I decided I needed a page to display current work because I sometimes have too many images I’d like to share for the blog. This portfolio of amazing photographs will be updated frequently for the enjoyment of my die hard fans, and fellow photographers.
This one minute video is the layout of a keepsake album I made for a client. I think you will enjoy it.
Click on any of the images below to view in slide show mode.
The Martin Luther King bridge over the Mississippi River was closed for construction on a brisk evening March 6, 2020 when myself, Patty and a handful of photographers walked on to the bridge to ply our skill at capturing the Eads Bridge and the Gateway Arch in St. Louis.
It was a dreary February offering very little to photograph except the West Alton Power Plant and a coal train.
It was Tuesday morning April 21, 2020. The state was under a “STAY AT HOME” order. (I’m standing almost underneath the arch, you can see the shadow on the sidewalk.) Not a soul in sight. This is not a Photoshop effect, it was the Pandemic effect. I have it printed at 20×7″ but could go 40×14.
I shot this image during a completely fogged in morning in the San Francisco area. It makes you wonder, doesn’t it? Where do these steps lead? In some respects it resembles a pastel painting, but it’s not.
This one is hanging on my wall, about 48″ with the frame. Shot in Muir Woods, California on a drizzly Monday. Worked out because no too many tourists messing up the scene.
In my youth, (1974-1979), I worked for the Union Pacific Rail Road as a brakeman out of Cheyenne, Wyoming which is where this engine is based and maintained. When my wife and I heard that the largest operating steam engine in the world was making a publicity tour we made plans to attempt to photograph it. After all, there are not guaranties. We “struck out” going south out of Saint Louis and after a while turned west toward the Mississippi River. Once we hit the tracks we followed them south and found a crossing in Valmeyer, Illinois where I shot this photograph. I hope you enjoy it!
Shot this on Saint Patrick’s Day 2018. After waiting about 40 minutes when it was 40 degrees with 40 mph winds, I got the shot. As a young man, I was a brakeman and rode the engine or caboose over this same piece of track. 22×11″
It was June 2017. Patty and I took a ride to Washington Missouri. When I discovered that Amtrak was due to blow through from the east, I set up. First up was an empty coal train. I took the shot. As soon as he passed, a police car loud speaker was ordering me off the tracks. Of course, I complied.
The San Francisco Bay Bridge photographed from Alcatraz. Interesting shot because the focus is on the bridge tower in the window.
The Golden Gate Bridge from Alcatraz. The fog had just settled below the bridge deck. 10×20
My grand daughter named this image “Creation”.
Since my grand daughter named the leaf image, “Creation”, I decided to name this one “The Big Bang”
It was during the golden hour and the reflections in this window were extraordinary.
A little project in my studio.
If you enjoy orchids, visit Opeyland Hotel in Memphis.
This was a fierce storm. Then…
Who’s not in awe of the Grand Tetons? This image is not for them. I added the verse for those who like that kind of stuff. I can print it either way.
March 2018 driving up I-29 close to the Missouri River in the southern corner of Iowa.
Patty made this great image while I was hyper-focused on trying to photograph jets moving close to the speed of sound.
Outhouse with a view.
Creve Coeur Lake Saint Louis Fall Colors
Ice Queen #1
It was 17 degrees as we were working to make this image.
(Fine) art is subjective, so feel free to come to your own conclusions. Thanks for stopping by. This gallery is always updating so check to see what’s new.
A local importer needs good photographs of her imported baskets for her websites including Etsy. I got her 175 web ready images after 2 hours of shooting and a couple of hours in post production.
Commercial Photography First Aid Kits
The Lighthouse for the Blind provides work for the visually impaired. They put these kits together for the government and other companies and also do industrial packaging. It is inspiring and interesting to see this process.
Commercial Photography Product Packaging
These bearings are used in some kind or conveyor system.
I meet a lot of people looking for a professional head shot portrait but who hate the process or have had poor results in the past. I get it! When I talk to people about their portrait, some say they’d rather go to the dentist or negotiate for a new car at the dealership that go to the photographer.
Your Legacy Is A Gift
The best reason for having a professional portrait made and printed is your legacy. Legacy as defined by Webster is “a gift by will especially of money or other personal property”. Legacy is a “gift”. And as “by will” suggests, happens after someone dies. In my own case, I just can’t imagine anyone having the inclination or time to go view the photos on my phone, even if they could unlock it after I’ve gotten my wings and flown away. And who will take the time to sort out the 40,000 images on my hard drive? I have a difficult time managing them myself. Ultimately what I’ve printed will be the story and legacy that I will leave behind.
Your Professional Image
If you are in business, do you really think people will take you seriously if your profile photo is 10 years old, a selfie, or just rinky dink? Your professional head shot portrait is your professional image and is usually the first impression prospective clients have of you. (It’s probably the image you carry of yourself as well.)
I built this gallery several years ago because I wanted to feature professional business head shots. But lately, the “and more” is still portraiture, but I’ve decided to include some other styles and fun photos.
I sincerely hope you enjoy browsing and it would be my pleasure to discuss your ideas or projects.