I love to photograph kids with a attitude … OK, not really an attitude, but the ones that pose that way. Kind of cocky … with just a touch of “I’ll kick your butt! ” as in this picture with her girlfriends
Every shot was fun and the session just flew by
It’s always fun to see this through the camera … her Mother would be mad and tell her to stop … me? I just press the shutter!
Maura O’Connell is a classic – a soulful, smiling, emotional, thoughtful singing classic. The songs she chooses … so carefully, are a message to her audience. Almost like speaking to us all, she tells us the story, begs us to listen and join her in her cause. It was at least 100 degrees at this show which was an at out door festival so Maura, like the rest of us, was doing our best not to faint.
But she sang on and the audience just loved her.
And she let us all into her confidence … as a reward.
Eileen Ivers is one of the best – yes, her talent as a world class violinist is incredible, her attitude on stage is infectious, her band is great, the song selections are powerful .. so yea, she’s one of the best. I recently had the opportunity to do a shoot of her performance at the Cleveland Irish Festival and as you can see from the images it was lively. Eileen got her start … on the road to fame as a multi-year “All Ireland Champion” then it was on to star in River Dance … then many performances with symphony orchastras … and on and on
but it appears that she loves playing for the people the most. She literally leaps on stage and continues for the whole performance
The fall musical … the example of how they spent their summer vacations … better put … a tribute to the hard work that a dedicated group of high school students have put into a production … Norwood High School – Norwood MA – presents Sweeney Todd – the demon barber of Fleet Street. OK, now you have the official introduction.
Here are some images from a “Sweeney” rehearsal that I recently shot. It’s always so interesting when I look at these images and then the ones that I shoot during the performances. These are full of chaos and laughter and conversation. The performance images show a more serious focused attitude.
I love shooting theater and it all goes back to when I shot my Daughter’s performances. Sometimes I think that I do this so that I won’t miss her so much, (she lives in LA) .
I recently shot some of the performers at the Cleveland Irish Festival .. yes in Ohio ( HA), eleven hours driving out and eleven hours back … you and your travel mates get to discuss everything that has happened to you since the day you were born. And somethings that you made up just to pass the time… The Screaming Orphans are a band made up of four sisters … they don’t scream and they aren’t orphans. Since I saw them last year they have really cleaned up their act. Nicer clothes, less attitude and better harmonies. A very popular band they are doing a lot of traveling, so it was great to see them again this year.
They really have a great time on stage
Oh, and it was about 100 degrees and 100 percent humidity the day I saw them, I had to get moving though, because a huge down pour started a few minutes after these shots.