Archive for August, 2008


Posted in coffee, photography on August 27, 2008 by chris

today i had the opportunity to meet and photograph david blanchard of blanchard’s coffee for the next issue of work.  i arrived at his shop expecting to find a guy sorting coffee beans for a mail-order business, but instead i found an extremely busy shop owner sorting freshly-roasted coffee beans for a mail-order business, greeting by name customers coming in for their first cup of the day, and accommodating a pesky photographer getting in the way.  🙂

it was a good shoot, and afterwards david offered me a cup on the house, so of course i couldn’t turn it down.  probably the best cup of mocha i’ve ever had!  i’ll be heading back there soon for more, and my coffee-loving wife will be right beside me.  anybody reading this should immediately head over there for some of the best coffee in richmond!


photo walk: richmond

Posted in exercise, photo walk, photography, photoshop, photowalk, scott kelby on August 26, 2008 by chris

this past saturday i participated in the richmond, va chapter of scott kelby’s worldwide photo walk.  it was a lot of fun; about 50 photographers from richmond & the surrounding area met downtown to walk the streets for two hours, take pictures, and mingle.

i didn’t really get any photos i love.  the one above is probably my favorite.  if you’re interested, you can see the rest here.  and this is the link to the richmond photo walk flickr group.

anybody reading this go on a photo walk this past weekend?


Posted in design, photography, photoshop on August 15, 2008 by chris

Finally finished my website update this week! The new site is simpler and more straightforward than version 1.5–only one page, and with an easily updatable gallery of my work. It will make it much easier to keep current work in a place where friends and potential clients can see it.

I still need to add a small “about” blurb somewhere, but that’s an easy add once I figure out exactly what I want to say. Check it out!

ahn ree

Posted in design, inspiration, photography on August 7, 2008 by chris

This week I’ve had the opportunity to do some fashion shoots for the first time. While I’ve taken plenty of portraits, this was the first time I’ve had to consciously pay attention to the clothes and the model as a whole, being sure that enough emphasis would be put on both. I was a little nervous when I got the assignment (for URGE), but I did some research & went into the shoot feeling pretty confident.

The above shots of Ali and Chris are my two favorites.

Overall the shoots were a lot of fun; the locations were cool & the models had good camera presence. They made things easy.

The clothes and models were provided by Henry, a shop in downtown Richmond run by Rudy & Billy:

They’re cool guys & the shop’s awesome, so be sure to check out their stuff!

Thanks to everyone for a fun couple hours of shooting!


Posted in inspiration, photography on August 6, 2008 by chris

My first main cover image!  I took this picture of Beth about 3 weeks ago at a local park.  It was a really quick shoot; she was moving that weekend, and mine was particularly busy for a reason I can’t recall.  So we had about 10 minutes to meet up & get a good picture.  I took about 30 shots & this one actually ended up being my favorite, but I had no idea it was going to be the cover until I saw the magazine today.  Exciting!  (thanks to Beth for letting me know the issue was out, and for being a great subject!)

If you’re interested in checking out the latest issue of Sports Backers Quarterly, it’s available online here.  I also took the pictures on pages 14 & 20-23.

Had another photography first today…but the story will have to wait until tomorrow.