Tag: Atlanta Magazine

“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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Billy Redden: Dueling Banjo Boy Today!

August 2nd, 2011

Last week I went down to Clayton, Georgia.  My assignment for Atlanta Magazine: to photograph one Billy Redden, known to the world from his brief, but unforgettable role as the young banjo savant in the 1972 film, Deliverance.

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Don’t let the thumbnail scare you, the actual video is very crisp!

 

Well, here he is today!  Click to experience.

 

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Widespread Panic for Atlanta Magazine

May 27th, 2011

Here’s the set that I did of blues rock / jamathon journeymen Widespread Panic for Eric Capossela (who also created the stained glass-eque font) and Atlanta Magazine.  Retouching by Bradley Kaye.  Real nice, down to Earth dudes. On the newsstands now!

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Chief Of The Atlanta Police Department George Turner

February 28th, 2011

Here’s some shots I did for Atlanta Magazine recently of Chief George Turner of the Atlanta Police Department. He swung by the studio with his entourage and we did it quickly and efficiently, taxpayer!  The excellent retouching is courtesy of Brad Kaye.   Fawn Ortega was our intrepid stylist, as ever.  Very pleased with the results – especially that he wore the leather – very cool.  Click to experience!

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