These occasional posts are updates on projects I'm working on.

Changing Lives in Montana

Seamus Heaney once remarked that “the poet is on the side of undeceiving the world.” So too the documentary photographer. Images should speak for themselves, and yet context is sometimes needed to inform the viewer with the documentarian’s starting point of view...

On The Way ... To Somewhere Else: MasterLube
September 2022  |  Billings, Montana

I have been thinking about how to piece together the MasterLube story that conveys its uniqueness.

In Billings last week, I met Joe Thomas. He is a big part of the MasterLube Story, having been a coach to the MasterLube team for many years...

Back to MasterLube August 2022
August 2022  |  Billings, Montana

I'm in Billings, Montana at MasterLube this week. I'm documenting the hopes and growth plans and actions in the lives of the MasterLube team.

MasterLube is a company that focuses on the dreams and possibilities of its employees...

Work in Progress: The inspiring story of MasterLube in Billings, Montana
July 2022  |  Billings, Montana

This is the beginning of a long term project. I'm starting a project to tell the story of MasterLube, a five location company in Billings, Montana that changes oil in people's cars.

It's real mission -

At MasterLube we embrace the transitional nature of our business...

Working Hands in Montana
September 2022  |  Billings, Montana

Hands reveal the working of the heart.  Look to see the dedication to the work. 

Summer 1981  |  Quito, Ecuador

Street magician. Quito, Ecuador Summer 1981. Why make images? If it is the expectation that an audience will care, it may be trying to sing softly into a 40mph blizzard hoping to be heard. Can it be only for the telling itself?

Studio Experience - Jay Maul
2022  |  Milwaukee Studio

I didn't understand what a great portrait photographer was until I worked with Tim.

I did one session at his studio, on the recommendation of a friend who thought I should capture my 2-year-long pandemic hair before a healthy trim...

Actors and Models: Nick Perrelle
2022  |  Milwaukee Studio

Nick is an up and coming model who was in the studio recently. He has a wide, versatile range and working with him is terrific. I hope these images begin to capture his personality and potential...

Commercial Portraits on Assignment

Many people sitting for a business portrait are a bit nervous . I always build quickly toward a relaxing experience that loosens people up and helps them feel comfortable. Rapport is everything.

I'm a believer in giving each person the opportunity to relax and reveal their best self...

The Actors Portrait Experience

Matt was a firefighter. He'd made a schedule to come to the studio and I'd asked him when he did and found he was a fireman. Just getting him to gear up changed his demeanor. Suddenly, there was a moment as he recalled his last fire call and the focus and dedication was right there in his eyes...

Ireland: Belmullet, Blessington and Dublin
September 2022  |  Ireland

Ireland is always a great experience. These are a few of my favorite photographs from a visit this September (2022). Some of these are the vistas of the country, others are of the constantly evolving cityscape of Dublin, and then there are birds of prey we spent an afternoon with...

New Mexico April 2022
April 2022  |  New Mexico

I was in New Mexico in April, both in Albuquerque and Santa Fe. Like so many places in America, the localized rich culture and history are striking, especially in the early morning light.