Sunday, February 16, 2014

2014 Summer Internship!

I'm thrilled to announce that I will be offering another internship this summer and am now accepting applications! This is an incredible opportunity to learn about running your own business and improve your photography skills, so please share this information with anyone you feel may be interested.

The intern will be paid a stipend and be provided with one-on-one photography tutorials throughout the summer. Their main duties will be to assist with the logistics of photoshoots and on location work.

Intern candidates should have a relatively flexible schedule allowing for 1-2 photoshoots per week (normally in the afternoon) and access to reliable transportation to my studio in downtown, Houston. The estimated date range for the internship is April 2014 - August 2014. This is an educational internship, so photographers with some experience but lots of room to grow would benefit the most from this experience.

To apply, send an email with the subject line "Summer Internship" to Please provide your full name and contact info and answer the following questions:

       - What inspires you to pursue photography?
       - What do you feel your current strengths and weaknesses are?
       - What do you hope to learn from interning at my studio?
       - Where do you picture yourself 5 years from now? How do you feel an internship at the studio would help you accomplish your goals?
       - What tools are you currently using (camera, lenses, flashes etc.)? Is there any equipment in particular that you don't have access to that you would like to experiment with?
       - What is your schedule like between April 2014- August 2014? The exact time frame for the internship has yet to be determined and will probably be customized to accommodate the schedule of the intern, so knowing conflicts and other commitments in advance is crucial.

In addition to answering these questions, pull 5-10 photos from your portfolio and describe what inspired you to create each photo. Also, tell me what you wish you could improve about each photo.

The application deadline is March 20th, 2014.


Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Underwater Dancers

Underneath the surface of the water awaits a world where dancers escape the laws of gravity and explore movement that is impossible anywhere else. Without a grounding force, dancers look to one another for support as they glide. They cling to each other, characterizing the depth and power of human connection. Christian and Sandy have danced together for years and their trust in one another provides a soulful presence that translates beautifully on camera. I am so grateful for their patience and dedication throughout the creation of these series. If you love the result, please share! At the end of the blog is a behind the scenes look at the creation of these images.




Behind the Scenes:

Gear: Ewa Marine Housing, Alien Bees B800 and B1600 lights, Custom Designed Trigger Coupling Cable, Canon 5D Mark II, 17-40mm 4.0L lens, CyberSync triggers

Related Post:
Underwater Behind the Scenes 2012

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Tia Arminda turns 100!

This is my Tia Arminda, my mother's father's sister, and today is her 100th birthday! When asked how she felt about being 100 she responded "no no, that's too old!" When asked how old she really is she replied "50!"

When I visited her during my trip to Brazil in 2011, I doubted she really remembered who I was. We chatted and I showed her photos from my travels and after a bit, she stood up and disappeared into her room. She returned with a handful of old photos of us together. I was totally floored that she not only knew exactly who I was, she had also saved so many photos from past visits.

Another gem she dug up was her marriage license from 1937!

During this visit she joked with me saying "I'm the shortest person in our family, so you are the tallest!"

I didn't get to go to her birthday party, but both my parent's did. She looks as fabulous as her cake!

Feliz Aniversario Tia Arminda, votos de muita saude.