News and Thoughts on Photography and Art

Back to the Future

There is something special about Kenia that just comes through in every session we have.  In most, I have pushed her out of her comfort zone of straight fashion modeling into a space that is more free and creative, and she assumed the role with ease.  For our last session this winter, she wanted to […]

The Ephemeral Model …

For me, a session works best when there are no surprises – in terms of theme, location, preparation and expectations for the shoot.  That includes identifying any other people who will be around for the shoot. I feel that I work best when it is just the model and myself joined in creation.  Yes, MUAs […]

Size IS Important

Maybe it is a clickbait title. But I have been reflecting recently on aspects of photography – and modeling – where size does impact the results that are delivered. Let’s start, in this post, where the concept really hit me. In editing images, of all places. Through the looking glass – photo editing Like many […]

The Dancer Returns…

Tahnee and I were very happy with the results of the first session we had on the dunes and around the town (you can see the images here ).  We arranged a follow-up session; this time to be held mostly at perhaps my favorite local beach – San Pedrito de las Palmas.  This hidden beach […]

… And She Came with Flowers in Her Hair

The first session with Kenia was largely spontaneous (other than selecting the amazing blue graduation dress ahead of time).  For our second shoot, we agreed on a central theme of casual romantic innocence by a beach.  Part of the look we wanted was hair done in braids, with flowers woven into the strands – and […]

Exploring Emotion

Kenia has been modeling since she was quite young, and is very much in demand for fashion shoots and runway shows.  While some may think all modeling is the same, fashion modeling is actually quite focused and specialized, to my mind.  The emphasis is on showing the clothes, and expressionsand poses are often stylized and […]

A Singer / Songwriter in Todos Santos

I always enjoy working with other creative people.  Divier is a singer / songwriter who has a unique and striking dress style  – and an interest in photo imagery.  Since she had moved to Todos Santos, it was only natural that we would work together. There is often a difference between the public and private […]

Cloudy Day at the Beach

It’s always sunny in Baja!  Well, often it is.  But there are sometimes days in the winter when the grey clouds roll in and completely change the feel of the place. It was on one of these days that I had a shoot with Alicia.  I hadn’t worked with her before, but had been intrigued […]

A Test Shoot in Baja

With some models there is a greater connection than with others.  It is, after all, a process of interaction between humans.  When I find someone where we “click” creatively, I like to work with them several times.  The more we work together, the more we slip into deeper creative spaces.  However, you can’t always work […]