Friday, December 26, 2008

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


Just thought I'd do a quick post of some pictures of I took today in the snow up in NH. Kate and I took her niece and nephew sledding. Wasn't a ton of snow but just enough to get a few rides in. My postings of my own flicks have been somewhat scarce due to shooting film lately, but here are some digital pictures I took today.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Harbour Island, Bahamas

I just recently came back from an assisting gig in the Bahamas working for Ben Watts. Was a great time with a new group of people I had never worked with before. Everyone was super nice and I made several new friends. I also took advantage of my time there, we usually had about an hour of daylight left at the end of the day and I went out and photographed the locals as well as a few landscapes. I'm super psyched to get the film back. Probably won't be scanned and posted for a month with the holidays and all. It was great to take the snaps I usually make on my travels a bit more seriously and hope I made some keepers.

Thanks so much to Raegan and Ben for giving me my first shot at working with them on such a long gig. Also thanks to Andrew Stinson for hooking me up those guys and vouching for me.

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Can't say I agree with it all...

but he definitely brings up some valid points and some interesting critiques on photography, especially in relation to the web and "party" photography. Definitely worth the read.

Stop Making Sense an essay by Brad Troemel.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Adorama "ONES TO WATCH" party

Here's the party info. Unfortunately I won't be able to make it, I will be out of town working. If you go let me know how it went.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Hova brings it back

I'd almost given up on the old chap...
oh yeah and video is sick too...

Jay-Z on iLike - Get updates inside iTunes

Adorama "ONES TO WATCH" book

I just received an email that I have been included in the first edition of "Ones to Watch" book put out by Adorama. Happy to be apart of it. Psyched for the free publicity and hope to win one of the fancy prizes which they haven't announced yet. In the email they sent to me they included all the other winners emails. So being the nosey person I can sometimes be, I went through the emails to look for url's to see who else will be included in this book. Not everyone had their url in there email but most did. I have to say it was the usual mix of good, bad, and few I was impressed by. The best work I saw was from Ben Roberts. His work is really, really good. Check it out when you have a moment, you won't be let down.

I'll put up a post when they send out promo emails for the party and book, which will probably be in the next week or so.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


“You can capture life, but you can’t control it.”

- Robert Frank
via The Constant Siege

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Two people I'm feeling right now...

Check out the work of Greg Miller. From what I read briefly he just finished his Guggenheim Fellowship. Amazing body of work that I'm still making my way through. Also really feeling the "Cruel Story of Youth" project by Jennifer Loeber. Her other photographs aren't too bad, but this particular project is pretty nice.

Not sure if you've noticed but I've streamlined the blog a bit, thank you Nick Haggard for the help and tips. If you've never seen Nick's pictures before its definitely worth checking out. He's also started a blog.
Just purchased my own 150mm lens for my Toyo so I'm hoping to make some new photos over the holidays and working on the "People You May Know" (working title) project. Feels weird about titling it but I can't just keep calling it "the project".

UPDATE: I just received a super nice email from Greg Miller thanking me for mentioning him on my blog. He had some very nice things to say about my work and also mentioned that he's only halfway through his Guggenheim Fellowship (6 months more). So definitely keep an eye out for new work from him over the next year.
As well as being a great photographer Greg teaches large format photography at the ICP in NY.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

New 4x5

Here are some quick scans of two new pictures I made a week or so ago. Super psyched on the large format. Still need to get used to it a bit, want to be able to add some light so I can make my shooting times more flexible.

Lilla and her daughter Bliss waiting for grandma.
Plum Island, MA 2008

Aidan his wife Olivia near the end of her 3rd trimester
Rowely, MA 2008

Friday, November 14, 2008

Skateboard Decks

A little while ago my good friend and sometime collaborator Zach Johnsen called me and asked if it was cool if our first t-shirt collaboration (see them here, here, here, and here) could be used on some skateboard decks. "Of course", I said and that was it. I kind of forgot about it till recently. Check them out here. I haven't seen any in person but I think they look pretty cool. Also, I just did product shots of Zach's new belt buckle company, Death Metal Belt Buckles. Not sure what the url will be for them but I'm sure through Tank Theory or Tank Theory's blog you'll be able to see them in a week or two.

