Now That’s One Sexy Librarian!

It’s been a slow road, trying to get things off the ground. Life keeps happening, things come up, and sadly, my dreams sometimes get set aside. I don’t want to call it a “new year’s resolution” because in my experience, that’s just a set up for me. Instead, I will share with you my intentions for this coming year in relation to my art. In January, things are supposed to kick off in terms of Lucy B and our pinup packages. In the meantime, my work is up on the site and I’m stinkin’ pleased as punch!  I recently started a tumblr account as a social media experiment in the world of photoblogging. It’s been interesting, and like this blog, I haven’t been able to dedicate a solid amount of time to it. I am working on updating my website, and as of now, there are slight changes, but no new work just yet. That is soon coming, I promise.

With the Bridget Blonde shoot edited and up for the world to see, I went on to my next pinup concept, which was to photograph a “sexy librarian.” Oh, my, did we have fun! We reconnoitered the house, using my various 50s collectibles (I knew I was collecting this stuff for SOMETHING!) to create two desk scenes, a file-cabinet scenario, and a bookshelf background. I photographed my friend Nichole, who was absolutely perfect in every way. She had nary a pretentious, diva-esque bone in her body. She wasn’t fake, processed, plumped, or suctioned: she was a 100% real, gorgeous, bad-ass woman. It was a pleasure and an honor to photograph her. This shoot inspired me on many levels. So, without further ado, here’s a teaser. I hope y’all think it’s as awesome as I do!

With Love and Shutter Clicks,


Bridget Blonde

Bridget Blonde I had the opportunity to photograph local pinup legend Bridget Blonde for Lucy B Lingerie. We’re showcasing the wonderful new vintage-styled swimsuits Michelle crafted, a new lingerie line, and the beautiful hair accessories she’s created.  As I am finally sitting down to work on and edit the shoot, I’d thought I’d give a little preview of what’s to come.  We had a great deal of fun on that shoot and I am looking forward to what’s in store.

Makeup and hair were done by the lovely Missy Lowe. You can also follow her on Twitter.

Hair accessories and bathing suit were, of course, Lucy B.



Opera Stills: American Tragedy

Tonight should prove to be an interesting adventure. I am off to shoot stills for Santa Monica College’s production of American Tragedy, an opera by Tobias Picker. Aside from having some friends either in the production itself, or involved with its evolution, I am rather excited to come play with light. I’ve shot bands in clubs, and musicians being fabulous, but I have yet to shoot an opera in its glory.

The curtain goes up Saturday, May 8 at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica.

queen bee waxing

Recently, Jodi Shays, the fantastic purveyor of Queen Bee Waxing, home of all things British and luxurious, asked me to do some interior and exterior shots her salon/spa. These images were shot digitally due to the style requested and the tight deadline. I shot several rooms as well as someone being spray-tanned (well, someone right AFTER spray-tanning–gotta protect those lenses!).

Some of the images have been sent off to Allure magazine for use in the Queen Bee listing in their Salon and Spa directory . Can’t wait to see if they’re going to use them! What a fun and wild opportunity and what a lovely bunch of gals to work with. I’m looking forward to photographing the Queen Bee herself with the Hassy!

About me

My goal as a photographer is to capture the essence of my subjects and to go beyond the pose and the subterfuge of “perfection.” When I photograph people, I find it’s the relationship between photographer and subject that ultimately makes the image. Without a connection, I feel the image becomes flat. When I bring  a concept into reality, it is about making the components congeal so they become a form of communication.

I still shoot film (though I do use a digital when the occasion calls for it); I prefer the heavy shutter of my Hasselblad or the romanticism of the 4×5 (when I can get my hands on one!). I like my colors saturated and my blacks dark; I use films that will take me there without the use of digital alteration. bottom line: I’ll take the scent of freshly developed film over the silent hum of the computer any day.