Amy and Kenon

So when a dear old friend, and the woman who essentially started your career, asks you to shoot some formal portraits at her wedding, naturally you say yes.  Since Amy and I both grew up with film, I never had to question weather or not to pull out the 4×5 camera and break open a box of type 55 Polaroid, which on last look, goes for $300 on ebay.  I was thinking about the wedding scene in the Godfather and the photographer sweating bullets while shooting the entire family.  Fortunately the Spitzenberger and Perry families don’t wield as much influence or fear as the Corleone family, but I was sweating a little bit having not shot with that camera for at least 6 years.  Naturally it was totally worth it.  Now I just hope the remaining, vacuum sealed film holds in my fridge.

 

Sam on lake

So this was taken just before the storm broke.  In a driving rain storm, Beth managed to build a raging fire with damp wood we had collected earlier, I cooked dinner, one of my best, on a bunson burner and Sam and Jen dug trenches to divert the run-off rainwater away from our tents.  Being such a huge fan of nature I loved every minute of it.  Especially the part where the driving rain kept me awake all night long until it tapered off around 6AM.  Somehow in the midst of all of that, I’m quite sure I heard the faint sounds of intimacy, but it wasn’t coming from my tent.

Gage

Yeah, you wish your dog could do this!

Glamour

On the rare occasion that I stop and think about the life of a photographer, I’m struck with how damn glamourous it is.  After spending 3/4 of a day in this position I really had to pinch myself before I realized that yes, this is my life.

Cab View

Since I didn’t shoot ever nook and cranny in New York in the 80’s and 90’s, I thought I would try to capture some of the archetypal views that still exist.  

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