About Me

Kolman is a freelance boudoir photographer based in Cleveland, but is available for travel to other locations. Kolman is on the Board of The Cleveland Photographic Institute and is an instructor in their Fundamentals of Great Photography School. He is also an Instructor in Digital Photography and Photo Editing with masterclasses on Udemy.

“My station in life is to capture the action of life, the life of the world, its humor, its tragedies, in other words, life as it is. A true picture unposed and real.” – W. Eugene Smith-1918-1978

My interest in photography began as a college newspaper and yearbook photographer during the stormy 1960s and 1970s. I was influenced by many of the great photojournalists and documentary photographers such as W. Eugene Smith, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Gordon Parks, Margaret Bourke-White and other black and white photographers of Life Magazine and the earlier Farm Security Administration. Though many of these photographers documented the horrors of war and the plight of poverty, they also showed me the dignity and adaptability of human beings in their desire to prevail.

Lead photographer Kolman.