Anchorage and Bethel Alaska


These shots are near Anchorage. My friend and client Chris Landry and I spent an afternoon (which lasts until about 1am) filming some broll of the area south of Anchorage and I was able to get a few shots in with my 5D.

Here are two float planes in Bethel, AK. I thought they looked good in with the light.

We traveled by boat to a villiage upriver from Bethel called Kwethluk. I had a few minutes to walk around the village and catch some local kids playing with one of the kids in our group.

September 8th, 2018 Nightsound Studios


Portraits of friends…

Thanksgiving 2017

For me the best part of national holidays is that the roads are empty, people are at home not working, and the energy in towns and cities is completely different than normal. I was bored so I went for a walk and tried to be creative. 

Next to the Station

Greensboro

Main and Greensboro

Libba Cotten Bikeway behind Cat's Cradle

Parking deck next to the Hampton Inn

Parking deck next to the Hampton Inn

The Gambia

In the beginning of June I travelled to The Gambia for a malaria relief and prevention film. Along the way I was able to capture a few images featured below. 

Kids in the smaller towns are usually excited to get their photos taken.

Kids in the smaller towns are usually excited to get their photos taken.

Sometimes I can get cool shots with a long lens from inside a car.

Sometimes I can get cool shots with a long lens from inside a car.

This guy was using our truck to tow him around town. As soon as he saw me taking his picture through the rear-view mirror he smiled and waved.

This guy was using our truck to tow him around town. As soon as he saw me taking his picture through the rear-view mirror he smiled and waved.

I was lucky enough to film the new president of The Gambia, Adama Barrow, and take his photo. The room we were in was not that interesting but it was fun to meet a president in person for the first time.

I was lucky enough to film the new president of The Gambia, Adama Barrow, and take his photo. The room we were in was not that interesting but it was fun to meet a president in person for the first time.

The fish market was amazing. Unfortunately we were quickly trying to get a few more broll shots for the film right before my flight, so I only had a couple minutes to get a few shots before we rushed back to the office to pack and head to Dakar.

The fish market was amazing. Unfortunately we were quickly trying to get a few more broll shots for the film right before my flight, so I only had a couple minutes to get a few shots before we rushed back to the office to pack and head to Dakar.

Chivas Serenade

Here are a few shots I was able to sneak in while filming at the Serenade for Chivas. Chivas are the Mexican soccer team representing Guadalajara who are challenging the Tigers from Monterrey in the Mexican La Liga Finals. Click on the images to open them full screen. Feel free to like and comment! Thanks!

"Facepaint"

On the 29th of March, 2017, Shannon Kelly, makeup artist Mariam Marand and I collaborated on an image for Happy Abandon's new album cover: "Facepaint." Eliza, the band manager's daughter, sat in my small studio patiently while makeup artist Mariam from Raleigh painted her face for over two hours. The process involved applying the texture to her face, drying it with a blowdryer, then applying another layer of texture. Once the textured foundation was complete the colored paint was brushed onto the canvas and we began shooting. Below are a few shots which document the process.  

Eliza in the beginning stages of Mariam's makeup.

Eliza in the beginning stages of Mariam's makeup.

Mariam applying more of the white base. 

Mariam applying more of the white base. 

The paints...

The paints...

A closer look at the texture before the color is added.

A closer look at the texture before the color is added.

Mariam adding color...

Mariam adding color...

The whole day Eliza had a stoic look on her face which worked well for the final shot. But we realized she actually couldn't do much else with her face because the paint was so stiff and constricting. 

The whole day Eliza had a stoic look on her face which worked well for the final shot. But we realized she actually couldn't do much else with her face because the paint was so stiff and constricting. 

Shannon with a few final touches...

Shannon with a few final touches...

Eliza and Happy Abandon...

Eliza and Happy Abandon...

Eliza and the crew...

Eliza and the crew...