Project 52

Classical CD Cover / San Diego Commercial Photographer

This was assignment 11 for Project 52 Pro. Using Black Angels by American composer George Crumb I was to make this CD cover for the string quartet. You can listen to this piece for yourself right here. Below is my interpretation along with behind the scenes...

If you dared to listen to the music I linked above you may understand where I'm going with this shot. My thoughts were to use the graceful lines of the string instrument to bring your eye right into the bow with torn up horse hair coming straight down into the image, like an exclamation point. Below is the BTS...

I used window light but I had the violin about three feet from the window and the window was covered with two cards. Approximately 2/3rds of the window was flagged and the sunlight spilled over the top. You could say I used the window light as a strip light...

New Website...New Blog

What a year this has been! 2013 was a period of growth in my craft as a photographer. Because of Project 52Don Giannatti and the encouragement from other photographers from around the world, I see light and shadows differently than ever before. I pushed my limits weekly with real life projects.

February started with The Stranger project (I have a funny story to go along with it) that really pushed my comfort level. What? I have to walk up to a stranger and ask them if I can make a portrait of them? 

With every project I completed and heard the critique, I grew and developed. Things I never saw in the viewfinder I now see. Different angles, different composition, different lighting...and so on.

We are on Project #42 and I've done all but three. I made the commitment to do them all but life just gets in the way sometimes. And that's okay.

I have a great support group with Project 52 but I get the greatest support from my amazing wife, Daina. 

She is my rock...period. 

So, here's the reward for some tough work this year...a new website.

And here's to continued growth!


My first tearsheet...