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Blue Shuttlecock

I did some light painting photography in Kansas City, Missouri at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art a few years ago. The subject was one of the Shuttlecocks by Claes Oldenburg & Coosje van Bruggen. There was some controversy about the outdoor sculptures when the...

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Electric Fan Barn Quilt

Here’s an example of my fine art photography work I shot this past spring. It’s a photograph of the Electric Fan barn quilt on Highway 240 in Howard County, Missouri near Fayette. Barn owner Martha Holman selected the Electric Fan motif because it resembled one her...

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Cessna Citation X

I had a unique opportunity when the owner of a Cessna Citation X jet hired me for an aviation photography job in Kansas City, Missouri. The plane was located at the Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport just north of metropolitan Kansas City. The owner of the jet...

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Autumn Zenith

Last fall, I did a whole series of photos looking directly up the sky. The technical term for the point precisely above a location is known as the "zenith." I became interested in the idea of the zenith after doing a series of drone photography shots of looking...

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Rural Farm Truck

In rural Chariton County, Missouri sits an abandoned Chevrolet farm truck, secluded under an aging carport attached to a vacant farmhouse. The rusty vehicle sits like a sentinel watching everything, a perfect subject for my light painting photography. I used three...

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Artichoke Annie’s Antique Mall

Here's an example of some commercial photography at Artichoke Annie's Antique Mall in Columbia, Missouri. I asked my beautiful mother to model for this photoshoot. I recruited a photogenic salesperson at the store to pose too. We found an attractive antique booth with...

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Tow Truck Infrared

Saline County, Missouri, is one of my favorite locations for rural photography. I found this old tow truck behind an abandoned farmhouse. The late afternoon sunlight was raking the side of the vehicle which sat in a patch of overgrown prairie grass under a big shade...

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