June 19, 2017
Meet Bonaparte, Boston's best magician! Had a great time shooting him, plus I got to add some post production flair to the project! Enjoy!
June 6, 2017
May 22, 2017
Celebrated my dad's 70th birthday this past weekend. Made a lot of pictures of people I love. Happy Birthday DAD!
May 10, 2017
It's been a while since I posted anything here. I made a lot of pictures of bands at The Rock N' Roll Rumble last month. Please enjoy.
More to come:Head Shots, Real Estate, and video!
March 23, 2017
March 20, 2017
It' my distinct honor to announce that I am working with The Shods, the great Rock N' Roll band from Lowell, MA. Kevin Stevenson and Scott Pittman are back with a whole new batch of classics.
I made the video for their new Kickstarter campaign, and I'm assisting in the creation and fulfillment of that campaign.
Kevin spent about 9 months living in a section of Athens, Greece known as Exarcheia. Exarchia is as a haven for Anarchists. Surrounded by cool people, (who the cops leave alone to put it mildly) and living in a completely different climate really invigorated Kevin's health and his song writing. Kevin suffers from multiple sclerosis and being in Exarcheia caused his symptoms to subside, leaving the opportunity and inspiration for a ton of new Shods songs!
"These are some of the best songs I've ever written," says Kevin.
If you want to be part of it, consider donating to the Shods Kickstarter campaign here and be a part of the solution!
March 13, 2017
Hey y'all, Duncan here, wanted to share this cool note from a guy named John:
I just got the documentary. I cannot thank you enough . My hair stood up on my neck watching it. I honestly wanted to cry as it was the sound track of my teen years. You did a fantastic fantastic job on this project. Please save my email for any other projects you may do that requires any funding. I am so proud to have donated only a small amount for something that I feel is a superb creation. This story needed to be told and I owe you a debt of gratitude for telling it . Thank you isnt enough but it is all I have to offer at this time. My girlfriend was watching it and couldnt believe that something like this existed but sbc has a new fan as do you.
Well, thanks John! That being said, the music licenses run out at the end of the month for the documentary, meaning IT WILL BE HARD TO GET IN TWO WEEKS! SO GO HERE AND GET IT WHILE YOU CAN:
February 14, 2017
January 30, 2017
January 23, 2017
YO! Check out the video for Worshipper's "Darkness"! Shot and cut it last year and here it is for all of it's tripped out glory! Thanks to the Worshipper dudes on this one.
December 13, 2016
Here's the third and final video for Whole Foods and Lexi's Clean Kitchen.
December 7, 2016
November 28, 2016
November 10, 2016
Still out there killing it with residential real estate photography!
November 2, 2016
October 28, 2016
Yesterday I turned 40 years old. I've been making a self portrait, basically in the same pose, since I was 21. Maybe next year I'll do a show of the pictures.
To celebrate my birthday, I asked one of my favorite bands if I could sing with them. They agreed. That band is called SCISSORFIGHT.
Tonight (the 28th), I'll be doing a song with the Granite State Destroyers themselves at The Once Ballroom. Here's some Scissorfight pictures from last nights practice.
October 11, 2016
I took a ton of pictures last Friday for the Lord Hobo Brewery Party featuring The Quiggs, Diablogato, and Tom Banker & The Snakes. Click here to check them out.
October 5, 2016
The blog posts have slowed down a little bit lately, due to my wife and I moving into our first home, which is by the water, south of Boston, where this picture was made. Pretty cool. I'm thinking I may make more South Shore night pictures in the future.
Also, here is a video I recently completed for the HAM PLAN. Austin Malleolo (who's starred in many of my recent videos for Whole Foods Market) is a big time CrossFit dude along with his good friend Spencer Hendel. Both of these gentleman repeatedly make it to the CrossFit games every year. The HAM PLAN helps you program CrossFit workouts based on your own strengths and weaknesses and allows you to work out with others, while simply tweaking the workouts to each persons needs. Pretty cool.
September 16, 2016
Still killing it with head shots over here. I worked with my man Johnny here the other day and I think his shots came out rad!
September 7, 2016
Here's a video I just made for a luxury real estate property.
August 14, 2016
Whole Foods Market and Austin Amalleolo #3, yall! Throwing down at CrossFit ONE Nation, BBQ WOD and community!
July 27, 2016
'DOWN", the new video from SEE THIS WORLD, fronted by New England legend DAVE TREE. Animations by Chuck McNally. Video by yours truly.
July 21, 2016
I just got back from visiting Toronto,Canada for the first time. What a town! Can't say enough good things about the place!
July 11, 2016
Here's the second video of six that I'm creating for Whole Foods Market with CrossFit legend Austin Malleolo! In this one, Austin talks about shopping for the summer BBQ!
