Vanya & Sonia and Masha + Spike

Director David Alpert and the wonderful folks at Farmers Alley Theatre allowed me to try my hand at a magazine cover style group portrait. This may have been my favorite shoot to date as I paid tribute to a certain favorite photographer of mine (first name: Annie).

Vanity Fair with David

The marvelous cast of Vanya & Sonia and Masha + Spike.

VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE will run February 6th through the 22nd at Farmers Alley Theatre.

Alex Shier

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Having a sweet Sigma 35mm f/1.4 in your camera bag to play with is reason enough for an impromptu photo shoot.  Alex Shier back on the music scene after a medical leave of absence is even better!  Blank basement walls, mountains of old music equipment, 2 clamp lights, some tin foil, and this is the end product.


If you get a chance to see this kid, don’t miss it.  Big things ahead for sure!  Keep up to date on all things Alex at:






All images copyright 2014 Video D’Amour, LLC and VDAfilms

All photos shot on Canon 5D Mark III w Sigma 35mm lens

The Tiger Who Came to Tea

I have a cool little side gig where I get to take photos of fun people and watch amazing theatre. Farmers Alley Theatre in downtown Kalamazoo asked me to help promote their shows with photos and video highlights.

Glad to do it.

Here is our latest venture.


Below are some outtakes from the shoot while I was setting up. I call it : The Untold Story.

Bannon tigerHere’s Bannon: Dad, Tiger, enjoys tea in pink cups.

twctt2_edited-1Tara plays his lovely wife. Clearly, a very happy couple.

twctt4But it’s not all roses and sunshine.

twctt3_edited-1Loneliness and distance can sometimes take hold.

Okay, totally kidding. Yay, happiness! (Though Mom’s still not too certain about that tiger.)


The Tiger Who Came to Tea is sure to be a fun, exciting adventure for the kiddos. It runs November 1 -8 at Farmers Alley Theatre. Dont Miss!