MODELS AND TEST SHOOTS

My favorite places to photograph people are in the studio, on the street and at social affairs. Sometimes they are interchangeable and frequently one contributes to the other. My opinion is that photography is a lifetime experience and I am constantly developing with photography as I have with drawing and painting. These images are a collection of ideas using people and sometimes props to try to be unique given the time and the circumstances. In these days of photography, everyone is a photographer and it is more difficult to make standout discoveries. These are within a gallery of that inspiration.

I am enthusiastic in my search for people who will let me photograph them. Often, these are spur of the moment subjects. Many are people I meet on the street who will trust me and let me take their picture. Most often though, I have convinced them to give me a little of their time in the studio or at a setting that makes them feel comfortable. There is an old saying: "A Picture is worth a thousand words". I believe that "A thousand words are worth a picture".

I love to provide people, often strangers with hard copy prints as a gift for allowing me to "shoot" them. I get a great deal of satisfaction when they turn out to be need of images that they can share with their friends and families. With so many people taking pictures nowadays, I feel the need to use little increments and techniques that I think make my images a little more unique than the everyday images that we all strive to produce.

The interaction with a model, whether it is in a studio, on the street or at some social event is like the performance of a dance that both the photographer and the subject are aware. One must learn to dance with the model whether they are male or female to produce a comfortable picture.


