Portrait session with Guav, Richmond, Virginia. April, 2017.

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.  

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…