In my travels around the world, there is one thing that I hear over and over, “Water is life.” Granted, unclean water can lead to sickness and death, but the lack of water is even more detrimental. Â Not only does our body need water to live, but it is also instrumental for growing crops, keeping animals, […]
Christmas is past, but I have a fun idea that you can use next year. Â My wife decided to start getting our Christmas decorations up before Thanksgiving this year. Â At first I thought it was crazy, but it really helped bring back some of the childhood excitement that surrounds Christmas. Â That isn’t the idea, this is —> Create a Christmas countdown calendar with photos for the following year. Â This year I decided to create a new image every day of December and post them on Instagram, culminating on Christmas Day – 25 days total. Â It was a fun creative exercise that helped me get into the Christmas spirit. Â I love the twinkle of Christmas from the lights, garland, Â glitter, ornaments, to sun shining through falling snow (unfortunately I don’t see that very often since moving to VA) and wanted to capture it.
Misty Morning Lake, 2012
There is something freeing about expressing yourself creatively outside of the realms where you feel comfortable. Â Tonight I pulled out my plastic bin of paint supplies to find a creative release on a rainy day. Â I had a photography session scheduled today that was cancelled by the […]
This past week we launched a new 316 Valentine’s campaign at Operation Blessing. It was an incredibly fun process of collaboration by our media team. It started with a brainstorming meeting where we came up with the idea to make 316 a symbol of love. This symbol came from John 3:16, “For God so loved the world.”
From that dialogue I created a script that developed the concept seen in the finished video. There were a couple levels of adaptation as it went through editing and approval processes. Once it was approved, we had about 48 hours to get the physical money in multiples of 316, shoot the stop motion, draw the cartoon intro, edit, animate, find music, record the voice over and upload for distribution. […]
All images contained in this book were taken with an iPhone 4S. It was my first trip to New York City, so the images captured reflect my desire to see as many popular spots as I could during my brief one day and a half in the city. They are wide shots that show the larger […]
“Summertime Roses” is a triptych series I shot on a Polaroid SX-70 on Silver Shade film from The Impossible Project.Â It has idiosyncrasies and imperfections that make the photos have vintage character minutes after they eject from the camera.
I love art. I like looking at photography and filling my home and office with fun […]
Yesterday I was finishing up projects around the house and saw my new picture frame sitting the floor in my closet. While I worked, I started thinking about photos that would look good in this oval frame. I bounced between the idea of a clean letter “C” or an aged looking photo. My mind started visualizing an older part of town that has rusty factories, fences, […]
Today was a day filled with travel and a search for inspiration as I made my way back to Joplin, MO to meet up with the Operation Blessing disaster relief team that has been hard at work since the tornado turned the city upside down. My life has been very busy and it feels like I just left Joplin a couple days ago. Our team is working on several exciting projects that I […]