Posts in Urban
Becca Stevens \\ Durham, NC

I shot some urban musician portrait photos of jazz vocalist Becca Stevens at Motorco Music Hall in Durham, NC recently.  Motorco Music Hall was her first stop along a tour with Ben Sollee.

If you've not heard her art then check it out at www.beccastevens.com

Mike Jesurun \\ Durham, NC

Mike Jesurun: Drummer for Cold Country, Teenage Rage and Stelth Ulvang of The Lumineers

Mike came to town with Stelth Ulvang and I got to shoot some urban portrait photography of him at Full Steam Brewery in downtown Durham, NC before their show at The Pinhook.

Mike was quiet. Confident. and reflective.

Blake Stepan \\ Durham, NC

While Stelth Ulvang of The Lumineers was in town for his show at The Pinhook, he brought with him a double bass player.  Blake Stepan.

Blake plays for numerous bands but his favorite is Spirits of the Red City.  You can see Blake playing here with them on NPR's Tiny Desk Concert entry that the band submitted.

I got to spend some time with Blake before and after shooting musician portraits of him at Full Steam Brewery in Durham, NC.

5 things I learned from spending time with Blake:

1.  He was the valedictorian of his college. 

2. He works with pre-k students

3. He is funny, passionate and extremely intelligent.

4.  He started his music career by playing on the street

5. He won't stop smiling.

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My goal for Blake was to portray him by seamlessly meshing my urban portrait photography style with his free, deep and fun-loving spirit.

This shoot took about 3 minutes and I did it in the front room of Full Steam Brewery in Durham, NC.

Urban Portrait Photography in the Snow - Durham, NC

Here is some urban portrait photography during the recent snow in my darling town of Durham, NC.

Stay warm!

Candice Torian l Professional, Urban Portraits l Downtown Durham, NC

Last month I was encouraged by some local talent. Candice Torian.

Candice is launching a startup that helps folks that are new to the Triangle transition to our area smoothly.  It's called the "The Newbee Network".

Here are her professional, urban portraits taken in downtown Durham, NC.  All of these portraits were taken right around Coco Cinnamon!