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Kat Lei…

May 22, 2014

Kat Lei is a model from Russia, and was a joy to work with! We created a portfolio of images for her one day last month. She hired me to “just do your thing with me.” I LOVE when people say that, haha. Here are the results…

Thank you to my incredible team:

Makeup by Stephen Bowman

Hair by Jayson Medina

Invaluable assistance from Darryl Stephens

















New series coming…

May 28, 2013


Hi all! I have started a new series of work called “aura portraits.”  I don’t know if auras exist but I like the idea of them for showing a person’s vibe/qualities in a photograph. I also am heavily influenced by 1970’s pop culture, and this is a little part of some of the mystical stuff that people were exploring back then, so I thought it would be fun to explore too. Here is one of the first photos to come out of this project, Courtenay Brandt is the model, who also happens to be my stylist. Makeup by Stephen Bowman, hair by Katie Neutz. Many more to come!

American Photography 29

May 6, 2013

AI-AP just announced the winners for American Photography 29. From 9,075 images submitted to the competition, 299 were selected to appear in the book. And I am so excited and honored to say that one of mine was selected. Yee haw! To be in the company of such incredible photographers, and to be acknowledged by the jury is totally thrilling. Thank you AP!

And thank you to my incredible cast of people on this shoot, my wonderful crew, and Treats! Magazine.

Here’s a link:



A little trip to Venice, CA

April 23, 2013










Late last year I went to Venice with Stephen Bowman at the urging of Courtenay Brandt. She showed me this incredible spot on the beach where everyone hangs out and skates. And it was a new world to me. (Yes I’m an eastsider haha). I took these pix that day and just came upon them and wanted to share. Thank you Courtenay for showing me this groovy place!!


Sneak peek of Cult denim ad campaign…

April 20, 2013

Well here is a sneak peek from the new Cult denim ad campaign. It was a blast to shoot, an incredible bunch of people, and my first national advertising campaign! Most of the pix are not out yet, but here are some outtakes I can show for now. Can’t wait to release the rest. Huge thank you’s go out to:

Ian Williams, who brought me in, Wendy Stenzel, who took care of business for me, as well as many other supportive things, Cult denim (Ron) and EFG PR (PPW). I was able to bring my dream team on this shoot which made the shoot such a success: Stephen Bowman, Aviva Perea, Courtenay Brandt, Curt Biesterfeld, Todd Stone, Tom Rollason, Peter Figen, Marco Siguenza, Katie Neutz, and some of my favorite models, actors and friends: Cameron Klippsten, Alisa Torres, Andrew Gray McDonnell, Lora Dumasari, and George Wozniak. More soon!






New pictures…

April 20, 2013




Playboy Magazine Shoot

February 5, 2013

My first shoot for Playboy Magazine was so exciting and totally fun! The issue is on the stands now (Jan/Feb 2013), see cover below. A major thank you to Rebecca Black, the new photo editor of the magazine who asked me to shoot for their Year in Sex editorial. Thank you to the two beautiful playmates who were such great sports about being soaked in bubbly water half the day. And thank you to my amazing team: Stephen Bowman (makeup), Courtenay Brandt (stylist), Candice Birns (hairstylist) and my two amazing tech men, Curt Biesterfeld and Todd Stone. This shoot was done at the Playboy studios, talk about a nice building, there are big beautiful silver bunny heads  in the halls, a bar in the lobby, and great art on all the walls. Hef is one cool guy. See my website for a few more pix:





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New work of the beautiful (and expecting!) Diora Baird

December 2, 2012

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Makeup by Stephen Bowman, styling by Courtenay Brandt, hair by Katie Neutz.

It’s been quite a year for Diora and I! In January we did a shoot for Treats magazine, I based it on the key party scene in the film The Ice Storm, and now it’s December and she is ready to have her baby boy. Quite the opposite kind of story. I was afraid she would have him before we did the shoot but the little guy is taking his time. As I am making a book of her I didn’t expect this to be one of the types of photos we would end up doing. It is a beautiful surprise to see her about to become a mama with her man Jon. Thank you all so much for a beautiful shoot! More pix on my website soon!



Coming to your newsstand soon :)

November 27, 2012


Treats Magazine Layout Preview!

April 17, 2012

Here is a preview of my layout in Treats! Issue #3. My concept was based on a scene from the movie The Ice Storm. It is an incredible movie about suburban adults in Connecticut in the 1970’s. I did my own version of the key-party scene, where the married couples switch partners according to whose keys they pull out of a bowl. A totally  disturbing and fascinating  social situation that I wanted to explore visually. And Treats! magazine gave me the go-ahead to do it! I wanted it to be a west coast version, and more lighthearted and sexy than the movie but still show the range of emotions that occur, as well as take it much farther along into the scenario.  The issue is out today at Book Soup!


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