Portraits

Low Lily

Low Lily

I’ve known Liz Simmons for close to a decade. When it was time to create images for her newest album release with her band Low Lily, she got in touch.

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Lauren!

Lauren!

Lauren had wanted to work with me for many years but it was never the right time until recently when she needed an updated headshot for her business and LinkedIn pages.  But as you can see from the image above,  this session became much more than a headshot session.

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COSPLAY SAVES THE WORLD!

COSPLAY SAVES THE WORLD!

I've read and collected comic books my entire life.  I pretty much learned to read when I was a tiny person by trying to figure out words in the balloons on comic pages.  There is a special place in my heart for characters like Green Lantern and Green Arrow and Airwave and Iron Man and many, many, many more.  So many.

When the Hippo phoned me up asking if I would photograph some local cosplayers for a cover story I practically jumped through the phone with an excited YES!  The paper scheduled four cosplayers to come by the studio one evening so we could make some images that would be featured on the cover as well as serve as the main story for that issue.

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Josh & Owen

Owen & Josh

Josh and Owen are brothers.  They are into anime and games and the same kinds of stuff that I love.  They both wanted some headshots to use as they both approach graduating from high school.  Josh (the older brother) wants to get into anime voice acting.  How cool is that?

They both came up with their mom Amy from Massachusetts and we spent the morning making headshots and talking about all the pop-culture stuff I have hanging on the walls here at the studio.  Before they left we got a shot of the two of them together (above)

Josh
Owen

Both of these guys were great.  We hung a bit to help them relax, but they both photographed fantastically, and I know they were both happy.  Mom even emailed me towards the end of the year to let me know Owen was already saving up for another session down the road.

I can make you look just as good.  I love making clean, clear, crisp headshots.  Consider hiring me if you happen to read this and are thinking about it.  At least come visit me at the studio so we can chat a bit.  That's free :)

Aaron Draplin • DDC

Aaron Draplin • DDC

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.

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Roland

Roland • Hampton Police Force

Roland found me through Thumbtack, which is something new I'm trying for 2017.  He was looking for some clean, crisp portraits of himself before he retired from the Hampton NH police force wearing his dress uniform and before he had to hand it in.  I shot him over some example images on white and on black and told him I'd like to shoot him on simple solid-color backgrounds so that you focus on him and not be distracted by elements behind him.  He liked my work and we arranged a date in the studio.

Roland • Hampton Police Force

I've never had the chance to photograph a police officer before, and it was great afternoon of me asking questions and talking about his service. He took extreme pride in what he does and his uniform, and I really enjoyed getting shots that reflect that.

Roland • Hampton Police Force

The above image is one of my favorite.  It's so direct.  It almost feels confrontational, but I love the slightly upward angle that I shot him at.

Roland • Hampton Police Force

A detail shot that I really like.  I love the composition and the angle of his shoulder.

To see a few more examples from Roland's session, click here.

Star Island 2017

Star Island 2017

Back in September of 2017 I was gifted the chance to spend four days on Star Island on the Isle of Shoals with members of the NH Society of Photographic Artists. It was an amazing, awesome experience, and I wanted to share my story and some photographs that I made during that trip.

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