Sep 11, 2019

Evan / At Home With Pt. 1

I'm not sure that I've ever met someone as polarizing as Evan. It seems you either love him or hate him. I think he likes it that way, but behind the tough facade is a warm and funny guy. Before our first shoot I had not spent much time around him, actually I had really only seem him behind the counter at Starbucks where he's a barista. Some of his friends have modeled for me, and he was curious but hesitant. I found this funny coming from a guy who had a reputation for liking attention...When he finally said he was up for a shoot, I was thrilled. I knew he would photograph wonderfully (bone structure, am I right?) and I would get to know more about him. He was a natural on camera and willing to take risks. When he completely undressed it was clear to me why he's a little cocky sometimes...It will be clear to you too if you keep scrolling. But before only oogling him for his sizable uncut dick (though he certainly doesn't mind), I ask you to remember that he's also a genuinely nice person with a lot to say. I learned that he has an interest in art, history, music, and nature. He likes to explore and find the beauty in everything, even in his own backyard. Don't let his crass, offensive, and sarcastic Facebook statuses fool you, he's really a sensitive guy.

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Sep 2, 2019

Jake / Like A Beauty Queen

Eeey, look who's back. I love this dude, guys. Jake and I met years ago when he lived here in the midwest, he's since been all over and it's exciting watching his journey. When he was in town last, we hung out and these are some shots I got during his visit. I think my favorite thing about Jake is his adventurous and free spirit. He's an open book and completely confident in himself without being cocky - a rare thing to be sure. Check out the photos and enjoy!

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Aug 22, 2019

Josh / NYC Boys Never Have A Bored Day

Josh lives in the city now, so I don't see him often, but we do try to squeeze in some shots every time he is back home. Unfortunately this last time I was really struggling with lighting. It was a dark evening with a really odd orange haze that made the street lamps outside my windows cast a pink light throughout the apartment. It sounds kind of cool, but it was not a very good for photos. I am still learning how to adapt to different lighting situations and get more comfortable with balancing the settings on my camera...I basically considered this shoot a fail. But through the passing months I have revisited the photos and they have grown on me a bit. I mean, Josh looks amazing (how could he not?) and I'm just going to accept that this isn't the best of my skills. I still wanted to share because I think they have a moody and almost vintage appeal to them, and if you don't like that...just focus on Josh's body :)
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Aug 21, 2019

Ben / At Home With

I received an insta message from someone a long time ago asking me how I liked living in Springfield. This person was being relocated here for work but wanted another gay man's perception of the area. Fast forward a few months and I run into my new neighbor in the hall of our building and he introduces himself as Ben, the guy who had messaged me! He had no idea he had moved into the same building! It's a small world, but even smaller here in the midwest. We've become friends in real life and I finally got to see inside his loft. I loved all of his plants so much, we did a photoshoot there. This actually started a series of shoots that I've been doing of people in their own spaces and I love how they are turning out. I will be sharing the other shoots too and hope to continue the series. For now, here's Ben in his cool urban forest that he's created here in downtown.

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Aug 17, 2019

D. / Don't Forget to Smile

It's always a pleasure getting to hang out with D., and now that he's moved back to town from Texas I'll get to see him a lot more! You probably recognize him from past shoots, but these are hands down my favorites that I've captured of him. I feel very lucky to have people as open and free as he is in my life. These pictures were taken using natural light from a window and adjusted in Lightroom. Prints now available here.

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Aug 2, 2019

Matt / The Cowboy Way

Since this was my third time shooting with Matt, we decided to do a little roleplaying, and who doesn't love a man in a cowboy hat? Really though? This time around Matt wanted to step up the sex appeal and I of course obliged. There was no set up or plan with this shoot beyond a cowboy hat but I really like how they turned out.

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