Recently, I decided to attendÂ an informal photography group to talk shop with other local photographers. Read More
The photography project, Femme et vÃ©lo is back! I initially started this project with Mike Andrick in 2011, but it has been on hiatus since early 2012. Recently, I decided it was time to give the project another shot.
The project celebrates the liberating relationship between a woman and a bicycle, as well as the style that goes along with it. Inspired by vintage images of ladies on two wheels, I work with different models and bikes for each photo shoot.
Also, I plan to feature different photography projects within the project itself. I can’t wait to share more details about it. Until then, I will leave you with this photo of Olivia taken last Sunday as well as a link to the project’s new website here!
Momentum MagazineÂ just published a four page spread in their style section using photographs I had taken for theÂ Femme et vÃ©loÂ project. If you don’t know what that project is, about a year ago, I took portraits of girls on bicycles which were inspired by vintage images of ladies on two wheels. The project lasted almost a year. During that time, I honed my portrait taking skills while meeting many interesting and creative people.
Even though the project has ended, I’m glad to see these photos finally appearing in magazines. Earlier this year, another photo of mine appeared on the cover of an Austrian Feminist magazine. I’m honestly proud of the work that came out of the project.Â These photos look much better on the printed page, so if you see the magazine on a newsstand, pick one up!
After I shot a wedding in Silver Spring, MD, Amelia and I went on a vacation to New York, Boston and New Haven to see friends and family. We ended up surfing one day off of Long Island. Photos were taken with a Canon AE-1.
On Friday, I’ll be boarding a plane with my girlfriend to shoot a friend’s wedding outside of D.C. Then Amelia and I will travel to NYC, New Haven and Boston for about a week. I’ve never been to the Northeast before so I’m pretty stoked about the opportunity.
I’ll be taking photos while we walk around hanging with friends, visiting museums and eating delicious seafood, so stay tuned for a few blog posts covering my experience. Also, check back for the wedding preview because the couple is crazy adorable.
I was contacted a couple of months ago by an Austrian Feminist magazine about using a photograph I had taken during my time withÂ Femme etÂ vÃ©lo. I had no idea the photo was going to make it to the cover though. If you would like to check out the websiteÂ but don’t speak German, just ask Google Chrome to translate it for you. Fortunately, my girlfriend Amelia will be able to read it to me.
Earlier this month I was invited to be included in a group photo show at ABB gallery down on East 5th. I’ll be featuring three of my film photographs. It was tough choosing just three photos to represent your work, but I feel confident about the selection I chose. I’ll be making another blog post before the show with dates and times as well as which photos I decided to feature.
(The above photo was taken at a Zoltars show at 29th St. Ballroom near Spiderhouse. When choosing the three photos for the show, this photo came in fourth.)Â
I love photographing people doing what they are passionate about. This has led me to photograph drag kings, non-profit meetings and fundraisers, band performances, and yes, I consider weddings falling under this category, too. When people are in the moment doing what they love, I feed off of it, and I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else except behind my lens taking photographs.
I’ve photographed my friend Jared and his band,Â the ZoltarsÂ on many occasions. Jared even chose one of my more artsy photographs forÂ his album coverÂ which should beÂ released in the near future.Â This week is SXSW in Austin, and Jared is performing all week. I know it’ll be hectic for him, so I’m wishing him luck. If you are in town and joining in the festivities, you should definitely check out the Zoltars.
Amelia has always been a good sport about having her photo taken by me and my friends. These photos are from a trip we took to the Greenbelt one summer. Soon the weather will be perfect for swimming again. I can’t wait.