My preference is to photograph people outside the studio in their own environment. However, the convenience of a backdrop helps especially in bad weather. Uncle Roy (pictured above and at right) passed away in 2010 at age 95. He was an excellent model who posed for hundreds of my photos. He claimed it was thousands.
He also posed for my students.
My uncle was witty and hilarious until the end of his life.
Hendersonville, NC Her leg indention was from a serious surgery.
Center of town a barber shop built in the early 1900s shown with Ms. Messer.
In her youth she worked as a chemical engineer with Jospeh Stalin. She loved Russian poetry, especially Pushkin.
Roy was adamant about a neatly trimmed hair style. But one winter, he decided that longer hair would make him warmer.
We walked for hours searching for Michelle's favorite sculpture, Mary Magdalene. Michelle's stance was unplanned.
Infrared, time exposure. light painting
Beron Harrison my brother, with his dirt bike. My first real camera, Canon FTbQL
The art department had a whole building named Coltrane.
We staged many shots at Wrightsville Beach, NC during a photographers' retreat.
In 2022, she is an art teacher/chairperson and a noted sculptor.
iPhone, lit with another iPhone.
35 mm film A personal favorite and a brilliant student
At Silvermont House, Brevard, with infrared film.
A sixties child in 2018!!!
Kodak infrared film
IPhone A group of Brevard College graduates have gathered in Pisgah Forest every October since 1979.