Tom Damiano – singer of Syracuse’s Trail of Lies, bass player for Richmond’s Naysayer and slinger of the best stainless steel pour-over coffee filter that I have ever used – sat for a portrait in my mobile studio outside of the United Blood hardcore and punk festival in Richmond, Virginia. I have known Tom for years and it took little nagging to get him into the studio. Tom was busy during the fest – both of his bands played excellent sets. It was awesome to walk into the venue and see an old buddy positively ripping it up. Tom is…
Franz, bass player for Turnstile, recently sat for a portrait in my mobile studio outside of the United Blood hardcore and punk festival in Richmond, Virginia. I caught up with Franz early in the day prior to the festival ramping up and he was up for the collaboration. I am not sure if I told him how many times I have listened to the Move Thru Me EP in the past six months but I am sure that he would have been stoked. 🙂
Brian, an old friend of mine from Syracuse, New York, recently sat for a portrait in an impromptu studio and brought along his Odd Fellows gear – what a treat! I had a great time catching up with and collaborating with Brian and loved to hear of each item’s significance. I look forward to collaborating with Brian in the future.
I always love an opportunity to catch up with an old friend and jumped at the chance to see my pal Ron and make his portrait – we don’t cross paths as often as I would like, and a moment of downtime allowed for the two of us to catch up and share some stories. The hour felt like minutes and I am looking forward to our next visit – I hope that we can break our habit of catching up only once per year.
Vinnie Stigma – guitarist for Agnostic Front and all around punk and hardcore legend – sat for a portrait during the marathon “Uhaul Sessions” this past April outside of Richmond’s United Blood hardcore and punk festival. When I started planning the project Vinnie was one of the sitters that I was most excited to work with – I was thrilled to collaborate with him! The sitting was brief, but I had an awesome time working with him and goofing on friends in common.
Scott Vogel – frontman of Terror and World Be Free – sat for his portrait during the marathon “Uhaul Sessions” this past April outside of Richmond’s United Blood hardcore and punk festival. I have known Scott for about twenty years now (wait – woah!) and it was an honor to make his portrait. I have been a fan of Scott’s bands for two decades – I think that I even booked Despair once – and it was a real kick to make his portrait. Thank you, Scott, for trusting me with your portrait!
Dan and Teemu recently sat for their portrait during the marathon “Uhaul Sessions” this past April outside of Richmond’s United Blood hardcore and punk festival. Dan and Teemu’s story is awesome – they are best buds and go everywhere together. How could we not make their portrait?
Ace Stallings, frontman of Break Away and one of the masterminds behind Richmond’s United Blood festival, sat for a portrait during the marathon “Uhaul Sessions” this past April. Ace fit in time between helping with the fest, performing an after-hours set, and enjoying the fest – i.e., moshing – and was a great sitter.
Alex Gil, an incredibly talented architect and designer based in Brooklyn, New York, recently dropped in on my Alexandria, Virginia studio to sit for a portrait. Alex was familiar with my portraiture and was eager to update his bank of photographs to draw from for promotional work…and to have a few laughs! I think that our collaboration delivered on both fronts.
Guav, an old buddy from Syracuse, recently sat for a portrait in my mobile studio outside of the United Blood hardcore and punk rock festival in Richmond, Virginia. I have known Guav for the better part of twenty years now and fondly recall copying his artwork, cribbing his style and sleeping on his floor more than any normal person would have ever allowed for – he’s always been a mensch. I was thrilled to make his portrait and to give something back after all of these years and I look forward to photographing him and his son together soon.
Dwid Hellion, frontman for legendary hardcore / metal band Integrity, recently sat for a portrait during my U-haul sessions outside of the United Blood hardcore and punk festival in Richmond, Virginia. I have listened to Integrity for the better part of the last 20 years and it was a real treat to get a few minutes to talk with Dwid and make his portrait.
Todd Jones, frontman / maniac behind Nails and contributor / writer for an endless roster of excellent hardcore and punk bands, sat for a portrait during the marathon “Uhaul Sessions” last month outside of Richmond, Virginia’s United Blood festival. Todd was a great sitter and delivered a dose of intensity to his time in the studio.
Jacky Flav, one of the masterminds behind Richmond’s High Point Barbershop, sat for a portrait during the marathon “Uhaul Sessions” outside of the United Blood punk and hardcore festival this past month. While the sitting was brief, I enjoyed catching up with a new buddy and appreciate him spreading the news about the studio.
While working out of my mobile studio in Richmond, Virginia my old pal told me that I had to meet his friend Shatice, a.k.a. Shatty, and ask her to sit for a portrait. Shatty was funny, confident and a great sitter – she was far more relaxed with the experience than most of the weekend’s sitters and her portrait shows it.
Anderson, a fantastic filmmaker, frontman and an old friend, visited my mobile studio in Richmond, Virginia and sat for a series of portraits. The mobile studio – set up outside of the United Blood punk and hardcore music festival – was just getting ready for sitters when Anderson walked by. I delighted in grabbing him and guilting him into sitting for me.