Harriet Steinke, Composer

Harriet is a wonderful, talented composer who contacted me about doing a lifestyle shoot.  As we scouted locations at the IMA, we decided to go for a laid-back approach.  She is currently finishing up her studies at Butler University.  She is also a friend of Josh Turner and Ellie Glorioso-Wible; also amazing, talented people.  I'm honored to photograph another artist!

Please enjoy this small sample from Harriet's shoot, she did a great job!

Independence Day 2015

I was very happy to have a few evenings free from work this holiday weekend.  I got the opportunity to hear some live music and see some incredible fireworks at the Connor Prairie Museum.  On the actual "fourth," I spent some time with family and friends and saw another fireworks show in Carmel, near the Palladium.  Happy Independence Day!

Ellie Glorioso-Wible, Cellist

It was great to hangout with my friends Ellie and Jordan!  The last time I saw them in person was at their wedding (Margaret and I were so privileged to document their day). 

Ellie had asked me a few weeks ago to shoot some portraits of her with her cello. 

Due to the cold weather we weren't able to shoot outside, so we improvised with some great indoor spaces at Butler University. It was a treat to hear her play and it was awesome having her husband Jordan assist me with lighting! 

There are a couple distinct looks in this set which reflect both her physical expression and her emotions, all aligned with the pieces she played live during the shoot!

St. Louis Weekend

I got to spend some time with David and Daniel Alexander, as well as their parents and older brother.  I drove down to shoot a video project with David, for Southwest Airlines (more details coming soon).  We got to spend some time catching up, dreaming about ministry possibilities, as well as business ventures.  God has been faithful with keeping this dream of impacting the world through art, alive in us.  

David got to tap-dance with an amazing singer/guitarist/songwriter, Javier Mendoza.  So I had some hummus with some veggies and watched the entire concert at a local coffee shop in St. Charles.

As the time passed, I mentioned to the guys that I kept having a desire to capture a story of an incredible person. I love to pre-visualize a lot of my work, both conceptually and aesthetically.  I described the angles, the sounds, even the colors... So we went to a bbq gathering and met some wonderful hosts; we had great conversations, then we met Brryan Jackson.  A young man, about 23 years old who just happened to be that incredible person with an unimaginable story of hope.  David, Daniel and I, looked at each other, amazed that God had placed us in the right spot at the right time.  

So we decided to film a short concept-introduction video.  We had some minor setbacks with time and location (the city library security guards were hard to work with), but we managed to get enough footage and a brief introduction narrative.  I cannot wait to reveal this brief introduction.  We are praying that God will gather an entire team of collaborators to make this short film/documentary possible.  Also, my best wishes to Daniel, as he goes off to Hillsong College in Australia!!!

Check out some images from my weekend in St. Louis, and some stills from the Southwest video!