Here a peek of the two designs they went with:

In other news I just got my first sheets back with the new 4x5 camera, hope to scan them over the weekend!

Sunday, November 09, 2008

James Nachtwey

I had the honor of shooting James Nachtwey. Who is one of the most famous living war and conflict photographers. There is a great documentary on him called War Photographer. This isn't what ran in the mag, they ran a different version of the close-up. You can see it in the new Swindle Magazine Icons issue 3. I have a couple other portraits in there as well, should be on newsstands now.

James Nachtwey
NYC 2008

Richard Renaldi

Some nice large format portraiture here. I suggest looking at "figure and ground" first.

Nice, new online photo mag

From the guy who brought you the We Can't Paint blog is a new online photo magazine called Wassenaar. Check it out when you get a sec. I think it is something to pay attention to.

Saturday, November 08, 2008

More Hasselblad stuff...

Finished some quick scans of the rest of the film I had, here's a few more I'm feeling. A mix of strangers and friends I've photographed. I also added that picture of Michelle to my regular site. Check it out when you get a sec. I've edited my site down a bunch, love to get some feedback.

Clay Patrick McBride showing off his gold tooth and trusty Super 8 camera
EAW, Upstate, NY 2008

Revolutionary War Reenactors in front of home
Upstate, NY 2008

Teens with prizes
Topsfield Fair 2008

David Hartman finishing a cigarette
LES, NYC 2008

Friday, November 07, 2008

Film + Hasselblad = some new portraits

It's been a while since I've posted my own work. It's mostly because I am shooting film for my personal stuff and the whole process takes a lot longer for obvious reasons. Here are two that I scanned last night. I'm thinking of adding the one of Michelle to my site, I did a high res scan as well that I'll do a final retouch on tonight. But for the most part it will look like this. As for the other portrait of my brother, I really like what is going on there, I think its an idea to use for the future. I also have some stuff scanned from this summer shooting up at the beaches, I'm on the fence about posting them yet. It's not that I don't like them, I just think I want to hold off on them to be shown within a larger edit or when I have a more concise idea of what I plan to make them into. I have 3 more rolls to get through tonight. Maybe I'll do another post before the weekend is up.

I also got a 4x5 camera again. This time its not a frankencamera like the last one. This is a real deal Toyofield camera and has been really fun working with. I'm getting some sheets processed this week. I'm really enjoying shooting from a tripod again, which was something I was trying to avoid with that last nightmare of a 4x5 camera I had tested. In college I shot 99% of the time on a tripod and tried to break that habit and loosen up once I was shooting 35mm digi, but lately I am realizing it is a better way to work with how I make my photos these days. I swear its always a push in a new direction that in the end brings back some aspects of my past, especially right now with the 4x5 and tripod.

Michelle Clark on her birthday
Boston, MA 2008

This one of Derek almost takes to an extreme the environmental portrait style I've been doing the past year or so.

Derek Amengual with a glass of milk
Newbury, MA 2008
He's been showing some great landscapes on his blog lately.


St. Marks, NYC 2008 Election Night

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Great quote

“It is not from the sons of the millionaire or the noble that the world receives its teachers, its martyrs, its inventors, its statesmen, its poets, or even its men of affairs. It is from the cottage of the poor that all these spring.”

- Andrew Carnegie

via The Constant Siege


In other good news Question 2 passed in MA, decriminalizing possession of under once ounce of weed, a.k.a..

In sad news Question 8 was passed in CA, banning gay marriage.

Sunday, November 02, 2008


"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.

This world in arms is not spending money alone.

It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. The cost of one modern heavy bomber is this: a modern brick school in more than 30 cities. It is two electric power plants, each serving a town of 60,000 population. It is two fine, fully equipped hospitals. It is some fifty miles of concrete pavement.

We pay for a single fighter plane with a half million bushels of wheat. We pay for a single destroyer with new homes that could have housed more than 8,000 people.

This is, I repeat, the best way of life to be found on the road the world has been taking.

This is not a way of life at all, in any true sense. Under the cloud of threatening war, it is humanity hanging from a cross of iron. These plain and cruel truths define the peril and point the hope that come with this spring of 1953.

This is one of those times in the affairs of nations when the gravest choices must be made, if there is to be a turning toward a just and lasting peace. It is a moment that calls upon the governments of the world to speak their intentions with simplicity and with honesty.

