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  1. Photographing The Saluting Marine in My Studio

    03 Jun 2019

    Back in February 2019, I came across a story on the internet about a Marine veteran that saluted motorcyclists every year as they rode into Washington DC during Rolling Thunder.  I was surprised that I had never heard about Staff Sergeant Tim Chambers and his yearly volunteer duty that has…


  2. Bradley Beal for FNV Ad Campaign

    20 May 2019

    In September 2018, a day or two before the Washington Wizards’ media day, I was contacted about photographing Bradley Beal for an interesting campaign promoting healthy eating for FNV and Partnership for a Healthier America.  Taking a look at their website and seeing stars like Jessica Alba, Rob Gronkowski, and…


  3. Rolling Thunder Portraits in DC

    07 Aug 2017

    For a while, I had been wanting to photograph a portrait series of bikers.  This was probably a result of me binge watching Sons of Anarchy for what seemed like forever.  That and my interest in photographing sub cultures pushed me to finally create this portrait series.  With a little…


  4. Photographing Portraits in a Small Space

    23 May 2017

    Lately, I’ve been working on photographing more studio portraits.  I enjoy this type of work but don’t have a large studio space available to work in unless I wanted to rent one.  As an alternative, I have been using my small home office as a shooting space.  With my desk…


  5. Photographing the Civil War Bucktails of Pennsylvania

    21 Nov 2016

    After two years of coordination and extensive research, I finally got to photograph a personal project that is very dear to me.  It was one of those projects that kept me up late at night while lying in bed anxiously thinking about the portraits and how they would look in…


  6. Outdoor Bridal Portraits with My Adventurous Wife

    20 Sep 2016

    The moment I saw her walking down the aisle, my eyes started to fill with tears.  At that moment and to this day, she was the most beautiful thing that I had laid my eyes on.  In six days, that will have been exactly one year ago.  To celebrate our…


  7. Product Shot of Adidas Messi 16.3 Soccer Shoes

    19 Sep 2016

    I’m always looking for ways to combine my hobbies with photography.  I grew up playing soccer and continued to through my high school years while also playing a bit in college.  After those oh so distant college years though, I stopped playing.  Now that I’m in my early thirties, I…


  8. Hell’s Angels B-17 Top Turret Gunner Donald Conley

    26 Jan 2016

    The last couple months of 2015 got to be so busy that I unfortunately did not have much time for personal work.  With the start of the new year, I’m trying to make it a point to shoot more of what I really enjoy.  That of course includes continuing to…


  9. FTC Commissioner Julie Brill for Government Executive Magazine

    08 Jul 2015

    One of the things that I like most about doing what I do, is that every day is different.  On top of that, I am always meeting new and interesting people who I normally wouldn’t have access to if it wasn’t for my job.  Such was the case in early…


  10. U.S. Army’s PEO Soldier for GX: The Guard Experience

    06 Jul 2015

    Every once in a while, an assignment comes along that makes you fall in love with what you do all over again.  The concept is something that you dream about getting the opportunity to photograph one day.  The creative team is filled with some of the nicest people you’ll ever…


  11. Alexis Bonnell for Government Executive Magazine

    11 Feb 2015

    As I wrap up this three-part series, my third and final shoot for the latest issue of Government Executive Magazine was at the offices of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in Washington D.C. Once Rich and I got all of my equipment through the x-ray machines and cleared…


  12. Beef Farmers for EatingWell Magazine

    05 Jan 2015

    This was a really fun assignment. Instead of an assignment, it was actually more like a mini high school reunion. You see, my subjects are former high school classmates of mine. And the article’s author, Lindsay Westley, she’s another former high school classmate. Lindsay contacted me about the article she…


  13. WWII P-51 Mustang Pilot Captain Robert G. Kurtz

    19 Aug 2014

    When I first began this project back in April, meeting a veteran pilot from WWII was something that I hoped would eventually happen. I’ve always been fascinated by the aircraft used during the war, especially the P-51 Mustang. By chance, I was telling a new friend at a bachelor party…


  14. Bike Messengers for The Washington Post Magazine

    23 Jun 2014

    This was certainly one of the more physically demanding projects I’ve ever done, not to mention dangerous. It all started with a simple idea to reach out to any bike messenger that I could get in touch with and ask if they would be willing to sit/stand for portrait. As…


  15. Zbigniew Brzezinski for NZZ am Sonntag

    20 May 2014

    This was the second time I had the pleasure of working with Switzerland newspaper NZZ am Sonntag. After featuring my ‘Sleep in Transit’ project back in December 2013, it’s great to know that they have kept me in mind. I received a call from their photo department asking if I…


  16. Portfolio Shoot: Modern Corporate Portraits

    07 May 2014

    Originally Published March 4, 2014 I’ve been wanting to update the corporate work on my site and in my portfolio for the past few weeks. I enjoy shooting these types of assignments, but I especially enjoy when I can show my own style in it. I recently teamed up with…


  17. Welder Portrait in Pennsylvania

    07 May 2014

    Originally Published March 26, 2013 While in Pennsylvania, I made a spontaneous decision to shoot this portrait of a welder named Kenny. I’ve wanted to add something like this to my work for some time, and I jumped on the opportunity to make it finally happen. Mixing the flame with…


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