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The Film from Manifestivus

Sadly when you have a busy you tend to forget with somethings. In my case, I forgot to process film I shot from Manifestivus this summer. It was a lovely surprise to see these negatives after they came back from the lab. I shot a these images on Pentax Spotmatic F with Agfaphoto Vista 200. […]

Only One Lens?

Photographers rarely carry just one lens, and the 50mm lens can’t get you out of every jam. Inspired by a conversation I had with a photographer a few days ago, I wanted to write this post. He was curious about my Fujifilm X series mirrorless camera and the Pentax 55mm SMC mounted on it. We […]

A Soundcheck

Soundcheck is both the most important and the least exciting part of a live performance. The soundcheck is always my favorite time with the bands. In my case I get to hang out with friends, but it’s great to get a preview of the set. The other advantage for being around for soundcheck, is getting […]

Mississippi Studios, My Favorite Music Venue

Why is Mississippi Studios my favorite venue? I just like everything about it. MS is not very big, but still has a balcony. They have a great bar inside the music room. The restaurant Bar Bar has great food, a good selection of beer on tap. I love the outdoor patio with the bonfire going […]

Jubal Thinks Too Much

Jubal, a human, a musician, now gone from our physical realm. Jubal was a gifted musician and a genuinely concerned human being. I’ve photographed lots of musicians and artists, Jubal was indeed one of my favorite artists and humans. I consider myself lucky to have known Jubal. He’s one of a handful friends that make […]

The Manifestivus 2016

On the last weekend of July, I attended my first Manifestivus. Hopefully it wasn’t my last one either. The Manifestivus takes a place on the Pranksy farm in scenic Cabot, Vermont. I tend to get around, but I never thought I would’ve attended such a small and charming music festival in rural Vermont. I have […]

My Time in Burlington

Burlington, at the end of the day is just another American city. I don’t want to sound like I am taking a jab at this Burlington, but it has a lot in common with so many other cities. It is a nice town, but not particularly unique. Burlington is considered a fairly progressive city, but that’s […]

EyeEm or Instagram?

Battle of the social photography apps? EyeEm or Instagram? Actually, the answer is both. Most photographers will agree that Instagram is a wasteland of visual clutter and nobody has friends on EyeEm. I have been on the EyeEm for quite some time now, and I have been using Instagram since it was released. I like […]

Middlebury

Photo-walking Middlebury Vermont. The first time I walked through Middlebury, I was immediately taken by its charm. After a day, I felt that I photographed everything worth photographing. After a couple of photowalks through town, I quickly realized there was indeed a lot to photograph out of plain sight. I searched around with my camera […]

Why Mobile Phone Photography?

I love having a camera in my pocket more than having a phone. Fortunately I can have both. The inter-web is flooded with iPhone images, and that is a fact that we can’t escape. If you are a photographer, a good camera is a great thing to have at all times. These days mobile phone […]

37 Frames and Counting

A rough day for my photography. Today I had a limited amount of time in downtown Burlington. I only had six hours. I know this seems like a lot of time, and it is. The six hours was just during the least ideal time of day for photography. I felt very uninspired to shoot. I […]

The Wedding Day

Jack and Molly got married in Deerfield, Massachusetts. Jack and Molly are good friends of mine and when they asked me to shoot their wedding, I didn’t hesitate. If I do shoot a wedding, it’s going to be for friends. I have turned down several wedding gigs over the last few years, because I don’t […]

A Craftsman’s Shop

Spending the afternoon at Kelly Bike® Yesterday in sunny Nevada City California I spent a few hours with the master frame builder, Chris Kelly at Kelly Bike® HQ. We were shooting some video and some still images for his new website. The footage we shot was him adding the braze-on parts for a new frame […]

An Interview with Surfs Drugs

I hang out with a lot of bands, I get some funny photo sessions. So on a recent shoot with Surfs Drugs, the guys and I had a great mock interview session. I love these guys, they have a great sound and real professionalism. I love shooting with musicians and bands that take what they […]

A Photographer’s Toughest Competition…

The only real competition we face is ourselves. Don’t hate your fellow photographer for being more popular than you. The odds are they are not “better” than you, they’ve just figured out how to garner more attention on the internet. I was once one of the many photographers brainwashed by the idea “competition” was the source of […]