My latest WWII Veteran portrait series consists of layering historical imagery into the photograph to tell a deeper story to the viewer. I want to push the layering style in my younger model photo shoots but rely on a layering more "in camera" and less in post production. Here is body builder Ryder Gordon I photographed recently with a layering of a star I created with my strobe lights. I have to find the right 35MM camera slide or print a slide on clear paper and then add put the slide into my strobe to create the shape or image. In these photographs I projected a very simple yet powerful star to create a moody and slightly mysterious setting of an athlete.
This recent summer amongst many other jobs, I have been photographing grape growers for Bedrock Wine Co. The series is called “Bedrock Wine Growers.” One of the things Morgan asked me to do was capture the growers holding dirt from their property as it is the soil that adds a lot of the characteristics to the wine. As you can see their is a wide variety of soil in regions very close to each other in proximity and these are only 9 of the 20 growers!