1.07.2016

Kevin Floyd of The Hay Merchant


I recently photographed Kevin Floyd, the self proclaimed owner/beer guy at The Hay Merchant here in Houston. Although I've never been there at night, The Hay Merchant sounds like my kind of place because they have televisions, interesting decor and the beer list is long as hell. For part of the shoot, I took Kevin over the the adjacent restaurant, Underbelly, where a lot of the beer is stored. As a side note, I went to that restaurant with my wife, my homey Phelps and Tom Sietsema (in spirit) and the food was incredible. Anyway, big shout to Kevin for enduring a keg as a seat, all for the good of the shoot.  





1.05.2016

Julia Heymach - Texas State Cross Country Champion


Julia Heymach, junior cross country state champion from Lamar High School, was named girls runner of the year for the third consecutive year by the Houston Chronicle. She finally took home the state championship after finishing second as a freshman and third as a sophomore. Big shout to Julia for coming to school on the first day of her Christmas break to take a bunch of photos. On another note, did y'all know that Lamar High's class of '87 buried a time capsule that is scheduled to be unearthed in 2037? Can't wait!




12.30.2015

Houston Texans fans for ESPN the Magazine


In December 2014, Case Keenum led the Houston Texans to victory over the Baltimore Ravens at NRG Stadium four days before Christmas. I was in attendance, but not to watch athletics. ESPN the Magazine sent me on assignment to photograph the Santa-clad, reindeer headband wearing, Christmas themed fans attending the game. I walked up and down the aisles of The Blue Lot (apparently the most lit), making portraits of the most festive fans at the tailgate. When the game started, I moved my party to the various concourses of the stadium. Interestingly enough, I went to an NFL football game and did not watch one second of NFL action. ESPN the Magazine finally ran a few of my portraits in the recent issue with Ronda Rousey on the cover. Big shout to Bob McNair who was unknowingly part of a pretty cool picture I made in the bowels of the stadium.






12.29.2015

Houston Arts Alliance for the Houston Press


I recently worked on a cover story with Houston Press about the Houston Arts Alliance's funding and how it frequently goes to the same people every year. I photographed sculptor Ed Wilson, Janette Cosley of the Ensemble Theatre and Jason Nodler of the Catastrophic Theatre. Wilson, who won, lost and won again a commission to create something for the newly remodeled lobby of the George R. Brown Convention Center was the cover guy. To read more about HAA and it's funding, take a look at Steve Jansen's story.







12.17.2015

Eli for Point 3 Basketball


I recently worked with the apparel company Point 3 Basketball on a social media campaign for the brand. Using the hashtag #OnlyBallersKnow we illustrated scenarios that you'd only know if you hooped on the regular. Here are a few of my favorites. Shout out to the Point 3 team! Looking forward to doing it again!













12.08.2015

The Place Upstairs for Houstonia Magazine


The PLACE Upstairs is an interesting little shop on the second floor of a building in Midtown. There are a bunch of vintage and quirky goods for sale including skulls, a casket, an incubator and early 20th century dolls. Even the shoot at The Place was interesting. I took this particular photo at 11:33p on a Wednesday night after talking with Laura and Mike (the owners pictured) and perusing the store while sipping a 16oz can of PBR. I took this photo just a couple hours prior. All in all, a good night for me with the camera. BIG SHOUT to Laura and Mike who opened their store on an off night and chopped it up with me for a few hours. You should ALL go check it out. You'll have a good time. Check out the write-up in Houstonia here.

12.03.2015

Brennan Williams and Booker T for Houston Press


If the NFL doesn't work out for me, maybe I can get into professional wrestling. That's a sentence that you'll never hear me say but it is a plan for Brennan Williams. Williams, former UNC Tar Heel and former Houston Texan offensive lineman is trying his hand at professional wrestling under the tutelage of WCW and WWE great, Booker T. Sean Pendergast does a great job of telling the story, so I'll let him do it. But I did get the chance to hit Wrestling Xercise Fitness, watch a workout and take a quick portrait. Big shout to Brennan and Booker T for the time and Sean Pendergast whom I've known of since about 1997 when I was heavy into Jim Rome!

Check out the article HERE!