“Dance, if you’ve torn the bandage off”

“Dance, if you’ve torn the bandage off”

“Dance, when you’re broken open. Dance, if you’ve torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you’re perfectly free.” ― Rumi © Goodrum, Mantrell. “Dancers of Why it Gotta Be Black” 2014. Canon AE1. FujiFilm ISO 200 Pushed to ISO 800. For BIG RED Danke Productions info and or upcoming show…

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On-Set Photography for Black & Blue

On-Set Photography for Black & Blue

  This past weekend, I had the pleasure of spending some time photographing production on the set of Black and Blue; a movie Directed by Ciara “Cc” Allen. The movie was captured by cinematographer Geoff George with help from Henry Bourne Joy IV of Stopped Motion. Set a sleepy, yet beautiful town on west coast of Michigan, Black…

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Friendship – the Generational Trend

  If you were to ask me what my beliefs are about friendship, I would say that its complicated. There has to be jointed interest of some sort, meshable personalities and some event(s) that galvanize our bonds. The last element is that there has to be an effort (as is with any relationship) to keep friendships strong…  …

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Rainy Riverwalk Photosession

Yesterday’s photo session was special in three ways. First of all, the couple that I was photographing are great people. Second of all, they are great photographers (John Stewart Photography) and amazing business minds!  So when John asked if I would take their portrait, to be honest, I was honored. After being given the location, I visualized the site, the lighting…

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Camping with wolves.

Camping with wolves.

“A great many people, and more all the time, live their entire lives without ever once sleeping out under the stars.” – Alan S. Kesselheim When my son and I were posed with the question of whether or not we would attend the camping trip with our boy scout troupe, I was instantly in. Luckily, my…

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Test Driving the Medium Format Mamiya Rb67 Pro S

Test Driving the Medium Format Mamiya Rb67 Pro S

I have always had an affinity for shooting film. The process capturing images on film, in my opinion, is the perfect mixture of technical know how and aesthetic exploration. For the last couple of years, I have been happy to photograph personal projects with my Canon AE1. While it is not the critically acclaimed camera, the…

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Detroit Abandoned

Detroit Abandoned

Detroit. Either you hate or love it. If you’re from Detroit, chances are that you have a deep feeling about the once metropolis. For yours truly, no difference. I was born in Detroit (well, technically in Highland Park ), attended Detroit public schools (O.W. Holmes, Munger School, Renaissance high school)… After some time living in…

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