Alex Shier

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:









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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!

Willkommen, Bienvenue


I first met Adam F. Carter as we were waiting to audition for “The Eight: Reindeer Monologues” at the Whole Art Theatre back in 2003. He quietly, politely introduced himself and shook my hand. But when his name was called, Adam strolled out onto the stage and owned it with an enormous presence that seeped from every molecule.

No hyperbole. In fact, those who have seen him perform would say I’m understating.


This is one of many reasons why “Cabaret” at Farmers Alley Theatre is a must see. Adam will be making his own the role of the Emcee. It was my pleasure to photograph him for promotion of the show.

Tickets are on sale now at