First half of 2018

06-04-2018

2018 has started of pretty well! I've had the opportunity to launch a brand new Cadillac, the XT4, and add to their CT6 program as well. I worked with the team at Rokkan NY for the first time and shot both in Michigan and NYC. The shoot took place in January and amazingly we had better than adequate weather! I also had an interesting shoot in the Ann Arbor area for Michael Klement's Architectural Resource. His team created a design for a farm that is greener than green, it actually gives back to the grid. It's name is Burh Becc and the Living Building Challenge has certified it as one of two structures worldwide to have achieved this level of sustainability! In February I traveled to the Palm Springs area on a trip that combined some business with pleasure. Our book, Michigan Modern: An Architectural Legacy, has finally arrived at a bookstore (or Amazon) near you and the author, Brian Conway, and I presented it to the world at a Palm Springs Modernism Week seminar event! It's been extremely well received and we expect a second edition to come out this fall. While there I met an architect, Susan Secoy Jensen, who has renovated her mid century home beautifully and she asked me to photograph it. I happened to return in early May and spent a day shooting both interiors and exteriors of her Southridge home. On both trips to the desert I traveled with my Phantom 4Pro and captured these early modern developments from the air too! Last but not least I spent a few days in Ft. Wayne, Indiana where we shot the GM Truck Plant. It is an incredible facility (much of it new) and I was so impressed with the level of automation and technology that goes into the production of a vehicle.

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2019 Cadillac XT4 and CT6V

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Burh Becc, Architectural Resource

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Michigan Modern: An Architectural Legacy!

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Susan Secoy Architects, Palm Springs Mid-Century

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Palm Springs, February 2018

Balance of 2017

12-31-2017

As the summer progressed, my schedule filled up quickly and there was little downtime until the holidays! In my automotive world I worked on projects for Chevrolet's Volt and Bolt, Ford's SuperDuty, the next generation GMC Sierra, Chevrolet's new Medium Duty truck and then a sample trip to Flagstaff, Arizona. My architectural clients kept me busy as well. Not only did we wrap up the Michigan Modern project, I shot for Saroki Architecture, Rossetti, Scott Cohen/IDS, Grand Valley State University, DesRosiers Architecture, Young and Young and finally, Paul Rudolph. Actually, I didn't shoot for Rudolph but I did visit his incredible high school addition in Sarasota, Florida!

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2018 Chevrolet Volt and Bolt

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2018 Ford Super Duty interiors

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2019 GMC Sierra

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Chevrolet Medium Duty Truck

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Flagstaff, November 2017

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Michigan Modern Cover!

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Saroki District Lofts

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Rossetti, Breslin Center addition, MSU

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Preston Scott Cohen, IDS-University of Michigan Art and Architecture Addition

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Grand Valley State University, Campus Update

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DesRosiers Architecture

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Young and Young Architects

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Sarasota High School Addition, Paul Rudolph

Summer 2017

07-01-2017

The summer started off in the studio with two projects for Detroit's muscle cars. The first shoot was for Berger Chevrolet, who have produced specialty Camaros since the late 60's. I've been involved with them for close to ten years and enjoy the freedom I have to create basically whatever I think works! This year I had a white car to play with, I lit it with direct light and put them into backgrounds I've shot over the years in LA. The second studio project was a poster of the new Ford ShelbyGT 350, shot for Ford Racing/Campbell Marketing and printed on both sides by Colortech. Since selling my studio last year my first choice of car studios is Stage 3, located in Warren. The facility is set up similarly to my old space and has two studios available.

Architecturally, I photographed a wonderful project by Quinn Evans of Greenfield Village's Davidson Gerson Glass Gallery. I'd forgotten what a special place Greenfield Village is! I also had the opportunity to spend a day at the Detroit Masonic Temple. The docent was kind enough to allow me to shoot all the rooms we visited and it's definitely my intention to return for more! Another cool project was for HED, their Bosch facility in Plymouth, Michigan.

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2018 Berger Camaro SS

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2018 Ford Shelby GT 350

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Quinn Evans, Greenfield Village Davidson-Gerson Glass Gallery

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Detroit's Masonic Temple

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HED's Bosch Plymouth facility

2017!

03-22-2017

In mid January I headed to Argentina to visit my daughter who’s doing research there on a Fulbright scholarship. It was the trip of a life time for both of us (although hopefully she has many more!) I traveled with my normal gear but added my drone to the kit as well. I’m really thrilled with the capability of this device! It’s extremely stable, easy to fly and has a sensor that takes a 20mp capture. I also recently took a trip to New Mexico and the drone was my go to camera, it provides such a unique perspective. I’m currently traveling to California and again the Phantom 4 Pro is on board, I plan to fly it near Joshua Tree for a few desert aerials. I've realized that I have another part of the country covered with the drone and that's South Carolina's Low Country, check out the alligator on the point of land! Because of my interest in aerial photography I've recently taken the Part 107 exam to allow me to use the equipment commercially. I passed and will have my certificate in a couple of weeks! At the beginning of March I had the opportunity to work with my friends at The Designory! I primarily work with them on Subaru in the studio. This particular assignment was for the launch of the new CrossTrek and Outback (this post was made well after their announcement). Quite often I'll produce the imagery for Subaru's online catalogs which allows for animatics and simple video.

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Argentina!

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New Mexico Drone

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Joshua Tree Aerials

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Low Country Sunrise

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Subaru CrossTrek