My photo
I been a professional photographer since I worked for the US Government documenting Test and Evaluation of Research and Development projects for the US Army and US Navy in the later half of the 1980s. I came home to Maine to finish my Marketing Degree at USM and began to work full time in Market Research and Marketing for many years while documenting weddings and occasional photojournalist and commercial jobs on the weekends. In 2001 I again returned to photography as a full time trade and have never been a happier man. I love working with creative individuals, couples, small businesses and select Non-Profits and can’t imagine working in any other trade. In 1987 I was lucky enough to wed my high school sweetheart and we now live in a cozy little solar powered, recycled bungalow a mile deep in our woods in the Western Hills of Maine with our two brilliant home-schooled teenage daughters and our three cats.


PAW 2005 Wk 50 -Teaberry

When I was a kid I used to pick the leaves on these and chew them instead of gum while I was out deer hunting with my father. The Vermont Country Store still sells Clark's brand TeaBerry gum. It is one of my favourites.


PAW 2005 - Wk 49 - Beth's Photoshoot

I was commissioned to photograph a family's summer cottage in the freshly fallen snow on one of the local ponds here in Denmark. My youngest daughter Elizabeth asked to come along for the walk in the woods. I asked her to hold onto my tripod and she seemed interested in my work so I let her borrow my small Canon SD300 to shoot along with me. She'd never before touched a real camera.

Now, our eldest daughter Nicole shows fantastic talent with all facets of the graphic arts (at 8 years old she is far better with pen and paper than I am and I'm 30 years her senior). On the other hand, while Beth has had the usual interest in colouring as any 7 year old, she hasn't really expressed much interest or aptitude in 'the arts' other than really enjoying dance class. I was elated to see that she had that same sense of thrill from seeing photographs that she made that I have had since getting my first roll of film back from the lab many many years ago. These are two of the 53 photos that Beth made while we were on site...

Granger Pond...Perfectly framed. I brightened the shadows and saturation a bit in PhotoShop, but otherwise this is Beth's vision of the pond.

A photo of me taking a photo of Beth. I was surprised that she filled the frame with me instead of centering my head as every other novice photographer that I work with seems want to do. The first shot she did shoot horizontal, but when I showed her how much better a portrait looks vertical, she chose vertical for the other portraits without any further prompting. We had a very fun afternoon in what I hope is only the first of a lot of future photo shoots.


PAW 2005 Wk 48 - Band Shots

My friend James W Lindenschmidt is the guitarist for the band Freakwitch.

A few weeks ago, Jim emailed me and asked if they could hire me to make some photographs or their promo use.
I hadn't done band promo shots for quite some time. While I'm no Kyle Cassidy, it sounded like a fun project since I was already friends with Jim and Matt (the troubadour in purple with the voice 'up front') and know them to be quite creative. The shoot yielded 70 photographs or so. These are three of my favourites...

(It is hard to find someplace that looks Urban in Portland, Maine. This is the city sanctioned 'grafitti wall' on the Eastern Prom near the Water Treatment Factility. I didn't even know it existed until this shoot.)

Freakwitch demo tracks in (MP3 Format .OR. OGG Format)

(Nikon D2h, Tokina 12-24/4 and Nikkor 10.5/2.8 heavily stylised in PhotoShop.)