I met Duncan through his mother Darcy. Darcy and I volunteered on the TATUR Mud Run Planning Committee. As a result, I have been photographing Duncan for years! Duncan is a second generation Booker T. Washington student and a brilliant kid with a grounded sense of community. I have had the pleasure of photographing over the years and he has always been up to having fun at photo sessions, we even had a snowball fight at centennial park a few years ago for family portraits! Duncan is always quick with a joke and you can tell he sincerely loves his little sister and enjoys her company (most of the time).
For his Senior Portraits Duncan opted to feature downtown Tulsa in his photos giving them a more urban feel. This only made sense, his elementary school was Lee Elementary and just steps from downtown proper. The Tulsa skyline has been home to so many of his memories over the years it almost felt like a family portrait at times!
This year he graduated from Booker T. Washington High School where he participated in the IBD Programme. Duncan was one of three Presidential Scholars representing Oklahoma this year, actually he was the first from Booker T. Washington in ten years! Obviously highly intelligent, but also well grounded; Duncan will attend Princeton this fall.
One of the many reasons I am so proud of Duncan is that he is incredibly humble, personable and considerate young man, Duncan chose not to wear his Princeton shirt at school after his acceptance. He realized that not all of his friends were accepted to their first choice school and he did not want to make them feel worse.
Tulsa will miss his smile, jokes and quick wit while he is away.
Equipment Used: Canon 6D, Canon Rebel t3i, Canon 70-200 f2.8, Canon 24-105 f4, Canon 18-55 F3.5-5.6, Paul C Buff Alien Bee 800, Paul C Buff Vagabond Mini, Paul C Buff 56″ Octobox, Wescott 36″ white shoot thru umbrella, Fuzzy Flector, Induro AT413 Tripod, Manfrotto XPRO Monopod+ Three-Section Aluminum Photo Monopod, Vanguard SBH-300 Ball Head, Spider Holster Pro, PBL Pro Heavy 10′ light stand, Samtian LED Video Light Wand, Yongnuo YN660, Yongnuo YN560-TX MagMod, MagMod Sphere, Manfrotto Backdrop Support System, Black Muslin 10×20 Backdrop
Software Used: Adobe Bridge, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop, Imogenic Portraiture, Nik Collection, Topaz Labs