Thursday, June 20, 2013

West Piney Creek, Idaho

Darrell is the real cowboy deal.

If you ever want to hit the trail out into the untouched Northern Rockies let me know. 
I can get you in touch with the right folks.

Friday, June 14, 2013


Flew into Jackson Hole. Tetons blazing to my right out the window. I was stunned. No photo can describe that. If the plane went down I thought I was in heaven.
Two shots, one from the road to South Fork lodge and the other from behind the lodge as we sat down for dinner. Crazy beautiful. Tomorrow, hiking, horses camping and what ever else.
No sleep but can't wait. Natural Retreats is knows where to be.
After camping we awoke at 4:30 am to mount the horses and ride up to this view of the Tetons. Maybe 50 -100 people have seen this view. Still some places in America unspoiled and incredible.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Bath County, VA

Favorite shot from Warm Springs, VA. Evie running a field.

The nose of a fine swine

When doing a formal portrait of a large swine it is best to exercise them before hand. This enabling you to bring out the true personality in the snout.

Monday, June 10, 2013

A Solid Branch

I was at Blackberry Farm this past weekend for the Garden and Gun magazine weekend. Holly Williams preformed Friday night. Being the daughter of Hank Williams Jr. and grand daughter of Hank Williams she is adding a solid branch to that family tree. Her song writing and delivery are so inspiring they might make you want to write about them. Sort this.

I shot this portrait before we sat down for dinner. Dinner with her, her lovely mother, and beautiful sister Hilary was a blast. So just who is the mysterious Mr. Wesley sitting next to mom? Inside dinner joke.

Great show. Great weekend. Look her up and check her tour dates!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

This very large...

 So I was at the airport yesterday about to board my flight from Charleston to Atlanta to Knoxville to go to Blackberry farm.
Pilot comes into the terminal gets on the loud speaker and says "If you need to use the bathroom go now. If you need water get it now. No one, including the flight attendants are leaving their seats it's going to be a very rough flight."
Just what you want to hear before boarding a plane. We sat on the runway for an hour. Both flights sucked. ATL airport sort of sucked as well. But did land in one grateful piece. Yay.

Got to Blackberry Farm they offered to have my bag delivered to my bunkhouse and drive me in a black Lexus. "I just want a golf cart I know where I'm going". Grabbed a few beers from the Barn drove down toward the bunkhouse off the paved road onto very wet clay downhill road. Golf cart did a 180 and I slid backward down the hill into the composed pile where this lovely swine "Link(325 lbs, two year old" and his girlfriend "Patty" were camped out. Luggage went into the pile and I popped the first beer. Oh happy day.

This morning I chased this little piggy around and did catch him.

Monday, June 3, 2013


I was in Bath County, Virginia last week.Notice there is not a home on any of the mountain ranges. And not a person in any of the shots. Natural Retreats has some incredible places up there to...


Tuesday, May 28, 2013


Shot for the wonderful Barrie Newman as in Heather Barrie and Kristin Newman a few weeks ago.
I've come to like this one.

Let's Go!

The Brevard White Squirrel Soap Box Derby. Not sure who won, didn't stay that long. I might adopt the slogan on the first car though.

The Southeast tour started there in Brevard, NC. Tomorrow off to Hot Springs, VA. Three nights at this beautiful Natural Retreats cottage.

Back to Charleston Saturday. Then headed over to Blackberry Farm in Walland, TN next week with the Garden & Gun Magazine Crew.

I'm fortunate.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Monday, April 1, 2013

The AQ

Did a few shots of the AQ (Ali) Saturday afternoon. 
Post shoot she was parched.

Friday, March 22, 2013


Test shots of my friend Pearce. 
Between shots:
 A red, white and blue sprinkle cupcake, PBR and texting of course. Instant americana.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Monday, February 11, 2013

Coastal Craft Cru

I shot this sweet old/new ride Saturday that is a decked out catering truck. Four beer taps, espresso maker and two tons more. is the business and did the branding. Well, well, done.


Monday, February 4, 2013

Charlotte Hedley

Two and a half years ago at Maine Media Workshops I met Charlotte Hedley (aka Lottie). A lawyer from New Zealand who practiced in Wellington, London and Moscow who finally needed a transition so she dropped the law thing and moved to Rockport, Maine to become a photographer.

I think she soon realized photography was much harder than pointing a camera and pushing the little button. When I met her she was still shooting jpg's on her 4gb card. Two years later she has become a more dedicated and professional photographer then most accomplish in a career. She's visited more of America than I have in my lifetime. I was lucky enough to get to spend time with Lottie and see close up her effect on the world around her. Sure I'm not alone there, if any of you spent ten minutes with her it's ten minutes you wouldn't forget. She is something to admire.

Last year we were at my house getting ready to watch the Super Bowl and she said "I need to get to Savannah for some work tomorrow". She jumped in her little blue/green car and drove off. Last night while I was watching the Super Bowl she sent me a text from the airport and she was boarding her flight back to New Zealand (she must really hate the Super Bowl). I could tell by her text (Lottie also hates talking on the phone) she was processing a lot of emotions from all the friends and experiences she was saying good by to for a while. I realized there are things far more important than Super Bowls. I skipped the end of the game and sat on the porch shot her another text and hit the highlight reel of or crazy times and simple conversations.


PS. All the work below was done by someone who picked up a camera two and a half years ago. Can't wait to see what's next. Amazing.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

It’s a Thin Line Between Love and Hate

If anyone happens to be in DUMBO (Brooklyn, NY) Feb 14-26 swing by United Photo Industries and check out the show below. I've got two pieces in the show. I entered them i the "LOVE" show but they ended up in the "HATE" show. Go figure. Can't show them yet they are part of a killer series I'm working on.

IT’S A THIN LINE BETWEEN LOVE AND HATE Our two-part photo invitational has returned!

 LOVE: Friday, February 1 – 12
Artist Reception: Friday, February 1, 6-9PM
HATE: February 14 – 26
Artist Reception: Thursday, February 14, 6-9PM

Exploring the twinned themes of Love, Hate, and the rugged terrain between them, photographers are invited to submit individual images exploring either (or both) elements of our exhibition’s emotionally conflicted theme.

Please join us for the opening of “LOVE” (February 1, 6-9PM) and “HATE” (February 14, 6-9PM) in homage to February’s emotional roller-coaster

Monday, January 28, 2013

Monday, January 21, 2013

Wind Sock

Lynchburg, Virginia Airport Saturday, January 19, 2013, 7:30am. If I told you the night before I had Indian food, and a magnum of champagne with a Sri  Lankan brain surgeon would you believe me?

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Put a...

So I went back to my wonderful, awsome ortho doctor Emily Darr MD (super nice, young, seemingly happy for a doctor, etc) this morning to see if I needed a couple more epidurals in my back. We met and she asked me the usual, "if I hit you in the face with this stick does it hurt?" I'm kidding about that one. Other usual "if you do this or that does it hurt like hell?" After "yes, yes, f*^*k yes" she made her recommendation.
Barowing the line from Portlandia and tweaking it just a bit she said "we should just...put some needles in it" and smiled. Classic.

She did put some needles in it. Then we played Atari on that thing after.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Three Minutes of Grace

After an interview I got about three minutes to shoot Grace Potter in her trailer before she went on stage. She's not afraid to show you her personality, and her hat was nice to.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Fall is Good

WNC (Western North Carolina). These two were from yesterday.
Today I am actually shooting a croquet match in Cashiers, NC. So shine up those mallets and get the wickets ready. I will keep you posted on who wins the day.