Carabello Cold Brew Coffee Ad

Braxton Brewery

Unstoppable Lifestyle Session

Singer/Songwriter Tom Conlon

Durham Brand Co.

Unstoppable Lifestyle Session

TruFyr Fitness

Stan

Fossil

To capture this single image of this watch, it took an hour of lighting which means one hour of failing. But once I got it, I got it.

Grandpa Tom

Hasselblad 500C | 80mm Zeiss Planar 2.8 | Fuji400h

Unstoppable Lifestyle Session

Finnit

Light Bars

Hasselblad 500C | 80mm Zeiss Planar 2.8 | Fuji400h

The Canyon

Hasselblad 500C | Zeiss Planar 80mm 2.8 | Kodak Portra 160

Cara of Expressions Dance Theater

When Expressions Dance Theater came to me to get headshots and alternative portraiture of the leadership and their dancers, I jumped at the opportunity. This headshot of Cara, the owner of Expressions, used simple lighting and a stark background to extenuate out the beauty of Cara!

Cole of Doth Co.

Bicycle Playing Cards 808 Club

Another frame from my session with Bicycle Playing Cards took some patience to accomplish. But it only took a few tries before the cards from the models throw worked in our favor. I am proud to say this was captured in camera and was not photoshopped.

Enterprise

PepsiCo Headshot

Only with a 24 hour notice, I headed to PepsiCo's offices in Mason, OH to shoot these photos. After seeing this photo on my computer, more and more team members asked to have their photo taken. It ultimately turned in to a longer day and a second schedule session. The photo on the left, a traditional headshot, was lit with four lights while the photo on the right, was shot with only two.

Unstoppable Lifestyle Session

American Gothic; Doth.Co

Cole & Victor are some of the nicest and most intelligent people I have had the privilege of getting to know and shoot. This collaboration with them was meant to be metaphorical. They specialize in marketing for death care providers. An old industry that they are helping turn a corner and modernize. So we chose to emulate the classic American painting "American Gothic" while making it updated with their style. Rather than the pitchfork though, the ever fitting shovel, was the cherry on top. Sort of the new twist on a classic, much like they are with their industry. This image will be featured on the cover of American Funeral Director's Magazine.

Maverick Chocolate

Proto Tool

Unstoppable Lifestyle Session

Wild Flavors Event

Cov 200 Gala

Cov 200 Gala

Delish Dish

The best part this shoot was easily after the session was done, because I got to eat these chocolatey and delicious desserts.

Commonwealth Orthopedic Center

While shooting for Commonwealth Orthopedic Centers, I noticed these two doctors looking through digital x-rays. So although not planned, I walked into the room quietly and snapped this photo of the doctors doing what they do. But what's more interesting about this photo is the doctor on the right, Dr. Bilbo, actually did ankle surgery on me when I was in high school.

City of Covington "New Eyes" - Tess

Bicycle Playing Cards 808 Club

Bicycle Playing Cards are a staple in their industry. But their 808 Club is a newcomer in the field. So after an advertising session with me, and the help of great assistants and models, they achieved the perfect photos to fit the alternative image of the 808 Club target audience.

Durham Brand & Co.

Wild Flavors Event

Liz of Heyman Talent

A simple window lit photo of model & actress Liz from Heyman Talent.

Mrs. Hatter

Sometimes I shoot photos just for myself. This photo of model Ashley is one such example. After securing the Mad Hatter hat seen in this photo, I just had to take an interesting shot with it. This is the end result of the collaboration with Ashley and an assistant.

Headshot Session for Jesse

A headshot of a good friend and model Jesse. This photo was shot only using available light and one single softbox.

WWII Veteran Tom

Durham Brand Co. Prints

What do you get when you mix creative screen prints by a talented artist, some simple but effective lighting, and a creep basement wall? The above end result. This photo, shot inside of my studio's basement was just the update Durham needed for their screen prints.

Headshot Session for Meghan

A simple window lit photo of model, Meghan.

The Apple Eater

Hasselblad 500C | Zeiss Planar 80mm 2.8 | Fuji 400H

'Merica

Hasselblad 500C | 80mm Zeiss Planar 2.8 | Fuji400h

Wild Flavors Event

Bella Luna

I love shaping light. But sometimes you just can't beat the beauty of a window lighting. This photo of bread pudding from Bella Luna, just had great light, of which I did nothing but observe.

Kroger's Abound Project

This collage features tight detail photos from Kroger's unveiling of their latest brand, "Abound." Kroger along with Powerhouse Factories created a day for renown pet and food bloggers from across the county filled with challenges and fun. A "Chopped" style cooking competition gave the bloggers a chance to show off their cooking skills using certain ingredients. The surprise later in the evening was that the same key ingredients they used, were the same found in "Abound" products, a wholesome pet food brand.

