Ides Of March Burlesque
Bound Together Series
50th Annual Scarab Club Photography Exhibition
The Caelyn Session
Selections from Bound Together
The Abigail Session
My Dark Ophelia
The Vampira Session
The Brooke Session
2021 Senior Sessions Booking Now
Chrysalis, or American Gothic Redux
Teaser: ‘Role Play’ One
Form & Function Teaser
The collaboration of ideas & talents oftentimes leads to greater results than ever expected. This is definitely one of those projects. Stay tuned…
EVENT: ‘Stroke’ by Satori Circus
Class of 2019 Senior Sessions Now Open!
If you are looking to deviate from the ordinary studio-based photo sessions and really want to have your son or daughter shine in a unique setting, contact me today. We can discuss location options which are geared specifically to your Senior and will make them feel right at home. Whether in or around your home or property, in a nearby town, industrial setting or downtown city, I have covered them all. Let’s make your Senior stand out!
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Event: 2018 Michigan Burlypicks
Senior Sessions Now Open
Spoken Eroticism in Pixel Form
The Brody Session
The Cameron Session
Detroit School of Burlesque Grand Opening 2017
Thunderdome – Detroit Style
5th Annual Michigan Burlesque Festival
Emma – Class of 2018
which side do you feed?
The Family Circus
Rebecca Goldberg – Artist & Musician
Rebecca Goldberg – Artist & Musician
If you don’t know of her, learn.
If you’ve never met her, find.
If you’ve never heard her, listen.
Booking Now for Class of 2018 Senior Photo Sessions
Satori Circus Print Sale
The Beauty in Shadow & Light
Beauty can be found in the darkest of Shadows
or in the brightest of Light.
It is for You to decide where to look.
I offer you a compilation video of a series of Butoh performances done by my Friend, and Artist, Satori Circus at The Damned Exhibition in 2016. Accompanying him, creating the beautifully dark aural landscape, is the very talented Dixon with his violin.
This was my first real attempt at documenting… in real time… a performance artist. It was a challenge. I need to expand my reportoire… find new ways of expressing myself… new ways of capturing the moments of my Life. Every time I watch this it feels like I am there again… in that space… feeling every emotion…raw. Perfect.
Tell me. How do you feel? What do you see?
The Darkness | A Portrait
Inspired by wet plate collodion photography, I tried to emulate the same look without too much post-processing work, focusing on in-camera manipulation. I like the results, but can see making some changes with lighting and depth-of-field and focus.
What do you think? Input appreciated.
Thank you to my Seniors…so far.
It was a busy late Summer and Fall season for me with quite a few Seniors to photograph. To those Families that spread the word about my services and to those students who gave me their All, I thank you. Being a part of documenting this time in Amanda, Austin, Sean, Alex, and Jack’s Lives truly is an Honor.
If you are interested in booking a Senior Session with me for the Winter, please contact me. Click here for specific info on my Sessions. I wont be setting any specific dates for availability, but am willing to work out special arrangements for you, weather permitting. As for the Spring, I will make dates available once the weather becomes more tolerable.
The Man Behind the Makeup
One of the best ways I can honor an Artist, and more importantly, Friend, on their Birthday is through imagery. I was honored a few years back to capture the true Russ in all his simplicity in Detroit. So, to the Man behind the makeup, I wish you a Happy Birthday and a year filled with multiple personalities, adventure & possibility, and most importantly Love. Your Friend always ~ Brett
Michigan Burlesque Festival 2016
Senior Photo Session FAQ
The All-American Opera Singer
Lindsay Terrell, All-American Opera Singer & Girl Next Door
I was hired to update Lindsay’s headshots last week as the audition season is coming up. Based on a previous photo shoot I had completed with her cousins, Lindsay felt she could trust me. What an honor. The time we spent in the park was relaxed, filled with laughter, and her beautiful smile. (And occasionally that seductive little smirk would show up.)
Based on the results, I think we nailed it. Good luck this season, Lindsay, and thank you for trusting me with your image.
If you are looking for your own headshots or portraits, please Contact Me.
There are people that you run across in Life that completely change everything.
These two are at the top of my list.
These photographs, done on the spur of the moment while working on a video project with them, is the best way I can express to them my Gratitude and Love for everything they have taught me.
Greg Thompson – Peaceful Warrior, Artist & Friend
Jan Thompson – Survivor, Singer, Songwriter & Friend
Event: Valentine’s Variety Show
Check out my DAMNED images!
This is by far my favorite time of the year in Michigan because the weather starts getting colder, the nights get longer, Hallow’s Eve is just around the corner and the Damned Exhibition at the Tangent Gallery/Hastings Ballroom in Detroit opens its doors! If you ever get an opportunity to attend this 3 day event, do it. It’s a cerebral and visual overload run by some very passionate Artists and Performers.
Having attended since the original Damned Exhibition 8 years ago, each year progressively grows in quality. From a photographers viewpoint, as you will see from my Gallery below, it is a beautiful evening of dark and enlightened performance art. I actually get excited when the middle of October rolls around knowing what’s ahead.
Click on the Gallery below and leave your feedback on the imagery.
If you are in need of a photographer to capture the true essence of your event, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Satori Circus: Coming to a T-shirt near you…
Coming soon to a black t-shirt near you: Satori Circus Triptych Heads!
Based on the interest level, I plan on releasing a limited run of these halftone Satori Circus head T-shirts based on my original photograph from 2010. You too can own one, or two, or all three of the images.
Whaddya think? Anyone wanna walk around town with a clown on their chest?
Leave your comments below so I can decide.
It’s not how your day starts…
…but rather how it ends.
Today did not start out very well, considering I woke with a fever and chills, which I directly attribute to a weekend filled with nasty weather and just being somewhat run down. But after sleeping in until Noon, bombarding my system with meds and tons of H2O, I can confirm I have not let the fever win.
After finding out from my son that he had dropped his laptop and was experiencing some issues with it, I went to Best Buy this evening to do some research on what their Geek Squad charges for an evaluation and what a new Toshiba Chromebook would run if I needed to go down that path for him.
On my way out, I ALWAYS walk trough the camera department to window shop and ran across an INSIGNIA™ Macro Ring Flash on sale for $39.99 (regularly $70+). Always wanting a dedicated ring flash unit for portraiture, but not wanting to spend a lot of money, I jumped at the chance, knowing I could always return it within 15 days. Well, so far so good. I am definitely happy with the results of my model, shown below. I just thought that there would be more of a “ringlight halo effect” in the eyes… ; )
I’d say with this find, my day has ended just fine.