Introducing Ben Perry Scott, born to two wonderful friends of mine. I had the privilege of photographing baby Ben a few days after he was born so for most of the photos, he's napping. I'm hoping to snag more baby time in the next few weeks and see him smile.
Welcome to the world, little guy!
In late July, DC's Black Clouds celebrated their release of "Everything Is Not Going To Be Ok" vinyl at the 9:30 Club. I've seen these guys play in Philly and DC and at both shows, their heavy riffs knock the crowd back. These guys are not to miss.
Warchild had their very last show at 9:30 in July. Brought to you from Ocean City's finest, below are 5 talented guys who brought the party to DC.
Ann & Nick are one of my favorite couples to photograph and they're expecting a baby boy this month! I visited them in their home to catch a few photos on a warm evening. I can't wait to see their adorable little son in a few weeks! Newborn photos will surely follow this post.
Introducing Colin & Allie, the winners of the June Free Photo Session! I had the pleasure of meeting these two lovely people at the National Zoo in DC and capturing their family fun day.
What do you get when you book over a hundred bands to play in six different venues in one weekend all for free? If it were anyone but Dave Mann behind the wheel, it would have been a nightmare. Luckily the Sweet Tea Pumpkin Pie Festival lived up to every expectation and played into the ear drums of DC locals so well that Dave is considering a second festival in October. If October's plans are anything like June's, we might see a city takeover.
The Last Monarchs
I got the chance to work with a few very talented local photographers to shoot that weekend including Eddie Diego, Mark Taylor and David Bersch. Check out Sweet Tea's flickr photos here.
For those of you out there that don't know, Charm City Art Space is an integral part of Baltimore's art community, providing a drug & alcohol free space for artists to display and perform. It also gets packed as hell once you book a few amazing bands, so get there early.
From Connecticut, Hostage Calm takes the stage.
Boston's own Defeater opened up their set to the sold-out venue with "The Red, White & Blues."
A lot has happened the past couple weeks and I've been swamped. Being a grown-up requires you to have more time than is available on the clock. I could use some sort of time travel device or an intern.
Virginia has never been my preferred destination to see a show but if bands like Drawbridges and The Cassettes are playing - you'd better believe I'd travel the metro miles. On April 28th The Cassettes continued their return tour, landing at Iota Cafe in Arlington.
Joseph Jakuta appeared unassuming at first, dressed in a suit and murmering into the mic. But as soon as he hit the play button on his laptop, Jakuta and Carl let loose skits in falsetto, shrieks, shouts, screams, and operatic singing over thumping midi beats. This guy possessed the stage, dancing along with abandon, played a flute and paced in a circle.
True to the night, Drawbridges brought out their unique music to the stage, a combination of sounds from cellist Julie Bromberg, violinist Claire White, french horn Justin Higgins, and guitarist Dave Mann.
If you've ever held a deep love for Gogol Bordello, you will love The Cassettes. This band fills the stage with ecclectic musicians dressed to the 9's in old world European flair. What seemed like the end of this band was brought back with a fury. Lead guitarist Shelby Cinca introduced additional operatic singers to cross the stage and by the end of the night, the audience was amazed.
Life is too short to not be captured.