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The Wolf & The Wolverine

The Wolf & The Wolverine

Jonathan Edward Balfour used to be a cat person. Growing up, the songwriter spent a lot of time at cat shows, primping and fluffing felines with names like Oro Ojos Cruz Bernal of Katsamust. These days, Jonathan is making a name for himself at different kinds of shows as the front man for the indie […]


Azteca

Azteca

This Aztec inspired garment was created by Denver designer, Armando Guerra. The make-up was done by Denver make-up artist, Becky Laschanzky www.missbeckymakeupartist.com Shooting fashion is always great because I get to collaborate with other talented artists. The final images are always a surprise and I love that!


Kaitlyn

Kaitlyn

This portrait of up and coming model Kaitlyn Amick was taken last week as part of a portfolio shoot for local designer, Armando Guerra. Make-up was done by Becky Laschanzky www.missbeckymakeupartist.com who did a great job at creating this soft clean look.


Walleye Run

Walleye Run

The Walleye Run in the Maumee River in Toledo, Oh is a big event each year. It’s so big, Toledo has named it’s professional hockey team, The Walleyes, who are actually in the playoffs right now. Each year the Walleye come up the Maumee river to spawn and it attracts hundreds of fisherman each year. […]


Metromode Cover

Metromode Cover

This image of model Stephen Montez was the cover of Metromode Magazine in 2006.  You can see some more of Stephen’s modeling work at: http://www.modelmayhem.com/StephenMTZ


Self Portrait #5

Self Portrait #5

I’m looking forward to the warm weather. Winter in Colorado is very beautiful, but long. I’m looking forward to grass, flowers and even bugs. (we don’t have many here)


Lifeless Beauty

Lifeless Beauty

I’ve always liked the haunting feel of this piece. I love the contrast of color and mood that’s portrayed in this almost “lifeless” pose. The dress and styling was done by artist, Armando Guerra back when we first met in 1999.


Scholarly Creative

Scholarly Creative

This portrait of Denver fashion designer, Armando Guerra says so much about him. We shot his in his studio on his mirror wall. His space is as colorful and creative as his design. Only Mondo can make so many colors, textures and patterns work in one look. I love this professorial portrait.


Birthday of a Muse

Birthday of a Muse

Today is the birthday of  my friend Felix. I met Felix for coffee today and we talked about photography, our history as friends and our futures. For years, Felix was my main model. Any time I wanted to shoot photos, he was there, ready and willing.  He was open to new ideas and often had […]


Mamiya, I miss you.

Mamiya, I miss you.

As an artist, I’ve always felt the pull of self portraits.  I get so comfortable behind the camera, it makes it easier to photograph myself when I’m holding one of my favorites. I love my Mamiya 645. It’s a classic medium format camera with sturdy design and beautiful optics. I love the sound of the […]


Beauty and the Butch

Beauty and the Butch

No rebel would be complete without a motorcycle and a mustache.  Denver fashion designer Mondo Guerra lends a youthful grace to the hyper-masculine textures and symbols of this Tom-of-Finland-inspired image.


Martini Time

Martini Time

This photo of model, Stephen Montez was taken as part of a fashion layout for Metromode Magazine.


Martini Time

This photo of model, Stephen Montez was taken as part of a fashion layout for Metromode Magazine.


Martini Time

This photo of model, Stephen Montez was taken as part of a fashion layout for Metromode Magazine.


Environmental Portrait

Environmental Portrait

An environmental portrait is a portrait of someone that tells a story of who they are. I.E. portraits of people in their own environments. This Portrait of artist, Brighton Daugherty in his studio at The Other Side Arts was done in 2005 . Brighton is a painter who’s work is informed by different Asian cultures. […]


Tony

Tony

I shot this photo of Tony sometime last week. I used one large soft box to the left of him one smaller soft box to his right and a fill light behind me. I really like the expression on his face in this shot.


Bound by Pride

Bound by Pride

I created this image during a period of my life where I felt the gay community and the gay world was suffocating me. As much as I tried to be a part of it, the more it rejected me or held me back. This is something I struggle with often. I’m very much a community […]


Flower Bed

Flower Bed

As I continue this year, committed to posting one new image each day for 365 days, I would like to begin introducing other aspects of my work. I often use my photography as a starting place rather than an end. I merge the images into drawings, paintings and serigraph prints through a variety of techniques. […]


Spontaneous

Spontaneous

Here’s another shot of Julian from our shoot in 2007. The shirt was made just prior to the shoot by designer Armando Guerra with a shirt straight out of my closet and into the screen printing studio. One of the great things about living at The Other Side Arts was the ability to create spontaneously! […]


First Days

First Days

For many people, photography is a way to fill in the blanks of our memory. As a matter of fact, photos can often be the trigger that helps us remember past events. Some photos record events like birthdays, anniversaries and family Christmas’. Others are simply records of random moments. This photo of Remy reminds me […]


Against the Stream

Against the Stream

Marilyn Tucker of Denver Jogs against the steam near Six Flags Elitch Gardens on Tuesday afternoon February 7,2006. (PHOTO/JEFF BALL)


Enlightened

Enlightened

This back lit image was used originally for a lgbt art show at The Other Side Arts. For many years, I tried to give lgbt artists in the Denver area a venue to show their work. The goal was to engage the lgbt community in dialogue through art.


Social Construct

Social Construct

Gender is a subject that many people look at in terms of black and white. I have always questioned our societal views of what it means to male or female, masculine or feminine. Much of my work deals with the blurred lines between these ideas. I truly believe that gender is a social construction created […]


Masculine Deconstruction

Masculine Deconstruction

Here is another example of deconstructing masculinity. Finding the blurred line between masculine and feminine. I love the cool colors and extreme angle of this piece. The model is Damon and styled by Armando Guerra.