This was such a special shoot. Holly and Kevin are the parents of Max who I taught for 4 years at an art school in Durham. Holly contacted me about doing the very first couples shoot of her and her husband Kevin. After a ton of re-scheduling, we finally did it!
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.
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.
here are 12 of my favorite portraits from this week. just in cased you missed them.
I took a lot of photos in 2014. I posted a lot too. Here are 20 that I didn't.
This was the most amazing and best urban portrait photography session of all time for me.
Beth Ann is actually my cousin and an incredible artist. She is an aspiring conductor, educator and an all around creative person.
Her style, tenacity and noiseless expressions captivated me during this portrait session.
She is actually the first person that I've shot that can pull off an "eyes-closed" portrait.
Check here out below.