What do you see?

When you see a photograph that pauses your scrolling, arrests your breath or opens your mind. What are you seeing?

When you see a photograph that pauses your scrolling, arrests your breath or opens your mind. What are you seeing?

More importantly, how are you seeing it?

I’ll wager that, while your eyes first did the looking, it was your mind that stopped your scrolling finger, arrested your breath, and you began to think.

What makes great images great?

Like any good joke, the images that grab us have an unexpected twist. And like any good joke, they are unique.

In my time taking pictures of people, the images that speak to us, are doing just that: they are speaking to us. They tell a story. They evoke in us, true, honest emotions, because they are, well, just that: showing true and honest emotions.

What makes great images great?

Like any good joke, the images that grab us have an unexpected twist. And like any good joke, they are unique.

In my time taking pictures of people, the images that speak to us, are doing just that: they are speaking to us. They tell a story. They evoke in us, true, honest emotions, because they are, well, just that: showing true and honest emotions.

Like any good joke, the images that grab us have an unexpected twist. And like any good joke, they are unique.

In my time taking pictures of people, the images that speak to us, are well, doing just that: they are speaking to us. They tell a story. They evoke in us, true, honest emotions, because they are, well, just that: showing true and honest emotions.

You have to really feel what you’re feeling. I believe that great actors must experience extreme empathy to feel what their characters feel in their moment in front of a camera: they make it real for themselves in their mind: there’s no faking it, there must be honesty. If you want to appear confident in front of a camera, you simply need to be confident.

The honest body language you have with your friends, family, and coworkers, that’s what I like to see.  It’s those honest, unposed, moments that tend to speak to me when reviewing a shoot. Your body already knows what muscles to fire when you are calm, collected, and confident, well rested and accomplished. So there’s no need to pose. Just be you.

When a photo tells a story, when it captures our imagination, we begin to use our minds more than we use our eyes. The stories we imagine we see in photos can leave a long-lasting vision imprinted on our minds. We can read your story in the way you hold yourself. My friend Paul illustrates this well. He’s clothed head to toe in confidence. When we look at this photo, our mind lingers on the mystery of his story and character, not his BMI. Your body fat percentage is not as important as your story.