Megan at Cornerstone

Photoshop? Nope! This photo, with the exception of some blue hue adjustments, was achieved in camera by using a neutral density filter, a huge soft box, and a diffusion panel.

Deweys Pizza

Have you had Dewey's Pizza? It's delicious! Using lighting, focal length, and freshly made pizza, I was able to capture it's deliciousness appropriately.

Victor of Doth Co.

Brad of Heyman Talent

Two separate photos of Brad of Heyman Talent. The one of the left was taken using available light as well as a single softbox. While the image on the right was shot with simple window light.

Maverick Chocolate

Uptech Demo Day

Uptech Demo Day

Bella Luna

Tiramisu is my favorite dessert. It's a wonder that this perfect example of the dish from Bella Luna lasted through the shot.

Vursa Limited

A single photo of hats of Vursa Limited for a seasonal rollout.

Dell

Dell is quite a handsome boy. At the time this was written, he now has long hair with blonde highlights which makes him look like a cross of Jesus and Jared Leto.

Bella Luna

Paul Brown Stadium

During a job for a client requesting Cincinnati architectural icons in a different perspective than commonly seen I took this photo of Paul Brown Stadium was shot while shooting a photo of the Carew Tower. Once I was finished with that photo, I starting walking back to my car and noticed the clouds behind the stadium and decided to add this shot to the shot list.

The 86 Club

Espresso is tasty, and the folks at The 86 Club pour some of the best shots in the city!

Finnit - Stock Photography

Corestrong Gym

A photo of the boxing trainer at Corestrong gym in Covington, KY. Once I saw the punching bags, I knew instantly what I wanted his shot to look like. This was exactly what I had in mind.

Headshot Session for Carly

A mixed light photo of Carly of Expressions Dance Theater using a single softbox, and the shade of a nearby structure.

Expressions Dance Theater

When I was approached by Expressions Dance Theater to shoot interesting and unique dance images than the typical type of photos most dance studios take in our area. I jumped at the chance to create some interesting photos. These three photos are of three of the teachers at Expressions.

Scartlett Realty Group - Manhattan Harbour

Underoath

This image was captured during the Cornerstone Music Festival of the front man of the since dispersed band, Underoath.

A Man & His Comics

Ballet

After shooting dance photos at Expressions Dance Theater, I was motivated to capture more images of dance. A famous photo captured by Annie Liebovitz was the inspiration to this photo. While not nearly to the level that Annie was able to capture, I am happy with my results.

El Capitan

Hasselblad 500C | Zeiss Planar 80mm 2.8 | Kodak Portra 160

Mike of Mike Mains and the Branches

At the Cornerstone Music Festival it was a common occurrence for unsigned and smaller bands to advertise their set using found cardboard and markers. So during the last year of the festival I, as a part of the media coverage team, took it upon myself to capture this specific part of Cornerstone's environment. This photo of Mike from Mike Mains & the Branches was my favorite of the series.

Venice Man

Taiyōdō Beauty Super 35mm | Canter 45mm f/2.8 lens

ALBA Beauty Studios

Commemorating ALBA Beauty Studios anniversary, we came up with a session to shoot using balloons! Who doesn't like balloons right? So with model Sarah dolled up and a team of about 3 assistants to make sure the balloons looked perfect, we captured our concept to a T!

Water

This photo of Isabella was shot using 5 different lighting sources and a whole bunch of water and a spray bottle.

Singer/Songwriter Dillon Hodges

These images of Dillon were meant to show simplicity. He is a folk singer and rather than making a big production with many lights and props, a simple stark background with simple soft light was the perfect fit for him.

Brie of Heyman Talent

A window lit portrait of Brie, model and actress with Heyman Talent Agency.

Jens of Heyman Talent

Two photos from Jens of Heyman Talent during his headshot session.

Bella Luna

Maverick Chocolate

Venice Man

Hasselblad 500C | Zeiss Planar 80mm 2.8 | Fuji Velvia 100

Maverick Chocolate

Headshot Session for Avery

Two photos of a fabulous and young talent, Avery.

Music Hall

During my session for a client requesting photos of different angle and perspectives of Cincinnati architectural icons.

Fog on the Roebling

While crossing the bridge early one morning, I noticed how the fog was streaking across the bridge. Camera in hand, I turned around, parked, and walked out to the middle of the bridge to snap this photo.

Paul of Maverick Chocolate

Ashley of ALBA

Ashley of ALBA Beauty Studios is one of the nicest and most genuine people that I know.

ALBA Beauty Studios

During a long day of shooting with ALBA where we had different models made up and dressed in varying styles. This session was obviously named the "Looks" shoot.

ALBA Beauty Studios

Along with shooting with balloons, we decided to shoot photos of model Sarah outside of ALBA Beauty Studios using a birthday prop. Sarah wasn't really laughing, she is just that good at laughing on cue.

