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Keeping Secrets

Keeping Secrets

Keeping Secrets Book Cover

Cassie graces the cover of Alyson Noel’s book Keeping Secrets.

Keeping Secrets is a book by Alyson Noel, the author of the #1 New York Times Bestselling Immortal Series and the Riley Bloom series for St. Martin’s Press.

A brief description of the book reads:

“We usually tell our best friends everything. Our crushes, our embarrassing stories, our secrets, but sometimes there are truths so deep and dark that we can’t tell anyone. Not our parents, not our sisters…not even our best friends. Some secrets are so unspeakable that we keep them safely locked away so no one will ever discover them.

But what happens when they become more than you can handle alone? In these two magnificent novels, two girls can’t tell anyone about the terrible burdens they carry. But as they’re about to learn, it’s not our secrets that matter most—but those who still love us once they learn the truth.”

Visit Alyson on the web and view her entire collection of books.

The face of Keeping Secrets.

Cassie is a spectacular model based here in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I have had the good fortune to work with her on many occasions and she is certainly one of the easiest subjects to photograph. It really is impressive to see her come to life in front of the lens with complete and total confidence in what she is doing. This makes a photographer’s work much easier and allows for more attention to be paid to the shot rather than the frequent model corrections that often occur during a shoot. The difficulty in photographing somebody like Cassie happens after the shoot with the hours spent sifting through hundreds of virtually perfect shots and trying to find the best one, it’s a good problem to have but still pretty tedious. If you are involved in a project and have an interest in using Cassie, contact me and I will pass her information on to you. The cat is under management by me and is still trying to make his big break.

Take a look at some shots of Cassie and other faces that have made their way onto the publishing circuit.

Sparrow Colony

Sparrow Colony

Dynamics within a sparrow colony. There is an elusive kingfisher that I have been stalking for a long time with no luck whatsoever. The most notable encounters with him usually occur while my camera is not in hand, or even more nauseatingly, as I am switching lenses. Despite the frustrations, I do enjoy the hunt… Continue Reading

Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy

Fake photos of Hurricane Sandy and the result of rapid-fire journalism: This is the story of one of those fake photos of Hurricane Sandy, my photo. The other morning I awoke to a sea of emails and notifications that my 2008 shot of the George Washington Bridge had gone viral. Apparently someone had passed this… Continue Reading

Ordinary Beauty

Ordinary Beauty

Kelsea appears on the cover of Ordinary Beauty by Laura Wiess. Ordinary Beauty by Laura Wiess, “Lauded by critics and authors for her heartbreakingly real heroines, Laura Wiess brings readers another devastating tale of betrayal and redemption rich with the raw emotion that made Such a Pretty Girl a classic.” Ok, so I don’t really know much… Continue Reading

Macro

Macro

Macro photography up close and personal. The great thing about macro photography is that you are never more than 2 feet from a subject. When passing time, I am usually digging around in search of some sort of critter. There are more shots to come but for now I will leave you with these. Nikon… Continue Reading