It calls upon them to answer the question that stirs the hearts of all sane men: is there no other way the world may live?”

Dwight Eisenhower 1961

I stole this quote and post idea from The Constant Siege. I've told many people about the movie Why We Fight and seeing up on Mr Cubitt's blog gave me a kick to repost it on mine. I think it is one of the best documentary films I have ever seen. You can catch it in clips here on YouTube. Even McCain makes an appearance. I was actually very blown away by him and remember thinking, "Wow, for a Republican he's not that bad." Its funny how the pursuit of power corrupts. You do actually see him turn into a bitch when he gets a phone call from Bush, so I guess that was just a hint of things to come. Please watch it. For the conservatives out there, I promise this isn't a "Michael Moore" type "documentary".
Also, I just found the full film on google video:

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Bill Eppridge

Bill Eppridge
RFK Ambassador Hotel on June 5, 1968

Bill Eppridge's work is a legacy of photojournalism. The access and trust that he has been able to get from his subjects is incredible. I've had the privilege of hearing him talk several times at the Eddie Adams Workshop and I am blown away each time. Here is a little bio, although the gallery link there doesn't really do him justice, look here instead.

and this clip of him talking about Obama's energy, which I find pretty inspiring...

Erika Larsen

I'm really feeling her work right now. Check it out here.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

I'm not a huge fan of...

all street art. Sometime it just tries to hard. But a new guy on the scene, Mr. Brainwash, has got all the necessary elements for good street art: Its bold, its political, it's not too artsy, its smart and a few more I can't think of right now. Check out how great this image is:

See more of his work here.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

So this is where Superman lives...

Photograph by Carsten Peter

Simply amazing. Read more here and here.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Great photographers

So I just put together this list for some students I had at The Eddie Adams Workshop. I'm often asked whom are my favorite photographers, that has changed over the years. Looking at my photo books on the shelf right now I am realizing that I am forgetting some people, but this list is mostly made of people who don't have books, whom are not the usual names people throw around. Some, I'm very proud to say, are close friends of mine.
Too many to make hot links for, so I apologize for you having to cut and past. The first third is more documentary and photojournalist. Enjoy! (so many great photogs rep'd here) (diptychs)

please let me know who your feeling.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

interesting point

I'm a super hater of "referencing", of course I have a a lot of influences but still I've seen some much "referencing" it drives me crazy. But this take from one of my favorite blogs Conscientious is a good point,

"Interestingly enough, what gets people so riled up in photography is taken for granted and widely accepted in many other art forms. For example, in music certain artists are just accepted as influences for generations of later artists - without the endless "ripping off" or "just copying" "discussions" that we see in photography. There are occasional discussions about someone ripping off another artist, but these are fairly rare, and usually, they are usually also very obvious (and, often, it's all about money)."

Friday, September 19, 2008

Great quote

"The artist, however faithful to his personal vision of reality, becomes the last champion of the individual mind and sensibility against an intrusive society and an officious state. The great artist is thus a solitary figure. [...] In pursuing his perceptions of reality, he must often sail against the currents of his time. This is not a popular role. [...] I see little of more importance to the future of our country and our civilization than full recognition of the place of the artist. If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him. We must never forget that art is not a form of propaganda; it is a form of truth. [...] In free society art is not a weapon and it does not belong to the spheres of polemic and ideology. Artists are not engineers of the soul. [...] And the nation which disdains the mission of art invites the fate of Robert Frost's hired man, the fate of having 'nothing to look backward to with pride, and nothing to look forward to with hope.'" -

President John F. Kennedy, in remarks given at Amherst College, October 26, 1963

Stolen from Conscientious blog.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Some nerd shit...33 mega pixel camera

So today I was assisting Don Flood the digital tech and I started doing some test on this new camera that came out. For those of you that live and work in this world you probably don't care, but for people not in the industry you might be interested, or you just might be a nerd like me. I'll often in conversation about work mention that the high end digital backs are 33-39 mega pixels. These examples are from a 33 mpxl Leaf back with their new camera system which has amazing lenses. This is the full frame and then a full res crop.

The first image was not cropped the 90mm just gets super close.

And here is a full res crop at 100%.

Make sure you click on these pictures to see them bigger.

All right. Nerd signing off...

