Portrait session with Jared Flynn, New Jersey. October, 2016.

I recently had the honor of making a portrait of Jared Flynn, a fantastic artist and one of my oldest friends, during a trip to New Jersey.  Jared, a painter by trade, posed the classic test for any artist – how do you create a portrait of an artist that lives up to the sitter’s standards?  

Another quick one from New Jersey – Lonely Zappa at Jack’s Music Shoppe, Red Bank, NJ

Yet another quick one from New Jersey, also made with the new Sigma 35mm 1.4.  Frank Zappa looking on from the racks of a great independent music store, Jack’s Music Shoppe of Red Bank, NJ. Independent music stores don’t have any easy time out there.  If you care about independent or local music, separate yourself from Amazon for a few minutes and stop in to one of the surviving indies out there.  If you find yourself in Red Bank, swing by Jack’s and check out the selection – the curated section is great.  After hitting up Jack’s, swing by Jay…

A quick one from Josh’s house – playing with the new Sigma 35mm 1.4, New Jersey

A recent visit to B&H camera in NYC resulted in me adding a new lens to my kit – the much hyped and eagerly-awaited Sigma 35mm 1.4 in a Canon mount.  The early reviews were all positive and fueled a rough bout of “GAS” (gear acquisition syndrome, for the blessedly ill-informed).  Would it meet the hoopla?  Would I dump all of my Canon glass and go Sigma all-in?  I bought the lens a few weeks ago and have been playing with it since. While visiting my friend Josh / Bullet Tooth / Trustkill (RIP), I saw an opportunity to make…