I’m in a book! Kerri Sullivan, who you might know as the founder of @jerseycollective, brought together [...]
If I say the name of the year, it confirms its existence, so let’s just dive right in.
The photo industry came to a screeching halt in March and rightfully so. I’ll be the first to say it: although I find photography incredibly valuable, it’s absolutely non-essential during a worldwide health crisis. Luckily, I was still able to find some wonderful people to safely work with this year, and I can’t wait for you to see some of the new projects I’ve been cooking up.
I’ve been pretty good about updating my Instagram and Facebook page with photos, but this poor blog needs some love. So here in all its glory are some of my favorites from this unrelenting year.
I'll be honest: I full expected to download a virus when I found the Deep Color app on iOS. It was from an unknown developer, had no ratings, and I've always seen the inside of my head from rolling my eyes so hard at services that claim to "convert" black and white photos to color.
As I downloaded it, I thought to myself, "Cool, I'll get a new phone when this one inevitably gets fried or hacked." Then upon opening it, the app prompted me that it needed to download... something but didn't say what. "Cool," I thought again, "load that malware right on in."
Well, this is something I never anticipated: take photos of my childhood home so it could be sold. After spending 21 good years here, and my parents almost 30, the house was prepped to move.
My paternal grandfather was presented this month with the highest honor of his temple, Man of the Year, at a stately ceremony in Brooklyn, NY. Les Schenker, or Poppa as I know him, was lauded by long-time friends and family, with pleasantries and wisecracks, both of which he was acknowledged to be known for as well.
Antler Ridge Wildlife Sanctuary rescues over 1,000 injured, ill, and orphaned wildlife a year from the northern New Jersey area, then rehabilitates them with the intention of releasing them back to the wild.
The Music Business Watch's A&R Registry is a staple in the music industry, acting as a contact directory for the who's who of the music industry across the US, the UK, Canada, and Australia. PonderRosa Studios in Lafayette, NJ was given the opportunity to be showcased in a writeup within the A&R Registry, so they reached out to me to get some fresh shots of the studio to showcase their state of the art space.
"It's about damn time!"
That seemed to be the overall sentiment at my cousin Neil's wedding to Karen, a member of our family for much longer than she's been legally obligated to be. Caity and I were graciously invited up to New Haven for a "casual brunch" on the beach to watch Karen and Neil tie the knot.