Thursday, February 21, 2008

Vegetables in Repose

Jessica Walliser and I created this image for the cover of the wonderful and witty book she co-wrote with Doug Oster, Grow Organic. These guys are exceptional hands-on gardeners back in my home town of Pittsburgh and they wave that organic flag high. Jessica stopped at a friend's farm to load up on these gorgeous props and I can't recall an easier still life to build. Everything was do damn fresh!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Cry Baby

Photographed this sweet smile from the bus riding back from a day at the temple gardens in Kyoto.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Swan Pond

Years after his mate died, Clyde the Mute Swan still patrols the watery corners of his domain at Morris Arboretum. Swans have been part of this garden's history since the original owners introduced the first pair, Lohengrin and Elsa, in 1905.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Eastern State Penitentiary

Opened in 1829, this controversial prison was based on a Quaker principal of repentance through isolation and hard labor. Prisoners were allowed little human contact and encouraged to silently reflect on their crimes. The radially designed complex spawned over 300 other prisons worldwide. Closed in 1971, the massive buildings and grounds decayed and are now a popular tourist spot, especially at Halloween.

Monday, February 4, 2008

New Website!

After long nights of screen staring and combing through files, I finally launched my new website. Designed and hosted by LiveBooks, the use of their templates make updating images a piece of cake. I especially like the diptychs and mirrored images this format inspires.