|An artist has his brush and a photographer has his camera.|
|A portrait of me shot by my girlfriend.|
When I first got started in photography I did not have any idea what to photograph. I shot everything from birds at the pond to trinkets around the house. I was working out what I wanted to shoot. The first time I really began to be attracted to a particular subject was when I started acting in a show at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington, Texas. On days with dramatic clouds the roller coasters cut strong and interesting figures into the sky. So I began to photograph them.
|A long way down|
|Back into the light!|
|Stairway to heaven?|
|Open spaces and wet places|
|Boxing in the clouds|
|Cowboy gangsters are real....sadly horrifyingly real.|
|Pleasant smoke break|
As I got used to shooting on the streets I began to dabble in different areas, long exposures, flash lit portraits, light painting, and more.
|As if porcelain dolls weren't creepy enough already|
|Difficult shot to pull off. Combination of long exposure light trails and flash lit portrait.|
|One of my favorites. This was lit with a single 60 inch umbrella and street lamps.|
|This was from my first paid portrait session. Dad flew the umbrella overhead on a stand.|
|A shot I liked from the first session I did|
|Asleep on watch duty|
|My very first fireworks|
|Guarding the gates of hell. Flash lit still life|
|Which way is up?|
|Camera selfie. This photo was taken with the camera that appears in the photo.|
|Upstairs or down?|
|Alone in the woods|
|Do you have a size 9?|
A bit soft but I love this image.
|A quick trim before the bus arrives.|
|"I didn't bring my shirt on purpose"|
|Like owner like dog|
|Can I help you?|
|Lady in pink|
Bad guy (I'm not).
Clever shirt of his says bad guy in large characters and I'm not in very small ones.
|My girlfriend's father.|
One thing that really stood out to me when photographing people were the variety of expressions they could produce. Their situations and environments working together to create beautiful imagery. However as I photographed people more and more I began to miss my flash. So I began to mix the pursuit of documentary street photography with flash.
|Ghosts and Cheshire cats in downtown wonderland.|
|in and out of shadows.|
|in the spotlight|
|what's that light?|
|Great ball of fire|
|waiting in red lipstick|
|A hero discovering his powers?|
|Through the tunnel|
|Burning for the dead|
|Shadow on the wall|
|Smartphones and cigarettes|
Street photography with flash has begun to consume my entire style. It is the first thing I jump to do and the last I leave. It has become a niche that I feel comfortable in and I feel produces interesting and wonderful photos. I love doing it despite the naysayers and those that are afraid of doing it themselves. Right now I am continuing on my photographic journey. My style will probably continue to evolve and change over the years. I am looking forward to it. Change and growth is how we live as people. It marks us and shows what we have the potential to be and what we really become. Photography may not be my only passion, but it is one that will be with me for many years to come.
More Photos just for fun.
|You wanna fight?|
|4 heads are better than 1|
|Haunted by the news|
|Phantom in the night|
|In the middle of the lake|
|Across the bridge|
|Modeling, but for who?|
|I've heard this before|
|No, just no. China has tons of these huge monsters. They are like 2 inches long and sometimes bigger.|
|Teddy bears are alive|
|A silent prayer?|
|My girlfriend is getting pretty good with my manual lenses.|
|I have to climb how many floors?|
Fat cat on ledge.
|I really should be on tv, not here.|