Nice portfolio of work of Coney Island, NY

I just found the work of Peter Granser via APAD blog, this is hugh inspiration for me and what I would like to achieve, plus the photos are beautiful. I would like to see more portraits but its a good overall view of the place. Check it out when you get a sec.

This is Your Nation on White Privilege

This is Your Nation on White Privilege

by Tim Wise (one of the most prominent anti-racism writers in the U.S. and white male by the way.)

For those who still can't grasp the concept of white privilege, or who are constantly looking for some easy-to-understand examples of it, perhaps this list will help.

White privilege is when you can get pregnant at seventeen like Bristol Palin and everyone is quick to insist that your life and that of your family is a personal matter, and that no one has a right to judge you or your parents, because "every family has challenges," even as black and Latino families with similar "challenges" are regularly typified as irresponsible, pathological and arbiters of social decay.
White privilege is when you can call yourself a "fuckin' redneck," like Bristol Palin's boyfriend does, and talk about how if anyone messes with you, you'll "kick their fuckin' ass," and talk about how you like to "shoot shit" for fun, and still be viewed as a responsible, all-American boy (and a great son-in-law to be) rather than a thug.
White privilege is when you can attend four different colleges in six years like Sarah Palin did (one of which you basically failed out of, then returned to after making up some coursework at a community college), and no one questions your intelligence or commitment to achievement, whereas a person of color who did this would be viewed as unfit for college, and probably someone who only got in in the first place because of affirmative action.
White privilege is when you can claim that being mayor of a town smaller than most medium-sized colleges, and then Governor of a state with about the same number of people as the lower fifth of the island of Manhattan, makes you ready to potentially be president, and people don't all piss on themselves with laughter, while being a black U.S. Senator, two-term state Senator, and constitutional law scholar, means you're "untested."
White privilege is being able to say that you support the words "under God" in the pledge of allegiance because "if it was good enough for the founding fathers, it's good enough for me," and not be immediately disqualified from holding office--since, after all, the pledge was written in the late 1800s and the "under God" part wasn't added until the 1950s--while believing that reading accused criminals and terrorists their rights (because, ya know, the Constitution, which you used to teach at a prestigious law school requires it), is a dangerous and silly idea only supported by mushy liberals.
White privilege is being able to be a gun enthusiast and not make people immediately scared of you. White privilege is being able to have a husband who was a member of an extremist political party that wants your state to secede from the Union, and whose motto was "Alaska first," and no one questions your patriotism or that of your family, while if you're black and your spouse merely fails to come to a 9/11 memorial so she can be home with her kids on the first day of school, people immediately think she's being disrespectful.
White privilege is being able to make fun of community organizers and the work they do--like, among other things, fight for the right of women to vote, or for civil rights, or the 8-hour workday, or an end to child labor--and people think you're being pithy and tough, but if you merely question the experience of a small town mayor and 18-month governor with no foreign policy expertise beyond a class she took in college--you're somehow being mean, or even sexist.
White privilege is being able to convince white women who don't even agree with you on any substantive issue to vote for you and your running mate anyway, because all of a sudden your presence on the ticket has inspired confidence in these same white women, and made them give your party a "second look."
White privilege is being able to fire people who didn't support your political campaigns and not be accused of abusing your power or being a typical politician who engages in favoritism, while being black and merely knowing some folks from the old-line political machines in Chicago means you must be corrupt.
White privilege is being able to attend churches over the years whose pastors say that people who voted for John Kerry or merely criticize George W. Bush are going to hell, and that the U.S. is an explicitly Christian nation and the job of Christians is to bring Christian theological principles into government, and who bring in speakers who say the conflict in the Middle East is God's punishment on Jews for rejecting Jesus, and everyone can still think you're just a good church-going Christian, but if you're black and friends with a black pastor who has noted (as have Colin Powell and the U.S. Department of Defense) that terrorist attacks are often the result of U.S. foreign policy and who talks about the history of racism and its effect on black people, you're an extremist who probably hates America.
White privilege is not knowing what the Bush Doctrine is when asked by a reporter, and then people get angry at the reporter for asking you such a "trick question," while being black and merely refusing to give one-word answers to the queries of Bill O'Reilly means you're dodging the question, or trying to seem overly intellectual and nuanced.
White privilege is being able to claim your experience as a POW has anything at all to do with your fitness for president, while being black and experiencing racism is, as Sarah Palin has referred to it a "light" burden.
And finally, white privilege is the only thing that could possibly allow someone to become president when he has voted with George W. Bush 90 percent of the time, even as unemployment is skyrocketing, people are losing their homes, inflation is rising, and the U.S. is increasingly isolated from world opinion, just because white voters aren't sure about that whole "change" thing. Ya know, it's just too vague and ill-defined, unlike, say, four more years of the same, which is very concrete and certain.

