In this months(November) issue of Salt Magazine, I got to photograph a sweet Arts and Craft bungalow owned by Dusty Ricks, who is also the owner of the Satellite Bar and Lounge  in Greenfield Park. Much  of the decor is designed or repurposed by Dusty and everything just fits. It is a comforting space. You should pick up a copy of Salt and read the article by the talented Isabel Zermani, as she takes you through a quick history of Sunset Park and a colorful story about Dusty and the wonderful dwelling he calls home. Below are some of the images from the days photo shoot. I hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I did creating them and if you are in the area, stop by the Satellite and enjoy a very cold adult beverage and give a shout out to Dusty.

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This months issue of Salt magazine showcases the Dames Inn, which is described by writer Mark Holmberg as being gently haunted. When I photographed the house and got to spend time with the owner, Pat Peters, I immediately was taken with  her love of Halloween and everything associated with the day. In fact, she keeps the house decorated all the time and if you spend enough time in the home you get the feeling you are being watched by Dame Carpender. She was the original owner and died in the home in 2000. Pat and guests who have rented the home profess to strange goings on within its walls. I have to say the decor can give you a whimsical, but creepy feeling as you wander from room to room. This year on Friday, October 28th from 6-9pm and for a nominal $5 admission, you may tour the Dames Inn and see for yourself. In the mean time enjoy the photos from the photo shoot and pick up a copy of the October Salt and read the whole article written by the very talented Mark Holmberg.

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I was recently contracted for a commercial photo shoot by a company known as Enviva. Enviva is the worlds largest producer of wood pellets, which is a clean energy alternative for fossil fuels. They have several production facilities throughout the Southeast and locally they have a plant in Sampson County and a deep water terminal at the Port of Wilmington. The majority of their product is exported to the UK and Europe where it replaces coal in power plants and reduces their customers carbon foot print. Its a fascinating business and for two days I got the cooks tour of the production plant and the storage facility at the Port of Wilmington. It was actually the first time I had to wear a hard hat during a photo shoot, but when you see some of the following images, you’ll understand why that was a requirement. Enjoy the tour!

 

 

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The following images are from a photo shoot for a firm out of Charlotte, NC., Grand Estates Auction Co. They establish auctions for the sale of high end homes, both domestically and abroad. It seems that sellers of these estate type homes are gravitating to this type of marketing and Grand Estates Auction is very successful at creating the atmosphere and exposure needed to produce a sale. If you are a realtor or home owner they could be a beneficial asset to market a home of distinction.

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I was recently commissioned to photograph the Cape Fear Community College Humanities and Fine Arts Center for Andrew Consulting Engineers. I was taken aback by the beauty of this building and hope that the city of Wilmington and its people realize how fortunate we are to have such a facility in our midst. They have already booked some wonderful performances and it’s just another feather in the cap of Wilmington, as a thriving community of the arts.

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