Evolve or Die

June 1, 2009 / Editorial, Film

I’ve been working on a couple of new avenues for my business. The natural progression for some commercial photographers is to move into film. So I have teamed up with a local young film maker, Joey Connolley. His demo reel and award-winning shorts can be seen at www.vimeo.com/2655657. He’s super talented and we are learning a lot from each other. Here is our first collaboration piece for Gidget Worldwide. It’s a teaser “spot” for the internet. The full 9.5 minute short is being released this month! Looking for someone who can produce stills AND video for your client?

Gidget Teaser from Gidget Films on Vimeo.

Timing Is Everything

April 1, 2009 / Editorial

My latest job was for a company called Blumlux. They make custom jewelry and have rolled out a new line of luxury watches. After working on countless locations, I enjoyed the control of being back in the studio. I challenged myself to shoot these with only one light. The surfaces were chosen to complement the watches’ names – Integrity, Wisdom & Strength. These names were derived from the characteristics the designer sees in his father. Crafted in Switzerland, photographed and retouched in North Carolina.

Watch Out For Signs

/ Editorial, News

We’ve rolled out a new email campaign I like to call “Drivers.” It’s for you art directors out there who are in the driver’s seat every day! Instead of getting stuck in that stock photo traffic jam, give us a call. You might be surprised that you can afford a custom ride after all.

It’s Never What You Think

March 31, 2009 / Editorial

Everyone has heard that the grass is greener on the other side. But is it really? This image was created for a powerful series at our church about lust. Not your typical Sunday morning message. Of course, this isn’t your typical church. If you’re curious, see it at http://www.portcitychurch.org/weekendcurrentseries.php

Bringing Back Gidget

/ Editorial, Film

She’s coming back to a beach near you! My friend, and very talented film maker, Joey Connolley, and I were hired to cover a surf contest in Cocoa Beach. What a dream assignment!! Gidget Worldwide was a co-sponsor. They’re re-branding this famous name from the fifties. Our mission was to produce a DVD and still images capturing some of Florida’s finest up-and-coming surfers. Joey and I took turns shooting HD footage and photos. We had a BLAST! Look for the trailer to our short film coming soon!

What’s Your Mission?

February 26, 2009 / Editorial, News

These are a few of the images created for the latest series at our amazing church – www.portcitychurch.org The series is about helping people right here in our own community.   Art Direction – Evan Vetter.

Alabama Port Authority Ads Win Best of Show in Mobile Addy’s

February 10, 2009 / Editorial, News

Great news: We just found out that Mobile Bay Addys awarded Best of Show to the Alabama State Port Authority print ads I worked on with Art Director Stephean Grimes (Red Square in Mobile, AL). The work will be forwarded on to the regional and then national (hopefully!) Addy Awards. Congrats to all of the folks at Red Square and the Port Authority who assisted with this assignment. See the ads below; for more pictures from this shoot, look for the July 18th, 2008 post titled “Shootin’…” earlier in this blog. 



Which Way Will They Go?

January 9, 2009 / Editorial, News

I like shooting different things. Personal, intimate portraits. Or specialized conceptual images with lots and lots of layers. Either way, CDP can take you where you want to go. New splash page coming soon!

You gotta know when to hold ’em….

December 17, 2008 / Editorial, News

Last week I once again had the pleasure of working with Mobile-based ad agency Red Square. This time the assignment was to create four eye-stopping pictures for a casino in Biloxi. It was truly a southeastern production with two of the crew from Georgia, a clothes stylist from Alabama, a makeup artist from Mississippi, another assistant from Louisiana, one of the models from Florida, and me from North Carolina. The 12+ hour day flew by and we got some great shots. Here’s a behind-the-scenes peak and my favorite image from the first set-up. Many thanks to all who made this shoot a success!


JPGs from Ben’s B-day Bash at WB

December 2, 2008 / Editorial, News

In November there was a little known surf contest held down at Wrightsville Beach. Ben Bourgeious, pro surfer and WB local came home for a 30th birthday bash and decided to have a surf contest. The prize – his 1995 Chevy Blazer. Needless to say the groms were out in force. The waves were small, but the energy that day was amazing. Here is a handful of my favorite photos. Enjoy!