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The Great Atlanta Flood of ’09

On September 21st, 2009, after 4 days of constant rain, Atlanta experienced extreme flooding. Ten people died and 20,000 homes and businesses suffered major damage. Here’s a picture taken (not by me) in downtown Atlanta…(click picture for source) My apartment complex was severely flooded and everyone was evacuated. It all happened very quickly. I had been out of town for the weekend and came back at about 3:00pm. One side of the complex was already flooded and it was getting […]

View of New York

I was in New York a few weeks ago, strolled across the Manhattan Bridge and got these shots from the bridge! One problem, this bridge has trains running on it, so the bridge is vibrating most of the time so a tripod is useless…

Jay at Park

My good friend Jay needed a fun and interesting portrait and I was happy to help him out! He’s passionate about working out and is actually an MMA fighter in training. So we headed to a park and just played around with a few simple exercise related ideas. These are my favorite: Big thanks goes to my buddy Shibu for assisting on this one! And another big thanks to Maryam for coming out and shooting these behind the scenes photos!

Portrait for Quest Magazine

I recently had the pleasure of driving up to Clemson University to shoot a portrait of Fred Faircloth and Rebecca Fulmer for Quest Magazine. I had never been to Clemson before but my assignment was to show the beauty of the campus in the portrait of Fred and Rebecca. Rebbecca is a student at Clemson and recently won a substantial scholarship given out by Fred, a Coca-Cola Bottler. I’m not going to write too much here, as the article in […]

Paul Mobley Portraits

I recently had the pleasure of shooting a portrait of portrait photographer Paul Mobley, who has a gorgeous book out called “American Farmer“. When photographer Paul Mobley set out to capture the soul of our country’s farm communities, he encountered an enduring rural culture that remains rooted in the principles of tradition, family, integrity and hard work. Traveling across the country from Tennessee to Montana, Mobley and his camera were welcomed time and again into the homes of over two […]

76 Monte Carlo

My neighbors friend pulled up in this awesome customized 76 Monte Carlo. I had to take some shots! Click here if you don’t see a gallery below.[nggallery id=25]

Jason Smith of Smithworks Iron

A few months ago I shot some environmental portraits of Jason Smith at Smithworks Iron. He was awesome to work with! Well he just sent me the video below and I thought it might be interesting for you to learn a little more about the artist and his work! If you need some metalwork done, check out www.smithworksiron.com www.youtube.com/watch?v=aF7h-wmk87g

Deliverables for Environmental Portraiture

So, as mentioned in the previous post, I just finished up my 2nd quarter at Portfolio Center where I’m working on building up a commercial photography portfolio. Besides the lighting class I was in, I was also in a class called Environmental Portraiture in which the goal was to take various types of portraits on location. Each assignment had various educational goals and each one got progressively harder. My instructor, Joel Silverman, was great and taught us a lot of […]

Deliverables for Intermediate Lighting

So I just finished my second quarter at Portfolio Center, an intensive graduate level commercial photography and visual communications program. One of my classes this quarter was called Intermediate Lighting taught by Tom Abraham. We had four deliverables (deliverable = what we show to our critique panel at the end of the quarter). The assignments are based on a theme assigned by Tom, but we are pretty much free to interpret it and shoot whatever we want. Here are my […]

Random recent photos from March and April

This first one is actually from the Intro to Photography one day seminar I taught back in March. The model’s name is K and I will be shooting her for a school assignment next week. Yes, there is a reflector in the shot and yes I shot that between the legs of one of my students, but the story behind this is that I was down on the ground while my students were on the stairs working with the model […]

World of Coke

My friend Lyla is working on some design projects involving World of Coke, the Coke Musuem here in Atlanta. So one day she coerced me into tagging along as she made a visit. Of course I brought my camera and snapped a few pics! It was moderately interesting, but my favorite part was definitely tasting all the variety of drinks that the Coke company manufactures. They have over 60 options available and you just walk around and try as many […]

Naked Cats!

Awhile back my mother decided to start raising a unique breed of cats called “Naked” sphynx, called that because they actually have little or no hair. Perfect for people who are allergic to cats! So anyway, I snapped a few pics when I was in town last month. You can look at the whole gallery by clicking here. Or you can find more pictures and a lot more information, including available kittens and prices by checking out her cattery site: […]

Leigh Anna and Location Portraits

The above photo is Leigh Anna, my classmate in our Location Portraits class. The photo below is my class (taught by Joel Silverman- center, red shirt, big camera) in Wynn Park learning a little about natural light portraits. I like this class a lot and look forward to really getting some good portrait practice.

Diana’s Car Accident

My friend Diana was driving on a major road in here in Atlanta two days after that big wind storm we had that knocked down so many trees, when she went through an intersection that had a non-functional stoplight and her Volkswagen Rabbit was struck by a big pickup that wasn’t paying attention. Luckily she only had minor injuries to one knee, but the car couldn’t be driven. I was close by so I went to give moral support while […]

Atlanta Storms

There’s been some rough weather hitting Atlanta lately. On Monday, the 13th, I slept through some mighty fierce winds that wrecked havoc all over the city. There were tons of trees down all over the place. Many of my friends were without power for awhile (also my school was out of power for the day) and about half the traffic lights in town were out. I did venture out into the wild for a bit and found this example of […]