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

Tad, a buddy from DC, recently sat for a portrait in my mobile studio outside of the United Blood hardcore and punk rock festival in Richmond, Virginia.  Tad is a great tattoo artist at Georgetown’s Jinx Proof and plays in D.C. Disorder, who performed at the fest and were excellent.

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…

43% (sun) Burnt – The Dillinger Escape Plan live from Hellfest, Syracuse, New York, 2003.

As I posted earlier, 2003 was an interesting time – I was finished with school (for the first time), was fresh from a stint in London and had my whole future in front of me (much like I feel now, aside from the London part).  Photographing hardcore and heavy metal was familiar and I took to it as soon as I returned from London.  I hoped that tour management and the opportunities that came with it would help push my photography beyond the then-contemporary magazines “borrowing” my photographs for nothing more than a credit.  In many ways, it did.  More…