Category Archives: Portraits

Asheville Citizen-Times Scene Covers

Thanks to Asheville Scene editor Jess McCuan for assigning some recent Asheville Scene Magazine covers. The magazine has updated it’s coverage of local food, art and music and it looks great. Here is a sampling.

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New Work

Last weekend I photographed the “NeoClassic Tangerine” Local Stylist Competition on Walnut Street in front of 5 Walnut Wine Bar. The Tangerine Ball pre-party featured models wearing fashions from local designers and stylists. The Tangerine Ball events benefit The Asheville Area Arts Council. The photos were for the Asheville Citizen-Times.

I also enjoyed photographing and talking...

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Recent work

Here is some recent published work.
Mark Peyton, chandelier artist and Ralph Burns, photographer at right

Therapists work with children at The Grotto ABA Preschool housed within St. Gerard House a non-profit ministry in Hendersonville, NC that offers evidence-based treatment for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

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Verve Cover

Thanks to artist/fashion designer Adrienne Antonson for her patience and hard work posing for February’s cover of Verve. It was a pleasure collaborating with her and Verve editor Jess McCuan to create February’s cover.

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Verve December Cover

Thanks to Verve cover model Janet Webb for making such a great cover.  I enjoyed working with the warm late afternoon light reflecting off the buildings in beautiful downtown Asheville.

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Wabi Sabi: Brad Stroman creates works that reflect the intimate and fragile relationship between man and nature

I admit I had never heard of the Japanese Zen Buddhist aesthetic called wabi-sabi. A belief that all things are incomplete, impermanent and imperfect. The esthetic of wabi-sabi encourages a contemplative look at our lives through a meditative and diciplined search for humility and understanding of our place in the physical world. I met artist...

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Looking back to go forward: mixing old and new technology.

I dug out my old 6X6 film camera and started shooting some portraits with it. I’ve been looking for something visually different and I’ve always liked the look of film. I had the film scanned to make a digital file, thus the reference to the technology mix. This is a shot of local artist Melissa...

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Heather Lewis

I recently photographed artist Heather Lewis for Verve Magazine. Her creative use of found materials amazed me. I loved her projections using plastic and other items placed in an overhead projector.
She is part of the Green Shadow exhibit at The McColl Center in Charlotte through August 20. Her work will appear in a group exhibition,...

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August Verve Shoots

I just got back from a two week vacation. Here is an update of a couple of Verve shoots from July and August. At left is Viola Spells multimedia artist and jewelry maker at Zenobia Studios in the River Arts District.  At right is Sabra Kelley, co-owner of 12 Bones Smokehouse. Her restaurants are two of the...

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King of the Mountain

I photographed Nicholas Figel, Owner and Chef  of Cyprus International Cuisine in Highlands, NC. for Our State Magazine for a preview story on the  King of the Mountain Chef’s Challenge. He is a true master at his profession. His winning dish from last year’s competition was an African Gumbo.

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