Sister Butterfly

“The caterpillar does all the work but the butterfly gets all the publicity.” ~ George Carlin This is Rachel’s portrait, a companion piece to Abigail’s butterfly portrait. Now if I could just get their brother to agree to model as a dragonfly… The stages of a butterfly portrait.

Printed Book: The Man in the Red Jacket

A behind-the-scenes look at “The Man in the Red Jacket”. All of the images in this book were created while participating in Don Giannatti’s Project 52 PRO workshop, using techniques and Photoshop tricks I’ve learned from him, and others online over the past two years, like: • Joel Grimes • David Hobby • Brooke Shaden • Miss Aniela • Erik Almas • Bill Gekas • Regina Pagles • Sue Bryce I hope this book is an inspiration for those like me, who love to see behind the scenes. To BUY the book, click on the little shopping cart in the …

Photo Illustration: Playing with Fire… and Peppers

Peppers don’t stick to red jackets very easily. This photo illustration was created for a book cover design titled, “Cooking with Chili” with a general layout provided by the art director. My idea was simple enough, but a bit challenging, technically. Step One: Get lots of red peppers. Step Two: Stick them to the Man in the Red Jacket. Step Three: Light the scene and take the picture. Step Four: Add fire. I was able to get plenty of peppers at the local grocery store. I figured out that heavy duty double-sided ATG tape (the kind used for picture framing) …

Burger Float

My latest image of the Man in the Red Jacket had strange beginnings. It went from being a menu cover design with flames, a flying Miata,  and red hot type to a simple, square, whimsical image. Same burger, two very different uses. Here are both images: I shot the burger through a piece of clear plexiglass from below (just imagine the plate is a burger…).

A New Book: Behind-the-Scenes with “The Man in the Red Jacket” Photography Series

It really IS a wonderful time to be an artist. It’s easier than ever to create, publish, and share your work with the world. Here is a behind-the-scenes look at “The Man in the Red Jacket”. All of the images in this book were created while participating in Don Giannatti’s Project 52 PRO workshop, using techniques and Photoshop tricks I’ve learned from him, and others online over the past two years, like: Joel Grimes, David Hobby, Brooke Shaden, Miss Aniela, Erik Almas, Bill Gekas, Regina Pagles, and Joey L., and Sue Bryce. I hope this book is an inspiration for …