White privilege is, in short, the problem.

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Great quote

Stolen from one of the many blogs I read... plus its Banksy.


Ryan Sturgis
Plum Island, MA 2008

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Sturg's spot

Reconnected with an old friend of mine Ryan Sturgis. I shot a bunch of pictures while chilling yesterday. I shot him with his dogs on my hassey but here are two digi snaps I liked.

Sturg's view
Plum Island, MA 2008

Samson 2008

Friday, September 05, 2008

Vermin Supreme cont.

Here are two images from the shoot. The cover not cropped and and second image I hope that they ran inside. I also have to give a big thanks to Aria Newton for doing the retouching. She's an old friend of mine, sick photographer and Mass Art alumni.

Vermin Supreme
Rockport, MA 2008
Swindle Magazine

Website is close to a big launch and email blast. I've got all the work updated and I'm just waiting for a few tweaks from my web designer and hopefully the jobs will come poring in. LOL

Swindle Issue 18

So I just got my 2nd cover ever! Super stoked on it. The folks at Swindle have always given me cool people to shoot, some known, some unknown. But this guy, Vermin Supreme definitely takes the cake as one of the more eccentric. I'll post some more flicks soon but I just wanted to get this post up asap. So check it out at a newsstand near you!

Vermin Supreme 2008
Swindle Magazine Cover

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Ipswich, MA

I'm doing some scanning, some beach stuff and some personal. Here's one I shot at a friend's party. They had eloped and it was their one year anniversary, they had a party in Ipswich, MA and asked me to shoot some photos at the party and do some portraits of them. I shot mostly digital except a few portraits at the end. Here's my favorite.
On a side note I've been trying to shoot more couples. Holler at me if your interested.

Nick & Allison
Ipswich, MA 2008

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Beach Photos Cont.

A few more beach photos.
I guess I should have saved that previous one for last. But here are a few more. Nothing compared to the last one, but There's something nice about these as well.

Salisbury Beach, MA 2008

Hampton Beach, NH 2008

Hampton Beach, NH 2008

Hampton Beach, NH 2008

I've realized I've really only scratched the surface on this whole thing and it still could get a mind of its own, a spin in a new direction, I'm really enjoying shooting like this and have some other spin offs I'm working on shooting as well. Some landscapes to come as well.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Favorite Beach Project photo so far...

Now this is where I've set the bar. More work needs to be done, a lot more.

Family of Three
Salisbury Beach, MA 2008


Jocelyn Bain Hogg a must see.
Stolen from The Constant Siege.

Great post on APE Blog

Check it out here. I'm not saying I'm hitting the mark, but I'm trying. This is what I tell people I'm trying to do with my pictures. Make people feel something.

Website titles...

I finally added some titles to my pictures on my website. A couple of people had asked why this version of the site didn't have any, I really just hadn't got to it it yet. Faces, Ron English, and Snaps are done if you want to take a look.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Where to add these square photos?

Something running through my mind right now is where exactly should I put these new pictures on my site. There are definitely some that are worthy of making it to the regular site, but exactly what section? Maybe a new section? I could call it simply "Square".

Some Hassey snaps

So since I've been shooting my project up in in MA/NH I've been also carrying my Hasselblad around taking portraits of different people in my life. Its been nice, especially the style in which I've been shooting for the past year or two with my digital camera translates almost too well to the medium format and film. I hate the film vs digital conversation, and most people (including myself) always give the answer, "oh, well I shoot digital, but I really love film, its just film costs too much, or thats what the clients want." Truth is, for me anyway, film just has some magic to it. I will continue to shoot digital for my editorial gigs, but I definitely made the right choice to shoot film on my Beach Project. I'm enjoy the process of shooting film so much. Not being able to show the subject what the picture looks like is huge, and makes my work flow so much smoother. Also waiting for the pictures has become so exciting too. So here are a couple of portraits of friends from the past 3 months. I'm still editing a bit on the project stuff, waiting to get some feedback from some close friends and critics. But I will definitely post some stuff in the next few weeks.

