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. 

Agnes in a Swing

Agnes loves the front yard tree swing. Over three summers she has grown more fond of it, and more demanding to spend time on it.

I have made so many photographs of her in the swing that it is tempting to put the camera down when we go outside for this father and daughter activity. But it is persistence that yields a photograph such as this on a rare occasion, that beautiful intersection of work and luck.

Cory MacNeil