Friday, August 26, 2016

LISC Virginia Annual Report

Finally getting back to posting on the blog.  This summer has been busy working on several annual reports.  The two images below are from the Virginia Local Initiative Support Corporation's Annual Report.  The front cover image image highlights funding in the Church Hill area of Richmond.  It shows a street scene in front of WPA Bakery, a small business helped by Virginia LISC.  The other photograph is a shot I have been wanting to do from Church Hill showing a different view of downtown than the one normally seen.  This image was taken in the neighborhood were Virginia LISC helps with funding community development, but also showcases a lot of the financial institutions that provide support in the background.  The photograph was used on the back cover.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015


A collection of wonderful vessels.  I don't need to say more.  Enjoy.

 Ceramic Vessel by Steven Summerville

Encaustic Vessel by Suzanne Arnold

Ceramic Vessel by Kay Franz

Monday, March 2, 2015

C. James Meyer Jewelry

Recently, someone asked me how I got started photographing jewelry.  It all start almost 35 years ago, with shooting work for Jim Meyer.  I was doing photography for several crafts artists and a mutual friend suggested I shoot his work.  We have been friends ever since.  Out of that, I have done photography for many fine jewelers over the years.  In fact, recently one of the first images I did for Jim was included in a book edited by Bob Ebendorf.  While it looked old and dated to me, Bob said it was still a favorite piece of Jim's and he liked my image of it.  I won't be including that here, but these are some recent pieces by C. James Meyer.  I will also be uploading the work of some other jewelers in the near future.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Realism in Painting, Sort of

Paintings by two Virginia artists working with different senses of surrealism.  Both wonderful and as a photographer challenging.  Ann Chenoweth has long been know for her prints, but this series of paintings' surreal quality speaks to the wonder of nature.  Here the rich detail and layers of glazes and tone are the problem.  Elizabeth Coffey's paintings have a textural pattern in the surface that was hard to capture and on this blog maybe hard to see.  (click on the images to enlarge them)   Enjoy.

Ann Chenoweth:

Elizabeth Coffey:

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Look Back at Fiber & Beads

Looking back at art I photographed last year by some amazing artists working in fiber and beads.  The first is a bead work bird by Ingrid Bernhardt.  Then a felt teapot by Shelley Jones.  I will be uploading more of Shelley's work soon.  The last is a woven sculptural wall piece by Susan Iverson.  All these images had their own unique color and surface qualities that made photographing them a challenge. 

Bead work by Ingrid Bernhardt

 Felt Teapot by Shelley Jones

Tapestry by Susan Iverson

Friday, February 27, 2015

Craddock Terry Hotel

These images of the Craddock Terry Hotel in Lynchburg, Va., were taken while on location to photograph the Virginia Community Capitol board and staff.  The VCC provided funding to turn this old shoe factory into a wonderful boutique hotel.  More about the VCC and VHDA board photographs later.  Also as an aside, years ago I photographed the Craddock Terry Shoe Co. for Virginia Business magazine.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The Laramie Project

These images are from a production of The Laramie Project put on by The Collegiate School in Richmond, Virginia in the Spring 2014.  I have included these images because it was amazing to photograph this play as always, but also because of the wonderful visual quality of the production.  Jon Shelley and Zach Townsend, along with their students in theater production, created an amazing set,  They used rear screen projections to great advantage.  The images of the performers and the sets turned out so well.  I should include a disclaimer, I teach photography there as an adjunct faculty member.