Filmonaut XXIII - Zenza Bronica on Ilford XP2 Super and Fuji 160 NS

I spent a lot of the early part of this year parting out a new Zenza Bronica ERTS. I purchased the film body, lens, film back, and view finder all separately. It took a while, but I ended up getting the whole thing put together for about 40% less than I would have spent if I had gotten one all in one piece. It's pretty heavy, but much more precise than the TLR I had b[...]

Film Panoramas: Ben Stiller's The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

The long promised panoramic stitches from The Secret Life of Walter Mitty are finally complete! This is my second foray into the Film Panorama world to share with you, the first was completed about 5 months ago. If this is your first time seeing this project, I dig into a little more detail on my first post on Wes Anderson's Hotel Chevalier The Secret Life of W[...]

Joie ~ Labor Day Weekend

This last weekend we finally got the chance to take Joie on a photoshoot! We've been wanting to do this for a while and we're so thankful that Grandma and Grandpa gifted us with an extended date. We ran a few errands and went out to lunch while they entertained the kids for us. And this happened: Each eye it cheers when she appears, Like Phoebus in the morn[...]

Film Panoramas: Wes Anderson's Hotel Chevalier

I'm so thrilled to share this next project with you! I've been working on a number of these for a while and finally surfaced enough to share my very first foray into the Film Panorama world with you: Hotel Chevalier. (p.s. Because these images are long panoramas, this post is best viewed on a desktop. If you're checking it out on mobile, turn your screen horizontally![...]

Creative Motherhood - A Guest Post by Joie

If you are a mother, you have already partnered with God to create something of real eternal significance. I can think of few things more inspiring and hopeful than the natural love of a mother for her child. And yet, many women avoid the opportunity, being aware that the weight of its responsibility may stamp out their other creative ambitions. Some women live out[...]

Macbeth Promo Shoot

It's been so thrilling to participate with Attic Theatre in this year's adaptation of Shakespeare's, "Macbeth". Let's just say... Crime doesn't pay. The story of a fallen war hero who gives in to his unsavory ambitions and sears his conscience with an initial act of treason results in a slippery slope of cover ups that eventually seal his fate at the hands of those wh[...]

Filmonaut XXII - McCormick's Creek - Ricoflex on Portra 400

The day after Beth and MJ were married at McCormick's Creek, the family stuck around to do some exploring of the grounds. One path lead to this great spot with cliffs and this miniature waterfall at the base of the creek. This also includes our trip down to Kentucky and some behind the scenes of a shoot we did at the IAHE conference. In hindsight, I think these ar[...]

Hannah + Grace - Portraits

Hannah and Grace have been in theater and ballet for many years. They have pioneered their own ballet program together that teaches basic design principles through the art. They are quick witted, kind, and very fun! It was ideal to have these two ladies dedicated to their fine art in such fine surroundings at the Paramount! These two shoots were about 3 months apart a[...]

Counters in Typography

In the Helvetica Documentary by Gary Hustwit, there is this section around the 20 minute mark where they discuss what made Helvetica so particular and recognizable. "When you talk about the design of The Hass Neue Grotesk, or Helvetica, what its all about is the interrelationship of the negative shape, the figure ground relationship, the shapes between characters [...]

Emily - Portraits

This is my sister Emily. She likes to act, dance, and be fun. She works at the library. Today is her 18th birthday. We got a opportunity to shoot in the Palladium Theater in Anderson, IN. I'll show you some more shots we got from that trip in a couple posts, I'm sure. MJ and I tag teamed with Emily and a few others over the last few weekends, so you'll see more of th[...]