Monthly Archives: January 2011

The Dark Has No Place Here

Had Emarosa’s “Heads or Tails, Real or Not” stuck in my head. That was the inspiration for this. Thanks to Pete for the assist

Almost fell off. The ladder is taller than it looks!

Canon T2i
Kit lens at 24mm
1/250
f/6.3
Strobe at 1/2 in my face
Strobe at 1/4 in behind me.

I set the whole shot up, and when I turned on my camera, it displayed a blinking battery. Had only a few shots to get it right. This was best. Pete released the shutter and the battery died immediately thereafter.

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The dark has no place

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Warm Weather

Back when things were warmer.
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The Successor

My buds and I in “Breathing East” have a new song up, called “The Successor.” Check it out!

Breathing East on Facebook

Promo photo I took of AJ for the new song:
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Nomad II

Another one from my shoot on Tuesday. I was on my game that day. Not to brag, but I’m very proud of myself. I walked up on location with the model, and started getting great shots the minute we began. Quite often, I’m screwing around with the lighting to hit just the right amount, but this time I was on from the start. I set up my power and EXIF the way I wanted it immediately. No complaints.

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Nomad II

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Nomad

Did my first meet with a model from ModelMayhem.com. It is a great website to connect local models and photographers.

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Budoir

All natural light, here.

More from the shoot, here:
My Portfolio

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2010

What a ride. January 1st, 2010, the band released our EP, and did a lot of good things. We won competitions (beating out hundreds of bands from Long Island and New York City), played Bamboozle festival at the Meadowlands, Warped Tour festival at Nassau Coliseum (on the same stage as one of my favorite bands), and our new EP is coming out shortly. Our writing has matured, and I’ve got a good feeling about this one. We’ve got a shot, we know some people, and the material has reached the point where we can truly get somewhere with it. 2011 is the year.

This time last year, I began working with Carl, one of my best pals and an amazing photographer. He’s come to an amazing point, and will only continue to snag big clients (I’ll be posting that when he does them [Def Leppard soon]). I’m grateful for his advice, and for his teaching. We have very different styles, but he taught me how to think on my photographic “feet.” That is so important. I started photographing people only four months ago, and I feel that I’ve learned a lot in those four months. I earned my first “check” with photography in December.

I spent my first New Years in NYC, with my friends of nearly 20 years. Had the time of my life.

I don’t know where I’ll end up in 2012, but it will hopefully be with a hard drive filled with great photos from travel, playing shows, and great photo jobs. I spent 2010 half in the bag of sadness. No more.

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