Thursday, December 5, 2013

Bexley Owners Club Pen Ad Images

To learn more about or purchase the Bexley pens, click here. FYI: they are amazing writers!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Mr. Pung

My most recent shoot was with the very talented Mr. Pung here who not only plays three instruments, but sings and conducts as well. He also happens to be a great person.

Friday, November 1, 2013

My Work in BluPrint

New work featured in November 2013 issue of the Philippines' BluPrint Magazine!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

New Work for 230 Elm

Aficionados of 19th and 20th century antiques and collectibles (especially mid-century modern!) will appreciate 230 Elm, a new shop near Cincinnati in Ludlow, KY. 

Photography: Jay Plogman Photography
Graphics and layout: Brown Workshop

Monday, September 16, 2013

New Work for Appointments' Penfest 2013

New work for Appointments in Cincinnati, Ohio. Penfest is their annual event where representatives from one to two dozen of the world's most prestigious manufacturers of fine pens gather at their store to  show their complete lines and introduce new items. It is a pen lover's dream and attracts people from as far away as Memphis and Detroit. This is my third year to provide the photography for the advertising of the event. Brown Workshop provided the graphics.

The postcard flyer layout is shown below.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Ankur in Shades of Gray

Many believe models are little more than pretty faces, forever obsessed with their appearance, checking themselves out in mirrors and shop windows in stereotyped narcissism. I've got some news for you: models who do that are rarely that good. At least that's what my experience has shown. We should all be concerned enough about our appearance that we take at least one quick look in the mirror before leaving home to ensure we're not going to be a complete embarrassment to ourselves, our family, our friends, or our community. Just a brief glance to see our clothes are on right side out, there's no toothpaste running down the sides of our mouth, things like that.

Ankur Man is one of those models who spends just a fraction of a second with a mirror. He is working towards his PhD, is an articulate blogger, and positivity radiates from him. Check out what beautiful things he has to say about his home away from home, Cincinnati, Ohio to know there's a lot more to this model than meets the eye!

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Monday, August 12, 2013

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Jojo in the Rain

A cool, gentle rain accompanied by a nice breeze began during my shoot with Jojo. We took advantage of it!

Friday, June 28, 2013

New Work with Model Mark Hill

I received a message from model Mark Hill a couple weeks ago saying he'd be in town to visit his family. It proved to be perfect timing as I had just purchased some new photo equipment and like any boy with his new toy, I was itching to test it out! Fortunately I had worked with Mark on two other occasions over the years and had new ideas for how to shoot him - especially now that he has a newly ripped physique. Here's some of the results of our recent collaboration.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Tuesday, June 4, 2013


One shot from a recent shoot with a wonderful guy who refers to himself as "friendly, conversational, and dorky". I don't know about the "dorky", but the rest suits him well and helped make for a great shoot experience!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Prenuptial/Couples Shoot

Here's an image from a recent prenuptial shoot. If you are planning to get hitched (or would just like a couples shot whether you are married or not), contact me for my package rates! 

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Taxi Cam

These are some shots I did from through the window of a taxi in Manila one evening. Traffic was at a virtual standstill, and I was happy for it, as I had always found this particular avenue to be fascinating. It is even more so at night than during the day.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Brick vs. Nature

The last time I saw this building was last summer. It was nothing but a two-story cube of vines. Without the leaves on the vines one can see through to the structure beneath (barely).

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Manila in Your Pocket?

My book Musings from Manila is available as an eBook for iPad and iPhone as well as a pdf for viewing on any computer for just $29.99! Click here to download yours!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

New Feature of Some of My Recent Work!

Today I was caught totally off guard by the following statement about my work: "Jay has an impressive way of blending model within their surroundings. Within Jay's captures, models don't just inhabit their location, they devour it, becoming part of it." Wow. I'm speechless. Thanks so much to Tye over at Favorite Hunks & Other Things! Check out Favorite Hunks & Other Things blog for the rest of the article ... and photos!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Mr. Sunshine

Sometimes all the lighting equipment you need is that big ball of fire in the heavens - the sun. In the right place and at the right time of day it can be your best friend. Such was the case one day when I did a shoot for my friend Noel. We walked into this room, saw the great mural on the wall, and waited for the right time to begin shooting there. Here's the best shot from that set!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Marc Mendoza

Sometimes as a photographer you just want to shoot. If you know another photographer, there are times you can usually find him or her wanting to do the same. If that other photographer also likes to spend time in front of the camera, you have a subject as well. Well, it happened that my friend Marc Mendoza and I both had the same day free and we were both itching to do a shoot. We couldn't find anyone who wanted to model for us. It was summer in the Philippines and neither of us wanted to do more urban Manila scenery because it was almost 100 degrees! As Marc is a good photographer and also quite good in front of the camera, I had my subject for the day. Here's the best image I caught of him:

Monday, February 18, 2013

Ghost from the Past

Today I thought I'd share one of my favorite images shot several years ago of my good friend Yucel while he was showing me around the old walled city of Intramuros in Manila one day when I had to renew my visa at the Department of Immigration there. It was a great time and yielded some fun images, this being my favorite, shot in the church of San Augustine. I like the way the motion creates something of a ghostly appearance.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

You're Going to be Seeing a Lot More...

You're going to be seeing a lot more of this man. Actor/dancer Darnell Pierre Benjamin here has just been cast to play in a new short film which will begin shooting soon.

Friday, January 18, 2013

The beautiful blog Artistry of Male Soul Food has done a nice feature of my work with model Jessie Lee! Please check it out by clicking on the link.

Monday, January 14, 2013


I rather like this side shot of the Lincoln Memorial opposed to the typical shot taken from the steps in front of the statue. What about you?

Thursday, January 10, 2013