I finally arranged a photoshoot with a lovely new model who has moved to my area, Amanda.
She and her son moved here from New York City, where she was an artist and fine-art model. Before I had taken a single frame, I knew I’d want to get her in front of my camera as often as possible.
One last look back at the 2010s as I touch on some of the highlights of a decade of photographing people.
I mostly photographed products for the last 5 years, but I have not included any of that content simply because it would be too huge of a blog.
What you see below are some of the best and notable photography I did between 2010 and 2019. I have inevitably left out a lot that could be included here.
I don’t have time to do a more comprehensive review (I could spend my whole Sunday doing this, but nah). I did fewer model portfolios and editorial assignments than the previous decade.
How to Become a Model!
I get asked this question over and over again, so I thought I would simply put it in a blog so I can refer people to it.
Sadly, all good things must come to an end. Such is the case with the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. L Brands has canceled the program, saying the decision was part of a move to “evolve the messaging of [the company]” and dial back the brand’s more extravagant marketing methods.
Before anyone accuses me of being shallow, there are a lot of different kinds of beauty.
There’s structural beauty where we marvel at the symmetry of someone’s face or aesthetic beauty resulting from a pleasing presentation well put together like a work of art.
There’s a beautiful soul who inspires admiration of her empathy and compassion.
There’s cuteness, often associated with pretty children, but present whenever someone looks so adorable that they possess a contagious attractiveness.
There is awe of someone’s genius or intuition.
There is beautiful strength, found in those who show an enviable strength or persistence in the presence of challenges.
True beauty is rare. And all around us.
One of my favorite new collaborators is Savannah M. With the annual arrival of the fall county fair to my hometown (and literal backyard), I proposed we do a “Grease”-themed carnival photoshoot.
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“Grease” is a 1978 American musical romantic comedy movie based on the 1971 musical of the same name by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey. The classic film depicts the lives of greaser Danny Zuko and Australian transfer student Sandy Olsson who develop an attraction for each other. The film stars John Travolta as Danny and Olivia Newton-John as Sandy.
I had the opportunity this week to do another photo shoot with the lovely Savannah, a new model from Alabama. I usually stay away from railroad tracks (too cliche), but the railroad bridge in Gadsden offered an interesting backdrop for a portrait session. As an Alabama model photographer, I’m always looking for great settings and awesome new faces.