July 5, 2016
Here we have a picture of a great band: CAST IRON HIKE from Worcester, Mass. Cast Iron Hike broke up sometime in the 1990's. They reunited for 4 shows about 3 years ago and they came back just the other day to play with the mighty SAM BLACK CHURCH during their 3 show sold out run to celebrate the release of my documentary "Leave Behind A Groove In the Earth". I hope to see Cast Iron hike again real soon. Such a great band!
June 27, 2016
June 20, 2016
June 17, 2016
As stated in the last post, I would be sharing more work this week, at least two pieces, so here's three.
First off, lots of real estate work going on all over the Boston area. Having a lot of fun!
Included in all of this real estate work, I provide floor plans of the properties for marketing.
Lastly, my film "Leave Behind A Groove In The Earth" about the Boston Hardcore band Sam Black Church, has been screening here and there. We have a few more screenings coming up, and we finally have DVDs to mail out to our Kickstarter supporters. YAY!
June 14, 2016
WHOLE FOODS VIDEO #1 with Austin Malleolo
If you've been keeping track, I haven't posted a "Picture of the Week" for the past two weeks. That's because I was super busy making a bunch of work! One of which is this here video with CrossFit LEGEND Austin Malleolo. This is the first of 6 videos that I'll be making for Whole Foods this summer. STOKED!
Since there was a deficiency in the frequency of these posts lately. I'll be posting two more pieces this week! Stay tuned!
May 23, 2016
IL MONSTRO! First show, at O'Briens!
May 16, 2016
GRANITE STATE DESTROYER, Scissorfight Beer tasting at Smuttynose Brewery, NH. Special thanks to Joe Grotto's sunglasses.
May 9, 2016
The band OLD JACK.
May 1, 2016
I had the honor and privilege of shooting the Mass Art Alumni Time Capsule ceremony on Friday evening.
Last fall, experimental film maker and fellow Mass Art alum, Luther Price, told me that there was a time capsule buried in the central courtyard at Mass Art in 1986. My mind went, "What dude? What dude? What dude?"
He said, "Yea this will be the 30th anniversary. We should dig it up and have show!"
Originally I wanted to make a mini-documentary about it. Unfortunately we couldn't get the funding. So, we made still photographs to document the event.
Also unfortunately, the state agency who approves digs, would not let us dig it up on Friday.
All fun was not lost however. Current students and Alumni all contributed to a NEW Time Capsule, which will be unearthed in 2073, the 200th anniversary of Mass Art!. My film Leave Behind A Groove In The Earth, is literally IN THE EARTH!
Here we have non other than Mass Art Alum, total celebrity, and current Crypt Keeper of the Studio for Interrelated Media (SIM), Mr. Max Azanow! Here he is coming out of the current 2016-2073 Time Capsule! Good luck people of the future! You're about to get a big surprise under the school in 57 years! I'll either be 97 or more likely, in the earth myself! HA!
April 24, 2016
Damn was this fun! The NEW Scissorfight with new members Doug "myowngrave" Aubin and Rick "stixxx" Orcutt along with original members Jay "octocock" Fortin, and Paul Jarvis, laid waste to the final slot of the Rock & Roll Rumble. Classic tunes along with new jams hit the air of ONCE Ballroom like the thunder of 10,000 New Hampshire Nor'Easters. And, I admit it, not long after this picture was made, I started the mosh pit. You're welcome.
April 18, 2016
This is a picture I made of people watching the debut of my film, "Leave Behind A Groove In The Earth: The Story of Sam Black Church". It was an incredible night.
April 13, 2016
I had the privilege of making pictures with my friend Kryzia last week. It was her birthday and what was her present to herself? Hiring me to create bad-ass pictures. Man, what an honor! I loved working with her.
April 5, 2016
Changing it up a bit this week. This is the first in a series of paintings with digital manipulation I'm doing with Jonah Jenkins. We showed this last week at ONCE Ballroom in Somerville, MA for the Put Down Ya Mic, Pic Up Ya Paintbrush Art show, curated by Nicole Tammaro.
March 28, 2016
Real Estate Season is in full swing and I am shooting properties all over the Boston area, having a great time! Get in touch agents!
March 21, 2016
March 14, 2016
On Sunday, the great Somerville music venue, Johnny D's, closed it's doors. I had the honor of shooting several shows there in the last year for Cringe Productions. Carla, and her family, owned the venue for decades. Part of Davis Square was closed off on Sunday and an amazing brass marching band called The Second Line Brass Band played in the street. It was a lot of fun.
