Monday, November 30, 2009


Untitled. Acrylic on Canvas.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Mental Notes on 35mm

Taken on a Canon AE-1 vintage 35mm
400 ISO Black and Whites

A bird in a Laguna Beach Restaurant

Surfers in Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach

Love California architecture, Nana's house in Laguna Nigel
A true California scene
Great Grandfathers Pipes
New England in November

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

A little experiment...

Technology these days is a lot keep up with. Part of working in media and print is keeping up with the new tools, software, equipment and techniques that come out on the daily, which seems like an entire job on its own. Today I had to quickly learn how to turn pictures or video into a 2D image (i.e. A Scanner Darkly, Charles Schwab commercials). Knowing this would take an hour or two of staring at one image I decided to use some faces I love seeing- my best friends Quinn and Mel. Hey guys!

Using photos where the faces are taking up most of the frame is recommended.

Using Illustrator I drew over their faces with the pencil tool in black. I think this is a fun method because you can get as abstract as you like, and also really focus on the expressions of your subject. From here you add color layers beneath the black layer, Im sure you can spend hours perfecting the shades used but I kind of rushed through this part.

Lookin' sexy! Once you're happy or fed up just delete the picture layer underneath and look at your new artwork!

Doesn't quite do them justice, but at least its interesting to look at!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Rock & Roll Down Time

These are some of my favorite in-between moments over the past two years while being on the road with The Brew.

Chris (vocals,keys) and Andrew (sound) at Moe.Down 2008, killing time clapping before the 3 set madness.

A motley crew at Moe.Down (Chris, Dave, The Hare, Labella and his mustache-for-Moe.down).

Chris gets the giggles before a St.Lawrence show.

A staffer in the green room at Gathering of The Vibes asks me to photograph his film tattoo.
An experiment in exposure and timing before the Skowhegan ME show with Grace Potter, allowed me to get this lit bulb in the darkness with Dave D (vocals, Guitar)

Bruce Hornsby side stage at the Lowell show (2008) as the band wraps up opening set.

Bobby Read (Producer of Back To The Woods, Hornsbys horn section) joins the band onstage for "Baby You're A Rich Man".

Dave and Joe (vocals,bass) setting up for recording in Glenwood Studios, Burbank, CA.

Killing time in the hotel parking lot with Joe (Burbank, CA)

One of my personal heros Tim Phillips with a fresh coat of paint (such a trooper) waiting backstage to sit in with the band at The Paradise in Boston, MA.

These confident men dressed as 80's female pop stars for Halloween. Chris gets a stretch in and the band eats a meal before hitting the stage.

Post show, a Rock, Paper, Scissor Tournament was held. 22 people competed, but alas there was only one winner. Quinn.

Friday, November 20, 2009

The Challenge

I recently had the opportunity to challenge myself. I always talk about how much I love shooting 35mm, but hardly have the opportunity to use it. So on my recent trip to Laguna Beach, California I decided to leave my nikon SLR at home- something I never do. I brought a little Canon digital for some instant gratification, and an old Canon AE-1 35mm from the 60's. Laguna is the type of place that was meant to be captured on film and in paintings. Until either of those develop, here are some shots I took on the little digital.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Welcome, mwuahahahahahaha......

So glad you stopped by. Here I will be posting photos on the daily, if you like what you see feel free to check in and see what I see.