Though Deborah photographed the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco many times, her intention was to find a more creative way to make a few shots. It’s a personal challenge to shoot the familiar and come away with a shot that is uncommon and beautiful. But more important, it’s not the same shot as she got before, and not the same as everyone else’s as they shoot next to her.
Photographing Travis Howard as the sun dropped, the light lit the desert grass on fire and the idea of the lone banjo player enjoying the evening light was created. In all of Ian Spanier's portraits, he tries to evoke an emotion or a feel and he will use all the tools at his disposal to make that happen.