My favorite photograph is the next one

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Clarence John Laughlin

Clarence John Laughlin was born today, August 14th 1905, and in his eighty years of life and art became known as the “Haunter of Ruins” and “Edgar Allen Poe with a camera.” Over the course […]

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Paul Outerbridge

    Born today, August 15, 1896, Paul Outerbridge gained fame for his use of color photographs, an unexplored medium in the early twentieth century, and for his erotic nudes that were so scandalous for […]

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Herb Ritts

“For me, a portrait is something from which you feel the person, their inner quality, what it is that makes them who they are. “ – Herb Ritts, 1999 Herb Ritts was born today, August 13, […]

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Some Days, and People, You Never Forget

  There are some days, and some people, you never forget. On Friday, August 8th, 2008, I shot a wedding. In the first twelve years of the new millennium shooting a wedding where the month, […]

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Don’t Live in an Art Vacuum

  Artists, like any other business person, can tend to live in “their own little world.” You know the type – the photographer who can only talk about cameras, the financial planner who asks you […]

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I Don’t Care How Hot It Is

  I was going through old film files and came across this image, taken I believe by my friend and assistant, Rick Millis. It was around 1997, the “dog days” of August, and I seem […]

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The Tableaux and Modern Photographers

    What do all these images have in common? Here’s a clue – it was a very popular style of photography in the 19th century that was based on popular paintings, and it is […]

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What to do with all those costumes?

  During the nineties my studios was the “Anne Geddes” studio in Hampton Roads. Flower pot babies, angels, fairies, mermaids – all those creative, trendy and fun things we were doing with kids helped me […]

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Do More Give More

  Give more than expected, do more than you’re paid for. This wedding was pretty much over, and my time that I was paid for had already ended, when I saw this opportunity to do […]

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Finding a Photography Mentor

(Photo by RAWPIXEL)     How to find a mentor is a frequent question posted on social media sites. Here’s some advice on how to do that. First – don’t waste your, or their, time. […]

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