March 9, 2016
Another night picture from last fall. I dig making these pictures. Long exposures yield bitchin' results. One of my favorite aspects of photography is how light can can seem different than our naked eye once manipulated just slightly.
March 2, 2015
February 22, 2016
February 15, 2016
Photographed a wedding on Saturday! It was super fun! I had a great time and can't wait to shoot another!
February 8, 2016
I made this picture last fall. I was struck by the moon this night, and how it illuminated the trees in my neighborhood. This is Roger's Park in Brighton, MA, near my house. Enjoy.
February 1, 2016
Meet Vanessa Salvucci. She's a Bostonian with a killer voice. Last Friday at Johnny D's in Somerville, I had the honor of photographing her along with a few other acts. Vanessa sings The Star Spangled Banner at many major Boston sports events, as well as a catalog of music from the 20th century. Plus, she writes and co-produces original material.
Vanessa graduated from Boston University, and then studied under Mark Goff at the Walt Disney World Resort. Vanessa almost lost her voice to thyroid cancer. She moved back to Boston for treatment and now lends her talents to the American Cancer Society.
Check her out. She's a bad ass.
January 25, 2016
Last week, my alma mater Mass Art, opened the new Design and Media Center, a project that's been at least 10 years in the making. The Design and Media Center is the new state of the art entrance to the school and includes an atrium, a lecture hall, multiple project rooms, film and sound studios, class rooms and a wood shop, among other facilities. Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker was on hand of the ceremony and he told a funny anecdote about how he loves the industrial design of the modern ketchup bottle and how important Art and Design are for the economy and vibrancy of the Commonwealth.
January 18, 2016
If you don't know her already... World, meet Ruby Rose Fox. She is incredible! She has a voice like no one else: deep, soulful, and at times eerie. Her latest video for Dance of Frankenstein, has it's own vibe: a kind of Leonard Cohen meets PJ Harvey meets I don't know what... She opened for Robin Lane and the Chartbusters last Friday night at Johnny D's in Davis Sq., Somerville, MA. An incredible show! Check her out!
January 11, 2016
Welcome to The Tank, a small corner of the universe where a group of like minded individuals listen to, pontificate on, and thrust their opinions of... music.
January 4, 2016
Bronycon! I tried watching My Little Pony to see what all the fuss was about, and frankly it wasn't my thing. That being said I had an opportunity to go to Bronycon in 2015 and make some cool pictures of people letting their freak flag fly! This is a girl who allowed me to take her picture, and when it was done she said in this tiny cute voice, "I was rising to the sky."
December 28, 2015
MORE TABBITHA! HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE!
December 22, 2015
Dear World, meet Mona... Mona Lisa... the pig.
Mona currently resides in luxurious Palm Beach, Florida and lives with a wonderful family. Tyically, Mona spends her days sleeping, being cute, pining for food, and accepting her celebrity status as the local paparazzi fawn over her and take pictures with their iPhones. Typical sightings of Mona happen around Pizza Al Fresco and Ronato's. Mona is a Royal Dandy, not a Pot Belly pig. Her hair is course and when it stands up like a mohawk, that means she's happy. Last year, she won the Palm Beach Pet Parade.
Mona is sometimes accompanied by two small poodles (not pictured) named Mukti and Gizmo.
December 14, 2015
Another San Francisco picture! Enjoy!
December 7, 2015
MORE HEAD SHOTS!
Once again, I had the honor of shooting some more head shots for PhD Econ students at Harvard University! Meet even more of the ecomonic leaders of tomorrow! Like what you see? Hit me up and let's make an awesome headshot for you!
November 30, 2015
We're doing a "Two For" this week at DWJ Creative. Mainly because we skipped last week due to Thanksgiving traveling AND because I made a lot of pictures that I'm loving from those travels. These are two images I made on a cruise I took with my wife. The images are of the San Francisco Bay at twilight. Enjoy!
November 16, 2015
Meet the economic leaders of tomorrow! These beautiful people are graduating PhD students at Harvard University. I had a great time working with them to create some killer head shots. That being said, NEED A HEAD SHOT? HIRE ME!
See you out there,
November 9, 2015
In one of the greatest movies of all time, Better Off Dead, Lane Myers (played by John Cusack) and French foreign exchange student Monique (played by Diane Franklin) bring Lane's Camaro back to life. In the background is the song, "I'd Love To Get To Know You Well" by this guy! Howard Jones, the British synth pop musician. I photographed Howard last week at Johnny D's for Cringe Productions. Great night! I made a ton of pictures that night.
November 2, 2015
World, meet Tabitha. She's my cousin's daughter. I made this picture last summer at a family party. I love how silly she is in this picture.
