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Motel Pinup 4

Motel Pinup 4


Link is to uncensored version

This is a slight departure from the rest of the Motel Pinup mini-series. Usually I try to incorporate retro lingerie to help define the genre I’m working in and that’s absent from this shot. While shooting in this kitschy motel room I noticed these snow shoes could look like wings with a person between them. The idea for this shot came in a sort of stream-of-consciousness. I asked the model what she though and she liked the idea. The image has a fairy read more

Skull Vodka Decanter

Skull Vodka Decanter print available!


Please ignore any dust, it comes from the scan and is really noticeable on dark backgrounds.

If you like Skull Vodka you might recognize this. A friend of mine had one and I just had to borrow it. 

Setup for the shot was pretty easy just a light tent with a black background. 

I shot this with a Graflex Pacemaker press camera with a Kodak Aero-Ektar lens, on some expired TXP320 film. Stand developed for 1 hour in Rodinal 1:100. 

Motel Pinup Maid

Motel Pinup 3


Then next in a mini series of motel pinups. This an image from 35mm film, shot with an EOS 620.

Saginaw Old Golds "Contact Sheet"

“Contact Sheet” from the Saginaw Old Golds Baseball Game


On Sauturday, May 14th, 2016 (and Sunday) four Vintage Baseball teams from Michigan played four teams from Ohio. They play by 1860s rules, dress in 1800’s reproduction outfits, and play ball! My son and I went and watched out home town team, the Saginaw Old Golds play The Capitals. I shots these photographs with a Canon A-1, using a Vivitar Series 1 70-210mm, on read more

Chicago Taiwan Protest

Chicago Taiwan Protest

My family and I generally visit Chicago about once or twice a year now. It’s close and it’s a beautiful city. The visit that kicked all of was in March of 2014. We were walking to the shopping district, The Magnificent Mile. I saw this protest up ahead and I got one of my point and shoots out and ready. I’m not a street photographer or a activist photographer, but I sensed an important opportunity. With our two small children with us, and lots on the itinerary I didn’t read more

Xaina in a Kitschy motel.

Motel Pinup 2


Then next in a mini series of motel pinups. Model is Xaina. I shot this with a Bronco SQa and printed it 6×6. Film was probably Acros.

Skull Decanter 

My apologies on this picture of a picture. It’s difficult to take a good shot of a bagged glossy print. Plus is 11×14 so scanning isn’t an option and it’s fiber base paper which means it curls which means it will find reflections! 

 

 
If you like Skull Vodka you might recognize this. A friend of mine had one and I just had to borrow it. 

Setup for the shot was pretty easy just a light tent with a black background. 

I shot this with a Graflex Pacemaker read more