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Saturday
Feb282015

JCC5 Group Photo!

This year the JoCo Cruise 5 crew was one of the best. Let's be honest, every year this thing just one ups itself. The talent represented here is just staggering. Thanks for the memories Seamonkey's! To request a larger version of this go to my JCC5 page.

 

Saturday
Feb212015

JoCo Cruise 5

This is the 5th year that my wife and I have gone on the cruise put on by Jonathan Coulton and friends. It's like a giant awesome vacation with 900+ other people who share your interests! If you are familiar with PAX or other gaming conventions, it is kind of like that but on the high seas with an amazing private concert/show every night. This year was more casual and relaxed for me and I was fortunate enough to have my parents come along as well! I won't review every performer but this year's lineup was nothing short of spectacular. Of course you have the consistent favorites of Paul and Storm and JoCo himself, who always put on a great show. The incredibly talented singer/song writer Jim Boggia was on the boat again this year, and I got to help him shoot a really fun video for his Patreon campaign. The Both, which is Aimee Mann and Ted Leo's latest project, was what I was most excited about, and they rocked. The most unique performance that I think JoCo Cruise has ever seen was from the inspiring Brooklyn based rapper Jean Grae. If you can imagine hundreds of nerds on a boat in a Soul Train line then you can imagine part of her amazing performance. I took a different type of camera this year, a Leica digital rangefinder, and very much enjoyed the different pace and style of photographing with it. Here are some of my favorite photographs I made of the performers from JCC5!

 

Go to my JCC5 dedicated page HERE, or click the link in the top right corner.

 


John Roderick's patented rock and roll jump during Nemeses with Jonathan Coulton

Princess John Roderick and his glowing consort Paul Sabourin

Jean Grae melting our minds with her words

Jim Boggia melting our faces with a ukelele

Jim Boggia performing the entirety of Band on the Run by Wings

Ted Leo during Jim's Band on the Run performance

Ted Leo and John Roderick after Ted's epic reading of Tolkien's The Silmarillion

Aimee Mann after Ted's reading

Steampunk Wil Wheaton at the annual Paul F. Tompkins Moustache Formal and Fezstravaganza 

Tuesday
Jan272015

Blizzard Juno

A Blizzard named Juno hit NYC with less than its predicted force early in the morning on january 27th. We were supposed to get 2+ feet of snow overnight. It turns out we only got just less than half of that. In preparation for the storm the mayor shut down the streets of Manhattan to all non-emergncy vehicle traffic and the subways. The snow plows barreled throught the streets unencumbered. Surprisingly I saw very few regular cars driving around and for the most part people stayed home. I wandered the closed down streets of Manhattan and took some photos with the Leica M 240 and the 21mm Super Elmar M. 

 

Monday
Jan122015

Bremont Victory

The other night at Red Bar Crew I got a chance to spend some quality time with the Bremont Victory. This is a limited edition watch that has a piece of an actual British Navy ship, the Victory, in it. It has long been sold out and is on of the brands most unique limited editions. The North American brand managaer Mike Pearson is a regular at the #redbarcrew nyc meet up and this is his personal watch. I used a Leica M 240 with Canon 50mm f1.4 ltm lens with the Leica Macro Adapter M and Novoflex extension tubes. 

 

Friday
Oct312014

Happy Halloween!

This Halloween I collaborated with Analog Shift to create a Ghostbusters Lego and vintage watch photo shoot! I have been doing all of the editorial and studio work for AnalogShift.com since July. I combined my love of shooting minatures and products. In the past I've done some interesting stuff with make up and dinosaurs. This year is the 30th anniversarry of the first Ghostbusters movie and it still holds up frighteningly well today. This is one of my favorite photo shoots this year. Happy Halloween!