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Game Over, Man, Game Over

POSTED March 1st, 2015 UNDER Instagram Photography

I love movies.  I can’t convey enough how much I love film.  Well, I can a little bit, and my license plate is a testament to it.

SULACO is the name of the battleship from James Cameron’s ALIENS, which is a sequel to one of my favorite films of all time: ALIEN.  Originally I wanted my license plate to say NOSTROMO which is the mining freighter from Ridley Scott’s ALIEN film, but it was one letter too many.  Keeping with the ship theme, SULACO was my second choice.  But I like it.  It’s a good looking word.

My wife Sara’s license plate is PEQUOD, which is the ship from MOBY DICK.

Her’s is a boat from a classic novel, mine is a ship from a science-fiction movie.  Fitting.

We’ve decided that If I can get a custom plate for my scooter, it would be ORCA, the boat from JAWS.

Themes for the win!

FOG

POSTED February 27th, 2015 UNDER Instagram Photography, Photography

Fog.  These were taken while in Vermont one early weekend morning.

Taken with a former crappy cell-phone camera.  But the feeling is what I love most about these.  So quiet.  So empty.

The Farmer’s Dinner • Portraits of Chefs

POSTED February 23rd, 2015 UNDER Friends, Head Shots, Photography, Portraits

Dave Manganello • Riverside BBQ

I had mentioned a few posts back that I got to shoot the Nashua Restaurant Week Farmer’s Dinner outside event.  While the event was being planned, I had a few of the participating chef’s, cooks and food creative’s come up to the studio so I could get some nice, clean head shots of them.

Here are a few I got the chance to photograph. CONTINUE READING…

Vermont Mini-trip

POSTED February 17th, 2015 UNDER Friends, Instagram Photography, Personal work

I’m always behind with my blog posting.  Usually I’m blogging about stuff that has happened a few months ago.  Such is life.

Back in September Sara and I took a little mini-getaway to Vermont for an extended weekend.

Moo.

We kinda winged it although the plan was to drive up one side of Vermont near the Canadian border and then come down the other side.  Lots of driving.  Lots of roadside peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.  Lots of cows and stopping for whatever we wanted to do, which mainly consisted of eating lots of ice cream along the way and just enjoying the weather and each other’s company.  Which means it was an amazing successful trip.

We found Poppin’ Fresh at an antique store on our way up, and he became our trip mascot.

 

Take mini-trips if you can.  It’s worth the gas money to drive and randomly stop at the places you randomly run across.  Make random memories with your loved ones.

Danny Clinch • Still Moving

POSTED February 13th, 2015 UNDER Band and Musicians, Film, Music, Photography

Danny Clinch: Still Moving

I love photographing musicians.  If I could figure out to making a bajillion dollars doing so, that would be what I’d want to do.  It’s what I’m trying to do and have tried to do for many years now.

As someone that loves creating photographs of musicians, I have a few photographers that I love who actually do photograph musicians as their profession.  One of those is Danny Clinch.

He came out with a book towards the end of 2014 called “Still Moving” and its’ a hard cover, lovingly created portfolio of photographs of musicians over the decades.  It’s really beautiful, and thi cover image of Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder is why I love his work so much – simple, elegant and wonderful.

His book is available on Amazon.  If you love music photography, especially portraits of musicians, pick this up and dig in.  It’s lovely stuff.