Thursday, October 29, 2009

back by popular demand




When your best friend of 10+ years tells you to post a photograph of her amazing and fascinating cat, Charlie Chaplin, you better do it. Consider the photographs above an ode to the dearest Miss Chaplin and yes, to the other crazy cat in my friend's life. Be they my muse?

I have been taking it easy on blogging, but my schedule is moving very forward. I want to mention the bands I will be working with and the musical events I will be attending over the next couple of weeks, because these musical wonders are fun, talented, creative, and at the core of it, very down-to-earth people. Check out my schedule below for details, and maybe I'll see you at a show?

Friday, October 30th: OTiS playing at NYC's The Mercury Lounge at 10pm, $8 to get in if you wear a costume. The band is funk meets rock meets soul, and they will surely put on a great Halloween Eve show.

Saturday, October 31st: "The Last Masquerade", a night of art, music and mayhem. Countless bands, countless hours: should be an amazing time.

Sunday, November 1st: Portraits of band, Sister Anne, ultra cool and funky rock-soul band with an awesomely feisty lead singer with some major vocal chords on her - their next show is Wednesday, November 11th at the studio room of Webster Hall. More details to come on this.

Saturday, November 14th:The one and only: Peaches, playing at Terminal 5, doors open at 8 pm/show at 9pm, advanced tickets $25. I have been a fan of this woman for as long as I can remember: with very controversial and evocative music, bruised legs and occasional facial hair, this Canadian electro/rock/hip-hop vixen spits on the idealogy of what it means to be a musician and a woman.


More shows and events to come; will keep you posted (literally).

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

they said i do, two


I am going to miss the editing process of Melissa and Jonas' wedding day photographs, but I suppose it is time they get to enjoy them as well. This couple and family were full of little gems that shined right through my lens. They had all of the best qualities: personality, looks, great senses of humor, major dancing skills, and best of all, a layer of intrigue to them. Whether it was the little girl in the corner or the mother on the dance floor, I wanted to know them and most interestingly, they seemed to want to know me too.














Stay tuned and check back in on or after Friday, October 16th, for these photographs and many, many more that will become available for viewing, printing, and merchandise ordering on my smugmug page. Or check back because you like my work. Either way.

Friday, October 9, 2009

hearts of nyc: part two


Yes, I have a major crush on my two great friends: Angelica & Steve. But what can I say? They epitomize hearts of nyc: they are beautiful faces with beautiful minds right behind them, and beautiful love pumping all throughout their bloodstreams. When it is not them in focus in my frame, it is the sax player, "Yogi Bear", who is someone they join me in talking to. They are every bit of these photographs, even if they are not the focal point.






Thursday, October 8, 2009

hearts of nyc: part one

I have been making my way down to New York City much more often in recent weeks, but every time, it feels a little bit more like home. Not only does the atmosphere supply a smile, but it can easily become a photojournalist's dream location. For me, it's full of colorful backdrops with lonely faces painted in front of them, and I can't get enough. If there aren't faces, there are symbols, signs, and objects that are tainted with smoke, debris, or graffiti. Strangely beautiful: it is like the city's visual presence is begging us to remember to always question, who are we? and, how do we affect the world around us? The city seems to give a sort of clarity to the chaos and confusion that exists everywhere within it.










Monday, October 5, 2009

the guthrie experience

We call it folk music, but since I was little, I've been calling it 'heart music': lyrics and rhythms that keeps your heart warm company on a cold lonely night. The show is Arlo Guthrie, playing in the Guthrie Center, and Saturday, October 3rd is none other than a full-on Guthrie experience. Staying in sweet harmony with what his music seems to represent, The Guthrie Center was a church that in 1991 he converted into a music venue/spiritual place that welcomes folk and folks of all beliefs. It's a gem, to say the least.

The whole family is on stage singing their big and little hearts out. More than worth noting is Arlo's daughter, Sarah Lee Guthrie, who has a voice and face that is full of grace;her aura has the power to ease all of your troubles with the drop of a word. And her husband musical collaborator of ten years, Johnny Irion, is no shadow. They are touring all year long, and are very much worth checking out.

When family man, Arlo Guthrie, gets on stage, there is a sort of calm that washes over you because in some way, it isn't just the group on stage that are his family, but every one of us in the audience too. He closes with "This Land is Your Land", a song his father, Woody Guthrie, was famous for: and the experience of this magical place and Arlo's moving music and energy are constant reminders that his father had truly stumbled onto a spectacular notion: 'this land was made for you and me.'









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Thursday, October 1, 2009

portraits of ones, twos, and fives

This summer I had the fine pleasure of working with my good friend, Miss Katie Fives, who is not only a quirky redhead, but also a very talented photographer. Four years of friendship, two years since starting my photography business, and finally, Katie is on board to be my go-to gal when I need an assistant. If it weren't for her bright encouraging smiles, I don't know if I would have survived the wedding of August, where the sun was burning through the threads of my clothes.


I love capturing Katie's sweet, youthful, with a little bit of edgy, presence through photograph. She is one of the most amazing women I have ever met, and a damn good assistant too boot.







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