Photography classes start in April!

Hey everyone,

The website has gone live for The Aperture Lab!!! Take a minute to look around and maybe sign up for a class or two…


Old School and New School…

The Bike Exchange really knows how to be some amazing motorcycles, and no two are ever alike. Check out these two brought over to me this past week.

The Bike Exchange


Industrial Street Sweeper…

As a commercial photographer the market can be filled with some really interesting things to shoot, so when Johnston North America needed to shoot one of their latest industrial street sweeper machines for a national ad campaign I was ready and excited!

Johnston is an international company that builds the number one rated industrial street sweepers on the market. Big rating, big company, and this was going to be one big shoot! The shoot required both on-location images AND studio images. Even my studio was not big enough for this machine so we booked of a couple of days, rented out a production sound stage and I went to work.

The location images had to show the machine in one of its targeted habitats (construction sites) and the studio images had to show the details and build quality of the machine itself. This was an amazingly fun shoot! So with out further banter, I give you the brand new Johnston ES351 street sweeper.

P.S. Johnston was kind enough to send over a copy of one of the posters that is on display at the American Public Works Association Public Works Congress & Expo (APWA), heralded as the largest public works gathering in the world, to be held in Toronto, Ontario at the Metro Toronto Convention Center this weekend for the debut of the ES 351.


Cosplay Feature – The Punisher

Hello everyone,

I had the chance to work with Mike Powell again photographing his latest cosplay creation of The Punisher… This is just a small teaser shoot for a much larger scale shoot we will be doing in the next month or two, and just to up the ante the shoot will feature a full on Punisher Mobil put together by myself… Enjoy!

You can follow Mike on twitter @MikePowellNC

Carolina Bride Magazine – Issue #3

Hello everyone,

Today I would like to share another magazine feature for Lift-Off! This year I have worked with Carolina Bride Magazine on a few shoots, for the most recent issue they surprised with some really cool products to shoot. They brought some really awesome hand made jewelry and some tasty frozen treats! And then to top that off, they gave me one full page and a full two page spread in the issue!

If you are a bride to be you should definitely check out the magazine, pick one up at your local news stand or online.

Luxury on four wheels…

Today I present a beautiful luxury automobile for your enjoyment, this an Audi A8L 4.2 Quattro. Two sun roofs, supple leather, real wood trim, a V8 engine, so many great features… What more can I say about this beautiful machine? I’ll just let the images say the rest…

Making a splash with food photography…

I have had this idea for a while and finally got around to doing it. Simply put, drop some food into a tank of water and SPLASH!!! Unfortunately its not that simple, it requires careful set up, lighting, perfect timing, and some luck! But in the end I think the results were worth all of the effort! See for yourself…

Newborn life…

This past weekend I was given the honor of doing newborn images, this provided a new challenge for me as I have never done a newborn session before. But photography is about challenges and sometimes capturing life’s moments, so what better than a newborn? Little Alice was very well behaved, in fact I think she rather enjoyed having her picture taken!

I hope you enjoy viewing the following images as much as I enjoyed creating them.


Sittin’ Tall and Rugged…

This week I bring you some images of a badass Jeep Wrangler that belongs to a buddy of mine over at the local 4Wheel Parts Center. This thing is really awesome and to top it off he did all the work on it over the course of just one weekend!

Rolling Graffiti Artwork

The Bike Exchange has done it again, they have built another amazing custom bike! Just to name a few features this one has a full air ride suspension, a 30″ front wheel, and one heck of an airbrushed paint jobs. The airbrushing on this bike is absolutely gorgeous, they even lined the saddle bags with velvet… Needless to say, the owner was beyond excited when he picked it up.

If you are looking for a custom bike I would highly recommend you give them a call!

The Bike Exchange on FB