Bending Iron

In an ongoing collaboration with the Maine Craft Association I recently had the pleasure of photographing Doug Wilson. Not only a master blacksmith living in Maine, Doug was also an incredible host, super gracious, and I might add patient, when it came to creating photographs together! The combination of fire and decades worth of soot and ash on the walls of his shop made for a pretty picture perfect photo location. I tried to create a bit of a mood in terms of lighting to help draw out a bit of the grittiness that is metal working. You can see some of Doug’s talent over at his website: here

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Client: Maine Craft Association, http://mainecrafts.org/
Subject: Doug Wilson, http://www.dewilsonforge.com/

Millinocket Marathon

To close out 2016 Down East Magazine sent me up to Millinocket Maine to photograph Gary Allen. Gary is well known in the distance running world, and is the founder of the Millinocket Marathon. If you are not familiar with Millinocket, it is an old mill town that has seen tough times in the past decade. It’s always inspiring to get to work with people making a positive impact on the world. It was also extra special to have a subject like Gary who was very patient and understanding about what it takes to make a good portrait. Here are a handful of images, some of which are outtakes, from the short time in Millinocket.

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Publication: Down East, http://downeast.com/marathon-man/
Subject: Gary Allen, https://www.facebook.com/GaryAllenInfo/
Photo Assistant: Clayton Simoncic, https://www.instagram.com/claytonsimoncic/
Writer: Kathryn Miles, http://www.kathrynmiles.net/

Origin USA

Late last year I had the pleasure of photographing Origin USA, for Down East Magazine. Origin USA is a manufacturing business specializing in making Gis, the uniforms used in jujutsu, as well as a multitude of other preformance wear products. They are based in central Maine which made it that much cooler to see a company creating jobs in this state. It was fantastic learning about how most of their machinery has be rescued from closed down factories around Maine, repaired and brought back to life.

As a photographer I love the challenge of working with a space that is already established, especially in a factory setting. The challenge of trying to create images in a busy space and within a tight timeline is what really gets me excited about editorial assignments.

Feel free to check out the whole article: http://downeast.com/originusa/

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Publication: Down East, downeast.com
Subject: Origin USA, originmaine.com
Photo Assistant: Thomas Hout, www.instagram.com/pho_thom/
Writer: Amber Kapiloff, http://amberkapiloff.com/