After just having finished reading a book , “A Journey: My Political Life” by former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, I was excited to be given the great opportunity to shoot Mr. Blair for the World Leaders Conference which happened to be hosted here in West Palm Beach at Palm Beach Atlantic University.
For this portrait I wanted to have a portrait one would expect to see in an old world portrait gallery. I also wanted to emphasize the character that the years have given to Prime Minister Tony Blair.
I must say, I was surprised by Tony Blair’s sense of humor and how down-to-earth he is. To hear him talk about his time on Downing Street and his desire to make the case for faith as a force for good in the modern world was really inspiring.]]>
In that same box is a print of the image you see here, which in a lot of ways is my grounding image. I originally saw this haunted house in another photographer’s portfolio a long time ago when I was just getting started myself. I asked them where it was, and about a year later, I was in Germany on a business trip for the record label and made a roadtrip to find and to shoot it.
I got there just as the sun was setting and shot it from the road on a roll of old Kodak film with my camera sitting on the roof of the car since I had forgotten my tripod. That week when I got home, I changed just about everything in my life and those decisions are what ultimately resulted in my being in Palm Beach and doing what I am doing now. In a lot of ways, that old house in the woods on the Bavarian border marked the end of one long road in my life and the start of the much more exciting one I’m on now.
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So, now you are here on my new website, and my new blog. I hope to make this next milepost on the “Long Road” a place to not only show my current and favorite work, but to interact with other people who love art, music, culture and technology as much as I do. I can’t promise everything in this blog will be photography related, but I will try to keep it as interesting as I can. I often get emails asking a lot of “how did you do that?” type questions, so I imagine that I can use this as a venue to address some of those questions as well. If you have questions, or have an idea of something I should explore here, please drop me an email and share your thoughts. Looking forward to walking a little further down the long road with you!]]>