The Foxbriar Cocktail Bar / Paducah Life Magazine
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2M ago
Nestled just moments walk from the river in Downtown Paducah, lies a hidden gem known as The Foxbriar Cocktail Bar. This quaint yet vibrant bar has become a cornerstone of the local community, offering an exquisite array of cocktails. Recently, I had the honor of working with The Foxbriar on assignment for Paducah Life Magazine. To capture the essence of Fox Briar's ambiance. We decided on an aesthetic that would give us a delicate balance of sophistication and warmth that many patrons have experienced. The ethereal atmosphere of fog we added was designed to give a sense of mystique and drama ..read more
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PANTSUIT POLITICS / COMMERCIAL PORTRAITS
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2M ago
With so much political discourse in today’s society, few voices resonate as deeply as that of Sarah Stewart Holland, co-host of the acclaimed podcast "Pantsuit Politics." With a commitment to fostering understanding and empathy across party lines, Sarah has become a guiding light for listeners seeking thoughtful analysis and civil dialogue in today's polarized landscape. Recently, I had the privilege of collaborating with Sarah and Paducah Life Magazine for an editorial photoshoot featured on the cover of the magazine. . We really wanted to capture the mission of "Pantsuit Politics" visually ..read more
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ATEK ACCESS TECHNOLOGIES / INDUSTRIAL PHOTOGRAPHY
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2M ago
In the heart of the industrial sector, where innovation meets necessity, Atek Access Technologies stands as a forerunner in advanced solutions. Through their cutting-edge machine-to-machine technology, they provide large industrial companies with unparalleled access to superior data, enhanced safety protocols, and seamless control systems. For this assignment our lens was focused on their technologies in use at Vulcan Materials company. When we set out on the shoot the main goal was to showcase a few of the products they manufacture. We chose a cool blue aesthetic to match both product and to ..read more
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GH ARMOR / ADVERTISING + PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY
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2M ago
VIEW THE FULL GALLERY It’s easy to be excited working with a brand with such great visual appeal and real life uses. Such was the case when we photographed this commercial assignment for GH Armor. GH Armor specializes in providing high-performance protective solutions to the military, federal and law enforcement communities including concealable, tactical and correctional products designed for superior wearability and protection. After handling the product photography in our studio we travelled to Tennessee to supplement that content with location work to highlight their product lines in use ..read more
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IAN BERRY PORTRAITS / DENIM ARTIST
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2M ago
Ian Berry is a unique artist who works with a unique medium—denim. From afar, this British artist’s work appears as blue toned paintings. Up close and in person, one realizes that his fiber art is comprised of multiple layers and many shades of denim jeans. We worked with Ian on this commercial assignment during the American Quilters SocietyQuiltWeek, an international showcase and competition for fiber artists, an event that attracts thousands to Paducah, Quilt City U.S.A., each spring. We envisioned the photographs of Ian to be much like his work—multilayered and intricate, yet with an overa ..read more
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DIPPIN' DOTS / ADVERTISING PHOTOGRAPHY
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2M ago
It’s easy to be inspired when working with a brand you’ve been a fan of for many years. Such was the case when we shot this commercial photography project for Dippin’ Dots and their sister company Doc Popcorn. Dippin’ Dots revolutionized the ice cream world by crafting colorful and fun products based on a flash freezing process. Their ice cream dots make kids and kids-alike smile every day, around the world. And now, they bring the same joy to the world with Doc Popcorn. We first embarked on location scouting, touring warehouse-sized freezers and the lab where they produce their ice cream. Ev ..read more
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TRACK HAPPY STUDIO / SOCIAL MEDIA CONTENT
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2M ago
Music is about movement—physical, emotional, and spiritual. Exceptional photography is no different. We were thrilled to work in a different kind of studio in Nashville, Tennessee where music is the sole focus. Track Happy Studios is the creative space for Rian Dawson, drummer for the band All Time Low. At Track Happy, Rian helps fellow musicians hone, develop, and record their sound in a space that fosters creativity. For this commercial photography project, we captured not only the atmosphere but also the energy of the space. We also showcased some of the equipment, knowing the ..read more
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CORPORATE HUNTING LODGE / ARCHITECTURE & INTERIOR PHOTOGRAPHY
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2M ago
The countryside of western Kentucky offers many breathtaking vistas. Tucked away in its landscape is this Hunting Lodge, which we were able to capture during a calming, summer sunset. The property is often used as a corporate retreat, but we were hired to capture the ambiance of the lodge for promotional materials for a charity auction. Shooting on location within a stunning panorama is made all that much more sweet when doing it for a good cause. Architecture photography is more than simply showcasing a beautiful building—it is about conveying the feeling of a space. Great spaces elic ..read more
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BILL FORD / PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY
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2M ago
Bill Ford is a storied interior designer, artist, and philanthropist. His outgoing personality and unique style are captivating—and we’ve just been waiting for an opportunity to capture it all in portraiture. That chance came as Bill completed his book From Paducah With Love. In his book, Bill expressed his love for Paducah, Kentucky by illustrating prominent Paducah places. Those artistic expressions were accentuated by written reflections from Bill’s friends. Our challenge with these portraits was to convey the larger-than-life love and personality of Bill Ford. We also adore his trademark ..read more
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SARAH CANON RESEARCH INSTITUTE / NASHVILLE CORPORATE PHOTOGRAPHY
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2M ago
Commercial photography is more than capturing images—it ultimately conveys a message. When we discussed the goals of a location shoot with Sarah Cannon Research Institute, learning and understanding their mission and values were paramount. As we talked about their objectives, we immediately knew the messaging of the final result—photography that inspired confidence, strength, and hope. The Sarah Cannon Research Institute in Nashville, Tennessee, is the research arm of the Cancer Institute of HCA Healthcare, which offers integrated cancer treatments with convenient access to cutting-edge thera ..read more
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