Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Road Kill

This image was taken the same night as the cone photos. I was heading out at around 4:00 am and saw this snake run over by my house. Parked and hopped out real quick and was lucky to shoot a sixty second exposure on the road without any cars driving by. Also shot on Kodak Portra 160.


I found this traffic cone and brought it with me to shoot one night. These are all long exposures of about sixty seconds shot on a foggy night with Kodak Porta 160.

Monday, November 28, 2011


Just some exercises done for my Digital II class. The kitchen is 19 images merged into the one panoramic. The bathroom is a before and after just showing what I took out and how I cleaned it up. 

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


These were shot for a narrative series for my staged photo class. These are from my grandparents house in Bonita Springs, FL, it's in an old retirement community and is empty most of the year. It was empty when I shot which is the only reason I got to spill beer all over the shed. Shot on Portra 160 35mm.

4x5 Polaroid

These are from my first experience shooting 4x5. I got a pack of polaroids from my teacher and shot these while I was shooting another project on 35mm. The polaroids were really fun to shoot, I didn't realize how dusty they get. The last chair photo was my second shot with the 4x5, pretty happy with that one. 

Friday, November 11, 2011

Galaxie 500 LTD

One of my roommates is a film major at my school. The past weekend he shot his film and was able get get an original Ford Galaxie 500 LTD. I was hanging around on set and taking some set photos for him. I saw the car and ran home and grabbed my film camera and a roll of Portra 160. I put them in the grid format because I liked the idea of almost building the car through the photos I took at all angles. 

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Back to Video

This past summer I bought a GoPro camera, which is a small waterproof camera designed for shooting action sports. I took it fishing a few times and diving with me once. The footage was just sitting on my hard drive so I decided to throw it all together. Shot in Ft. Pierce, FL and Matanilla Shoal, The Bahamas.
Shot and edited by me.
Music: "Here's to now" Ugly Casanova

Garden State Exercise

This image was shot on a plain grey background and I was wearing a plain grey shirt. I found the pattern online and applied it to the background as well as on my shirt. This was an exercise for one of my classes, it turned out to be really fun and interesting. The inspiration was from the movie "Garden State" where there was a photo like this done to Zach Braff. 


These are a start to a series of portraits I am shooting in the studio using the widest aperture as possible, these were shot at f/2.2. I did a lot of manipulation in photoshop to try and practice some new techniques. Overall I color corrected, enlarged eyes and mouths on all three photos, adjusted some aspects of the face and cleaned their overall face. I don't like manipulating photos but this was something I wanted to try. I am going to reshoot these with a ring-flash and now manipulate them. 

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


This is one of my friends Nico Porcaro. His father, Jeff Porcaro, was a very famous session drummer in the 70's and 80's, playing drums in TOTO as well as touring with numerous other bands. Nico has been playing drums for the past few years and composes his own music and his trying to follow his fathers legacy. Jeff passed away when Nico was a baby so he never got to know him or really meet him but his father is still his biggest influence in his life. 

Monday, September 19, 2011

Self portraits

These were actually shot as an assignment for my staged photo class. I decided to have a little fun with them and try a style I've never really shot before. Hopefully I get a few laughs out of them.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Rosie's Place

Went on a short fishing trip this summer to Grand Cay Bahama. We were only on land for an hour or so during the day. We left early the next morning in search of black fin tuna. I finally brought my film camera with me this trip and shot with Kodak Portra 160. 

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Junkyard Blues

Over the summer I worked part time at a junkyard I used to work at in FT. Pierce, FL. We had the job of cleaning out am oil sifter. The oil and other liquids drained from cars collect in this pool where the pollutants separate from the water so they can be properly disposed of. Threw my camera in a few plastic bags and took shots until my hands were covered in too much oil to grab the camera. 

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Sea Turtle

Every Summer when I go to the beach I walk a few miles at night looking for sea turtles who come on shore to lay eggs. I was by myself this night and found one just before I was going to turn back. There was no moon this night so it was extremely dark. The images of the sand and nest are about a two minute exposure and the turtle crawling to the water were shot at f/1.4 at 3200 ISO 1.6sec. exposure; explaining the grain and motion. The light coming from down the beach is light pollution. Hopefully I will make it back to the beach to see the eggs hatch.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Get a Board

I am part of a nonprofit foundation called Get a Board. We teach inner city kids how to skate and surf. Most of the kids have never seen a surfboard or skateboard before so we either take boards to them or piles the kids into a bus and drive them to the beach for the day.
These photos are from a homeless shelter in Orlando where all of these kids live with their families. This was the second visit so some kids were able to stand and skate and try a small ramp we brought. When we get enough skateboards we are going to give one to every kid who we taught this summer and let them paint it however they want.


A friend gave me a ringflash about a year ago. It attaches to me camera flash so I consider it a fake ringflash but it still produces the same effect. I've never really shot any fashion type photos but my friend Alex Martinez modeled for me. It was fun practice, may start doing more of it.