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. 

GAFB Swim Training

I invited myself to photograph a group of soldiers during their swim training preparing to try their hands at earning the German Army Fitness Badge (GAFB).

The interior lighting of the pool is low and halogen driven. Nasty. Two walls of windows the width and length of the pool let in natural fall morning light. Yes. The under water lights on the pool sides make great spot lights for bodies under water.

Cory MacNeil