Category: Inspiration

Hotels Views 2016

You know the drill, every hotel that I stay in I take one photo out of the window. That’s the challenge….the things I do for fun! So as not to overwhelm, here’s but a few from 2016.

Blake Hotel #1111 New Orleans

 

Hampton Inn #324 Cedar Rapids

 

Hyatt #1214 New Orleans

 

Blake Hotel #876 New Orleans

 

Riverwalk Hotel & Suite #312 Global San Antonio

 

Best Western #38 Waseau, OH

 

La Quinta Inn #423 Memphis

 

Grand Oasis #2226 Tulum Mexico

 

Marriott Downtown #569 Kansas City

 

Marriott Downtown #1269 Kansas City

 

Sundance Resort Cabin Mandan Sundance UT

 

Hilton #503 Memphis

Epicurean Hotel #261 Tampa

 

Sheraton Airport #532 Tampa

Happy Holidays 2016!

Secret Santa

We laughed we cried the cockles of our hearts were warmed like never before!  Secret Santa enlists law enforcement to hand 100’s to those who appear to need it the most. I had the good fortune to photograph Secret Santa for my good friend Steve Hartman. Steve has a great segment on Friday evenings on CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley called On The Road with Steve Hartman. He tells GREAT stories and is an incredible editor. Hope you enjoy the photos…and this holiday season! #secretsanta

To watch Steve’s story go —> http://www.cbsnews.com/news/elves-in-blue-help-secret-santa-spread-cheer-and-get-something-in-return/

United Way Campaign 2016

It was an honor and always inspiring to shoot for the United Way. We had a great production team from #rukus. I shot stills of 3  VERY inspirational people and their families. To see more of their stories & photos, each are linked below.

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Tommy: An Epic Battle

 

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Darius: Elevated Dreams

 

New Director Reel

Well this is looong overdue, high time to give a little love’n to my new director’s reel. Huge thanks to rukus post, Jon Michael Ryan, Jeff Brierly, agents Kathy McGuire -Mullins & K2. #letsmakemotion

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It’s all about the croissant:

Creating fresh work and sharing it with prospective clients is vital. Curating said work is not the easiest, I would much rather be shooting. However, I work with awesome people and having others to bat around ideas with, from the perspective of great editors, makes a world of difference. Ralph Waldo Emerson said it best, The field cannot be seen from within the field.

When it comes to my directorial approach, whether I’m working off a creative brief, a board or run & gun, I’m always on the lookout for serendipitous moments. As I’m often hired to shoot both motion & stills, I direct in a manner that compliments one another. The train of thought and overall conceptual vision are about the same. However, the implementation is a whole other ballgame. Screw it up and you risk you loosing the brand message and the project becomes discombobulated. Finding the right DP is paramount & pivotal. Same with producers, location managers etceteras even the catering because at the end of the day no matter how great the final piece is, the client may only remember a stale croissant. Great productions are key.

In this reel you’ll see projects from Hershey Chocolate, The Aalsmeer Flower Auction in Holland which is the busiest floral market in the world, Mississippi Tourism, a disaster mitigation firm, CSpire, a telecommunications firm, a company called USG that probably made the ceiling tile that you’re sitting under, Traders Point Creamery, FM Global, a huge solar farm on the Mexico border and more. I hope that you enjoy!