Sunday, September 21, 2008

Cardozo Family Photos

At the Magazine Conference last weekend Ben and I met Jonathan Cardozo, a man who's taking his two kids, Zippy and Adam, on a year-long adventure around the world. Ben offered to photograph them on their leaving day and so we were there bright and early yesterday as they were packing. Armed with new skills and photo gear Ben took some candid shots as well as some more formal portraits of each family member and the three of them together. We had a great morning with Zippy and Adam as Jonathan got all their things organized into the minivan. You can read about their adventure at their website: We'll share more photos and news about where they are as time passes. For now they're headed toward Moab. Bon Voyage!

Friday, September 19, 2008

A few days in the Park.

I just got back from spending a few days in Rocky Mountain National Park. The Backpacker staff was having their gear testing trip. So after a weekend photography conference, Genny and I went up to join them for the last day. After Genny and her workmates went back to Boulder, I decided to stick around and take some more photos. Here are some of my favorites.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Pearl Street Mall

One of my favorite places to take pictures in Boulder is certainly the Pearl Street Mall. It's always teeming with life and crazy, unique, interesting people. I'm always particularly drawn to the street performers, as they provide such a surreal subject for such an unusual place. Having grown up near Boston and attended (some) college there, it always bring back fond memories of Quincy Market. For anyone that really likes just being somewhere public and soaking in the life around them, Pearl Street Mall is the place to go. I've always ben quite the people watcher, which maybe I thought was a little weird. Until I got a camera; then it's like, 'Alright, boku people watching.'

"Hey! Get outta my case, man!"

Haha. That's what's it looks like, but I assure you I had his permission, and we had a nice chat about music. Another of the reasons I love the mall is that I'm a musician, a drummer in fact. There's always musicians playing, and very frequently percussionists. It's fun just to listen some times, but the camera almost always comes out.

Two of my favorite musicians I have met so far would definitely be these two. Dominic is on the flugelhorn and Gabriel is on the sax. I asked Dominic if he played any conventional gigs, and he replied, "No way. All that work, for bad money? I just made 10 bucks for playing a girl happy birthday." Gabriel has one of the sweetest tones I've ever heard on a sax; and I've heard a lot. In this picture, Dominic is clearly enjoying it, while Gabriel take a solo.

That's all for now. I'm thinking I'll go back soon, and meet some more interesting people. When I'm in the mood for some alone time, I more often find myself going to the Mall and merely spending time with people I've yet to meet.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Fun with Logs and Blenses.

It's not every day you get something new, but today, September 2, 2008, we've got 2 new things. This morning we had a new lens arrive and now, a mere 12 hours later, we've got a blog as well. So far both are short. The blog will grow bit by bit, but our little lens will always stay just 14 mm. It might sound small but it's actually super huge (f/2.8) and totally boss.
What an exciting day!