Work in the studio seeks ultimate control. When a project presents, it often needs a solution in the realm many photographers call "special problems". Like parenting an ill-tempered child, making a photograph with the Special Problems tag takes discipline and patience to produce desired results.
Here are a few of my solutions:
Photographic arts competition - shoot a "tabletop".
Sometimes I'm such the contrarian. Here, I've moved the viewer from the traditional tabletop interior to the exterior of an expansive high mountain desert - yet it's shot very small - and on a tabletop.
Accused of being heavily "Photoshopped" (it's not) the image strives to elevate our thoughts to reach a plateau well above the traditional tabletop...
Don't you think this one's a real butte?
Catalog cover for a lighting supply company.
Engaging the art director with spirited conversations about commercial art - its best examples referenced and derived from fine art - and the various art movements since photography - resulted in the client's acceptance of my concept.
A surreal image of an incandescent light bulb (now obsolete) continues to burn outside the laws of physics.