John Gosling for an ongoing project

I am often thinking up projects that I am interested in shooting, and a lot of the time it begins with the types of portraits I want to take. I'll come up with a lighting idea and then I get on the look for subjects. I wanted to change things up a little for a new shoot project. I have decided to first find subjects and then tailor a shoot to the subject. 

I'm toying with names for the project... 
'A gaggle of Goslings' ...? 
'Not related' ...?
'No relation' ...?

So first up in this project we have John Gosling. John is an artist/print-maker who shares a studio in the Torpedo Factory. If you get a chance you should check out his work {}. 

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- Stephen

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Russell Westbrook for an ESPN Project with NBA

Everyone knows Russell Westbrook just put up some crazy number to become the first player to average a triple double in multiple seasons. 

ESPN posted a fun project showing what Russell wore arriving at every single game he played this season.

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Give it a look!

- Stephen

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Alice, Stylist

Alice is an incredible hair stylist here in Washington DC and if you're wanting to look your best you should make an appointment with her asap! {}.

We got a lot of great shots from our session together in the tight hair studio, with one big gridded octo as our key, we made it work.


- Stephen

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Virginia Business, Best Places to Work Issue; CarFax

I shot a bunch of cool people for Virginia Business this month. It was their "best places to work" issue and they sent me to some really fun places all over Northern Virginia.

CarFax based based in Northern Virginia lets you bring your dog to work and their office was really fun. 

For this shoot we photographed their head of HR with some of the office dogs.

Here is how it ran in the issue. 


- Stephen 

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NBA Media Day 2017: Washington Wizards

I photographed some pretty cool portraits for NBA Media Day at the beginning of the season. I wanted to shoot something a little moodier than usual and piggy backing on last years media day I knew I wanted to shoot with blue and red gels again. 

Pretty simple set up. 3 lights. We have the key light as a medium octobox placed high and pointed down and forward. And then on one side a bare strobe with a red gel and the other side had a bare strobe with a blue gel. 

Here is out setup...


A 9 foot black seamless from Savage, a medium octobox for the key; high and to camera right, and then 2 stripboxes for rim lighting coming from each side (one with a blue gel and one with a red gel). 

And here are the images we came out with.

Big thanks to the Wizards staff for prompting me on the screaming/cheering photos!

- Stephen

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Is it #BestNine or #best9?

I decided not to post my best nine on my instgram account as it would mess up the 3x3 ordering that I've got going on. 

Looks like my best nine is a good mix of personal projects (dogs and Alice (bottom left)), professional climbers I photographed for the Access Fund and some branding/marketing collateral I photographed for a start-up political marketing firm. 

I hope you enjoyed my instagram this past year and continue to do so in 2018!

- Stephen

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New Site!

Happy January and welcome to my new site. After many years with a different website provider, a few too many things were changing that I wasn't happy about so I started the search for another website provider and after doing the diligent research I decided on going with Square Space for my online portfolio. 

There are a bunch of reasons why I chose Square Space but here are just a couple; some other professionals that I admire greatly have moved over the Square Space recently, the platform is very easy to learn, they have great options for adding e-commerce (which will hopefully be coming soon, keep your eyes peeled for that), the site templates look fantastic and many, many more...

I hope you enjoy the new site!

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- Stephen

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