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Portrait session with the Kain Family, Syracuse, New York. Part II. July, 2016.

As I mentioned earlier, I recently traveled to Syracuse, New York and made portraits of my friend Ron and his family.  Working with the Kains on their portraits was a treat!

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Portrait session with the Kain Family, Syracuse, New York. July, 2016.

My old friend Ron Kain recently celebrated the birth of his third child, a beautiful little girl, and I eagerly offered / demanded to make a portrait of the baby and her family in their Syracuse, New York home.

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Portrait session with Helanah, Syracuse, New York. April, 2016.

Helanah and I recently collaborated on a portrait session in an ad hoc – errr, cough cough – garage studio during a visit to Syracuse, New York.  Despite the space being cramped (and the ceiling being comically low), Helanah was a trooper and her patience and poise are reflections of her professionalism.

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Portrait session with D.J. Rose, Syracuse, New York. March, 2016.

I recently caught up with DJ Rose, an old friend and one of the owners of Syracuse’s Halo Tattoos (and one of the creative forces driving the Path of Resistance, a now legendary hardcore group), for a portrait sitting and a long overdue conversation about life, marriage, fatherhood, and a million other topics ranging from the trivial and outrageous to the serious and heartbreaking.  Collaborating with DJ was a treat and I look forward to handing him a boxed set of prints the next time that I see him.

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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…

Doug, the Westcott Barbershop, Syracuse, New York. September, 2015.

I recently had the opportunity to photograph Doug, an old friend of mine, at his fantastic Westcott Barbershop in Syracuse, New York. I took my time setting up and had an opportunity to watch Doug interact with his clients – he’s a natural entertainer, and all of the people who came in – young and old alike – had a laugh and were instantly part of the gang.  I had an absolute blast catching up, making a few portraits, and sharing a couple of lies.