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I love capturing beautiful people, places, special moments, and showing them to others. Photography has been a medium that's been feeding my creative soul for a long time. It has enabled me to see amazing places,  meet so many awesome people on an intimate level, and experience many rare moments. Following my lens has led me through life changing experiences that only a select few

can enjoy.

Here you will be able to see some of the things I've seen and meet some of the beautiful people I met. Each photo posted here came from my camera, my hand, and my eye unless stated otherwise. 

My favorite subjects and themes to capture are intimate portraits of beautiful people; not just professional models but all kinds of people. I enjoy capturing candid life and dated architecture. I love capturing rare journalistic moments in time. I love capturing life happening behind closed doors and action behind the scenes.

Check out my extended Portfolio on Flickr

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The best way to view complete sets and entire collections is through a book. I have ebooks of creative photo sessions dating all the way back to 2012. Visit my eBooks & Downloads store to check out my collections!

How's the self-quarantine life going for you? For me, it's pretty chill and I'm quite grateful for the time off. I've finally been able to get more art done, plan some moves, and get more photos edited. This situation's definitely been stressful around Detroit, but I'm safe, locked in, and staying positive.

 In this photo set Kirsten poses beautifully and seductively in our creative studio. I absolutely love creating with Kirsten and consider her one of my best friends. I guarantee that you will be seeing more adventures featuring her soon. 

In this set Kirsten is wearing Necklaces and a Jeweled belt made by me for my brand SmokeyCitrine. Check out my store to see my latest jewelry collection. 

Citrine is my favorite subject, my favorite being, my muse. Working with her is always a spiritually intimate experience for me. She and my camera lens bond in a way that very few have been able to closely match. We have tons of photos stored away are creating many more in the near and far future. Her energy is strong and vibrant. Her mind is relentless, sharp, and powerful. She is an Artist with many focuses and has a handmade jewelry brand called Citrine Tangerine.

This photo set presents a few sides of Citrine. In the series she is posing in front of one of her vibrant large paintings while wearing one of her flower crowns. Below the set is an in-depth interview with Citrine that will show you a bit about why she models and what some of her messages are. To see the full set, visit my Private Blog.

How long have you been modeling and what made you want to get into it?

I've been modeling for 3/4 years consistently. What got me into modeling was exploring ways to sell, market, and expose...

Sarah is an awesome model with a fun adventurous personality and effortless natural beauty that needs no editing or retouching. Creating with her is stress free and a lot of fun. My only challenge with this session was selecting my favorite shots to publish and share. I first saw her work in a catalog by Citrine LaCroix for one of her fashion brands. So far, we've had 2 sessions with multiple looks that each capture a fraction of Sarah's intriguing personality and stunning looks. This set features her wearing several lingerie pieces from her own collection along with hand made jewels created by me that are available to be purchased here.  Be on the look out for more art featuring Sarah as there are many more shoots and experiences to come!

Check her interview below the gallery to learn more about who Sarah is and why she kills it the way she does. 

How long have you been modeling and what made you want to get into it?

I’ve been modeling for two years! I got into it because...

Photographing a rehearsal of the band Motor City Playback formerly known as The Contours. This is a legendary Motown band that predates many of the greats. Some of the original members have died or retired, but the current members consist of singers from other Motown bands such as The Temptations. This was photographed in 2018.

These are shots from a recent photo session with Dionte (@tom__4it), an awesome model from Detroit, MI. His confidence and edginess shined bright through his posing style and personal fashion, even on a set designed to be dark. 

All clothing in this set are from his personal collection. All jewelry are handmade designs by Citrine Tangerine and I. Some of the Jewelry can be found in HelioVista or Citrine's Store.

Check out this interview to learn a bit more about Dionte.

How long have you been modeling and what made you want to get into it?

For 7 years off and on. A photographer reached out to me in instagram and i said why not.

What's your favorite kind of modeling? Is there any kind you wish to try?

I love being naked. There’s an art and a story to the body and I feel like it needs to be told. I wanna be an underwear model or known for my fearless nudest expressions.

Do you have any advice for new models or people interested in giving modeling a try?

Fall in love with everything you...

Working with Lexi was an awesome experience. She arrived full of optimistic and creative energy and proceeded to slay our session. Her posing was natural and needed very little (if any) critique or adjustment. Throughout the shoot she expressed quite a bit about her drive, passion, and willingness to create which caused me to reflect on, and appreciate, all of the creative energy flowing through the arteries of Detroit.

Check out this brief interview to get better acquainted with Lexi.

So Lexi, how long have you been modeling and what made you want to get into it?

I have been modeling with others for about six years now, but have been creating images for about nine. My step dad bought me a Canon for Christmas as a teenager and that was the beginning! I started modeling as my own photographer; experimenting with my own unique, amateur photo shoots. It was a great way to express myself and get my creativity out. After posting my photos and getting my name out there, I was approached b...

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