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This post is inspired by Kelly Davidson. Kelly also made some photographs recently at Nolan Brothers Boxing Gym. You can see here picture here. These are some images I made at Nolan Brothers Boxing Gym in 2017. Who knew violence could be so beautiful!?
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It’s been a while since I did a proper blog post. In one way that’s a good thing; it means I’ve been busy!
Here’s some portraits I made for a tech start-up in Boston.
Here is another video I made for Blue Monarch. This video highlights their Monarch Mask. Everything in here was shot and edited by yours truly, with the exception of the photography, which was shot by the company’s owner, Mojgan Anvari-Brumby.
Happy to be working with a company who has a commitment to health and being free of man-made chemicals.
Blue Monarch is a skin care company with a mission to make the world healthy. They use all natural, vegan, and cruelty-free ingredients to make the best concoctions for your body.
I’m in the process of creating a series of 20 videos for this company. This first installment gives an overview of their company and their mission.
It’s here! It’s here! Tony Savarino’s Kickstarter!
For those who don’t know, Tony is my buddy and guitar teacher and we hang out on Friday mornings.
I shot this last month and have been creating with Tony on the edits. More videos are on the way!
Tony is asking for your support to master his record with a top level mastering engineer (as in the guys that do the major label stuff). So help him out!
Lot’s of laughs and gags through these videos, so buckle up and kick in a few shekels.
Can you make your own video using your iPhone and editing it on your laptop with iMovie?
Will said video look professional and awesome?
When you hire a professional videographer, you pay for their experience, their expertise, and their gear. A professional knows how to set up certain shots to tell the story in the best light. A professional has already animated other logos and knows how to animate your logo so your company is well represented. A professional has already dealt with that technical snafu and knows the solution.
I made this video because a potential client said something to the effect of, “Why should we hire you, when Jan from accounting made this for us and it cost us nothing?”
I then viewed a video made on an iPhone. There was a lot of camera shake and I got dizzy watching it. Some of the footage was dark and flat. Then some black animated text popped up. Between the camera shake and the text being black on a dark background, I couldn’t watch the video and just turned it off.
That’s the last thing you want when a potential customer is taking a look at using your business.
Thanks for checking this out.
Had an awesome day on Saturday. First, I shot up to Portsmouth to be the second photographer for a wedding. I didn’t recognize the name of the guy who hired me. I just saw an opportunity on Facebook and took it. Then, while we’re shooting portraits of the bridal party, it suddenly dawned on me that I went to Mass Art with the lead photographer. I remembered his night pictures and crazily lit portraits that he made. I remembered he was from Marshfield, and I remembered his review board! It was Erik Waddell! I hadn’t seen him in 20 years!
Then, during some downtime I looked at Facebook and realized my friends were playing a metal show 25 minutes away! So when Erik cut me loose, I boogied on down to the Dover Brick House and watched Swarm of Eyes and Death Ray Vision (now with Jeff Gard on vocals and this dude Chris on second guitar).
Mike was like, “Why are you dressed up? You look like you’re trying out to be the dancer of the Mighty Mighty Bosstones.” (Don’t worry Ben, I’ll never try to steal your gig.) So, Mike bought me a beer and we chatted and I saw Pete and he laughed that I wore a suit and bow tie to a rock show.
Then, Swarm of Eyes played and in the middle of their set, Randy called me up to sing “Skulls” originally by the Misfits. While Randy growled, I did my best Danzig impression and rearranged the last chorus in an almost “singing in the round” kind of way. When the song ended the guitar player (sorry dude I don’t know your name) grabbed me and said, “We’re doing it that way from now on.” Meanwhile people were going, “the dude in the suit and bow tie just killed it? Huh?”
Death Ray Vision played and it was cool to hear Jeff sing the old songs and cool to hear the new stuff.
Their record drops on November 23, and I’m stoked to hear it.
So, a rad day. Thanks to Erik for the photo gig and thanks to Swarm of Eyes, and the Death Ray Vision for the metal gig.#bowtiesarethenewblack
This is a follow up to a post I made about 5 weeks ago regarding the benefit show for I shot for Kiva. Kiva’s sister Dawn tracked me down and we created a really cool video for Kiva.
Kiva’s favorite band is In The Pink from Boston. They played a lot in the late 1980’s and got signed to Epic Records. Kiva ran their fan club.
Kiva is currently beating the crap out of cancer. In The Pink’s music is one of her weapons, her medicine. She listens to their music during chemo treatments. She’s a bad ass.
This video is for Kiva, for her to watch and keep up the fight.
Now y’all can rock out 80’s Boston hair metal! AAAAALLLLLLLRIGHT!
Here’s another image from my neighborhood. I like this picture because it gives me a feeling of peace and mystery.
Word up Party people! This is the second of two images I am showing this weekend at ONCE Ballroom in Somerville. The images will be sold off as a benefit for the club. A lot of other awesome rock photographers will be showing work including Coleman Rogers, JJ Gonson, Josh Pickering, Kelly Davison, and Nicole Tammaro.
I recently shot a staged roof deck in the back bay for one of my real estate clients. What I like about this picture is that it's not just about a piece of property, it's about a lifestyle for the potential buyer.
The other day I got an interesting email from a woman who was producing a benefit concert for her sister, Kiva, who was battling cancer. As someone who played a bunch of benefit shows and even had to have his own benefit shows to pay for my health care when I was in an accident in 2004, this kind of stuff is near and dear to my heart.
The other interesting thing about this was that it was a bunch of older bands reuniting to help their friend and these bands were from a sect of the Boston music scene that I knew virtually nothing about. For lack of a better term, these were "hair metal" bands, or "melodic 80's hard rock" bands.
If you know me, you know I grew up on Punk Rock and Hardcore music. Most people in my scene shaved their hair off rather than grew it. I never heard of these bands. They played at long since defunct venues that I've only heard of like Narcissus.
Turned out that the woman, Dawn, and her sister, Kiva, were the nicest people. The bands displayed some incredible musicianship and all the musicians were extremely nice to me. At the end of the night I complimented one of the guitar players and we started talking about Eddie Van Halen. Turned out that his brother was non-other than Gary Cherone, the dude from Extreme, who was the third singer of VAN HALEN!?
Gary was next to him! So I got to meet the third singer of Van Halen. That was cool.
This is a clip of Kiva's favorite band In The Pink. Kiva ran their fan club and was instrumental in helping them with their career.
Next, I'll be editing this whole show with interviews.
I've been asked to show a couple of my pictures at The ONCE Ballroom on September 16th. This is one of the two pictures I'll be showing. This is Scissorfight, playing as the special guest at the 2016 Rock and Roll Rumble.
A number of other other super talented rock photographers will be showing their work as well including Coleman Rogers, JJ Gonson, Josh Pickering, Kelly Davison, and Nicole Tammaro.
The prints will be sold as a benefit for the ONCE Ballroom.
I was recently hired to document the Algonquin Club in Back Bay. The Algonquin Club is a social club that started in the late 19th century. A few US Presidents have dined there including Teddy Roosevelt. They hired me to document their club before their upcoming renovation. I love this night picture in particular because it shows the building's grandiosity. Plus, I'm always a sucker for night photography.
Here's a video I made for Hudson Light and Power last year. I like the drone stuff shot by Jonathan Goldstein, Eric O'Brien's voice over, and of course my stunning directing and editing (he said modestly).