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…
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.
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.
I recently caught up with DJ Rose, an old friend and one of the owners of Syracuse’s Halo Tattoos (and one of the creative forces driving the Path of Resistance, a now legendary hardcore group), for a portrait sitting and a long overdue conversation about life, marriage, fatherhood, and a million other topics ranging from the trivial and outrageous to the serious and heartbreaking. Collaborating with DJ was a treat and I look forward to handing him a boxed set of prints the next time that I see him.