Hippo Best Of 2016 • Portraits

Hippo Best Of 2016

I've been working with The Hippo for years now.  It makes me happy when each year they reach out to me to photograph for their glossy "Best Of" magazine.   Hippo's Best Of asks readers each year to tell them all of their favorite places and businesses in Southern New Hampshire.  In the past, when the magazine focused more on personalities, I was proud to have my name mentioned five years in a row.  The last few years however, the magazine has restructured it's format and is now more of a "travel guide" to help visitors locate new places that they might not have heard of before.

For 2016, I wanted to make sure I took portraits of the people who ran the venues I was assigned to photograph, and I wanted to share some of those people in this post.

Stephanie • True Brew Barista

Stephanie • Owner: Tru Brew Barista, Concord NH

Michael Herrmann • Gibson's Bookstore

Michael Herrmann • Gibson's Bookstore, Concord NH

Priscilla Lane Rondeau • 900 Degrees Pizzeria

Priscilla Lane Rondeau • 900 Degrees Pizzeria, Manchester NH

Neal Brown • The Shaskeen

Neal Brown • The Shaskeen, Manchester NH

Amy Labelle & Cesar Arboleda • LaBelle Winery

Amy Labelle & Cesar Arboleda • LaBelle Winery, Amherst NH

Chelsey Erickson • Finesse Pastries

Chelsey Erickson • Finesse Pastries, Manchester NH

...And while I'm posting images from this year's Best Of, here are some of my favorite photographs that are not people-related that I took this year:

The Foundry, Manchester NH
True Brew Barista, Concord NH
Macaroons, Finesse Pastries, Manchester NH
LaBelle Winery, Amherst NH
The Shaskeen, Manchester NH
The Foundry, Manchester NH
Rooster, Lull Farm, Hollis NH
Gasboy, Lull Farm, Hollis NH

If you live in Southern NH, make sure you vote for your favorites every year.  Help local businesses and people get some recognition and some accolades.

Here are some blog posts from previous years about past Best Of issues:




Cheers, Sid