The winter took a day off at the same time I’m reading Elizabeth Messina’s “The Luminous Portrait”, so I took the afternoon to shoot in the style she touts in her book. She’s a natural light film photographer and while that’s not at all my style, there is something deeply romantic about it.
Janelle King is a staple of all things Wichita. President of the Douglas Design District, owner of The Workroom, and one of the pioneers of reigniting civic pride here where the rivers meet. Photographing her for VIP Wichita Magazine was an honor – getting to know her while doing so is why I love my work.
Normally, a video shoot involves some pre-production meetings, storyboarding, lots of discussion over concept and content, a small army of people on-set, and a well-defined goal.
With Mitch McVicker, all of that is condensed into a quick text that goes something like, “Hey man, I’m going to be in town on Thursday. Can we do a video?” And with Mitch, that’s all I need to know. We’ve worked together since ’09, and my first music video (ever) was with him in Northern Ireland in 2011. From day one, we’ve been a run-and-gun pair that lets our environment determine our course of action and circumstances become opportunities rather than obstacles.
Some images originally published in Kansas Commerce Magazine
Editorial work always comes with its unique set of challenges, and that’s why I love it so, so much. Having your mettle tested in the field is either educational or satisfying…and very often both. Having been commissioned to photograph images of the owners of and current exhibits on display at Harvester Arts, I came prepared for every eventuality.