Music and portrait photography. DIY forever. Boston, MA
Comadre’s final huddle at Gilman. I’ll have tons of images from Comadre’s last show as well images from Ghost Limb, Broadway Calls, Punch, and Shook Ones’ sets at the show, plus a whole lot of images from my travels around San Francisco and Oakland. Be sure to get Comadre’s final self titled record, one of my top 10 for 2013.
RIP Comadre. You will be greatly missed.
My pals in The Body were in New England recording 3 records or something ridiculous at Machines with Magnets and played their first Boston area show in some time with Forn and Sea of Bones at PA’s Lounge. Check out their new ep Master, We Perish out on At A Loss, track down their 5 song CDR recorded by my main dude Kris Hilbert at Legit Biz studios in Greensboro, and look out for 3 releases down the road, including a collaboration record with Thou. (Also, pick up Nothing Passes, The Body’s collaboration with fellow NC nerds Brave Young, featuring my photography in the layout)
CT Doom band Sea of Bones played with Forn and The Body at PA’s Lounge a couple of weeks ago. I hadn’t seen them in about 4 years and they’ve only gotten better! Give them a listen at http://seaofbones.bandcamp.com/ and look out for some new tracks from them somewhere down the road.
Some friends newish band Forn played with Sea of Bones and The Body a couple of weekends ago at PA’s Lounge. If you’re in the Boston area, check them out and bring ear plugs… you’ll need them.
Rachel and I went for a walk last weekend and I killed off the rest of the HP5 I was shooting at the Forn/Sea of Bones/The Body show. Here’s few shots. The panos are rated at 1600 iso, which is a little fast for daylight, but gives really nice dramatic blacks and blown out highlights. We went to a couple of my favorite spots around Jamaica Plain with really great light if you hit them at the right time of day.
[Live Video - Full Set] Comadre FINAL SHOW - 924 Gilman 06.15.2013
Best show I’ve been to in such a long time. Worth the jetlag, hole in the wallet, and 18 hour travel day home. Photos soon. DIY forever.
Forn and The Body panoramas.
This was my first time using the noblex during a show as the bands played, rather than while they were setting up. It was super dark, so the shutter was clocking in at 1/4 at f/5.6 which takes FOREVER on a noblex, but luckily it’s pretty forgiving. Movement of the subject registers as an almost Francis Bacon like smear. It’s wild.
Film: hp5 at 1600
Camera: Noblex 135u
Over Memorial Day weekend I took a quick road trip down to Brooklyn with Rachel to help her friend Elise move back up to Massachusetts. The weather wasn’t great the first day, but our second day there was great. Lots of sun, brunch at Champs, and a nerve wracking trip to B&H later we headed back to Boston.
Be on the lookout for images of Forn, Sea of Bones, and more from The Body plus some documentary shots soon. I’m heading to San Francisco tomorrow for a few days to hang out with west coast pals and see Comadre one last time, so look out for travel and final show shots soon. If you know of any good camera stores, vegan eats, or want to be photographed while I’m out that way, let me know. I picked up some Delta 3200 and some Ilfotec DD-X developer today to try shooting the film at iso 25600 while I’m in SF…
Film: Kodak Portra 400
Cameras: Mamiya 7ii, Noblex 135u
Daughters are doing a thing in september. Here are Daughters doing a thing at a rollerskating rink in 2005.
From the archives
Boston, washed out in the summer sun.
Portra 400, the 7 stop push gave these a distinct summer time feel.
Portra 400, 7 stop push
New York road trip.
7 stop push portra 400 (film processing error at the lab)
Late afternoon Boston