August 31, 2008

musician’s portrait

Jess Jacobs, a very good friend, talented musician, and all-around-great-person, is getting ready to release her debut album! She came to Great Barrington this weekend for a photoshoot. We tried a few locations and concepts; I think the direct portraits work the best, here are a few of my favorites.

You can hear Jess’s music on her myspace page (“Perpetual Heartbreak” is my favorite).

August 29, 2008

more strangers

Here are some other folks I encountered in Woodstock during the portrait workshop.

Noah was playing songs from is debut album. At the moment this picture was taken, he was waiting for his mom to come back from the car with his song book (he doesn't have all of them memorized just yet).

Noah with his cousin, Alex.

Jean makes and sells this jewelry in the city.

August 23, 2008

impromptu portrait

Today was the first day of my portrait workshop with renowned photographer and teacher Dawoud Bey. Our evening homework was to photograph a stranger in downtown Woodstock, NY where the workshop is taking place. I wandered into a Persian rug store to meet Scott, the owner and my new friend.

August 5, 2008

ridiculous & sublime

I have just quit my job in order to focus the next year on the progress of my still-image film about the Little Brothers of Saint Francis, an inner-city monastery in Boston. I am applying to grants, fellowships, and artist residencies to provide the needed money and time to finish the film, currently titled Ridiculous & Sublime: Life in an Inner-City Franciscan Monastery.

This past week I submitted my first application to an artist colony. They require a sample work of a previous film for application to the film/video category. Since I am a first-time filmmaker, I put together a 4-minute trailer instead. I'll be posting the trailer online shortly, in the meantime, here are some of the images I used for it.