Park Avenue Pin-Ups
I have been involved in photography since I was in elementary school (in the early 70's) My Dad had a darkroom and I learned about photography doing black and white shooting/developing/printing in 120 then later in 35mm. I had some minor success early getting some sports photography published in the local paper and shooting the cover of my High School year book. That was enough to keep me interested.
Personally I am a masters prepared Social Worker. Though photography is not my main vocation I always strive to do everything I do professionally and produce quality results. I've been described by employees as "the easiest person in the world to work for". I strive to excel and hopefully inspire those I work with to do the same. I tend to view photography as a partnership between myself and the model and therefore approach most projects very collaboratively.
I prefer location shooting to a studio. Therefore, my current "studio" is an 14 room Victorian house and carriage barn built in 1873. I have a wide variety of locations to shoot in from a 1930's inspired kitchen, to a Victorian Parlor and also the carriage barn (my avatar was shot there). There are a lifetime of possibilities there. I do have a traditional studio setting as well just to have as many options available as I want or need.
My current "obsession" is to shoot vintage or vintage inspired pin-ups. Inspiration comes from Gil Elvgren as I think his images convey a fun, flirty innocence. I'm also find I'm moving towards Alberto Vargas and classic Hollywood style images like those shot by George Hurrell.