Ethereal Portraits Inspired by the Magic of Winter

This past fall, I reached out to the gang at Columbus Flea to see if I could set up my pop-up photo studio at the upcoming market. Thankfully, they were just as excited as I was and a few weeks later I was snapping portraits of Flea attendees and having an absolute blast. When Winter Flea was announced, I followed up with the Flea team and once again, they welcomed me like family.

I knew I wanted these portraits to be distinct and to tie into the season so I started thinking about ways to pull off a concept I had been wanting to try for quite some time. Inspired by icy, frosted windows, my love of all things ethereal and mysterious, and the work of Columbus-based artist Ann Hamilton, the portraits are an ethereal homage to Ohio’s long winter months.

The images were shot during a five hour period in the back corner of the Columbus Flea. The temperamental techniques that go into these portraits present their share of challenges, but they also make every image unique and, a little magical.

A special thank you to the Columbus Flea fam, Adam and Entella for assisting, and all +100 of you who stopped by and allowed me to take your photo. Y’all are incredible.

See some of my favorites below and, if you are interested in learning more about my pop-up photo studio and how we can work together on a shoot, send me an email at