David, Richmond, California October 2016


David, Richmond, California October 2016


Cathy, Richmond, California September 2016


Cathy, Richmond, California September 2016


Cathy, Richmond, California September 2016


Cathy, Richmond, California September 2016


Cathy, Richmond, CaliforniaSeptember 2016


Cathy, Richmond, CaliforniaSeptember 2016


Cathy, Richmond, CaliforniaSeptember 2016


Cathy, Richmond, CaliforniaSeptember 2016


Neda, Richmond, California November 2015


Neda, Richmond, California November 2015


Neda, Richmond, California November 2015


Neda, Richmond, California November 2015


Neda, Richmond, California November 2015


Neda, Richmond, California November 2015


Neda, Richmond, California November 2015


Neda, Richmond, California November 2015


Models, Richmond, California October 2015


Models, Richmond, California October 2015


Models, New York, New York October 2015


Models, New York, New York October 2015


Models, Richmond, California September 2015


Models, Richmond, California September 2015


Models, Richmond, California July 2015


Models, Richmond, California July 2015


Models, Richmond, California July 2015


Models, Richmond, California July 2015


Models, Richmond, California July 2015


Models, Richmond, California July 2015


Models, Richmond, California April 2015


Models, Richmond, California April 2015


Models, Richmond, California April 2015


Models, Richmond, California April 2015


Models, San Francisco, California March 2015


Models, Berkeley, California March 2015


Models, Richmond, California March 2015


Models, Richmond, California March 2015


Models, San Francisco, California February 2015

"Portrait" San Francisco, California February 2015


Models, Richmond, California March 2015


Gray Hair Fashion, Oakland, California August 2013

"Studio Portrait" Richmond, California August 2014

"Studio Portrait" Richmond, California August 2014

"Studio Portrait" Richmond, California August 2014

"Studio Portrait" Richmond, California August 2014

"Studio Portrait" Richmond, California August 2014

"Studio Portrait" Richmond, California August 2014

"Street Portrait" San Francisco, California August 2014

"Professional Portraits" Richmond, California August 2014

"Professional Portraits" Richmond, California August 2014

"Professional Portraits" Richmond, California August 2014

"Professional Portraits" Richmond, California August 2014

"Professional Portraits" Richmond, California August 2014

"Professional Portraits" Richmond, California August 2014

"Professional Portraits" Richmond, California August 2014

"Professional Portraits" Richmond, California August 2014

"Professional Portraits" Richmond, California August 2014

"Professional Portraits" Richmond, California August 2014

"Professional Portraits" Richmond, California May 2014

"Professional Portraits" Richmond, California May 2014

"Professional Portraits" Richmond, California May 2014

"Professional Portraits" Richmond, California May 2014

"Professional Portraits" Richmond, California May 2014

"Professional Portraits" Richmond, California May 2014

"Professional Portraits" Richmond, California May 2014

"Professional Portraits" Richmond, California May 2014

"Professional Portraits" Richmond, California May 2014

"Professional Portraits" Richmond, California May 2014

"Professional Portraits" Oakland, California March 2014

"Professional Portraits" Oakland, California March 2014

"Professional Portraits" Oakland, California March 2014

"Professional Portraits" Oakland, California March 2014

"Mink Series" Berkeley, California October 2013

"Mink Series" Berkeley, California October 2013

"Mink Series" Berkeley, California October 2013

"Mink Series" Berkeley, California October 2013

"Mink Series" Berkeley, California October 2013

"Mink Series" Berkeley, California October 2013

"Mink Series" Berkeley, California October 2013

"Mink Series" Berkeley, California October 2013

"Mink Series" Berkeley, California October 2013

"Mink Series" Berkeley, California October 2013

"Mink Series" Berkeley, California October 2013

"Mink Series" Berkeley, California October 2013

"Mink Series" Berkeley, California October 2013

"Mink Series" Berkeley, California October 2013

"Mink Series" Berkeley, California October 2013

"Sergio" Richmond, California June 2013

"Sergio" Richmond, California June 2013

"Sergio" Richmond, California June 2013

"Sergio" Richmond, California June 2013

"Sergio" Richmond, California June 2013

"Sergio" Richmond, California June 2013

"Sergio" Richmond, California June 2013

"Sergio" Richmond, California June 2013

"Leslie" Emeryville, California June 2013

