June 2016


These shots are not particularly new. These were created about four years ago for Virginia State Parks. The final photo of the “giant stack o’ s’mores” was printed with a die cut and looked pretty cool in all of the visitor’s centers along Virginia highways.

I stumbled upon these as I was collecting images for a saxmanphoto.com website redesign (check it out!), and thought it would be interesting to post the “behind the scenes” shot, that shows (some of) the mess that was required to produce the final piece. The marshmallows had been toasted over electric stove burners (romantic, eh?), and skewers were used to help keep it all together on set. Note the hair dryer in the lower right, which was used to get the chocolate looking nice and melty-licious.

Bonus points to anyone that correctly gets the reference in the title of this post.

Multi Level S'mores, photographed for Virginia State Parks

Multi Level S’mores, photographed for Virginia State Parks©Jeff S. Saxman

Multi Level S'mores, photographed for Virginia State Parks

Multi Level S’mores, photographed for Virginia State Parks©Jeff S. Saxman

Last week I was set up for some simple portraits in the studio. In the days that followed, I used the opportunity to take a look at myself, often times a very close look at myself. It was a chance to experiment with some interesting, if not ground breaking, lighting techniques, as well as some post production techniques I am interested in. Over the course of the process, I found myself moving in tight with the macro lens and even playing with fire. And, you may notice I got a haircut last week.

Folks seemed to dig the shots I loaded up to facebook and instagram, and wanted to include them here as well.

Ultimately, I used the set for a few product shots as well, but am still working out the post production. Will post soon. Stay tuned!

Self portraits by Richmond Photographer Jeff Saxman

Self portraits by Richmond Photographer Jeff Saxman

Close up photograph of eyeball, iris, pupil

Close up photograph of eyeball, iris, pupil

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All photos ©Jeff Saxman. No reproduction authorized without prior written consent.

This group of photos is a couple years old, but I thought I would break it out in celebration of National Donut Day. I drove by Sugar Shack Donuts on Lombardy about an hour ago to pick a few up to photograph, but the line was out the door! Good for you, Richmond! Donuts for lunch! I’ll just have to get mine later. Rumor has it RVA Racing will be making a donut run later today, as we often tend to do!

The donuts in the photo are from Dixie Donuts, which sadly closed up shop a few months back. Wherever you get yours today, enjoy!

Dixie Donuts, six varieties of donuts

Mmmm, donuts. Images ©Jeff Saxman.