I regularly get bored in airports. Last year I did a post from the Phnom Penh Airport in Cambodia. This year, on my way back from Cuba in the Havana Airport I stopped several fellow travelers and asked if I could take their portraits.

I asked this beautiful woman if I could take her photo for my portrait series. She smiled slyly, and slowly stood up. I took a couple quick shots, and she moved expertly between each one. I joked, “seems like you’ve done this before.” “I’m a model, I was here for a Italian Vogue shoot with some of the old Cuban cars.” She pulled out her phone and showed me some behind the scenes shots. After looking at the photo I took of her, she said, “That’s really nice! My name is Monic Perez.”  When I got home I had to look her up. She is a former Miss Universe contestant from Puerto Rico and a quite successful model.

Coincidentally that morning, a woman staying at the same Casa Particular as me (Anne Bichon, a photographer from France) had told me she had come across a large photoshoot production and snapped a photo of one of the models between shots.

Tools: Sony A6300, Sigma Emount Adapter, Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Art, beautiful window light

Teaser from a Photoshoot on Flagstaff Mountain with Elizabeth Sasseman

Tuesday I got out with Elizabeth Sasseman, unsuccessfully trying to avoid the wind, to do a shoot for her portfolio. Despite the wind we did get some great stuff. I just wanted to share one of those photos.

On another note, I bought two new domains today with the release of nearly 700 new domains including .dance, .winners, .cool, or .party. Go find the one that’s right for you. Or…try to buy up domains like or
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Portraits of Josh White

I’m prepping to do a shoot this afternoon for Cornerstone Apartments, which you can see photos from my last shoot with them here! <-- a="" click="" me="">. It should be a fun shoot on a beautiful day. 

Yesterday I did a quick portrait shoot with musician Josh White at Madelife, the creative incubator where I work part time as a photography mentor.

He said he wanted something dark, simple, black & white, and low key. The back room at Madelife is painted black, so dark is easy. I used a single constant light in a 36″ softbox to get the desired effect. I pointed the light away from Josh so that it just skimmed his face. I’d been wanting to create something like this for a while. I’m happy with the results.