Aaron is currently the hottest thing in the world of design. You might have seen his book. You've very probably seen some of his work, somewhere. You might even jot notes down in his Field Notes branded notebooks. I've been a big fan of his work for a while now, and when my wife Sara told me she booked him for an appearance at NHIA as part of his cross-country tour, I knew I had to make a portrait of him.Read More
I've been developing a relationship with the band HOT MESS over the months, and they were so happy with the work we've done so far that when a new member of the band came into the mix, Jason, the head of Hot Mess, contacted me asking if we could create some new head shots for Lacy, but he also needed one other thing: he wanted a photograph of Lacy in the style of the group shot we did months ago so that she could be inserted into the group photo we had taken months before.
Let's give it a shot.Read More
Mike came to me by way of my buddy Jeff. Mike was looking for an updated Head Shot/Business Portrait, and he met me here at the studio one late afternoon, along with Jeff, and we chatted and make some photographs and when we were done we all went out to grab some good pizza and have some laughs. This was an exceptionally easy session, because look at Mike - so classy. Handsome and so easy on the camera. he just fell right into place during this session. Almost effortless.Read More
Ladies and gentlemen, meet Tim Paul Weiner.
Tim is a bass player, employee of Berklee College of Music, and member of HOT MESS. Remember them? We also have a mutual friend, Elise MacDonald, former owner of Studio 99, who introduced us. Tim liked working with me when we created some images for Hot Mess, so he booked a solo session with me. He needed images for a revamped website. I love working with musicians, and with Tim, it was so easy since we had already worked on the Hot Mess session together.Read More
There is a lot of photography that I don't get to share sometimes that is done for larger companies and corporations. That is just the nature of the beast.
But I did want to share this image, which I shot back in March of 2016. It was for a very large company who had hired me to photograph some of their clients on white, to match up with some video work another company down the hall from me was producing on the same day with the same clients. These were portraits of survivors of trauma or sickness in one form or another.
When this gorgeous woman stood in front of my camera, she kinda took my breath away; she was really tall, towering over me, and she had this incredible jawline (I have a thing for jawlines - I have a weak chin which is why I have a beard: to cover it up), and as I had her stand straight and look directly at me, there was great strength and power coming from her. You could feel it. It was remarkable.
She nailed this in like two shots. Some people are natural in front of cameras. Look at that jawline. Look how the light from the background traces the outline of her jaw. Crazy powerful. Crazy strength. I love this portrait in black & white. Being exposed to people like this, for however long or shot, is partly why I love photography.
I can't even explain to you how amazing it is that I made this photograph. This is Jonatha Brooke. She is one of my all time favorite musicians. She, along with musician Jennifer Kimball, formed the band THE STORY in the 1990's. I've been a fan of Jonatha's since then. A little while back, I got to make a portrait of her.
How? Simply because I asked.Read More
I've known my buddy Dave for a long time. He's become a very close friend, and I love hanging around with him and talking geek-stuff and recording podcasts and everything. His father, who lives in Taiwan, has visited Dave twice in the years that I've known him, and on his second visit last year, Dave hired me to make some portraits of his father.
I was going to write about a fantastic evening and dinner at Dave's and then how his father, Ingram (though he also likes to be called Sam) played some music for us and how we talked for hours about his home and his life working in missionaries in both Taiwan and the US, but instead I just want to focus on the image above, and how much I love the look of intensity on his face while he played for us.
You can see a few more images here, but I wanted to just concentrate on this image. I love it. I feel it's a beautiful portrait, and I'm so glad I finally got to meet the father of a very good friend.
Over the years I've developed a friendship with Michael Bellar and the boys of the AS/IS Ensemble. I've shot them a few times now. I took some images for Michael the last time they played in Nashua for their upcoming album. The album is still being prepared, but I wanted to share some of these with you all.Read More