"Leslie" Emeryville, California June 2013

"Richard Rodrigues" Richmond, California May 2013

"Richard Rodrigues" Richmond, California May 2013

"Richard Rodrigues" Richmond, California May 2013

"Richard Rodrigues" Richmond, California May 2013

"Brian" Rapid City South Dakota December 2012

"Brian" Rapid City South Dakota December 2012

"Terry" Richmond, California December 2012

"Terry" Richmond, California December 2012

"Pauline" Richmond, California December 2012

"Pauline" Richmond, California December 2012

"Pauline" Richmond, California December 2012

"Pauline" Richmond, California December 2012

"Pauline" Richmond, California December 2012

"Pauline" Richmond, California December 2012

"Jettie" San Francisco, California November 2012

"Jettie" San Francisco, California November 2012

"Jettie" San Francisco, California November 2012

"Jettie" San Francisco, California November 2012

"Jettie" San Francisco, California November 2012

"Jettie" San Francisco, California November 2012

"Jettie" San Francisco, California November 2012

"Jettie" San Francisco, California November 2012

"Debra" New York City, November 2012

"Debra" New York City, November 2012

"Debra" New York City, November 2012

"Debra" New York City, November 2012

"Debra" New York City, November 2012

"Debra" New York City, November 2012

"Debra" New York City, November 2012

"Debra" New York City, November 2012

"Karina" Berkeley, November 2012

"Karina" Berkeley, November 2012

"Karina" Berkeley, November 2012

"Karina" Berkeley, November 2012

"Karina" Berkeley, November 2012

"Karina" Berkeley, November 2012

"Karina" Berkeley, November 2012

"Karina" Berkeley, November 2012

"Karina" Berkeley, November 2012

"Karina" Berkeley, November 2012

"Barbaretta" Berkeley, June 2012

"Barbaretta" Berkeley, June 2012

"Edna" Berkeley, June 2012

"Edna" Berkeley, June 2012

"Geraldine" Berkeley, June 2012

"Geraldine" Berkeley, June 2012

"Margaret" Berkeley, June 2012

"Margaret" Berkeley, June 2012

"Portia" Berkeley, June 2012

"Portia" Berkeley, June 2012

"Theresa" Berkeley, June 2012

"Theresa" Berkeley, June 2012

" The Bethemians " Berkeley, June 2012

" The Bethemians " Berkeley, June 2012

" The Bethemians " Berkeley, June 2012

" The Bethemians " Berkeley, June 2012

"The Bethemians" Berkeley, June 2012

" The Bethemians " Berkeley, June 2012

"Model at PhotoPlus" New York City, October 2012

"Model at PhotoPlus" New York City, October 2012

"Model at PhotoPlus" New York City, October 2012

"Dorie as Model" Richmond, California, October 2012

"Dorie as Model" Richmond, California, October 2012

"Dorie as Model" Richmond, California, October 2012

"Dorie as Model" Richmond, California, October 2012

"Dorie as Model" Richmond, California, October 2012

"Dorie as Model" Richmond, California, October 2012

"Dorie as Model" Richmond, California, October 2012

"Dorie as Model" Richmond, California, October 2012

"Raquel and Teneshia" Richmond, California, October 2012

"Raquel and Teneshia" Richmond, California, October 2012

"Raquel" Richmond, California, October 2012

"Raquel" Richmond, California, October 2012

"Raquel " Richmond, California, October 2012

"Raquel" Richmond, California, October 2012

"Sheikah Maryam" Richmond, California, October 2012

"Sheikah Maryam" Richmond, California, October 2012

"David" Berkeley, California, June 2012

"David" Berkeley, California, June 2012

"David" Berkeley, California, June 2012

"David" Berkeley, California, June 2012

"David" Berkeley, California, June 2012

"David" Berkeley, California, June 2012

"Yochanan" Richmond, California, April 2012

"Yochanan" Richmond, California, April 2012

"Yochanan" Richmond, California, April 2012

"Robert" Concord, California, April 2012

"Robert" Concord, California, April 2012

"Robert" Concord, California, April 2012

"Robert" Concord, California, April 2012

"Zohra" Richmond, California, March 2012

"Zohra" Richmond, California, March 2012

"Zohra" Richmond, California, March 2012

"Gloria" Richmond, California, March 2012

"Gloria" Richmond, California, March 2012

"Dakota" Berkeley, California, March 2012

"Dakota"Berkeley, California, March 2012

"Dakota" Berkeley, California, March 2012

"Dakota" Berkeley, California, March 2012

"Dakota"Berkeley, California, March 2012

"Dakota"Berkeley, California, March 2012

"Brian" Berkeley, California, February 2012

"Brian"Berkeley, California, February 2012

"Heidi" Berkeley, California, February 2012

"Emory" Berkeley, California, February 2012

"Emory" Berkeley, California, February 2012

"Emory" Berkeley, California, February 2012

"Emory" Oakland, California, February 2012

