Sketch Book


In 2016, metal fabricator Cory Fass stripped his chopper motorcycle down to the naked frame. When he welded, I observed. I asked questions while he was grinding steel and polishing aluminum. I learned about motorcycles, design, craftsmanship, and a lot about Cory Fass. 

To Say Something is sixteen lessons, sixteen things I learned or confirmed about saying something through visual elements during the hours spent witnessing a custom chopper come to life in a Kansas City double door garage. This class is to help photographers, visual communicators, draw closer to their unique expression, to point to something, to say something. 

Sunday Portraits

Children grow up too fast. At least that is what parents with adult children tell me. Just in case these parents posses the future assessment I too will make, I have started a tradition of photographing both children as we exit the house on the way to church on Sunday.

The idea originated from Tricia’s long standing tradition of photographing both children at the front door on the first day of school, and on the last day of school. To heighten the contrast, she has each wear the same outfit on first and last days.

Cory MacNeil