Zoe West does Ralph Gibson at Cattail Studio

Zoe is back for a Model in Residence 3 day visit, so we took the opportunity to shot some ideas I've had, inspired by New York/Paris photographer Ralph Gibson.  His minimalist images are both simple, yet often visually compelling and powerful.

Zoe is a very talented and versatile model, and had no difficulty grasping my ideas... 

Here's an example :) 

You can see more images from the shoot at:



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Press Release: New Studio Location - Cattail Landing!

Dear Carriage House Studio Members,


Good News!

For all the photographers, models, makeup artists and others who used the Carriage House Studio in Washington DC, founded in 2008, we have now completed the process of relocating to "Cattail Landing" a great new property on the Chesapeake Bay.  Our new location is a little less than an hour from Washington DC, or Baltimore, and just 2 ½ hours from Philadelphia and 4 hours from New York City.

Some of you are familiar with the original Cattail Studio, launched in 2013 - 2014, and then used occasionally for workshops from 2014 - 2017.  We now have added to the property and acquired the house next door, a three bedroom, three bath house, on the water with a pier, and 2 ½ acres of private land on the Chesapeake Bay.

Our focus in our new location at Cattail Landing will continue to be to hold workshops and offer rental space for photo and video shoots.  We will also continue to hold events at other venues where we have collaborative arrangements, including StudioWerks DC, the Wyoming Farm in PG County, and our studio in Miami, Florida.

Starting September 1st we will begin our Fall 2017 of monthly workshops, and take bookings for rentals, as we did at the DC Carriage House. Cattail Landing is listed on Air Bnb and can also be booked by models or photographers for multi-day, overnight use.

Here's a link to the new addition, and images from workshops in the past!  

Cattail Landing Photo Gallery

For more information about the property, rates and availability, visit our Air Bnb listing at:

Cattail Landing on Air Bnb

Upcoming Events:

Sept  - 10stMeet and Greet - Sunday Afternoon 4:00 to 8:00 PM / Come visit the location, walk the property in-doors and out, and meet other photographers.  Models will also be invited and we will have some spaces set up and designated to shoot! Light refreshments will be served. (Eventbrite Link coming...)

Oct - 20th Feature Model Workshop- The beginning of our Fall / Winter Fine Art Nude photography workshop series... Stay tuned to Eventbrite for more details.

Questions and comments welcome!


PD - Remember this post... 

Unfortunately, 2016 was a year where social media (Facebook, Instagram, Meetup, etc... ) became increasingly restrictive about artistic expression, affecting many members of our community. 

Our conclusion is that the only way to protect and sustain our artistic community is by building a mailing list of creatives, free lancers, and others interested in photography who we can reach out to using in-house content that we control without being subject to the "Terms of Use" of third party providers. 

Please share this newsletter with others as the best way to continue to develop our community of creatives, free-lancers, professionals and others who enjoy photography!







New Update to Website

We updated our website in September to reflect that we now have two additional studio locations (Cattail Studio and Wyoming Farm Studio) available to our members.  

Our Photography Gallery and Printer Lab has also now relocated from Washington DC to the Annapolis Design Distrct, in the Gallery 3976 Arts Complex.