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Monthly Archives: August 2010

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

A perfect summer, I really hate to see it coming to a close.  But last week we got a spell of much needed rain and, spoiled as we all have been, three days of dreary and constant rain felt like an eternity!  The silver cloud I found came in the form of a gallery of crystal like drops adorning every living thing in the back yard space we now have.  While I was out with the dog, a few caught my attention and then I realized they were thousands glittering from absolutely everywhere and my gray and rainy everyday surroundings were transformed into a stunning new exhibition, all things green and silver for display.  I went immediately for a camera!

Friday, August 28, 2010

It was an extremely cool opportunity for me to witness and to photograph a Nigerian wedding celebration last Friday night nearby a picturesque lake in Wrentham, Ma.  Many, many beautiful people came to honor this magnificent young couple as they exchanged vows, kisses and bibles to each other in turn.  Donning western attire for the ceremony and then regal African dress for the reception, it was a beautiful day and a powerful and inspiring blend of Western and African traditions.  And a true thrill for me to be there.  Here is a photograph of the exquisitely beautiful bride in her Nigerian attire.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

This would be the first Mssng Lnks performance I have photographed with no exposure to the show beforehand, I did not shoot any rehearsals, etc.  I came to photograph and was simultaneously photographer and spectator and I was blown away.  Positively.  Just when I think the leadership and talent of Sam Martinborough (director of Mssng Lnks) has reached a peak, he keeps on going, growing and putting out more and more outstanding shows, identifying and cultivating bigger talents across a greater array of people of all ages, experience levels and backgrounds!   Phenomenal.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

While walking about with my infrared film loaded in my 35mm camera, I shot off a roll of chromes on my medium format camera … and yes it’s definitely going to be infrared on the medium format camera next … There is nothing more beautiful than getting your 120 chromes back from the lab … (except for maybe infrared medium format negs – I’ll have to find out)!   I really should be shooting with my medium format camera more!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

My first venture into the world of infrared B&W photography has left me wanting to do more!  Ilford has a mock infrared film that gives some of the effect of infrared film and I had fun experimenting with different subjects and compositions.  Now I am ready and inspired to go for the real thing.  It’s a little trickier to find, now that Kodak has discontinued it’s HIE film (the industry standard for decades).  Regardless, the art still exists out there under different brands and formulations.  I will continue my research and make a purchase or two and continue down this road.  Within this genre I believe you can get some stunning effects in the winter with snow scapes … We shall see!  Here’s one I was happy with.

Tuesday August 3, 2010

I received an opportunity to work with Opera Boston in conjunction with Mssng Lnks in their performance of a piece entitled “Bohemian Faces” which will go on live this very night.  They needed head shots and coverage of their event (the invitation only dress rehearsal was last night) and it was outstanding!  I am constantly growing in my admiration and appreciation for Sam Martinborough’s expertise and supreme talent in all areas of music, direction and drama and this was no exception.  An intergenerational project, there was no weak link whatsoever.  Amazing talent from every single performer.  Brilliantly directed and composed.  Can’t say enough about it, really.

Here’s one of the headshots.  Pics of the event to come.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

A walk with the dog around Cat Rock in Weston gave me time to stalk down the swarms of iridescent dragonflies that were to be seen everywhere, but not to be properly captured on film!  I tried and failed. Beautiful but jumpy little  things, my shots are all just a little bit soft.  But there was much to see nonetheless.  I enjoyed taking in the latest iteration of the landscape up there which is constantly changing since the dam burst through last spring.  Here’s a shot that reminds me, as if I needed it, that fall is coming now that August has arrived!  So hard to believe that July has gone away as we trod on for another trip around the calendar.