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Catching up on some commercial work

Well, hello there. Long time no blog, as you can tell.

Today is the day that that changes and this blog will be a priority again. From the time of my last post (out in the wilderness with mountain bikers) until now (nearly the end of another semester of shooting and teaching at Arkansas Tech) there have been some great pictures made.

At the end of February, I was approached by a singer/songwriter Chris Becnel regarding artwork and portraits¬†for his first album. We talked about the concept of light play, inner light and exposing oneself through songwriting. He really wanted this first album to be clean, simple, yet have a sense of depth visually. Now that that has been released, I’m happy to share with the online community some of my favorites:

 

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Three other projects I’ve had over the last couple of months have been food related. After I started shooting food for About the River Valley nearly two years ago, its really started to become one of my favorite types of photography. In February, I had the opportunity to take some new marketing photographs for TheCakePlace in Russellville, Red Light Roastery in Hot Springs and Catherine’s Bakery in downtown Russellville.

TheCakePlace is known for their signature cupcakes and creatively styled all-occasion cakes. Try the Famous Elvis the next time you’re in; it won’t disappoint. From TheCakePlace:

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Red Light Roastery came into my rotation of great places to visit last year when in Hot Springs photographing a volleyball tournament. Intrigued by their whiskey barrel conditioned beans, the owner and I became fast friends over our mutual love of coffee and bikes. Adam’s single origin roasts and blends are well worth the trip in when you’re visiting the Spa City. Plus, his setup is in a very cool 1880′s restored bungalow:

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Catherine’s Bakery has been a staple in downtown Russellville for quite some time now. I happened in there one day while searching for a last minute gift and was floored by Leslie’s passion for classic, quality desserts. She’s always got a range of great things to munch on and indulge in as well as makes cakes for literally all occasions. My favorite dessert of her’s to photograph? The petit four.

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Stay tuned…there’s a few very special portrait shoots coming soon.

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