The “Year in Pictures” thing is a popular theme this time of year. I think a lot of photographers love the retrospective.
This year I put together a group of my favorite portraits. Most of these are not “sit and smile” shots. In fact they are off-the-cuff shots of friends and family. those are often my favorite images. As I was going through my Lightroom catalog, I saw shot almost 30,000 images. I know that I do enjoy revisiting my past images.
I learned going through the last twelve months of images; I haven’t shot enough portraits. I will have to address that shortcoming in 2017.
Nick – May – Eugene, OR
Nick – December – Eugene, OR
Berg – May – Portland, OR
Chris Kelly – June – Nevada City, CA
Berg – January – Eugene, OR
Jack and Molly – June – Deerfield, MA
Michelle – November – Eugene, OR
Tyler – June – Eugene, OR
Connor – August – Portland, OR
Mitchel Evan & the Mangrove – March – Boulder, CO
Ryan – May – Portland, OR
Lia Holz – January – Boulder, CO
Zach and Andrew – July – Monkton, VT
Annabelle – July – Vermont
Le Rev – May – Eugene, OR
Jeremy – February – Boulder, CO
Bim – January – Eugene, OR
Lia – May – Portland, OR
Rose and Ari – May – Eugene, OR
Victor – February – Boulder, CO
Tim – February – Boulder, CO
Lia Holz – February – Boulder, CO
Marliegh – July – Vermont
Nathan – September – Portland, OR
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 having a lot of music fans.
Last week the owners of Conor O’Neill’s announced they were going to close after 17 years. The word on the street, was the building owner raised rent 30% or so. Well, I guess some things have changed and now they are going to stay open. If the pub had closed it would have put a huge hole in the already tiny music scene. Fortunately cooler heads prevailed and the hordes were kept at bay.
Let the music roar on…
Cold River City – August 2013
Foxfeather – March 2016
Dechen Hawk – July 2015
Matt Flaherty – May 2013
Pete Kartsounes – August 2013
Cold River City – August 2013
Hot Soup – August 2013
Technicolor Tone Factory – April 2013
Mirco Altenbach – July 2015
The Indulgers – September 2015
Mumbouli – March 2016
Junction 8 – February 2016
Brad Huffman – February 2016
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 you feel happy to be who you are just being around him. I’m not sure if Jubal loved the camera as much he was comfortable around the camera. I think he enjoyed having friends taking pictures while he was enjoying the company of friends. I was fortunate enough to be around for those times.
I liked Jubal, we miss our good friend.