As a photographer and a knifemaker, it was a natural progression to combine two of my passions. I found there was a need for high quality photos of knives for publication, advertising, promotion and archives.
I also quickly learned that high quality knife photography is very challenging. It took a great deal of learning through through trial and error to develop a style and technique that produces quality photographs that highlight the features of a knife without unwanted reflections in polished surfaces.
I developed and built custom light tables just for shooting knives that give me precise control over lighting, shading and reflections. That, combined with professional quality cameras, lighting and props, have allowed me to produce images that have been published in knife magazines and used in advertising for well known knifemakers including Gil Hibben, Richard "Hutch" Hutchings, and Richard Schuchmann.
My photos in Knives Illustrated, Blade Magazine and promotional flyer. 6 page article and photos in Knives Illustrated
My photos were used to illustrate a feature story by Linda Hibben in Blade magazine
In addition to my photography I do some writing.
Feature article and photos about Gil Hibben - Knives Illustrated December 2006
Photos for "The Smithsonian of Knives?" article - Blade Magazine April 2007
Feature article and photos: "The Knife for Rambo" - Blade Magazine February 2008
Feature article and photos: "Treasure Found in a Barn" - Blade Magazine March 2008
Feature article "Gayle-Force Folder" - Blade Magazine March 2009
Photos for "Bond With The Wind" and "The Blade Bucket List" - Blade Magazine October 2008
Co-Author of "Rich Past, Promising Future" - Blade Magazine January 2009
Numerous photos in various issues of Blade Magazine
Photo for the Las Vegas Invitational Custom Knifemakers Show promotional flyer.
Photos for "More Extreme Marksmen" - History Channel documentary
Feature article about knifemaker C Gray Taylor for Blade magazine
Blade Magazine: Preview of the 2010 World Cutting Championship
Blade magazine: Review of the 2010 World Cutting Championship
Blade Magazine: Feature article "Sly's Knife" (knives in the movie "The Expendables")
Below are a few examples of my knife photography.