Where do I begin to explain a town parade? The way it brings people together, helps them slow down for a day and remember what is really important.
The Fourth of July parade in Norwood MA is an event. It’s a quiet event in some ways and so LOUD at the same time. The parade is led by fire trucks and other emergency vehicles from all the local towns. And these guys blow every horn that they have as they slowly … oh so slowly drive through town. The sound makes such a statement and the townspeople applaude.
(this guy is not a real fire man … HA!)
And the bands that march come from all over the US and Canada.
But it is the baseball teams … riding on the floats … waving at the crows that line the streets that make this parade so special. This is a town parade … we love our town parade.
Here’s a link to a slideshow of images I shot during the parade.
Images and video from the Norwood High – Norwood MA Comedy Slam. We have a few vampires, several people looking at feet, a bouncing Santa, utter confusion and lots of laughing … the audience laughs too
Images and some video from Thanksgiving Rocks, the Norwood High School – Norwood MA 2009 Comedy Show. And just remember – It’s hard to be a big turkey one day and then have to go to school the next. So, you know, there’s a lesson for you.
I was recently asked to shoot a red carpet event for a house party. Now for this to work it would take a great hosts, killer clothes, willing guests and some pumping house music. And we had it all. Oh yea.
This was one of the coolest photography gigs I’ve ever been asked to do. Check out the video and you’ll be wicked jealous of all the fun we had!
Norwood High in Norwood MA presents Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory with all the songs, dances and comedy of the movie. There is no life I know, to compare with pure imagination … Living there, you’ll be free, if you truly wish to be. Come join the cast – Beginning on September 18, 2009
I was out on another search for images and there it was … “Conrad’s”. On another night I would have kept walking I guess. But this night it just looked perfect.
It’s nice the way certain places in town are consistant. A teenager can bring his date here and be treated with respect … and the food is great. It was quite late when I shot these images, the town was very quiet. Just the way I like it
Here’s a quick slideshow of some of the images I captured of Norwood High School’s production of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
I’ve seen most of these actors in many other productions. Their talent continues to amaze me, but what is most interesting is how accepting they are of the roles they are given. Big or small they jump right in and do a great job.
I too jump at the chance to capture all the action, drama and comedy .. both on and off the stage.
The simple family cook-out. That Sunday afternoon get together, so simple, yet so special.
I was asked to shoot one such event this past Easter, this past Greek Easter. I mention that because of the wonderful lamb that they served. I could smell it as I got out of my car and headed up the drive way, asking some of the kids if this was the right house. They wouldn’t say … I guess I had that look. It’s a stranger!
Great family images were everywhere. The deep conversations, the kids chasing each other, Mom’s kissing their kids and others remembering when their kids were young enough that they would still allow their Mom’s to kiss them.
I’m so honored to be asked to photograph these types of events, I guess the people think that I do it for them …. when actually I get so much more in return