SCOUNDRELS + RAKES is a visual project. A learning experience for the author on visual communication.  A project to learn as an artist and develop as a photographer.


  1. I reserve the right to change my mind. This blog is not political or apolitical. This blog is not a blog about Cameras, although I will talk about cameras from time to time.  

  2. I don't really argue on the internet. I enjoy debate and respect people's opinions and that means I enjoy learning; so sometimes I change my opinion I don't always update old posts to reflect a change in opinion or the way the world works. So trolling me over something will not result in a response.

  3. I put stuff on the internet. Just because I put stuff out there doesn't mean everything with my name on it has been endorsed or created by me. If something concerns you; Just ask. 

  4. I am not sponsored by any company.  I just am a guy with a few cameras and a desire to take photos.  Photography makes me happy.

  5. I am inspired to create new work.  That means I will probably share things that are inspiring my photography or visual aesthetic. I do my best to credit original content creators for works that I share in my site. If a content owner requests that I not use parts of their original work I will remove the work and update the post to reflect the change.

  6. I work with models. I don't discriminate on Gender, Looks, color, creed, or anything else. I think people are beautiful. I want to take pictures of people based on how they look.  Sometimes I stage photos sometimes I shoot on the street.  I get releases where possible.  What I really hope for is that people who come here will respect the people who let me shoot them.

At the end of the day...

This site is for me.  I hope you like it but if you don't I get it. Constructive criticism is appreciated but otherwise just keep it too yourself.


Macbook Pro 15" Retina

Lightroom and Photoshop

VSCO and Custom Filters

Leica SX-70 Flash


Digital Cameras:

  • Leica SL 
  • Leica M - Monochrome

Film Cameras: 

  • Leica M6
  • Leica IIIa
  • Canonet QL17 
  • Yashica Electro 35G
  • Mamiya 645 Pro
  • Hasselblad 503c
  • Polaroid 250

There are more but these get the most use and are usually with me.



For B&W:  I prefer Ilford films but I do experiment.  As I can get my hands on expired or unique films I will comment on photos with what film I shot with

For Color - Kodak Portra films.  I love the look and how easy it is to work with.


In general I am open to out comes and love to experiment with different formats of film and will continue to work with them more and more. Lets keep film alive.