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. 

Missionary Portraits

These two missionaries came to our home to deliver a message. Before they left, I took them to the soft light of the back porch, and grabbed a living room lamp to give a contrasting highlight, which also serves to give their eyes a specular highlight.

The next Sunday, I handed each a shipping tube containing a 13 x 19” print to send home home to their parents.

Cory MacNeil