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The Virgin’s Laments

I believe that art tells stories of the times. If one wanted to travel through time, simply look at the art produced during the desired era. And no other matter is more prevalent during our time than emotional health - or lack there of. “The Virgin’s Laments” is a continuation…

Corpus Operis (Body of Work)

Corpus Operis Latin for "Body of Work". As I am advancing (I was thinking more "aging" when I typed this) in my development in photography, I find myself thinking of my passing and what I would leave in my wake. It's hard not to think about time when you are…

In the master’s absence

When Abby proposed to pose for my work which has been heavily based on renaissance lighting, the initial idea was to reference Diego Velázquez's "Venus Del Espejo". It was going to be a modern take on vanity. But as the time of the shoot approached, the 1987 romantic fantasy movie…

The sadness we cause in our wake

For a while now, I have been studying at length the lighting treatment the old masters applied to their paintings. As my studies give me access to more and more knowledge, I am finding myself very pensive of what it must have been like painting stories of the times while…

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The Sacrifice – Exploring Caravaggio’s light through fine art photography

During my vast and undisciplined study of the old masters, I discovered Caravaggio. He's commonly placed in the Baroque school, of which he is considered the first great representative. In the world of fine art photography, he's well regarded for his particularly intense and beautiful mastery of the chiaroscuro style.…

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