Saturday, January 23, 2010


Staring down the barrel of a lens is an art. It truly is. When you're looking into someone's eyes, your expression speaks to your audience without you having to say a word. To be able to look at into a camera and convey a thought or expression takes some real practice and imagination.

As you'll see in the photos to come, after Sonia warmed up to the camera, you get the feeling she's trying to tell you something.

Pay close attention to the kaam (or intricate design patterns and details) on this gharara (traditional Pakistani or Indian wedding dress). Hand made clothing is a rarity these days, which makes it all the more reason to appreciate the handiwork.

Sit back, grab a cup of tea and allow me take you through an afternoon of photographs.

(You can view the entire gallery here).

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Rosely Portrait Shoot

While talking to a my friend and fellow photographer the other day, we mused about how one in a while, you're lucky enough to shoot a subject who you can photograph from pretty much any angle, and every shot comes out perfect. This would most certainly apply to Rosely. I know this sounds a bit cliché, but she really did make my job easy.

While studio lighting gives you amazing control -- there really is nothing that matches the warmth and life of sunlight. These were taken outdoors, just before the coldest weather I have ever experienced in Miami made its way through.

You can see the rest of the photos I took on this glorious day, here.

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