Sunday, May 25, 2008

Exciting News!!

I am very excited!! I recently received a gift in the mail and I was so shocked when I opened it. It was the recently published book "Professional Portrait Photography: Techniques and Images from Master Photographers" by author and photographer Lou Jacobs Jr.
About a year and a half ago Lou contacted me by phone at the studio requesting an interview for a book he was writing. After spending several minutes assuring him that he had the wrong person, he finally convinced me to participate. So began the process of several question and answer sessions via e-mail. Well, anyway it had all taken place so long ago that I had practically forgotten about the book . . . therefore the surprise when it showed up!!
Anyway, the book covers 10 photographers from all over the country who specialize in portrait photography. I really still am not sure how I was chosen for this project but I am so honored to be a part of the book. Thanks Lou!! Anyway here are a few pages from the chapter in the book in which I am profiled.

1 comment:

John & Jenny Morgan said...

I just read this book, and your pictures are my favorite of those featured. The pictures in your book, on this blog, and on your website are strikingly beautiful! I am just venturing into the "professional" photographer arena, and I have a lot to learn. Thanks for inspiring me and others.

I am particularly interested in how you got the painterly look in the subjects' hair on p 31 and 38. If you wish to share your technique, I would appreciate it greatly. ( If not, that's OK, too!