Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New Work

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Monday, December 22, 2008

Michael Aaron McAllister

I had the great opportunity to meet and photograph artist
Michael Aaron McAllister for Craft Magazine. This was my
second time to work with Craft and each assignment was rewarding.
The studio is an enclosed balconey that is 6x12 with 12 foot ceilings.
It is an inspiring workspace. He is turning the quilting & embroidery
world on its head with his work which includes portraits of Napoleon,
Bonnie & Clyde, Jerry Falwell, & Howard Hughes just to name a few.
Click here for detail shots of his work & studio.

Friday, December 12, 2008


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Thursday, December 4, 2008

Espn Rise Magazine | Tyler Griffey

Here are a few tear sheets from the November issue of ESPN Rise Magazine.The assignments showcase high school athletes that are standouts in their sport.The athlete pictured below is Tyler Griffey. He has committed to Illinois and is the top player in the area (and possibly the state) of Missouri. He will play for Illinois in 2009. Tyler was gracious, super talented and patient.

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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Olympus XA

Picked up a new point & shoot film camera- the Olympus XA.
It's a great little pocket rangefinder, plus it smells like film.

© David Torrence

Monday, December 1, 2008

Golf Carts Take to the Streets

Recent tear sheet from my inbox featuring Bob and Shirley Woll
from Sesser, Illinois for AARP. Due to the economy and gas prices towns like Sesser are allowing golf carts to be used as a mode of transportation. I always enjoy this type of assignment meeting new people and discovering details about their slice of life. If you are ever near Sesser stop by the Opera House Cafe, they have some of the best fried chicken I've ever tasted.

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Sunday, November 23, 2008

Route 66

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LIFE photo archive hosted by Google

© Peter Stackpole

© Gordon Parks

LIFE photo archive hosted by Google

Friday, November 21, 2008

Signs of Springfield | Route 66

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Sunday, November 16, 2008

Rend Lake

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Thursday, November 13, 2008



Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The Olympics You didn't See

Photojournalist David Burnett behind the scenes of the
2008 Beijing Summer Olympics. Got to love that he is shooting
film with a Speed Graphic and Holga cameras.

The Olympics You Didn't See from David Burnett on Vimeo.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Victor 10.31.08

My friend Victor stopped by the studio last week visiting from L.A. It was great to see him again and hear about his opportunities in the city of angels. I was able to capture a few frames before we headed out to lunch.

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Cecil Houghton White House Photographer Dies

Cecil Houghton, official photographer in the Kennedy White House died Monday.
AP has the details.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Location Scouting

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Saturday, November 1, 2008


While we're waiting on location for someone to unlock the doors
I snapped these photos. It was a beautiful morning with some really
nice lighting, to bad we were shooting inside.

Friday, October 31, 2008


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Monday, October 27, 2008

Rend Lake part 2

I managed to finish a couple of scans this weekend from my recent trip
to Rend lake.

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Saturday, October 25, 2008

One Year Ago

Today, one year ago, I posted my first blog.
Happy Birthday blog.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2008


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Monday, October 20, 2008

William Eggleston | W Magazine

William Eggleston in Memphis 2008.
© Juergen Triller

Nice article in W magazine November 2008 issue about William Eggleston.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Quonset Hut

I am fascinated with quonset huts.

© David Torrence

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Inspiration | Flack Photo

Flack Photo is one of my favorite photography blogs for daily inspiration.

Dog Walk Observations

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Saturday, October 11, 2008

Rend Lake

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I had a few moments after my shoot in Sesser, Illinois to stop by Rend Lake to take in the splendor before I had to head out of town. I ran a roll of film through the Hasselblad and look forward to the scans.