This collaboration with the always amazing David Turner explored the idea of unwrapping a moment in time.
There's nothing better than getting together with good friends. Except getting together with good friends with a camera.
When the opportunity to assist Ambient Film Production visiting Stoneman Brewing for their beer documentary, I jumped! Stoneman brews legendary small batch beers that can be as elusive as Bigfoot, but well worth the search. Somehow I think those two would get along...
In this series of colorful portraits, each subject was carefully placed and posed within the environment.
Today the Turners Falls skate park lives and thrives in an alleyway between industrial brick buildings. Kids and adults drop in and grind it it out on a few ramps and jumps just a few yards away from busy street traffic. It is evident they need a safe spot they can call their own.
The Unity Skatepark Committee is a group of volunteers committed to providing a healthy alternative recreational choice for youth and young adults. Their central goal is to build a safe, fun, and permanent concrete skatepark in Turners Falls. They work collaboratively with residents, schools, area businesses, service organizations, and town officials to raise funds and advocate for the completion of this project.
As the visual arts and design instructor at the Halllmark Institute of Photography I get a unique view from behind the scenes of this intense program.
Portrait photographer Gregory Heisler is a master of controlled light. I've had the distinct honor of working along side of him as he demonstrates his craft. He is thoughtful, patient, curious, and could headline at just about any comedy club you could think of if this photography thing doesn't work out.
Everyday we have countless interactions with people of all ages. But how often to we get to just stare at someone and look into their eyes. Go ahead, get closer and take a good long look.
Fiery and fun, always full of personality, this is Anna.
They bark softly, and carry big sticks.
We get some great guest speakers at Hallmark. Clay Patrick McBride is certainly one of the most colorful.
Who doesn't love a good field trip? As the visual arts and design instructor at the Halllmark Institute of Photography I get to show our students around the local towns of Western Massachusetts including; Greenfield, Amherst, Shelburne Falls, Northampton, and even Brattleboro, Vermont!
They say you can't pick your family, but you can pick your friends. For me, the best part of life is when friends turn into family.
He's always out there. Watching. Waiting. Ready for your next move.
Natural light portraits taken in Shelburne Falls, and Buckland, MA. Home of the Bridge of Flowers, and the Glacial Potholes!