The Three-Minute Picture Show 2010

Interior of the Victoria Theatre
This past spring and summer I spent most of my spare time volunteering for the Three- Minute Picture Show, a film festival that encourages anyone, regardless of experience, to dedicate 30 days to creativity. Continue reading →

A moment of Zen

Cowley Studios Las Vegas moment

Those Google kids


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The Ameci Twin’s

Ameci Twins

Kristen in the studio

Portrait session with Kristen in the studio.

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Bride for a day

This is the first stop on our "trash the dress" shoot. We stopped off at a small lake in Golden Gate Park were a small marble column structure was erected. This is us returning to the ca after the shoot.These are all installments in my wedding portrait series. I'm swimming in dangerous waters her because I am not a wedding photographer, but I do love portraiture. Whether a bride or a matador I love a great subject and a beautiful environment.

Once in awhile I’m a second shooter forĀ Debra, and I love it that way. Continue reading →

Five Poses

Body Builder in the studio.

Five Poses, originally uploaded by gregorycowley.

I’ve neglected this blog for about 8 months now and I’m anxious to get some new posts up. These images of Chris displaying competitive body building poses was taken in my studio earlier this year. Enjoy and I’ll have a post of a recent trip to Guatemala up this week.

Adding texure effects to images

Jane with her violin on the Brooklyn Bridge.

I’ve been following the work of Nate Kaiser for a little while now. His texture effects for images take on a very illustrated and antiqued look. Continue reading →

The great outdoors…

Portrait of Ninno with his bike on the cliffs by the ocean.

One of the best aspects of living in San Francisco is the quality of life here. I headed out with Ninno to cover just a few of the activities to be found in the bay area. We decided to focus on Mountain Biking for round one. Continue reading →

“Go East Young Man”

Photographers gathering around a shoot at 2007 Photoexpo Plus event.

I usually make it out of the country at least a couple of times a year. This year been so consumed with building up the studio that I haven’t taken any significant trips. I did get out of town for the last week however. It was a welcome relief and a very productive journey. Continue reading →

Horsing around at the beach

These are a continuation of my work with Danielle. She appears in earlier posts with the horse on the beach.

APA National Photo Competition

Danielle 2

The APA (Advertising Photgraphers of America) have regular photo competitions and the current one is their 25th annual event. You can find it at: APA @ 25 NATIONAL PHOTO COMPETITION, SILVER TO PIXEL Continue reading →

Nostalgia for a Retro Future

Polly at a cafe in the Mission.

I lived in San Francisco’s Mission district for 10 years. I finally “escaped” a few years back and have had the opportunity to get to go a number of other neighbors hoods in the city. Continue reading →

Seeing the bay in a new way

Vadim and Manuel

A few weeks back my friend Manuel Domecq agreed to take us out sailing on the bay. As part of my new project to stage photos of people in their environments I invited Vadim to play the role of the boats skipper. This was my first chance to get to know Vadim since he responded to my Craiglist ad looking for models. Continue reading →

New Portfolio Edit

Atzko raising her arms for joy on a rooftop in San Francisco.

For some reason I become obsessed with creating a new portfolio in the summer time. Maybe the long days call for activity, or maybe I can only stand looking at my old work for so long. Continue reading →

Blog post No. 1

Working with Atzko on a rooftop in downtown San Francisco

I’m digging through some edits I did over the weekend to find the best images for this post. I decided to start with a number of family pictures that I took of over the summer. These were tests and experiments with no real focus on out come. I just wanted to see what I could get. Continue reading →