Our State Magazine - October 2016 Cover

A couple months back I was contacted by Our State magazine out of Greensboro, NC about any imagery that I might have that would work for their October 2016 cover. Turns out I had just what they needed. Shot this image at Creasman Farms in Hendersonville, NC. Fantastic apple farm with great owners and a beautiful landscape.

Check out the issue which is out now! 

Hanks Seafood - Food Shoot

Walking into Hank's Seafood in Charleston, SC is like walking into a beautiful old world restaurant. With it's rich beautiful wood walls, leather covered banquets and patina mirrors behind the bar, you just feel comfortable and excited about the food that's to come. If you're in Charleston and in the mood for some tasty high end seafood, Hank's is definitely the place to go! 

I recently collaborated on a food shoot with the restaurant to update its images for some marketing needs. I had the awesome Liz Demos doing what she does with props. The in-house Chef Tim Richardson was great to work with and super accommodating of our slower process of shooting styled and propped food, which can be tough on a chef.

We all had a great time working with the kitchen staff (who shared "family meal" with us, they can make a mean lasagna), learned about the chef's garden and pickling endeavors and created some wonderful photos (which was the whole point). These are some of my favorites, hope you enjoy them too and have the chance to check out the delicious food at Hank's soon!

Wall Street Journal - Chef Mike Lata

I happen to do a lot of work with chef's and I find that they are all very focused and always interested in doing new and inspiring things with their food and restaurants. Mike Lata is no exception to this. His two restaurants FIG and The Ordinary here in Charleston are wonderful and pushing the culinary scene around town. 

I had the pleasure of photographing his home for the second time recently for The Wall Street Journal. As always Mike was very welcoming and up for letting us do our thing and whatever we needed. We got some great images and had a good time as always. 

Below is the tearsheet from the printed edition. You can see the online edition here.

Till next time Chef! 

Here's a few extra's that weren't published online...

And here are a few of my favorite images from the first shoot I did at Chef's house for another publication just over a year ago...

Better late then never!

It's been quite some time since I did any bloggin. A lots been going on: lots of shoots, baby, travel, new gear, etc.. you get the idea. Life gets busy and it's hard to keep up!

I will admit I do miss sharing the work from different shoots and the adventures I get to experience. So I will be starting this up again and doing a wide variety of posts. Everything from tear sheets of my work for editorial and advertising clients, BTS information and photos to personal work and projects. There will also be possible gear reviews and info on what I shoot with. I know a lot of people are interested in what professionals use and why, and there's no reason not to divulge that info!

So stay tuned for more to come. In the meantime enjoy these images from some recent shoots...

Salt & Water Magazine: Godley Skateboards...

If you haven't heard of Rutledge Godley of Godley Skateboards in Charleston, SC then you are missing out. This guy creates some sweet handmade skateboards and is an all around great guy. I had the pleasure of photographing him for the current issue of Salt & Water Magazine which is out now! We spent a couple days hanging out skating and sharing stories. 

I also shot my first piece of motion work with Rutledge, which you can see below. I've always loved the moving image and I'm looking forward to adding more motion work to by portfolio. This was a particularly tricky piece to shoot, I've skated most of my life but typically with me hands free. So having a heavy piece of camera equipment along with the ride was a little different and gave for some good stories and entertaining outtakes.

If you're interested in getting a handmade skateboard, give Rutledge a shout and he'll hook you up: rutledge_godley@yahoo.com