a serial switcher of systems. I am constantly experimenting with adaptive re-use of vintage lights and lenses.
No company sponsors me nor do I accept paid endorsements, but if you want my opinion on gear or tools just ask and I’ll bend your ear for quite a while.
This is the real me
I am an experienced photographer specializing in creating environmental portraits and corporate photo libraries. I photograph employees, officers and customers of blue chip companies and portray them at their very best.
My home base in St. Louis allows me quick and easy access to photograph people anywhere in America. I am efficient, affordable and I work alone. Simplicity is my artistic and operational priority.
Years of photographic training and decades of experience in the field have taught me how to repeatedly capture the decisive moment in the camera. I am prepared to create an opportunity for a great picture at any location, at any time of day and in any condition.
I travel constantly and I’m truly at home on the road. I look forward to working with you on the first of many projects.