Poet & Doctor.
Adam Gallardo needed an author’s photo, typical needs for book jacket, website, and other promotional reasons. His first book of a two book deal will be coming out soon. After photographing a typical author’s headshot, I wanted to capture some of Adam’s personality and experience. Basically, I wanted a bit more of Adam’s experience of being an author, his reality.
As is the case with most of our creative lives, we cannot completely remove our daily responsibilities from our creative endeavors. And Adam’s writing was no different. He, of course, spent hours at his laptop. But he also cared for his two lovely boys. His extremely supportive wife and partner, Melissa, had more typical work hours.
This was the household reality. As much as we imagine an author’s existence to be while they are creating, the realities are unique. This is Adam’s writing space – the corner of his living room. And those are Adam’s beautiful boys and ‘assistants’. I’m very much looking forward to reading Adam’s new book.
I’ve worked with Kelly Williams Brown for the past few years. She understands that I’m her personal photographer even after the success of her book & J.J. Abrams turns it into a sitcom may take her to parts unknown. ; )
Yesterday, I was honored to photograph the staff, volunteers & space of the Raphael House (website, Facebook). I had been contacted by Karol Collymore (photo below). She absolutely rocks, and the staff and volunteers are just so brilliant!. They are doing such great, and unfortunately, necessary work.
I did a (very) quick photoshoot for Caleb latest finished bike build. I can’t tell you how impressed I’m with his work.