Portrait session with Carl Severson, Holmdel, New Jersey. October, 2016.

I recently collaborated with Carl Severson, head honcho at Good Fight Entertainment and an old friend of mine, on a series of portraits while visiting New Jersey.  Carl saw some of my recent portraiture and suggested a collaboration to use for business purposes and, as an artist can only wish for, simply told me to do what I do.  Fantastic, right?  

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…

Buddy Guy Closes Fes Festival With The Blues And Wicked Humour – Sacred Music Festival, Fes, Morocco

Buddy Guy, a blues legend of the ilk of BB King, John Lee Hooker and Muddy Waters, who has influenced great blues-rock musicians such as Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page, strolled nonchalantly on stage in a black and white polka dot shirt, with dots as in your face as the whomping bass line that accompanied his entrance.

Hopesfall – the Satellite Years, Syracuse, New York, 2002

Back in 2002 / 2003 I went on a tear photographing most of the bands on Trustkill’s roster – 18 Visions, Bleeding Through, Open Hand and Hopesfall. Between cranking out promo photos, photographing shows, school, personal training and working as a bouncer, I was beyond busy and I have no idea whether I could keep up such a hectic schedule now. I loved the Hopesfall guys. They all had great senses of humor and were totally humble. We made two sets of promo photos that day, the first at Syracuse University and the second – a blatant Salad Days rip…