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This photo was taken in the lobby of the Polynesian Resort at Walt Disney World before the remodel and the fountain was removed.
Drums in Animal Kingdom
I photographed this drum still life in the Animal Kingdom park in Walt Disney World. I have always liked the quirky composition with one drum tilted a bit to the left.
Dancing Lights in France
I took this photo through the back window at the Monsieur Paul restaurant in Epcot's France Pavilion at Walt Disney World. The lights, and their reflection, seem to dance against archways. I have always liked the energy in this photo.
You can't miss the huge 18-story geodesic sphere named "Spaceship Earth" that is at the center of "Future World" in Walt Disney World's Epcot Center. This photo, of repeating horizontal light elements and calming/futuristic vibe, is actually a shot of a lighted wall along the base of the sphere that caught my eye while I was waiting for my family to finish an Epcot souvenir shopping spree. Proving the point that you never know when inspiration is going to strike so always have a camera close.
Under the 12th Street Bridge
I took this photo one brutally hot afternoon during a shoot for a music video. I love the angles in this photo and the depth of field that stretches out to infinity.
Holiday Plaza Lights Before Storm
The vibe in this photo catches me every time I view it with the bright holiday lights juxtaposed against the looming thunderstorm.
Alleyway looking up
I was on a video shoot in Kansas City's west bottom district and, as we were scouting for locations, I found this lovely repeating pattern in the fire escape stairways.
Union Station Window in B&W
The Union Station in KC is an iconic building and I've always loved the massive arched windows. This photo plays a great scale game with the viewer as it's hard to tell scale without any context.
The challenge is to always find interesting angles of a subject that change your perception and tell a different story. There is a nice composition and vibe to this photo which perfectly demonstrates and communicates the concept of grace to me.
12th Street - Looking East
Sometimes having an early morning meeting means that you can capture a moment of urban solitude just before the hustle and bustle of the day commences. This is of downtown KC at the intersection of Broadway and 12th street.
Downtown KC With Winter Sky
The large midwestern sky can overwhelm and dwarf anything...even the downtown of a major metropolitan city. You can almost feel the forbidding and cold emanating from the thick cloud cover as it wraps around the skyline.
Kansas Field With Clouds
I was driving back to KC from Lawrence KS along Highway 10 when I captured this photo. I love the rhythmic way that the hay bales dance across the field and the broad expanse of prairie sky that seems to dwarf the land below.
An alleyway to the west adds some dramatic angles and interesting shapes to a composition that is dominated by the repeating circular shapes of the Kauffman Center.
KC Trains, Planes & Automobiles
Driving into downtown KC from the north you are treated to a panoramic view of the city skyline...framed by the diagonal lines of highway and train tracks along the bottom and the majestic midwestern sky along the top.
P&L Building - Sunset
I had the unique opportunity to attend a meeting that was held on the top floor of the P&L building in downtown KC. The windows in the room allowed an unobstructed southern view overlooking downtown. This view is facing west towards the setting sun...framed by dramatic cloud moving in from the plains.
Nelson Atkins - Southern Path
Wandering the southern lawn on the Nelson Atkins museum is a favorite pastime and this shot was taken during an early spring stroll. I love how the museum is playing hide and seek behind the trees at the end of the path.
The west bottoms are of Kansas City is where the old stockyards and factories of a by gone era used to reside. Left behind are these wonderful old structures that are being reclaimed for a variety of uses. I have always loved the light in this shot as it perfectly frames the graffiti and strengthens the already strong diagonal in the composition.
Barn in Atchison KS
Another one of my Kansas landscape shots with the barn being overtaken by the vast prairie sky.
One of the only benefits of a 7:00 am youth soccer match would be the opportunity to catch the rising sun and morning mist still hanging over the field.
Ft. Scott Angles
This photo is of an old horse stable at the historic fort in Ft. Scott Kansas. I love employing repeating elements and diagonal compositions in my work and this photo has plenty of both. I was so deliberate in it's composition it feels a bit like a study in perspective. :)
Kauffman with Sky
What I love about this shot is how it plays with the scale of the Kauffman Center as he composition dwarfs and humbles a very large, imposing building with the vast midwestern sky.
Barn On A Cold Prairie Morning.
This shot was taken during one of my drives for my upcoming photo book: 71/69/49, I caught this barn out of the corner of my eye on a side road...just off the main road proper. Love the cold/stark mood of this photo...with the muted colors of the landscape and bleak/wintery sky above.
Abandoned Motel along 69
I found this delightfully distressed Motel along Highway 69 during a photo excursion of my upcoming photo book: 71/69/49. This location, and photo, feels very post-apocalypse to me....like you could shoot a scene for the Walking Dead around the building.
Frisbee on The South Lawn
The south lawn of the Nelson-Atkins Museum is a family favorite spot to play, relax and have family fun. On this particular day...a game of frisbee was interrupted by some serious laying about and enjoying the grounds.
18th Street Alleyway
I keep being drawn to this car, and alleyway, along 18th street in downtown KC as I've photographed both several times. What I like about this iteration is the combinations of textures juxtaposed over the angles of the alleyway to help create a wonderfully distressed and rhythmic composition.
South Towards Downtown
The setting sun creates a soft glow along the west side of the buildings as the sidewalk cuts a pathway to the horizon.
An old country mailbox patiently waits for it's next delivery on a cold/wintery day. For me there is a deep beauty in the bleak atmosphere and distressed textures of this photo.
Sunset at Morrow's Mill
A soft summer sunset illuminates the aging concrete of the mill silos as the early evening haze builds in the background. If this picture had sound you could surely hear the crickets happily chirping in the background.
One last ride...
An old, abandoned, rusting car sits parked next to Highway 69 ... a relic and reminder of travelers from another day and age.
Winter at Russel Grain
On a wintery corner, outside of Gardner Kansas, sits this wonderful old building that is still in use today as a Grain/Feed store. On this particular day...a light dusting of snow further distressed the already worn texture and added a nice layer of visual interest and atmosphere to this photo.
Guitar Gently Weeps
This shot is from promotional material for Bryan Maxwell's "4" album. Always loved the mood and light in this photo.