Shooting with Splooshie

If you ask any fellow photographer that you know “If there is one model that you ever wanted to work with, who would it be?”, they will immediately give you answer. It could range from celebrities to even those you admire only a few miles away from them. Well, Splooshie is one of those models for me.

I’ve been following Splooshie since 2013, around the time she started modeling and I started getting into the swing of freelance photography. We met a while back in person at a open house studio, but hadn’t really shot together since earlier this month (nearly 4 years later). I found out about her reaching out to photographers for a open shoot day in a gorgeous hotel, and just scheduling wise worked out perfectly.

In that time, I was able to get some photographs that surpassing not only mine but her expectations as well. About 80% of the shoot was using strictly natural light, leaving only the last shots in a bathtub using my soft box/flash setup. The colors of the walls worked perfectly since they matched her hair color.

Heres a link to her Patreon website to view the images (the photoset is NSFW): https://www.patreon.com/posts/11216586


At the Phillips Collection

Hello everyone, 

Been some time and I wanted to post only the most interesting things going on lately. So this past month I was lucky enough to have my photograph “The Purification of Summer” featured at The Phillips Collection as a part of 2016 James McLaughlin Memorial Staff Show.

The James McLaughlin Memorial Sta Show honors the memory of
James McLaughlin (1909–82), an accomplished still life painter. In 1932,
McLaughlin began his association with founder Duncan Phillips as a
painting student at the Phillips Gallery Art School. Until his death in 1982,
McLaughlin played an active role in the museum’s activities as a curator
who hired art students as museum guards. The Phillips Collection has held
an annual sta show for the past 30 years to feature the works of artists
employed at the museum.


I also did a short speech on my work on the video below.

Blog Post Link: http://blog.phillipscollection.org/2016/09/09/staff-show-2016-travis-houze/


As We Crown Blaq Excellence

One of the first major shoots this year was shooting and preparing new fresh imagery for the musical group Blaq Crown Entertainment. The main theme was to keep it regal and “Empire” inspired (if you see the promotional images for the TV show, thats the resemblence.)

After shooting main lineups, I wanted to do one black and white portrait style image for the CEO Devin White with a white florescent key light setup to keep it to a soften classic feel, and eventually ended up shooting all the musicians the same way as well.

Blaq Crown Entertainment group image with musicians and corporate.

Devin White. Singer/Songwriter and CEO

Ant Wavy. Rapper.

Asia Mills. Singer.

Savannah. Singer.


Another for the Trophy Case.

On December 13th 2015, I was award Photographer of the Year at the 2015 Titan Arts Awards in Maryland.

The Titan Arts Awards is a local independent award show pushing recognition to young up-and-coming artists in the District, Maryland and Virginia area. Nominations are built on the fan base built by fans and local supporters for certain acts to be acknowledged in the respective fields of work.

I was up against some very talented photographers and was honored to gain the recognition. Thank you to everyone who voted and we will see if I’m back up there next year.


Devin White: Live On Tour Summer 2015

Hello world,

I know it’s been sometime since the last post, but I wanted to make sure every blog post comes with a great set of images.

Over the months of May - August 2015, I have been working with singer/songwriter Devin White and Blaq Crown Entertainment shooting set performances and promotional stuff all in between. In May and June, we were performing in places all over the DMV and having the music featured on WPGC 95.5FM. And July into the last week of August, we went to various performances out of town like Ohio, New York and Baltimore.

Here’s a few performances for the various shows and some never before seen ones.

Hello world,

I know it’s been sometime since the last post, but I wanted to make sure every blog post comes with a great set of images.

Over the months of May - August 2015, I have been working with singer/songwriter Devin White and Blaq Crown Entertainment shooting set performances and promotional stuff all in between. In May and June, we were performing in places all over the DMV and having the music featured on WPGC 95.5FM. And July into the last week of August, we went to various performances out of town like Ohio, New York and Baltimore.

Here’s a few performances for the various shows and some never before seen ones.

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