The Luthier

Episode 3 of 'My Kind of People' is now in the last stages of production and we'll be filming tomorrow afternoon and late into the evening. We wanted to give you a little glimpse of what's to come.  

Tim Horrell - Owner of Horrell Guitars

The happy secret to better work

Staying self motivated and inspired is often one of the hardest things for me to do. I see so much competition on a daily basis that it often becomes overwhelming and leads to feeling defeated before I ever begin. Then I come across things like this . . . and remind myself how a simple outlook and some hard work will overcome all pressure or burden. 

Choose Happinessssss!


Top 10

A new web series Simple & Historic will be unveiling to bring a little flavor and practice to our routines.

We hope you'll enjoy!


Texans by way of Kansas

Here are my friends Logan + Ashley. They met in a bar and their getting married! Yes, they are from Kansas but we don't hold that against them anymore.  

Congratulations Argo's!

Down from the Mountain-Tops

About four years ago one of my best friends and his wife decided to up and move to Colorado. Needless to say I was jealous!  

I can remember the first trip I took with them to the mountain town that eventually became their home; Pagosa Springs, Colorado. It was actually the first I'd ever heard of the Ski Pass called 'Wolf Creek,' and from there my novice education of what fresh powder is was forever changed.

I'll never forget riding the lift up to the top and not being able to see more than 10-yards in front of my poles. Skiing to the edge of a tree-bank just to sit and watch people blindly pass by, finding their way down the mountain and hoping to see someone choose the wrong slope so I could watch as they fell their way down the mogul's of the black diamonds. It was awesome! 

Now, four years later and I've yet to be back for another ski season. So, I'm still jealous; but that's besides the point. They are about to introduce their baby girl into this world and I was honored by getting photograph their beautifully courageous family. So here they are, some of my best friends; the 'McGuires!'

The Art Behind Glass Blowing

We just wrapped on a one-day shoot yesterday with a glass blowing artist down in Canyon and other than the first degree burn on my backside from standing in front of the furnace with the doors open, I would say it was a success!

If you've ever wanted to know what determination feels like; try standing on top of a camp fire with a 1" metal rod in your hand that you have to keep moving with your fingertips so that you don't lose the form of the caramel-like liquid on the other end. Always moving, always adjusting. 

Anyway, don't want to give away too much so I'll stop there but here's a couple snapshots from the set.

Canon 100mm EF USM 2.8 Macro

We are about to do some food photography for a local client and while I've been wanting a longer focal range macro lens for a while, this seemed the best excuse to go ahead and make the purchase. Here's a couple of test shots taken with the lens mounted on a Canon 5d Mkii.