I played a gig in Cleveland not too long ago and brought my camera. I usually don’t becasue, well, I’m busy here .. playing music.
This night the West Side Club was celebrating their heritage and the “People of the Year”. It is quite the event, but in my opinion the event was secondary to the people and their love of life. They had a marching band … (Yes, it came marching through the hall) and a kind of beauty queen and lots of honor.
I can tell you, these people are happy. Simple happiness.
Look at that smile …
Yes, honor, pride, love, caring, non-judgement … well maybe they do judge ..
It was a cool night, and I have to slow down and enjoy life.
A Mother’s love is a blessing, one that even a soldier holds so dear.
What would happen if Albert Einstein, Pablo Picasso, Elvis and a cast of crazy characters show up together in a small French bar one evening ? Steve Martin .. yes, that Steve Martin wrote a short play about this possibility – called Picasso at the Lapin Agile.
Norwood High School recently presented the play and I was there to capture what I could. The dialogue is all over the place and so are the characters
It was a great show to photograph because the kids were having so much fun
Senior Season, that time of the year when this year’s Seniors in high school “have left the building” and the Juinors get a taste of what it means to be king of the school. A job they will take over permanently in the Fall. This is also when I begin capturing those Senior portraits. This year I am locked and loaded with new backgrounds and new lights and my secret weapon … sunglasses.
Yep, I saw these beauties in red and blue and purple … I think and said ” hey, look, sunglasses … buy twelve pairs ” so I did.
You can never look bad in a great pair of shades … well I can, but you can’t.
I was asked to shoot a golf outing last week which was held at The International Golf Club in Bolton, MA .
The place is incredible and it is the longest golf course in the world. .. yes really. I still wonder why someone hasn’t moved their tee box back a few feet so that they could boast that they had the longest golf course in the world.?
As you might guess, my job was to shoot those “threesome” and “foursome” pictures of the gophers, I mean golfers out on the course and and then get back to the club house and print and frame the images before those pesky gophers … Golfers … got back.
Of course I can’t show you any of the images from the day because I am sworn to secrecy … and because I signed a release. Which I will honor following the code of the photographers .. which is “stay out of jail” … HA!
During dinner I did get a few shots of some hearty souls that were determined to finish their round even if it was pouring rain.
Golf is the only sport where you shake long ( very expensive, finely balanced) metal rods at the stormy skys and yell ” Come and get me lightening … just try” !