Sunday, August 30, 2009

ArtPrize's Rick DeVos -Round 2

Another photo from my shoot with Rick DeVos of ArtPrize.

You can find my other entry from this shoot here.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

ArtPrize's Rick DeVos

This week I had an hour or so with ArtPrize creator and Grand Rapids based entrepreneur Rick DeVos. ArtPrize needed new portraits to help satisfy the barrage of media requests for photos of Rick. ArtPrize is deservedly getting worldwide is Grand Rapids in its wake.

I scouted several prime (if not unusual) locations within steps of Rick's downtown office. I'll post a few more favorites as I get time...almost everything we tried seemed to work.

I'm quite proud to be officially shooting for ArtPrize and will help create a book/catalog for them during the 2+ week event...can't wait!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Vacation & Knuble Residence

The Kelly family is officially on vacation for the next 10 days...soaking up some much needed sun and relaxation on Lake Michigan's pristine shoreline.

I'll leave you with a dusk shoot from a few nights ago. National Hockey League star and Grand Rapids native Mike Knuble built a wonderful new home in East Grand Rapids. I was commissioned to document the home for interior designer Kathryn Chaplow, architect Jeff Visser, builder Joel Peterson as well as Cosmopolitan Home Magazine.

The Knuble family was extremely accommodating and generous with their home and exceptionally gracious family to work with.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Awesome Michigan Travel Video from 1949

Pre-"Pure Michigan" could drive cars on Sleeping Bear Dunes!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

additions to portfolio

I've been slowly adding some new photos to my portfolio web site to the point that it's worth mentioning it's been freshened up. So if you haven't been to my site in a while drop by and take a peak.

In the next month or so I'll be adding some work that's been under wraps for a while.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Interlochen and Cornerstone Architects

I've been shooting up north the last few days for Cornerstone Architects and the Frey's been a great trip.

In addition to their GR presence, Cornerstone has a sizable office based in Traverse City. They've done some great projects in this area. If you're a design firm in Michigan right now, I can't imagine two better communities to hang your hat on that seem to be surviving the economy better than most.

This is a new fine arts building Cornerstone designed for Interlochen Center for the Arts. I had very nice weather and these dusk shots really accented the design. There is a natural vignette at the top from stretching my tilt/shift lens to it's limit.