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Crown of Thornz, Syracuse, New York. 1997.

As I have discussed earlier (most recently here and here), music has been a major part of my life for as long as I can remember.  In the late nineties, I even booked a few shows, though that’s a story for another day.  Crown of Thornz – pictured here performing at Syracuse’s once fantastic Hungry Charley’s – was one of my favorite bands and it was only natural to book them on a show with other acts that I loved and counted as friends.  Crown of Thornz shared a bill that day with Earth Crisis, Madball, Merauder, 25 Ta Life, and Libertine*.  In…

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Todd, Alexandria, Virginia. July, 2015.

  My friend Todd – a great friend that I have known since I was a GI Joe-carrying pup – recently sat for a portrait session in my Alexandria, Virginia, studio.  Todd planned on sitting for a group portrait with his brother, though scheduling issues lead to a solo portrait session.  After a thorough explanation of the lighting equipment’s significance and our general plan for the session, we turned the stereo up and had a blast making a few portraits.