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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gurpreet Sarin, a fantastically skilled singer and budding model, recently visited my photography studio in order to collaborate on a series of portraits. Gurpreet, a veteran of the television show American Idol (here, too), was hoping to create portraits that would work in his modeling portfolio as well as for personal usage such as sharing with family. What a guy!