While home for the holidays, I began working on a Christmas portrait project. Simple portraits of friends or family that helps me practice capturing someone through the lens. Certain photographers can reveal so much about the subject with only a sliver of light to work with.
The Dave Brotherton Band put on a zombie walk in Dollar Bay for their music video called "A Dollar Bay Zombie". I shot stills during the walk and these are some of the gems that came out.
Being a model isn't easy. Not that I would know...however I do know that I'm somewhat demanding of my participants. "Look right into the lens! Open your eyes wider! Wider!" I mean, I'm not screaming. My speech is cordial but firm. I photographed my friend, Ben-jammin last weekend. Here are a few from that day.
I don't know what it is but I LOVE photographing people when they are laughing. I think it's my favorite thing...
While almost a year has passed since my last entry, I don't feel neglectful of this blog. Who reads it anyway? Below you'll (spammers and lost stumblers) find an amalgamation of the latest photographs I've taken. Most of them being of families.
I missed my usual monthly blog post for the month of December. Let's just say I was working very hard and leave it at that.
I've been taking on a few new food challenges recently. One of them is featured in the photograph below and that is cooking a fish while leaving the head intact throughout the cooking process. mmm.. Lake Trout stuffed with spiced fruit and nut cous cous. At the Keweenaw Co-op, I have taken to more cooking shifts where I find myself being inspired by seasonal vegetables. Seared Baby Bok Choy with Pancetta Vinaigrette and Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Pears and Shallots stick out in my mind.
As for my photography, winter has brought a slow season. Or maybe I am the slow one. At least the summer is already brimming with weddings...
And I thankfully took a bunch of photos of friends and family. Seems like ages since I had last been in Ann Arbor, Detroit and Bay City. Lansing was a first for me too :). I had such a nice time filled with friends showing me their new homes and neighborhoods. My mother was also able to procure her grandchildren for the visit. So I visited with my newest and oldest nieces, along with my cuuuuuute nephew Aiden. A photo gallery seems the best use of space here.