Today we set aside the morning to shoot some personal work. I have always been fascinated with costumes, and interested in just what drives people to wear them. What is it they get out of it? Where does it come from, and what is it that makes them want to do it publicly.

Shooting with the ring light

Shooting with the ring light

To explore this notion, we hit my home town parade and shot some portraits of the more colorful characters who marched in the parade. For these photographs, I used a single Profoto ring light in front of a 4′ roll of white seamless. I have really gotten into the ring light these days, and really enjoy shooting with it.

It was really perfect for these images.

The full selection of images can be seen in the “personal” section of