The Player

Taiyōdō Beauty Super 35 Rangefinder (1956) | Cantar 45mm 2.8

Scarlett Realty - Manhattan Harbour

City of Covington "New Eyes" Project

Mike

This headshot of Mike from Heyman Talent required him to sit on a floor only feet from a big floor to ceiling window. Anything for the shot right?

Tandem

Hasselblad 500C | Zeiss Planar 80mm 2.8 | Fuji Velvia 100

Chinatown

Taiyōdō Beauty Super 35 Rangefinder (1956) | Cantar 45mm 2.8

Sam's

Hasselblad 500C | 80mm Zeiss Planar 2.8 | Kodak Portra 160 (Expired)

All the Day Holiday

I remember this night very well. This photo was taken at the 20th Century Theater in Cincinnati. Daniel, the front man All the Day Holiday. Having set up a small flash on one side of the stage, I walked to other side and just waited for the opportune moment.

LifeCenter Calendar

This job changed my life. Being able to shoot several people affected by organ donation turned me instantly into an organ donor. This image of a brother and sister duo, captured all that could be said after both receiving donated hearts only one month apart from one another.

ALBA Beauty Studios

During the "Looks" shoot with ALBA, we not only shot artificially lit photos their models, but also some naturally lit portrait. This photo was shot outside of ALBA using a giant shader. I typically don't like seeing the lines of the shader in the photo, but that hard edge of it made the photo that much more interesting.

The Upset Victory

This photo of local band, The Upset Victory was shot inside of the mirrored sculpture along the path of Friendship Park in Cincinnati.

Bella Luna

Although simple looking, the photo is actually a composite of several photos. With the help of an assistant and with my direction, a flash was moved around the room to highlight certain areas of this dining room inside of Bella Luna.

Through the Rails

Hasselblad 500C | Zeiss Planar 80mm 2.8 | Fuji 400h

Commonwealth Orthopedic Center

Two sample images of the nearly 25 headshots taken for Commonwealth Orthopedic Center.

Reuben of Heyman Talent

This kid is going to be big. Or heart breaker. Or both!

I Am the Messenger

I wouldn't typically shoot a panoramic image during a band promotional shoot, but this group of goofy guys just begged for something a little more fun, and a little less serious.

Union Terminal

My favorite part of this image isn't the shape of Union Terminal, the stark and dreary sky, or the beautiful architecture of the facade of the building. It's the single bird that is in the frame.

Brad of Life Issues Institute

First Transit

Bird

Pentax K1000 | Pentax 50mm 1.4 | Kodak Ektar 100

Corestrong Gym

Singer/Songwrite Jane Decker

Singer/Songwriter Lee Roessler

Alamo Square

Hasselblad 500C | Zeiss Planar 80mm 2.8 | Fuji 400h

All the Day Holiday

Blindside

Fountain Square

Hasselblad 500C | 80mm Zeiss Planar 2.8 | Kodak Portra 160 (Expired)

Uptech Headshot Session

Campbell the Band

Commonwealth EP Sessions

Singer/Songwriter Austin Livingood

ALBA Beauty Studios

The Player

Taiyōdō Beauty Super 35mm | Canter 45mm f/2.8 lens

Kroger's Abound Project

This photo of one of the dishes served to the attendees of Kroger's unveiling of their latest pet brand "Abound" was masterfully created and plated by the chef at Sleepy Bee in Oakley, OH. Food was the theme of the entire day for the attendees as "Abound" is a new wholesome pet food brand for Kroger.

Durham Brand

These two photos feature complete natural lighting with a low aperture and a film like approach to capture the owner and creative brain behind Durham in his natural element.

Church 922 Band

In Progress

Hasselblad 500C | Zeiss Planar 80mm 2.8 | Fuji 400h

First Student

Tunnel Vision

JTM Food Group

Feet on a Beach

Taiyōdō Beauty Super 35mm | Canter 45mm f/2.8 lens

Breakfast

Pentax K1000 | Pentax 50mm 1.4 | Kodak Ektar 100

Window

Hasselblad 500C | 80mm Zeiss Planar 2.8 | Kodak Portra 160 (Expired)

Jeff Wyler Automotive

Great Americal Ball Park

Ducks

Taiyōdō Beauty Super 35mm | Canter 45mm f/2.8 lens

Carew

Receptionist

Books

Hasselblad 500C | Zeiss Planar 80mm 2.8 | Fuji 400h

Carabello Coffee

Tabitha Kinnley

Fountain Square

mewithoutYou

Fabulous Bridal

Dewey's Pizza

Mark of One Louder Studios

Commonwealth Orthopedic Center

Contingent

First Group America

Keybank Boardroom

ALBA Beauty Studios

Ruah Woods

Commonwealth Orthopedic Center

Commonwealth Orthopedic Center

Singer/Songwriter Tom Conlon

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