Stuff…Part 1

Hi all, Just want to let you know that I have stuff, I like stuff, not sure why I’ve always collected stuff, but I do. Is it a good thing or a bad thing? My wife would vote for the bad side, although living with me for so long, she has started collecting stuff too!…

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Hine Photo…More Than Just Food

Hi All, I have been in business 30+ years. I started as an assistant at a catalog studio, Kranzten Studios, and became a junior photographer in 6 months. Left there to work as an assistant for Dennis DuBiel, one of the top food photographers in the ’80s and ’90s. I started freelancing and shooting on…

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How to…Splashes and Pours

Hi all, I’m recycling this story on shooting slashes and pours because I think it’s interesting and it gave me my start on doing liquids. I base all my pour and splash shots on what I learned on this job. The job came in from Design Kitchen. The client: Abbott Labs, European division. The product:…

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Is it Live or is it Memorex©?

Hi All, The question I am asked the most is—Is it real food?  Followed by— I heard you use… And, Isn’t ice cream just Crisco®? Well, yes and no. We use real food for 99% of everything we shoot. Truth in advertising laws state that we must show the real product being advertised, but the surrounding food…

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Skydiving — Lesson 1

Hi all, I have said one of my longtime passions is skydiving, so I want to introduce all non-skydivers to my sport. July is a busy jumping month for me with 4 weekends of boogies* and planned jumping events. First, a little history of the sport borrowed from Parachuting: The Skydiver’s Handbook, by Dan Poynter…

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Introducing…Lisa Bishop, Food Stylist

Hi all, They say behind every good food photographer is a good food stylist. I work with great stylists! I would like you to meet Lisa Bishop. She is my No.1 stylist. We have been working together almost 20 years—longer then most marriages—back when her college-bound daughter was still a bun in the oven. Today…

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It’s About Time!

Hi all, and welcome to my new website! I know it’s been a long time coming, and I’m excited to bring it to light. If you read my Bio page, you kind of get an idea who I am; if you have looked at my work, you know what I can do. This page shows…

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