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Last catchup post, folks. (I know I’m bad, bad, bad, but what can I say? I’m having fun in Chicago!)

In our Advertising Photog class this spring, each photo student collaborated with a graphic design student to create a campaign for the product/service/organization of our choosing. My partner and I advertised Pocky, that crunchy, sweet Japanese snack. These are some of my shots that we incorporated into my partner’s fresh, simple, image-dominated ads.

I think that casting first-year students Cali Lowdermilk and Kayleigh Mezger as our models was sort of a stroke of genius on my part.

Not visible behind the second set of black flats: another set of speedotrons, modified with umbrellas and directed toward the cyc wall.


He sticks needles into aging rockers.

My old bandmate Jon E. Walker was my model for this five-light setup in Bryan Regan’s studio (yes, another catch-up post!):

setup shot

By the way, I highly recommend Bull City Acupuncture, Jon E’s practice on Broad Street in Durham.

chuck + the beloved cube

Just for old times’ sake, I used hot lights for a commercial portrait of our instructor, Chuck Egerton. He was a great collaborator.

Hmmm, now that I think about it, I should’ve scheimpfluged him.

be mine

rcc chairs

During Advertising Photog class we split up into groups of three and quickly brainstormed ways to illustrate a list of 14 words. We had to shoot our ideas in just a few hours. Maciek, Justin, and I used the studio chairs as a constant in each photo. fun!

guglhupf tart

Guglhupf bakery in Durham, NC was the source of my delicious subject.

Mamiya 645 w/ Phase One digital back (P 21+ model)
120 mm
.7sec @ f/11


more light painting

It’s just so much fun to say apples in german.