Boston Portrait Photographer
Almost all assignments include a portrait photography portion. A strong portrait is an important part of any photo project, because portraits can introduce the the main characters.
Sometimes I create portraits with a carefully chosen backdrop, lights, and pose. Sometimes the best portrait comes at the end of the day as the sun turns orange and the subject has learned to trust me and shares more of who they are. Either way, portrait photography didn’t come naturally. It is a skill that I have built up over 10+ years of experience.
This portfolio is mainly editorial portraits, but also includes a few commercial portrait shoots showing a full range of techniques.
Many of my portraits are made on location with a portable studio of ProFoto lights and stands. I just opened a portrait studio in Somerville, north of Boston! I hope to use the new studio to photograph some special projects, but will enjoy having the space to test out new ideas and techniques.
In this portfolio you will find several portrait series, but my favorite set of portraits were a series of fancy pigeons! Finding all of these pigeons in Egypt and negotiating access was the first challenge. But the hardest part was taking the photo before they flew out of my makeshift studio on rooftops.
Also in Egypt I made somber series of portraits of Morsy supporters at the Rabaa sit-in. It was the month after their president was toppled and shortly before their sit-in was wiped off the streets in a bloody massacre.
More recently, I have been creating commercial portraits of athletes and adventurers for iFit in far flung locations like Turks & Caicos, Jordan, and Everest Base Camp.