Back in August of 2018 Petapixel ran an article I wrote about photographing my parents, whom I hadn’t photographed up until then. You can read the article on their website, but I’m going to repost it here on the blog.Read More
I’ve been photographing head shots for a local bank in the Nashua area. The HR manager, located in another state, contacted me directly because she likes my clean, modern feel for head shots. I love shooting on a white and making elegant, contrasty head shots - It eliminates visual clutter. A nicely cropped head & shoulders head shot gets you up close and personal.
Are YOU interested in a clean, crisp, compelling head shot? Let me help you look elegant.
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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I was proud to be asked to participate in a small way for the 2019 Meri Goyette Art Awards Luncheon; a fundraiser and celebration for the local arts community in Nashua.
I was asked to quote a poem I love and create an image to accompany it that would be featured on triangular table piece along with two other artists.
I picked this poem by G. Boston because of it’s directness, and it’s simplistic beauty. It worked perfectly with some stacked chairs I shot on film back in the old Picker Building.
People have been asking me how photographing with my Hasselblad 500C/M & Phase One P30 digital medium format back has been going.
The answer to that is a bit complicated: It turned into a Mamiya 645DF with DM33 digital back.
Wait, wut?Read More
It's time once again to air the place out and open our doors to visitors! The Picker Artists are having their Spring Open Studios on Saturday, May 4th 2019 from 11-5pm.
Stop by, say hello, and catch up with all of us. It's the perfect chance to meet if we've never met, and ask questions in person if you are thinking about an updated head shot.
Come visit us! We love friendly faces!
See you on May 4th!
Those of you who might be return visitors will notice that website looks much different. I’ve moved over to a new website host/layout and it just went live today!
I love tiles and boxes and things that are organized, and I love this new layout that showcases my extensive commercial portrait photography.
a HUGE thank-you to Dave Seah, who must bang his head against his desk over and over when trying to deal with me and my lack of website knowledge. He is a true powerhouse and a dedicated friend. He helps me navigate all this web-stuff, and I would look less professional without him around.
things that are new or altered:
• I’ve integrated the Portable Portrait workshop website into this website and it can be found on the WORKSHOP page. I’ve slimmed the workshop stuff down to fit one static page, much easier to navigate.
• the BLOG is mainly the same. If you do notice some errors or wonky bits, please don’t hesitate to bring it to my attention. I have a decade worth of blog posts that I’ve moved over from Wordpress, so there might be a hiccup or two along the way.
• HEADSHOTS are now the default landing page. I’m working with more corporate clients these days, so taking them directly to the head shots is the best way to smooth their research process.
For as long as I’ve known Maureen, she’s told me to call her Moe. I love that. I love her nickname.
Moe took my workshop a long, long time ago. Sometime back in 2009 or 2008.
All these years have passed, and when Moe decided it was time to take a step forward professionally, she told me I was the only photographer she wanted to call. Comments like that make me feel all warm and appreciated inside.
So Moe came by the studio a little while ago, and we caught up and we had a ton of laughs, and then we got down to business.
When a session is booked with me, I leave a lot of time for what I call “the Process” to happen. Head shots, to me, are an organic process. Not only am I photographing you in a certain way, but I want to make sure that we don’t feel rushed – that we aren’t pressured for time. I ask clients to leave their schedule open; to not schedule anything after our shoot. I don’t ever want a client and I to loose the connection we are developing because they are pressed for time, or looking at their watch. We’ll shoot a bit, and chat, and shoot, and chat. There will probably be a lot of talking, because I love to talk and share.
When I emailed Moe her proofs, she emailed me back saying “This photo is a statement of how I see myself moving forward.”
Thank you, Moe. I am always in your corner
While on a location job getting equipment set up, I found this made a very pleasant photo. A simple still life with a beauty dish and a gorgeous orange wall.
Each year, The Hippo magazine hires me to handle a majority of the images for their “BEST OF” issue. This is a quality color glossy magazine that covers all of Southern New Hampshire that features businesses voted and recommended by readers and citizens of the state. If you love certain businesses and want them to get a little exposure, you can write them in. The places with the most votes then get collected in this magazine with short articles and information about them. It’s serves as a great travel guide for visitors to see what the state has to offer.
Here are some sample images from the 2018 editionRead More