THEIR LIVES IN BOLD

"I've always loved faces, how different they are from one to the next and the landscapes that they give to the camera's eye. More than that I love the idea of making a person bigger, amplifying who they are and making them larger than life. To me that's what portraiture is about. What I find so fascinating about each person here is if you walk away as enamored as I am, or not, it's something that won't change them and most certainly is something that they will not be destroyed by." - Andre Steven Rutgersen

Duncan B.

Meaghan..."Blue Is the Warmest Color..."

Melissa R.

David Rinaldo's Life After, Back In Stride.

"One of the most difficult people I've ever photographed. A conflicted, complicated hellion. He's also very giving, upfront, emotional and sensitive. He's one of three I've had more than six sittings with. Looks aside all of the above is why." - Andre Steven Rutgersen

Tony N. ...outtakes

Robert J.

The above black and white featured in "Faces, Outtakes & A Few More Observations" 2020. Five prints sold privately.

Two of my muses, Meaghan and Evan together at last. They both trusted me and that made this portrait sitting what you see here.

Big Paulie

Evan C. "I don't think this man knows how beautiful he is but it's obvious he has a certain power and is aware of it. I believe once he becomes conscious of just how beautiful and powerful he is, that has the potential to spark a dark tragedy. What an exciting prospect." - Claude Maurice (Photographer)

"The Ghost In You"

"Zeki_One" He's got no fear in front of the camera at all. I mean none. He improvises everytime and knows what to do with little to no direction. At the same time he bares so much of himself and there's still this sense that he hasn't really revealed anything to you at all.

"Queen Calo"... featured in the portrait photography book "BAGPIPES and DRUMS" Click Available for Purchase Above!

Outtake

Mega-Wattage....Meaghan W. She's not just beautiful but takes chances. The first time I met her I knew that she would be something that no one would be able to take their eyes away from.

Featured in the photography book "Just A Few Adventures In Cameraland" 2024

Featured In The photography book "Just A Few Adventures In Cameraland" 2024 Daven T.

Adam L.

"Ireland...Angelic Hell On Wheels!" This Image Featured in the photography book "Just A Few Adventures In Cameraland" 2024

Kyle D. President National Tartan Day NY Committee.

outtakes

Courtney C. from the photography book BAGPIPES and DRUMS" 2023

outtake...

Meaghan...Flawless!

"Schock Star!" Matt was made for the lens. He's undaunted and indominable in his music and when the camera is focused on him. I think God knew what he was doing when he was giving the last name Schock. How perfect.

This Image and below featured in the portrait photography book "Bagpipes and Drums" 2023

Joseph O.

From the photography book "Faces, Outtakes & A Few More Observations" 2021

Infront of Behind The Scenes w/ Marti (at left) and Coreyanne.

Coreyanne A. This image featured in the portrait photograph book "BAGPIPES and DRUMS" 2023

"The Salty Stache"...Brendan

Meaghan

"Her Emerald Altar..."

"Rawell..."

Rob L. from the photography book "Faces, Outtakes & A Few More Observations" 2021

Rob L. outtake

Patrick M. The above portrait is featured in the photography book "Faces, Outtakes & A Few More Observations" 2021

This Image featured in "BAGPIPES and DRUMS" 2023

Sazara J. 35mm color Images featured in the photograpghy book "Faces, Outtakes & A Few More Observations" 2021

"Coreyanne and her Clan"...

Daven T.

Eric S. from the photography book "Faces, Outtakes & A Few More Observations" 2021

Tongue's Out w/ Matt L.

Matt L. outtakes

"Zeki_One..."

The Image above featured in the photography book "Faces, Outtakes & A Few More Observations" 2021

"Patti In Bloom"...

"Paulie Bagpipes"

Tim C.

Blanca M. both photos taken in New York City's Lower East Side in 1991. From the photography book "Faces, Outtakes & A Few More Observations" 2021

Evan C.

...outtake

Tony N. These first two portraits and the one below are featured in the photography book "Faces, Outtakes & A Few More Observations" 2021...available for purchase.

Tony N. ...outtakes

"Man and Metal"...Dominick

Dominick J. These three Images from the photography book "Faces, Outtakes & A Few More Observations" 2021...available for purchase.

David Rinaldo before the lens again.

David Rinaldo This Image from the photography book "Faces, Outtakes & A Few More Observatrions" 2021

...outtake

David from the photography book "Faces, Outtakes & A Few More Observatrions" 2021

John M. outtakes from the book "Bagpipers and Drums" 2023

Color version can be seen in "BAGPIPES and DRUMS" 2023

"Weihs of a Heavy Weight..."

"Snow White Lives..." featured in the photography book "Just A Few Adventures In Cameraland" 2024

Bob F. outtakes

Bob F. from the photography book "Faces, Outtakes & A Few More Observations" 2021 ...

Brendan, the above photo is from the photography book "Faces, Outtakes & A Few More Observations" 2021 Left, outtake...

John H.

"John" this photo and left from the photography book "Faces, Outtakes & A Few More Observations" 2021 Color version can be seen in the portrait photography book "Bagpipes and Drums"2023