Stacey Randol – Fragile Forest

Posted on May 31, 2012

I’ve had the pleasure of working with Stacey a couple times before, so I was excited when she contacted me to work on the cover art and promo images for her new single, “Fragile Forest” (available now on her site).

The concept she had for the cover art was based on a multiple exposure technique, where two separate images are basically taken and combined into one. The result is a very dreamy and surreal effect. We played around with a few different ideas and finally landed on something we could both agree on.

We had just the right amount of daylight left to hop into the woods for the final shot.

Check out “Fragile Forest,” as well as the rest of Stacey’s music on her website, StaceyRandol.com.

Future Rockers – The Gilliam Brothers

Posted on July 26, 2011

I always love catching up with old friends, especially when I have the opportunity to photograph them and their families.

Arlo and I used to be in a rock band together many years ago; back when we were both single with no children. The band ultimately dissolved but some years later I reconnected with Arlo through Facebook. He contacted me to work on some photos of he and his two boys. Since I have two boys of my own, I was thrilled to be able to work with them.

Arlo was looking for some simple but unique family shots that he could hang up in his living room. We had originally planned to do both indoor and outdoor photos, but due to time constraints and weather we were only able to work on the indoor photos.

The boys were wild and it took some work to get them to sit still long enough to get a few shots. We got enough to work with and had a great time in the process. It was good to reconnect with Arlo and meet his little boys.

Check out Arlo’s Facebook Fan Page.

Lauren Linton – Fashion and Swords

Posted on June 7, 2011

Lauren Linton Draws Her SwordWhat happens when you give a beautiful, well-dressed model a sword? You get an intense, mysterious look with a touch of fashion!

These photos are from a recent shoot for an upcoming CD release by a local production music house. The style of music on the CD is inspired by the soundtrack of Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill. I wanted to avoid the obvious yellow track suit with quarts of blood stains. I was drawn more to the imagery of Uma Thurman as “the bride.” Instead of aiming for a bridal look, we went with a more vintage wardrobe.

Lauren has a youthful, delicate look that provides a strong contrast to the look and to the aggressive content of the photos.

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Just to have a different look, we stepped outside to do some shots. While not on the shot list for this project, it never hurts to have a different option. Again, I liked how her red hair played with the background.

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I had a great creative team for this shoot. Thanks to all for your hard work!

Model: Lauren Linton
Hair Stylist: Amanda Davis
Makeup Artist: Stacey Tackett
Wardrobe Stylist: Ciciley Hoffman

Fitness Photos with Rachael Todd – Miss Florida 2009

Posted on May 2, 2011

It’s not everyday that you get to work with someone who earned the rank of Miss Florida, but I had the recent pleasure of collaborating with Rachael Todd, who you might know as Miss Florida 2009.

I approached Rachael with the idea to do a sports-style fitness shoot where she would be hitting and kicking at splashes of water. She’s got great muscle tone that I thought would be perfect for this project. Fortunately, she was interested in the idea and agreed to work with me.

I wanted to find an interesting makeup artist to help with the look I was going for in these shots. I was lucky enough to get a chance to work with Canada-based artist Britt Havens. It just so happened that she was going to be traveling to Nashville at the time we were looking to this shoot. Perfect timing!

   

We first worked on a series of kicks and hits. Rachael was incredible at this and Britt was able to help us achieve an intense, sweaty look. After their hard work, I felt like my job was easy!

       

My lighting setup was 2 Elinchrom strobes on either side firing through medium softboxes. An Alien Bees unit (limited edition Flame Orange B800) with a beauty dish was up high filling in the shadows in the front and about a stop down from the side lights. This gave us a hard and intense look that really made Rachael’s muscle tone just pop!

   

After I was sure that we’d gotten the shots I was needing, we just played around with some different poses, moving the lights and composition around a bit.

I was very happy with the final images we ended up with and ended up scoring the look I needed for the ad I was working on. Thanks again to Rachael and Britt for their excellent work. Be sure to check them out!

Model: Rachael Todd
Makeup/Hair: Britt Havens

60 Minutes with Stacey Randol

Posted on March 24, 2011

I was lucky enough to get a chance to work with the lovely singer/songwriter Stacey Randol again today. We did a quick 60-minute session in a little shopping area off of Edgehill Ave. in Nashville.

My main intention for this shoot was to just do a quick walkaround the area and try to find some fun and interesting photos. I traveled light; just a Canon 430ex and an umbrella on a small lightstand. One VolumePills of Stacey’s kindergarten friends, Brittney Elise, was kind enough to assist me with this.

      

We only explored a small part of the area that we were in, but I was happy with the shots we ended up with. Stacey’s one regret was that she forgot to bring her Ukulele!

      

Check out more of Stacey and her music below:

http://www.youtube.com/staceysounds
http://www.myspace.com/staceyrandol
http://kaleid-oh-scope.tumblr.com/ – A very cool fashion/photo blog!

College Basketball Player

Posted on June 30, 2009

Here are some of my favorite shots from my session with a 6’7″ college basketball player.

I met up with my client at Sevier Park. We did a few formal portraits and then got down to business with the sportier looks. I had a great time with them and I think the photos turned out great.

      

Portrait Photography – Dayna Malow

Posted on October 16, 2008

Dayna Malow came to me by recommendation from a good friend,

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Portrait Photography – Rachel Wood

Posted on October 14, 2008

You may remember Rachel from our first photo session last December. I was fortunate to get yet another chance to work with her in a photo session setup by makeup artist, Lisa Johnson.

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Business Headshot – Chris Canary

Posted on September 27, 2008

My good friend few quick headshots and he was all set.

Chris also does construction work and can be reached at his website, ChrisCanary.com.

Street Fighter Photography – Ty Parker

Posted on August 26, 2008

I met up with Ty Parker on ModelMayhem.com. We discussed a few themes for this session and ultimately ended up going with a thug/street fighter theme.

I had seen a cool setting in some photos of another Nashville photographer, so I contacted her and found out that she had taken the photos at Marathon Village near downtown Nashville. Ty and I met up a couple hours before sunset and got to work.

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