Garage Door Portraits

Garage Door Portraits

When I am on location with a list of images to capture, (particularly for industrial projects), there often times is a requested shot on that list of one, two or three people to be set up as an environmental small group portrait.  This could be three foremen, the...
A Different Background for Every Person

A Different Background for Every Person

The assignment was to photograph approximately 300 employees separately, as traditional business portraits against a white backdrop.  In addition, an environmental portrait was to be taken, anywhere in the facility, producing an image with a soft focus background.  My...
“Do your thing!”

“Do your thing!”

A few weeks ago, a project for Diamond Water Incorporated included, from the director of business development, the phrase I love to hear:  ” Craig, go back into the shop area and do your thing!”  To me, that means:  photograph anything that will look...
Product as Art

Product as Art

Product photography has dictates that cannot be ignored.  Items shot in a way to reveal unique qualities, structure, texture, materials and color are  a few  requirements.  Consistency is important in catalog photography, keeping backgrounds, angles and scale the same...
My Favorite Images of 2018

My Favorite Images of 2018

In looking back on the projects I have been involved in this past year, I am pleased with the images that have accumulated.  Rating my favorites is a subjective process and the only criteria I set is that each image was either for a job or for promotional purposes.  I...
Eventide in the City

Eventide in the City

  Walking in the city with a camera provides  incentive to be observant.  While living in Manhattan in the 1980’s , I was pursuing a different career.  Rarely did I carry a camera back then.    I was not a photographer.  I was an actor running to auditions,...
On the Street in New York City

On the Street in New York City

Last month, I had the opportunity to travel to New York City.  My brother and I had planned this trip, centering it around a Broadway show at the Walter Kerr Theater.  I hadn’t been to New York since 2010 and besides the excitement of securing tickets to ...
May I Have Your Attention Please!

May I Have Your Attention Please!

Driving around Appleton, I have noticed commercial signage that utilizes elements from roadside marketing long used on highways to attract business.   I might refer to this as roadside point of purchase marketing.  These signs and structures appeal to the whimsical...
The Reality of Video  vs.  the Art of the Still

The Reality of Video vs. the Art of the Still

Recently, I have undertaken the task of converting old super 8, VHS and other analog media from my past into a digital format.  I have been a photographer in one form or another, most of my life, doing whatever I could to slow life down,  to savor it in any way I...
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