All of these images are just some quick proof scans I have done on my cheap Epson scanner.

Good old friend of mine and great painter. Check out her work here.

Addie, Prospect Park, Brooklyn
Summer 2008

Caleb is an amazing photographer, check out his work here. Caleb just got a full ride for grad school at the Chicago Institute of Art and definitely worth checking out.

Caleb, Maine
Summer 2008

Sterling and David I've known from my Boston days. David works in NY and doing some great video work these days. Sterling is a musician and sells rare art books in Boston.

Sterling and David, Ipswich, MA
Summer 2008

Here is another shot of Heather and Hugh. So much more beautiful on film. Here's a link to the digi version.
Heather is a model agent at Supreme Model Management and Hugh as I've mentioned many times before is a great photographer. He's got a story coming out soon in Exit Magazine and you can see his work here.

Heather and Hugh, York, Maine
Summer 2008

And of course, my wife, Kate.

Kate, Salisbury, MA
Summer 2008

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Juxtapoz Magazine cont.

Here are the images from the mag along with some outtakes from the shoot with Cycle. Roger Gastman from Swindle Magazine was a guest editor and hooked it all up, I also just peeped the masthead and I'm listed as one of the issues photo editors, now there's one for the resume. I had a really great time shooting all of these guys. Writers always have some of the best stories and I was told several good ones on these gigs. I had my usual 1-3 hrs with Crash, Chino, Stay High, but I spent the better part of the day with Cycle up in his hometown where he grew up. It was pretty cool, gave me the home town tour of sorts through all the old spots where he hung out as a kid. Everyone I shot was super chill and down for whatever. Juxtapoz liked the pictures so much that they hired me directly (instead of through Roger) to shoot an artist that will be in a fall isssue of the Mag.

Chino, Brooklyn, NY 2008
Check out his blog

Crash, South Bronx, NY 2008

First shot of Cycle is what ran in the mag.

Cycle, shot in his hometown in Connecticut 2008

Stay High 149, Queens, NY 2008

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Juxtapoz Magazine

Sorry its been a really really long time since my last post. I've just got back a ton of negs from my personal project which need to be scanned which I'll be posting this week.

I'm pleased to announce that I have about 5 pictures in the new issue of Juxtapoz. It's "The New York City Graffiti Issue". Sept. '08 issue #92. Portraits of Stay High, Crash, Cycle and Chino. There's also an extra flick of Stay High on the table of contents. I'll post some scans of the tears and or the actual files this week. I'll also post the other options they didn't go with as well. They should all be on my website this week.

Here's the newsstand cover if your looking for it at your local mag spot.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Online interview

I just had my first online interview at this online artist community called SPRAYGRAPHIC. Sounds like a graff thing, but its not, although some writers do display pieces there. Check it out when you get a sec. See it here. The last three images they posted for me got a bit squished, I've emailed them to see if they can fix it.

UPDATE: They fixed the image distortion.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Great quote

“ Every nation has its war party. It is not the party of democracy. It is the party of autocracy. It seeks to dominate absolutely. It is commercial, imperialistic, ruthless. It tolerates no opposition…. If there is no sufficient reason for war, the war party will make war on one pretext, then invent another. Robert La Follette, 1917

Stolen from The Constant Seige, one of my favorite blogs.

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Fourth O' July weekend

Spent some time with friends. Nice time as usual. Never shoot as many pictures as I plan.

I'm playing with keeping things dark. Starting to get a good direction with it.

Kate. NH 2008

Spent the first half of my 4th with some friends from NY up in Maine. Heather's family lives up there. If you've been reading this for the last year you might recognize Hugh. He is a great photographer and made his appearance in a previous post. While up there he gave me a sneak preview of his most recent fashion story. It's so sick, can't wait to see it in print.

Heather & Hugh. Maine 2008

So Hugh wanted me to shoot some portraits for his upcoming contributors section. Here are my favorites.

Hugh. Maine 2008

God Bless America...