"Just A Few Adventures In Cameraland"


Portraits and Profiles

Portrait sessions from 2019 to 2023 with conversations and observations of the faces profiled.

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"He looked like a fallen angel, replete with all the dangerous male beauty that lucifer could devise."


Lisa Kleypas

  (American Author, quote from the "The Devil In  Winter")

VISUAL FEAST

"He likes posing. It's like he's been waiting for the conventions of celebrity but doesn't need the poking and prodding and all that go with it. He knows what to do and likes it and what's not to like about someone that enjoys being photographed? I could look at him everyday for hours on end. I'm a woman and need to see this."


Salas Ruiz

(Photographer)

PASSION IS A WOMAN

"There's so much feeling in this moment and one can only Imagine what she was thinking about. the title says it all. the viewer is left to decode what was happening, that makes for an image that you just can't look away from. Joie de vivere!"

- Claude Maurice

(Photographer)


CANDID CALOGERO

"I think it's all funny, all this ***! That's why I'm always sharing the stupidity of of us all, it's out there and I take a lot a **** seriously and do all my grown up stuff that I gotta do but I'm gonna laugh. I'm gonna eat, drink and enjoy everything around me. If anyone else wants to moan an gripe about what I do and share oh well. They can't laugh I'll do it for them." 


Steven Calogero Marrone

1975 - 2021


STAR TERNER, VERY MUCH IN THE MOMENT

Like the others photographed, he could easily be one of the fresh new faces in LaLa Land and capture a whole generation with that flash of a smile and his very real and touching sincerity. Not a goal for him, his objectives are much more grounded in the reality of his own making and within that he's managed to carve out a place becoming a shining example for those his age and then some. 


"I love this! That baby face, he's an animal with a baby face. I love animals and he looks like he's eating life with big fangs."


Simon Dobbin

(Writer)

AT FIRST BLUSH

She seems to be made for the camera, and is a woman that relishes her moments under the lights, it's that and knowing where the light is that makes what I do easier. I think she knows the impact she has on the lens. Her entrance has the effect of transforming every other woman into a soft boy.


"This is a woman any man would leave his wife for."

Claude Maurice

(Photographer)

WILD AT HEART

"Striking to look at, they look like two young lovers on the run in a independent thriller love story, something dangerous and romantic. I still don't believe that they aren't lovers. But what's great about imagery, this image is that if you know or don't know you can't help but think that something, a real moment passed between these two. Something did. You said their not models so it's something I've never been more sure of."


  Traci Griffin

  (Editor / Photographer)

FRAME, SET, MATCH

I was grateful to have caught them on the upswing of their sometimes tumultuous friendship. Like any two that know and care for one another it's never always smooth sailing and I've been witness to the choppy waters myself once or twice caught in those rough seas. Smooth sailing or not what Matthew and Paul have has endured and odds are won't slow down. 

BLOND FAITH

With his long hair and the light cascading down on him, one might get the feeling they are looking at the second coming of Jesus, or a rock star. He's neither but not opposed to the comparison, at least the former.


"I've always had a thing for blonds."


Natalie West

(Photographer)

SOUL FOR BARTER 

"Behind the lacquered mask was a real person, even I forgot. I was never what I sold. I didn't realize when making those deals early on in that business, and I did, that I would have to live with them forever."


David Rinaldo / Marc