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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.

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Pub Portraits

Went out in Portland last Tuesday instead of practice with the band. Kevin, Shanon, Mayleen and I went to see some singer songwriters at The Empire. Prior to that we had a meal at The Brian Boru pub. The light was great in the pub so I made some portraits. I've been trying to replicate the look of early 20th C. camera work for a while. These shots gave me something to practice with. My new D700 fitted with a 28-70/2.8 Nikkor gave me enough light to work with even by low candle light in some of these. Selective soft focus and quadtone techniques in PhotoShop allowed me to get closer to the feel of the early 20s portraiture I think...


This is a great image that Kevin made of me...he's a very good shooter in his own right.


Kevin looking roughneck with a pint.


A more realistic look for him.


Kevin & Shanon together.


Shanon looking pleasant and contemplative...


and more characteristically mischievous by candle light.


Mayleen and Shanon mostly by candle light.

2 comments:

SleepyLaKate said...

I feel like I'm sitting in the pub with all of you... nice work.

ambradream said...

A D700?! Whoa! Nice!! Great photos!