October 26, 2015
This week's picture of the week is... A VIDEO! Donna Mae is a children's book author and a friend of the family. She approached me on making a video for her book MARSHMELLOWS GALORE. I liked the idea, especially since I never made a children's video before. So we shot all of her ideas with a ton of kids, did multiple takes of her and her granddaughter reading the book, I wrote and recorded some music for it, and animated parts of the book. BAM! Here it is.
October 19, 2015
I've been shooting quite a lot for Boston College lately. For which, I am very thankful. At these BC events, there's all these dance crews who throw down! Last week, I showed one of my pictures of Sexual Chocolate. This week, we have Pasion Latina from Suffolk University, who performed at BC. Unlike the other dance crews who do more of a STOMP! based style, Pasion Latina were more traditional. This being an event to celebrate the closing ceremony of Hispanic Month, Pasion Latina were an excellent choice.
October 14, 2015
Ladies and Gentlemen, meet Sexual Chocolate, "Stomp-esc" dance crew from Boston College. I was on assignment last week for BC's Family Day and these guys were performing. Really impressive stuff! Check 'em out if you can!
October 5, 2015
This was a fun shoot! I have a soft spot in my heart for Mass Art. I went there as a young guy. Their alumni crew invited me to shoot their 80's reunion the other week. They held it at Boynton Yards in Somerville where they brew Slumbrew beer. Super fun! These are the organizers of the event: Rich L., Max Aznow, Darlene Gillan, and Patrick Luteran.
September 29, 2015
Last week I got a call from fellow photographer Dave Ward. He had a client who needed some special photoshop needs. I met with Dave's client and heard her grand plan. In selling this real estate property, she wanted to give her perspective buyers a remodeling idea. "Open this up. Take this out. Add french doors. So when you walk in to the house, you have a sense of openness and light streaming in," she said. On initial inspection, it sounded like a lot and I wasn't sure I could pull it off. I took a lot of pictures and when I got back to my studio I created an image of a room that wasn't really there. Once I had a room, I made adjustments to the perspective of the walls, floor, and ceiling. Then I needed french doors. Everything I saw on the internet was lo-res and didn't look like what the client wanted. So, I trekked out to Central Mass where my parents live because they had the french doors that I thought would look good. I set up lights and shot another 20 or so images. Then, back at the studio, I plopped the doors in. Looked okay, but not real enough. Adjustment layers in Photoshop, burning, dodging, layering, adding cast light where there was none, and WHA-LA! An open room with french doors and light streaming in, just like she wanted. I emailed her and asked for her thoughts, expecting there to be a lot of revisions. "That's exactly what I was thinking in my head!" she said. THIS NEVER HAPPENS ON THE FIRST TRY, but I did it. What I liked about this job (besides pleasing the client on the first attempt), was that I not only used my photography and photoshop skills, but a lot of this was based in drawing and painting from my Art education. To know where light and shadow fall, one must draw and paint from life quite a lot. So thanks Art school! We saved the day!
Until next time,
September 21, 2015
What a gig! Last week I was hired by Boston College to photograph their health and wellness event HEALTHAPALOOSA. It was really great! I learned about proper fire extinguisher use, CPR, meditation, and ton of other stuff! This is a picture of three students at the event. Nothing wrong with promoting wellness. Boom!
September 14, 2015
I'm not a fan of The Alarm. I don't think they suck or anything, it's just not music that really spoke to me. That being said, I was hired last week to shoot Mike Peters from The Alarm doing a solo set at Johnny D's in Somerville, MA. The openers, Kenny Chambers and Jimmy Weeks, were no slouches. Damn good songs! Then, this Welsh dude gets on stage and everyone is there to see him. Hooting and hollering and what-have-you. So, I start shooting away and dang? The songs are pretty good! I went back and listened to some Alarm recordings and realized that it wasn't the songs themselves that I didn't like. It was the way they were produced. Again, not bad, just not something that spoke to me. In between the songs, Mike told Alarm stories and I am always a sucker for rock stories. This particular picture is of Mike telling one of those stories. I love the way his hands are in this picture. He's totally connecting with the audience here. I also love the darkness in this picture. Proper rock club, ya know?
September 7, 2015
Happy Labah Day! (As they say here in Boston). Speaking of labor, this is a picture I made of my father's garden about 12 years ago. My dad is a laborer, through and through. Working class New Englander, carpenter, the dude loves to work with his hands and build things, typically gardens. This is one of several gardens on a piece of property in my hometown, which has been in my dad's family since the 1800's. In fact, it was on this particular property that I promised to spend the rest of my life with my wife Jessica. So, in honor of my dad's labor, and the labor of all laborers, I give you this piece of my own labor and the opening post of my new photography blog.
Until next time,