"Michael" Concord, California, January 2012

"Glenn" Oakland, California, January 2012

"Susan" Berkeley, California, January 2012

"Susan" Berkeley, California, January 2012

"Susan" Berkeley, California, January 2012

"Susan" Berkeley, California, January 2012

"Onika" Richmond, California, December 2011

"Onika" Richmond, California December 2011

"Marguerite" Richmond, California December 2011

"Cecil" Richmond, California, December 2011

"Cecil" Richmond, December 2011

"Cecil" Richmond, December 2011

"Berkeley Flea Vendor" Berkeley, California, November 2011

"Debra" New York City, November 2011

"Raquel" Richmond, California, December 2011

"Raquel" Richmond, California, December 2011

"Raquel" Richmond, California, December 2011

"June" Richmond, California, November 2011

" Brian " Berkeley, California November 2011

"Dakota " Berkeley, California November 2011

"Ron test at my studio" Richmond, California October 2011

"Lewis " Richmond, California November 2011

" Bruce " Richmond, California November 2011

"Toni Sparkelle " Berkeley, California November 2011

" Brittany " Berkeley, California November 2011

"Brittany" Berkeley, California November 2011

"Brittany " Richmond, California, November 2011

"Wendy " New York City, November 2011

" Jo " Richmond, California September 2011

"Jo " Richmond, California September2011

" Jo " Richmond, California September 2011

"Jo " Richmond, California September 2011

" Jo " Richmond, California September 2011

"Jo " Richmond, California September2011

"Jo " Richmond, California June 2011

" Jo " Richmond, California September 2011

" Jo " Richmond, California September 2011

"Jo " Richmond, California June 2011

" Toni Sparkelle " Berkeley, California June 2011

"Toni Sparkelle " Berkeley, California June 2011

" Toni Sparkelle " Berkeley, California June 2011

"Toni Sparkelle " Berkeley, California June 2011

" Stacy " San Mateo, California June 2011

" Stacy " San Mateo, California June 2011

" Stacy " San Mateo, California June 2011

" Ena and Simon Session " Richmond, California May 2011

" Ena and Simon Session " Richmond, California May 2011

" Ena and Simon Session " Richmond, California May 2011

" Ena and Simon Session " Richmond, California May 2011

" Simon Session " Richmond, California May 2011

" Simon Session " Richmond, California May 2011

" Ena Session " Richmond, California May 2011

" Ena Session " Richmond, California May 2011

" Candi Session 1 " Oakland, California May 2011

" Shirley Session 1 " Richmond, California May 2011

"Candi Session 1" Oakland, California May 2011

" Candi Session 1 " Oakland, California May 2011

" Candi Session 1 " Richmond, California May 2011

"Candi Session 1" Oakland, California May 2011

" Shirley Session 1 " Richmond, California May 2011

"Shirley Session 1" Richmond, California May 2011

" Shirley Session 1 " Richmond, California May 2011

"Shirley Session 1" Richmond, California May 2011

" Denni Practice session" Richmond, California April 2011

"Denni Practice session" Richmond, California April 2011

" Denni Practice session" Richmond, California April 2011

"Denni Practice session" Richmond, California April 2011

" Onika in Transition " Berkeley, California May 2011

"Onika in Transition" Berkeley, California May 2011

" Woman Working in Window" Oakland, California April 2011

"David and Beverly" Berkeley, California April 2011

" Angela " Berkeley, California April 2011

"Angela" Berkeley, California April 2011

" David and Nancy Portrait Session " Berkeley, California March 2011

"David and Nancy Portrait Session" Berkeley, California March 2011

"David and Nancy Portrait Session" Berkeley, California March 2011

"Brian Yoga Session" Berkeley, California March 2011

"Brian Yoga Session" Berkeley, California March 2011

"Brian Yoga Session" Berkeley, California March 2011

"Brian Yoga Session" Berkeley, California March 2011

"Brian Yoga Session" Berkeley, California March 2011

"Brian Yoga Session" Berkeley, California March 2011

"Brian Yoga Session" Berkeley, California March 2011

" Darcel and Loyce session " Alameda, California February 2011

" Darcel and Loyce session " Alameda, California February 2011

"Darcel and Loyce session" Alameda, California February 2011

"Darcel and Loyce session" Alameda, California February 2011

"Marguerite and Donna Richmond Session" Richmond, California February 2011

"Marguerite and Donna Richmond Session" Richmond, California February 2011

"Marguerite and Donna Richmond Session" Richmond, California February 2011

"Marguerite and Donna Richmond Session" Richmond, California February 2011

