Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Getting the job done.

26 degrees. 40 feet above asphalt. Thank goodness no wind or rain. A great Art Director and Creative Director. There are times that it all just comes together.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

The New Space.

This is just a quick view of the new space. It's working out so well. More soon.

Monday, November 17, 2008

It's been so long.

Where in the world have I been? This poor BLOG has been idle for a while. Let's see? I'm going to post a few shots from a couple of events. I took the CREW, my lovely wife and one of my daughters, Lucy to Mexico for a shoot. Lots of work and lots of fun. AND I moved my studio. After 14 years in the same huge space it was time. I've gone from 8000 square feet to 1800. Rough move. The move took about 3 weeks, a couple of yard sales, and a couple of dumpsters...and the patience of Lauren. OH YEH, and I tried to keep working the entire time. Thanks to all involved. Mis Amigos and my family and crew.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Benji Hughes Love Extreme

There are those jobs and shoots that really stand out and this is one of them. Benji, Jason Barkley, and I worked hard to get that perfect image. Just the one that says, "Benji". I think we did it and now it's out there circling the world. Benji, thanks for the opportunity. I enjoyed it. Hey, put me on the list next time you play.

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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

6 Days in Mexico

There are times that this job really takes me to wonderful places.  I have the opportunity to see such incredible places and meet some of the most interesting people you can imagine.  Some trips even afford me the chance to hang out in these incredible places with my lovely wife Lauren.  One such trip in August took us WAY South to Tulum, Mexico.  I spent a little time working on an upcoming shoot and a lot of time exploring.  These are some of the people we met and some of the places we visited.  I can't wait to do a final edit and post a few more.  Enjoy.  

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Giving Back

Finding a cause that is somehow special and giving time to that cause is so important. Just taking time to share your life and your skill with others in need can be incredibly rewarding and grounding. What’s important in life? My impact and the impact of others on me.

Just recently I had an opportunity to shoot for an incredible organization, Flashes of Hope. Having lost a father to cancer and having personally battled cancer, I have been impacted heavily by this horrible disease. As a photographer giving back to others affected by cancer, I have been given a feeling of hope and healing.

Thank you so much, Flashes of Hope, for an awesome experience.

Monday, June 30, 2008

It's been a long and wonderful three weeks.

My wife Lauren and I, along with our first daughter, Lucy welcomed Ella McIntyre Carroll into the family just three weeks ago. We've been really busy to say the least. Things are going well though and everyone is healthy. It's awesome to have such a wonderful family. Everyone has told me that the second child gets so little attention when it comes to photos. Ella probably had 150 pictures taken in her first hour (I'll spare you). She's gorgeous. Two daughters! Life is good.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Mike Takes on the Charlotte Roller Girls

Now that we have your attention.....

Howdy folks! Mike made the mistake of allowing me (Rosemary) a chance to write for the blog. Probably not a mistake that he'll repeat again. As Mike's producer, I am fortunate enough to remain happily off camera most of the time. But when my roller derby team needed some photos for collateral and web, who else would I turn to? Mike has now done two photo sessions with the girls and hopefully there will be more sessions as the team continues to grow. Most photographers (and men in general) wouldn't know what to do in the presence of 30 tough roller derby women. Mike can hold his own. Believe me. He's seen us on the track and knows to watch his back.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008


Just the other day a client/friend asked me a tough question. Who do you admire? In the world of photography, who do you really like? The only reason this is so tough is because there are several. One stands out though, Rodney Smith.
Rodney spoke at a local APA meeting in my studio last year. I was reminded of his visit by the "Who do you admire question". Rodney's work is easy to admire. His production skill and his vision is without a doubt unique.
So, Rodney, consider yourself admired.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

I've been pretty lame about posting lately.  Tonight it's time to post and pledge to posting more.  It's always been my philosophy in this BLOG to show some of the process and behind the scenes imagery leaving out some of the personal reflection.  For this post I'd like to break that trend and give thanks.  Thanks to my incredible crew, Rosemary and Scott, for working so hard on this site.  I'm proud of the work and proud of their devotion to get it done.  Thanks ya'll. 

Thanks for taking a moment to look at the site and thanks for checking out the BLOG.  We'll be in touch more soon. 

Friday, April 4, 2008

Going Green

When I said, “Hang out in the Green Room,” I think Duck took it a little too far. Actually, this is one of the famous brothers from Brother’s Heating and Air waiting patiently for his turn in front of the camera. The Brothers are going GREEN. The photography from this shoot is now part of an ongoing outdoor campaign posted all around Charlotte metro.

Friday, March 28, 2008

A Dream Project

Every week I have the great pleasure to shoot and to continue making a living in this very difficult business of photography. Last week marked the conclusion of one of my favorite shoots thus far. In the past decade I have shot hundreds of thousands of photographs. A good friend and great client of mine called me with a project…a dream project. Shoot every employee at Muzak for an upcoming trade show. My first reaction was WHAT?! Every employee?

It turned out to be only a third of the employees. Still, what an awesome project. Each employee was supposed to show 4 different emotions: Elation, Angst, Desire, and Pride. Two days of shooting for 8 hours a day at Muzak headquarters and we did it. Then last week we completed three days of shooting folks at GlobalShop in Chicago. It went incredibly well.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

David Toms in Lousiana

Somebody once told me, “Never trust a guy with two first names.” Headed to Louisiana to photograph David Toms, I remembered that advice. Well, it didn't hold true in this instance; David Toms was awesome. The weather, however, was not. My team and I shot in seriously cold weather and the wind was wiping at about 20 MPH most of the day to boot. In the end, it all went well. David was a trooper and the team held it together. Thanks Scott, Rosemary, and Jade.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Dale Jr. for Go Daddy

This was my second shoot with Dale Jr, one of NASCAR’s most recognizable drivers. First round was with a group launching an automobile detail potion and this one was with GoDaddy is best known for its "You Can't Air It" TV spots for Super Bowl Sunday. The shoot went great. Dale is no stranger to the camera.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Gerald Wallace for Dime Magazine

I recently photographed NBA player Gerald Wallace. During the shoot, Gerald mentioned that the team calls him crash. They should probably call him their point man. Spending an afternoon with one of the leading scorers for the Charlotte Bobcats was exciting. The drive around downtown for a photo op in his new Bentley was a lot of fun as well. Look for a few images of Gerald in the upcoming issue of Dime Magazine.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Ho, Ho, Ho

We recently had the opportunity to photograph Santa and Mrs. Claus. Of course we jumped at the chance to put ourselves in the photo...completing the picture with our favorite holiday sweaters and a beach scene. Happy Holidays to you all!