Portrait session with Scott Vogel, Richmond, Virginia. April, 2017.

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!

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…

Hopesfall – the Satellite Years, Syracuse, New York, 2002

Back in 2002 / 2003 I went on a tear photographing most of the bands on Trustkill’s roster – 18 Visions, Bleeding Through, Open Hand and Hopesfall. Between cranking out promo photos, photographing shows, school, personal training and working as a bouncer, I was beyond busy and I have no idea whether I could keep up such a hectic schedule now. I loved the Hopesfall guys. They all had great senses of humor and were totally humble. We made two sets of promo photos that day, the first at Syracuse University and the second – a blatant Salad Days rip…