My wife and I are honeymooning in Europe and spent the first few days of our trip in Sorrento, Italy. The city is a popular tourist destination south of Naples along the western coast. Besides the hundreds of shops, restaurants and bars, Sorrento offers stunning views of the Gulf of Naples backdropped by nearby Mount Vesuvius.[Read more…] about Sorrento, Italy
For the last few months, I have been doing food photography work for a new client: my wife. Earlier this year, Barbara restarted her former food and lifestyle blog, The Broadcasting Baker. I have never considered myself a great food photographer, but shooting for Barbara’s blog as given me the opportunity to practice plating and composing various dishes. Practice makes perfect, but I have a long way to go before my food photography skills are as good as Barbara’s cooking/baking skills.
I shot a few portraits of Barbara before her bridal shower in her hometown of Normal, Illinois this weekend.
I spent the weekend in Gas City, Indiana with my parents and my fiancé at the 20th annual Ducktail Run Rod & Custom Show. The event is one of two in Grant County marking the anniversary of James Dean’s death in 1955. (Dean grew up in nearby Fairmount, Indiana). I’ve been coming to this show since I was a child. It’s a bit of a trip down memory lane to be able to come back as an adult and make a few pictures along the way. I was amazed at how much the show has grown in the last decade. On Saturday, the pedestrian-filled roads in the park deterred the participants from cruising in their classic cars. (I experienced this first hand: I drove my dad’s 1957 Chevy home on Saturday night and struggled to keep from hitting multiple pedestrians coming out of the park.) It’s still a great event – and a lot of fun to photograph – but the lack of cruising really takes something away from the show.[Read more…] about Ducktail Run