Blue Springs High School Athletes

A couple cool cats came to my studio recently to allow me to play with some interesting and dramatic lighting. Although studio photography has not always been a passion of mine (I will always have a love for interesting environments and the freedom of the outdoors), I’ve been enjoying the challenges of creating new looks and different moods with a variety of light modifiers that can’t often be used outdoors (as they require help from a few extra set of hands). My next step will be trying to find a couple helpers to assist me with taking interesting lighting scenarios outdoors. Look out, 2015! We’re going on a ride! And it’s going to be fun!

Many thanks to Sierra and Breyton for hanging out with me while we took some fun photos! I can’t wait to create more images like this for local high school athletes in the future.

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Charles – Our Brothers Keeper

Working with complete strangers can be one of the most intimidating aspects of what I do. Luckily, Charles immediately became a friend. Meeting him first in the Destiny Audio recording studio as he laid down some tracks for a very personal song about his experience as a Marine deployed in Iraq meant that he was bearing his soul to me within minutes of meeting him. I learned so much about him with just a few verses and a chorus of lyrics. He earned my respect and admiration for the things he has witnessed and experienced that I will never come close to understanding. And he allowed me the honor of documenting some of his time in a pretty badass studio, so he gets points for that too.

During our promo shoot a few days later, I learned a lot more about who he is and his goals with his music career. It’s touching to learn about his passion for music as a form of healing. I hope that’s what it does for him. He deserves it. He deserves good things. Always.

Recording a track at Destiny Audio:

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Promo photos in the Crossroads and at Liberty Memorial:

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