A portrait session that will forever be a defining part of my life both personally and professionally. You can read about the process of creating this photograph from start to finish via the link in bio.

Robin Williams, photographed at the St. Julien Hotel in Boulder, Colorado.

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Years of touring and no-budget personal projects have made me somewhat resourceful as a photographer. When ideas start to spark at 2AM there’s not always studio spaces or hordes of rental equipment accessible so I’ve learned to make do with what’s available.

I had just wrapped my CMT #ArtistOfTheYear sessions for the day and got the itch to create. I didn’t exactly know what, just that I needed to make something for myself. Before I had time to talk myself out of it, @contrastcreates and I built a makeshift portrait studio in my hotel room. Then I called @ryankfollese. An hour later we were shooting.

About five minutes into the shoot things were looking good but safe. Taking a step back we all decided the best thing to do was to throw out what we knew. Ryan ditched his dark wardrobe for something light while I flipped around my @oliphantstudio canvas to its unpainted side. All of a sudden we were inspired, shooting some of our favorite stuff to date.

Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It’s self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can’t try to do things. You simply must do things. - Ray Bradbury

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(at Hyatt Place Nashville Downtown)

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