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Live Music at Conor O’Neill’s

Music is a big attraction for Conor O’Neill’s There is music three nights per week. Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings is a raucous time at the Irish Pub. The main room gets really packed, especially when the university is in session. By most accounts Boulder Colorado doesn’t have a very big a music scene, despite […]

Joy Riding the Petri Racer

Another day-in-the-life of vintage 35mm film shooter. A couple of days ago Berg swoops me up at my place and head to the Bunk Bar for his band’s show. I get into the car and he hands me this retro looking rangefinder. He found it at a thrift store for $20. It looks so retro […]

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 […]