"Ananda Model Session" Oakland, California June 2010

"Ananda Model Session" Oakland, California June 2010

"Ananda Model Session" Oakland, California June 2010

"Ananda Model Session" Oakland, California June 2010

" Brenda Joyce February 2011 test shoot" Richmond, California January 2011

" Brenda Joyce January 2011 test shoot" Richmond, California January 2011

" Brenda Joyce February 2011 test shoot" Richmond, California January 2011

" Brenda Joyce January 2011 test shoot" Richmond, California January 2011

" Brenda Joyce February 2011 test shoot" Richmond, California January 2011

" Brenda Joyce January 2011 test shoot" Richmond, California January 2011

" Brenda Joyce February 2011 test shoot" Richmond, California January 2011

" Brenda Joyce January 2011 test shoot" Richmond, California January 2011

" Rick Rodrigues February 2011 test shoot" Richmond, California February 2011

"" Rick Rodrigues February 2011 test shoot" Richmond, California February 2011

" Rick Rodrigues February 2011 test shoot" Richmond, California February 2011

"" Rick Rodrigues February 2011 test shoot" Richmond, California February 2011

" Toni Sparkelle January 2011 test shoot" Berkeley, California January 2011h5>

" Toni Sparkelle January 2011 test shoot" Berkeley, California January 2011

" Toni Sparkelle January 2011 test shoot" Berkeley, California January 2011

" Toni Sparkelle January 2011 test shoot" Berkeley, California January 2011

" John" Oakland, California November 2010

" John" Oakland, California November 2010

" Gloria and Angela" Oakland, California November 2010

" Gloria and Angela" Oakland, California November 2010

" Gloria and Angela" Oakland, California November 2010

" Gloria and Angela" Oakland, California November 2010

" Mike Test Shoot 1" San Francisco, California November 2010

" Mike Test Shoot 2" San Francisco, California November 2010

" Colette Test Shoot 1" New York City October 2010

" Colette Test Shoot 1" New York City October 2010

"Colette Test Shoot 1" New York City October 2010

" Colette Test Shoot 1" New York City October 2010

" Colette Test Shoot 1" New York City October 2010

" Onika Street shoot New York City October 2010

"Onika Street shoot New York City October 2010

" Onika Street shoot New York City October 2010

" Onika Street shoot New York City October 2010

"Dakota Test Shoot 1" Berkeley, California October 2010

"Dakota Test Shoot 1" Berkeley, California October 2010

"Dakota Test Shoot 1" Berkeley, California October 2010

"Dakota Test Shoot 1" Berkeley, California October 2010

"Gretchen Portfolio Test" Oakland, California October 2010

"Gretchen Portfolio Test" Oakland, California October 2010

"Gretchen Portfolio Test" Oakland, California October 2010

"Gretchen Portfolio Test" Oakland, California October 2010

"Agnes Portfolio Test" Oakland, California October 2010

"Agnes Portfolio Test" Oakland, California October 2010

"Ron Portfolio Test 5" Berkeley, California September 2010

" Ron Portfolio Test 3" Berkeley, California September 2010

"Ron Portfolio Test 5" Berkeley, California September 2010

" Ron Portfolio Test 3" Berkeley, California September 2010

" Lewis Watts wall test" Paris, France August 2010

"Toni Portfolio Test 4" Berkeley, California September 2010

"Toni Portfolio Test 4" Berkeley, California September 2010

"Toni Portfolio Test 4" Berkeley, California September 2010

"Lewis Portfolio Test" Richmond, California September 2010

"Lewis Portfolio Test" Richmond, California September 2010

"Ron Portfolio Test" Berkeley, California September 2010

"Lewis Portfolio Test" Richmond, California September 2010


"Ron Portfolio Test" Berkeley, California August 2010


"Ron Portfolio Test" Berkeley, California August 2010

"Ron Portfolio Test" Berkeley, California August 2010

"Ron Portfolio Test" Berkeley, California August 2010

"Pat Portfolio Test" Richmond, California August 2010

"Pat Portfolio Test" Richmond, California August 2010

"Pat Portfolio Test" Richmond, California August 2010

"Pat Portfolio Test" Richmond, California August 2010

"Pat Portfolio Test" Richmond, California August 2010

"Pat Portfolio Test" Richmond, California August 2010

"Toni Sparkelle, portfolio works 1" 2010

"Toni Sparkelle, portfolio works 2" 2010

Toni Sparkelle, portfolio works 1 2010

Toni Sparkelle, portfolio #2 2010

Jettie, portfolio #1 2010

Jettie, portfolio #1 2010

"Jettie, portfolio #1" 2010

"Gloria, portfolio #1" 2010

"Gloria, portfolio #1" 2010

"Gloria, portfolio #1" 2010

"Gloria, portfolio #1" 2010

"Gloria, portfolio #1" 2010

"Gloria, portfolio #1" 2010

"Gloria, portfolio #1" 2010
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