Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Hooligan 01.10.09

This is Hooligan.
Hooligan is a 4 year old Victorian Bulldog that lives with my friends Jon & Steve in Newburgh, NY. I had some extra time before we left to see Integrity a couple of weeks ago so I figured it was a good chance to get up close & personal with Hooligan.

To say he was one of the rowdiest clients I have worked with would be an understatement.

Check out the rest of the set HERE.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Frank Family 01.25.09

This past Sunday we met up with our friend Niki of Nichole Frank Photography to do some promos for her new website & some family pictures.
We shot in an alley way in LaPorte, IN... now if the veil, bouquet & jeans throws you off just wait for her new site for the explanation (which should be released very soon).

Monday, January 26, 2009

Mary Lynn & Bill 01.24.09

Check out Monica's blog for highlights & a slide show from Saturdays wedding!

Marylynn & Bill are Married!

Yes I know that is cheating but I am still trying to catch up on other projects.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research 01.12.09

On the last day of our NJ/NYC trip our friends Mike & Vanessa took me to the Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research. There is very little information about the building but here are some links to what I could find.

Hudson Valley Ruins: Boyce Thompson Institute
This link has a few updates from the past few years of what they are trying to do with the building. The last update is from April of 2007.

Wikipedia: Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research

I really loved this stairway and the way the light was hitting it. There are more pictures of it on my flickr.

Third floor attic.

More pictures HERE.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Erica & Ryan 01.17.09

To say I had fun shooting this session would be an understatement. Our day started off at the Sax Hotel Chicago which is right next to the House Of Blues where Erica & Ryan were engaged. So naturally we walked the few feet next door & spent some time taking pictures in the HOB. If you have not been to the HOB I highly recommend checking it out. Whether you are there to see a show, eat or just popping your head in to see some of the artwork it is a place you do not want to miss. And to end the sessions we went to Union Station where they were taking the train back home.

Here are some of my favorites from the day and of course you can see the rest HERE.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

INTEGRITY 01.09.09

This past week I was in New Jersey & New York (which explains the lack of updates) so I have a lot of catching up to do when it comes to editing and blogging.
So lets keep things moving...

Last Friday some friends and I made the trip from Newburgh, NY to Baltimore to see Integrity and Pulling Teeth.
The show was Integrity's only USA show of 2009 so sucks for you if you missed out.

Myspace - More Pictures

Pulling Teeth
Myspace - More Pictures

Keep checking back this week for daily updates and more.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Holly & Josh 01.01.09

Our first session of the year was done with our friends Holly and Josh in downtown Chicago right in front of Water Tower Place.

View the rest of the session HERE.

Friday, January 2, 2009

SHOCKWAVE 12.27.08

For my first blog of the new year I want to start off with some pictures I did last weekend.

A few friends and myself jumped in my car and went out to Erie, PA to see SHOCKWAVE. If you don't know anything about Shockwave here is a little bit of background info...

Many millions of years ago on the planet Cybertron life existed, but not life as we know it today. Intelligent robots that could think and feel inhabited the cities. They were called Autobots and Decepticons, but the brutal Decepticons were driven by a single goal... TOTAL DOMINATION!

If you are scratching your head asking yourself "what the hell is he talking about" don't worry. To keep it simple Shockwave is a hardcore band from Pennsylvania based around the cartoon Transformers. And let me be clear... I mean the cartoon and only the cartoon. The movie that came out in 2007 was absolute garbage.

So anyway here are some of my favorites from the show.
And as usual I have included a link to the bands myspace (for those interested in checking them out) and a link to more pictures of each band.

Myspace - Pictures

Wisdom In Chains
Myspace - Pictures

Shai Hulud
Myspace - Pictures

Borrowed Time
Myspace - Pictures

Steel Nation
Myspace - Pictures