it's been a while since i've added anything to Nisshi, so i thought i should add something to get myself going again. it's not that i've not been shooting. it's that i've simply not been adding shoots here. HAHA anyway...

last night i shot with Erisse 'Petey' Peterson. it was a great time! i'd originally asked her to shoot for my Action! series because of her giant beautiful braids. since they turn silver about halfway down, i thought i'd shoot her on black as i shot Haley a few months ago, but they weren't turning out as i'd planned. i scratched the Action! shots and went for these black vignetted images. i am quite pleased with how they turned out. she's great to work with.

these were shot with a canon 5Ds with two profoto b1 heads. the key light is just a normal reflector from high above. the little fill is a 3' strip box off the right side. the background is an extra durable plastic coated foam core. it's heavy duty stuff. as always, everything is processed with NIK and Photoshop.


Wednesday night, I got lucky with Meaghan Pocock, and by that, I mean I got the chance to shoot with her! She's a peach and so much fun to work with! Taylor Sandy was our stylist for the evening. We shot lots of different outfits with lots of different accessories. Meaghan can make anything look great! A friend who saw a preview asked, "what needs styling?" Well, it takes a lot of effort to make so little look so great (on both efforts of Meaghan and Taylor). I'm lucky to work with both!

These shots took place over two nights. We shot the week prior, too, so some of these are from the 18th, and some are from the previous week. Both shoots were shot with Profoto lights, modifiers and power packs. Modifiers used are: beauty dish, magnum and an 8' octobox. I wanted to shoot with a variety of sources to get as many different looks as I could get. These were shot into Capture 1 and edited with Photoshop and NIK.

Super fun night working with two super fun folks! It's shoots like these that make me realize just how lucky I am!


tonight i worked with taylor sandy on a project she's been designing almost since i've known her, at least a year and a half. she had the idea to pour/paint/drip paint on hands. it was a fun shoot! our model is fellow photographer susannah smitherman.

this was a fun shoot, and taylor was so excited while doing it. she squealed a couple times. susannah had to be quite uncomfortable the entire time. we started off with her on the floor, on her back, head towards me with plastic bags covering her face and torso. we ended up with her on her back, on a cooler, head towards me covered in plastic. i snapped a pic of her face with the plastic. it made her look kind of dead. i thought it was funny. taylor thought it morbid. i still think it's funny.

these are behind the scenes shots as the finished shots are not complete, and since it's taylor's shoot, they're not my shots to publish. once she and i go through them and edit as she wants, i'll post what she approves.

these are shot with a profoto acute with two background lights with 3' strip lights and an 8' octobox on the subject.



today in the studio, there was a "springtime" shoot taking place which included floral arrangements. once that shoot was complete, i asked if i could photograph the arrangements. once i was assured i could, i got to work.

this is a series of tests. i've been working up a series in my head for a future shoot. i needed samples to put in place to see if i could get the atmosphere i'm looking for. soon, i will insert the actual still-life objects into the lighting of the last couple shots.

i like the light and background of the first shot, but it's a bit less atmospheric than i want. i shot that with a profoto gridded magnum. the rest are shot with a small softbox of varying heights and angles with and sometimes without white bounces either in front or to the side. the images are not in order in this slide show as i wanted the 5th shot to appear as the first image.



monday morning i shot a lot of men's fashion with Cheyne. i'm quite the fan of sweaters, and the larger the neck detail, the more i like it. i've always wondered with more designers don't make cowl neck sweaters for men. i'd buy them. these were the sweaters i liked the most out of all we shot. was a fun morning with a cool model.

these were all shot with a profoto 4x6 softbox as the key and a profoto beauty dish as the fill. there's no real editing to any of these shots outside minor color correction for a slight white balance concern. i white balanced as i normally do, but these turned slightly red. no big deal