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An illustration of my life, loves and various random information
that you may or may not find the least bit useful...
all from the island of St. Simons.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Friday Foto: Dock

Today's photo is fresh out of the camera. Shot just this morning, right behind the old Spankies Marshide off of 17. This a is a single image, with only minor lighting adjustments made. I love old docks.

Stay tuned next week for the another addition of the Friday Foto.

Sunday, October 16, 2011


femme: an online exhibit by benjamin galland

originated from a commision for a woman's hospital, femme, is a collection of abstract portraits of the feminine figure. my only reserve is that the collection is not complete. but alas, it's the woman's body, how could it be?

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

New Magazine Spread: Elegant Island Living, June 2011

One of my favorite clients to work for, Elegant Island Living Magazine, asked me to shoot the third installment of their annual swimsuit edition, to which I have had the fortune to shoot every year so far. This shoot was fun as always.

You can view the whole issue here, but my shots are below, enjoy!

First, my FAVORITE from the spread:

... and the rest:

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Cover shot!

The March issue of one of our local magazines, Elegant Island Living, just hit the stands, featuring a fashion spread shot by yours truly! The editors liked one of the shots so much they chose it for the cover.

My model had a wonderful look. I just love the dead-pan stare, and this chick had it down to a tee.

The shot was taken on the boardwalk heading out to the beach at the Coast Guard Station beach access. It was late afternoon. Shot at about 200mm with just a hint of fill flash, trying not to loose the warmth of the afternoon sun.

You can see the whole magazine, as well as the rest of my spread here. Thanks!

Monday, March 07, 2011

What I did this weekend

We have a family cabin in North Georgia, Epworth to be exact, (just north of Blue Ridge). It's an awesome place and I often post photos from recent trips. It's located right on Fighting Town Creek.

We decided to build a deck out back, that just hung over the bank. We wanted a place to be able to sit down outside, with a great view of the river. We had 6 guys up there this weekend and knocked the whole thing out, starting Friday morning by digging 8" by 4 foot deep holes for the cement pilings that we made. We finished Saturday around 2 p.m. with a aluminum ladder that extends down into the creek for easier access.

Of course, like any project, it's not REALLY finished yet. Future plans include a bench seat on the left and right and we're going to run power out to it for a plug, as well as some cool mood lighting under the bench seats.

It rained the better half of the weekend, but it didn't stop my time-lapsing! I set up a tent over the camera and had it running the whole weekend. On Friday I was trying the time-lapse out with one HDR image (three shot bursts) every 30 seconds. I didn't like the HDR for this because of the ghosting images when people moved. It also needed to be more often. So on Saturday I went with one image every 15 seconds. Then I strung them all together at 6fps and here you are.

And, right before I left, I strapped my old canoe to the top of my Jeep. Stay tuned for this one... she's getting a complete overhaul!

Tuesday, March 01, 2011


I was on a recent shoot for the Hampton Inn on Jekyll Island, and Anson tagged along as a model. Just thought I'd post a quick shot from this shoot. Anson certainly is a photographer's child. "CHEESE" is his favorite word.

If you've never been to the Hampton on Jekyll, I STRONGLY recommend it. It is a fantastic, brand-new hotel, with great amenities and an amazing boardwalk (seen above) that leisurely meanders through the forest out to the beach. Go check it out.

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

A dingy Dinghy

It's been a long time since I've posted anything and I feel remorse for that. However, instead of typing a clever post on reasons why or making vast promises in hopes of a more robust blogging future, I'm just going to jump write back into the blogosphere with this photo.

Last week I was on a boat (not flippin' copies) photographing a dolphin tour for Jekyll Island. I love boats, grew up on them and have many stories associated with them, as every boater does. My dad always says, if you want something to go wrong, go boating. Not a fantastic photo by any means, I just liked the word play associated with it.

As you can see, if you've been a reader of Island Profilin' before, there's a new look. I thought it was time to spice it up a little. It coincides with my new web site,, to which you can access directly from the menu above. I certainly welcome your comments. Cheers folks!