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.