Thursday, February 25, 2010

Sold my first print and secured my show!

                           So to some people it may not seem like much but I have sold my first print and it feels incredible!  The best reward was Arron's reaction when I handed over the print.  He asked me to help him pick out a frame so he can put it up.  I've been in the talks with a few other people who are interesting in future purchases.  I even had a lady who I never met who was talking my work up and wanted business cards.  Now that's a good feeling :o)  My show has been secured for the 19th of March through June.  Hard to believe that in just under a month my work will be displayed at the state house for people to see.  Well below is the print that sold.  I'm off to caffienate and get some work done before I model for a Hallmark friend of mine.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Rock show with DMD, Sever the Skies and Unveil Tomorrow

                        Hey everyone!   So yet again I got to rock out at a concert with some of my favorite guys.  Dead Man's Dossier, Sever the Skies and a newer band (at least to me), Unveil Tomorrow.  It was a good concert with a ton of energy.  I know I was pretty tired at the end of the four shows that went on so I can only imagine how the members of the bands were doing.  The night was filled with music, jokes and good company.  I have to admit that I always have a little too much fun at these shows.  It's amazing the different people you tend to meet and network with.  The show was at The Elevens in Northampton, MA.  Unfortunately the lighting at this venue is not easy to work with unless you have a speedlight.  I do not have a speedlight at this time so I do what I can to make the pictures work.  Some of the shadows worked in my favor for the more contrasty shots such as the ones of the guitar player Gabe.  I think one of my favorites is Morgan (lead singer with dreads), with his back to me.  It adds a very interesting view point to the mix.  The flyer I took a picture of was actually in the woman's bathroom and I figured why not?   I look forward to working more with all of the bands in the future.  Thanks for having me guys and putting up with a camera in your face!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Selling prints straight from my site now!

                    I am so excited to announce that I am officially in business for prints on my site!  I do have various pictures up with 11x14 for a print size but if there is a certain size you would like to request or even a certain picture please let me know!  Also feel free to leave a comment on my feedback page!  Thank you so much as always for all of your support everyone!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Hanging with the band Bound to Stand

                   Last Thursday I got to rock out at a concert with the band Bound to Stand.  It was pretty awesome to be hired a year after I had met the band.  They were the first band I ever photographed and have been hooked on band photography ever since.  I've seen my concert photography grow in leaps and bounds and I have to admit this has been my best as of yet.  I know that with each concert I will only continue to grow.  A small fun fact about Bound to Stand.  Three of the four band members are named Nick.  Well one is spelled Nic.  Wanna make sure and get that right for you guys!   Their front man; Gabe has an awesome voice and can go from a screaming melody to a rock ballad.  They are slowly getting their name out there and booking venues in MA and CT.  This show was at the club Up or On the Rocks in Hartford, CT.  The first floor boasts a stage, bar and lots of fun band memorabilia.  It looks as though it was fashioned after The Hard Rock Cafe.  I couldn't get enough of the lit up guitars hung up on the walls.  That's pretty apparent considering I have five pictures of just them.  I had a hard time choosing just what pictures to post.  This is actually one of my bigger posts with the picture count at 22!  That's actually my favorite number so I'll go with that :o)  I am very excited for these guys.  Not only have they helped me with my photography but I see them going far in the future.  You can check them out on myspace at the following address; (I really wish I could hyperlink the links I put up, anyone know how?)  Well I wish the guys of Bound to Stand lots of luck for the future.  I know there will be a promotional shoot coming up very soon so be watching for that.  I'm now off to attempt to try and get some sleep.  Gotta keep that day job going right?  Thanks again Bound to Stand for having me as your photographer again!