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Smith & Wesson M&P Print Campaign for IQ Agency: M&P Advanced by Design

February 12th, 2013

Art Director:  Mike White

Creative Director:  Brad Hanna

Retouching: Gretchen Hilmers

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Dixie Print Campaign for TG Madison: Unclean World Smart Stock Cutlery Dispensers

February 11th, 2013

Art Director:  John Gregory

Creative Director:  Jim Spruell

Associate Creative Director:  Mike Betts

Retouching: Gretchen Hilmers

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U.S.M.C. Print Campaign for JWT: Toward the Sound of Chaos

February 8th, 2013

Creative Director: Justin Baum

Art Directors: Pedro Gonzalez, Ted Harbourt

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“Unorthodox” for Atlanta Magazine

March 1st, 2012

I recently did a series of portraits for Atlanta Magazine to accompany their article “Unorthodox” about local religious leaders approaching their faith in unique and, at times, controversial ways.  On my own volition, I decided, along with fellow cameraman Keith Roberts, to film one of the stories three subjects, Pastor Dennis Meridith, during a service at Atlanta’s Tabernacle Baptist Church.  Pastor Dennis, as it turns out, is openly gay – a true anomaly for most Christian denominations and a brave move in the Baptist church.  Click to experience.


I also photographed Pastor 7, a former biker thug converted while in solitary confinement. Now the leader of 7 Bridges To Recovery Church, Pastor 7 runs an outreach program for the homeless, housing many in a building on the premises and taking aid, and the Word, to Atlanta’s underpasses – home to an entire subset of destitute peoples.

Finally, I spent some time and photographed Rev. Barbara Brown Taylor, Professor of  Religion at Piedmont College, Episcopal priest, Christian feminist and celebrated author.  Rev. Taylor made waves when she lost faith – not in religion, but in the business of religion and left her ministry.  This is the subject of her book Leaving Church (HarperSanFrancisco (aka HarperOne), 2006).  She had a great sense of humor, laughed a lot, was very personable and, for one who admits to not liking having her photo taken – did great.

I’d like to give a big shout out to Gretchen Hilmers for the retouching!

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USMC Production Photos

December 7th, 2011

Here’s a battery of images from the massive USMC “Toward The Sound Of Chaos” campaign.  Click to experience!

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Maris Family Thanksgiving 2011 Time Lapsed @ 24fps

November 29th, 2011

The gathering for a Thanksgiving meal is one of the few times a year that multiple generations of a family will all meet in one place.  To catch up, laugh, drink, and most importantly – eat.  Generally a lot.  This year we headed up to my parents home in Arkansas, as did my brother and his children (though, just like my own, they won’t be ‘children’ for much longer) and ate like kings on a classic Thanksgiving spread.  I’ve been experimenting with time lapse photography as of late and the opportunity was perfect.  So enjoy the entirety of the Maris Family Thanksgiving meal (including desert) in under two minutes!



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NASCAR / COKE 2011 Assignment

November 15th, 2011

Shake N’ Bake, round two!

Here are eight ridiculous, verging on strange, candid shots of me with some of the NASCAR drivers taken during a recent Coke assignment.  We were capturing the drivers for standees, in store life size cardboard cutouts, using the 60 megapixel Phase One camera. If you could not tell by the images, these guys are very fun, I look forward to working with them again!  Thanks to everyone at Momentum and IMG for a great shoot!  Click To Experience!


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Adron: Psychedelic Tropicália Folk Chanteuse Extraordinaire

November 14th, 2011

It’s a mouthful, but I honestly don’t know how else to describe this young lady!  Taking cues from the sun drenched sounds of the Brazilian pop form known as Tropicália, 70′s psychedelic folk and the recent revival of all such sounds (Akron/Family, Juana Molina, Arto Lindsay, Tom Zé, Os Mutantes, Fleet Foxes, Coco Rosie), Adron puts it all into a seamless blender and hits puree.  Her songs float along with strong acoustic melodies and those infectious tropical rhythms that just make you want to do nothing but relax. It’s all in service to a beautiful voice that effortlessly captures the feel of fading sunlight and awakening forests deep in the summer.  Wonderful.  Visit her Facebook HERE.

A few weeks back, Adron and her band came in with a head full of concepts for her new album Organismo‘s imagery and I was happy to help her see it through!  We’ll also be embarking on a music video soon, so look for that!  If you’re in town, come by the record release party this Friday @ Smith’s Olde Bar! Retouched by the velvet hand of Brad Kaye! Click to Experience!



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At Home and the Battle of Healing pt. II

October 17th, 2011

Here is another from the series of images I took for / The Bob Woodruff Foundation; at the Center For The Intrepid / Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas.    Click to experience!

See previous entry HERE.

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At Home and the Battle of Healing

October 7th, 2011

I recently took two trips for / The Bob Woodruff Foundation; one to San Antonio, Texas and another to New York City, New York.  My purpose was to document some of our service members who are now reintegrating their lives stateside. It was an incredible experience to spend time with everyone and maintain such meaningful conversation!  Thanks to everyone, especially those who served and continue to serve. This is this first series consisting of portraits, with more to come soon.  Click to experience!



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