Nov 19, 2010

Since I've Been Home:

So I've been back home in Westwood, NJ since the end of August.  I've started working at Davis Studio, a yearbook photo company that takes pictures for High Schools around the Tri-State area, as a traveling candid photographer.  It's essentially a freelance position where I'll shoot football games, pep rallies, homecoming dances, etc.  In the meantime, I've been taking my camera out on my own as much as possible; trying to come up with projects of my own, working on my technique and skills, and just taking pictures for the sake of taking pictures.  So, here are some "What I've Been Up to Lately" galleries.  Enjoy!

These are some random shots from here and there - some from around New York City, some from other spots in New Jersey, and one from my own front yard.

Your Sister's Canary, Fall 2010
My good friends from Your Sister's Canary have been playing shows around the Greater New York area all summer while I was in Boston, but I've finally been able to make it to some of their shows since I've been home.  If you haven't already, I highly recommend Googling/Facebooking/Myspacing these guys.

Jon Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear - Oct. 30, 2010
 I'd been looking forward to The Rally to Restore Sanity and the March to Keep Fear Aliveever since Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert announced it back in September.  I knew I wanted to approach the rally like a professional photojournalist, so when I realized it coincided with Halloween weekend, I had to think hard about how to look professional and still incorporate some sort of costume.  In the end I was extremely happy with the result:
Peter Parker!  Well...Peter-Parker-mid-costume-change-into-Spiderman.  The costume was a hit at the rally, and I ended up posing for pictures with other rally-ers, and even struck up conversations with some other Marvel Universe heroes.  At one point a student news group even interviewed me (as Peter Parker) on my thoughts on the rally.  As for the rally itself, it was incredibly crowded, and although I got to the mall right next to the stage, I saw absolutely nothing on stage.  There was plenty going on in the crowd though, so I ended up keeping my camera on the audience more than the stage:

New York City, Halloween 2010
After a sleepless weekend in Washington D.C. I took a bus back up to New York to get home.  This happened to be on Halloween night, though, so I had to take advantage of the evening and document part of the evening.  I ended up in the West Village to see Your Sister's Canary play at the Bitter End (see above), and saw some real colorful characters in the aftermath of the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade.

So that's what I've been up to since I've been home, as far as my photo-taking is concerned.

Until next time - Be well!
Andrew Bisdale

Oct 18, 2010

Press Pictures for Revival of ENTOMO

Next January I'm taking part in a revival of a show called ENTOMO, which i took part in earlier this year.  It was a senior thesis project of a few friends of mine, in which I acted and played bass guitar.  The story is based on Euripides' The Bacchae, and is re-imagined as a modern-day musical featuring exclusively Beatles music.

Here are some promo illustrations I made for ENTOMO -- some are from the original production, and some have been re-worked for the revival:

Here are some production stills from the original show.  These photos were taken by Sara Leopold and Alex Boyd.

More info on the show coming soon!  Please feel free to send any questions or comments to

Oct 3, 2010

NJ Photo Expo '10

Here are some pictures I took today at the New Jersey Photo Expo at the Park Ridge Marriott.  This was my first Expo, which was put together by Bergen County Camera, and sponsored by Canon and Nikon. I personally went to seminars by Baron Wolman, the original Rolling Stone photographer; Bob Krist, a National Geographic travel photographer; and Ron Magill, a National Geographic wildlife photographer.  The folks at BCC also had a great studio kit set up, where Models Lee Loo La and Isa Voros posed for any attendees who happened to have their cameras with them.  All in all an amazing afternoon - thanks to everyone involved!

Sep 15, 2010

Wedding Portfolio

      Here is a portfolio I've put together from the two weddings I shot during the summer of 2009.  I shot both weddings independently, including ceremonies, posed portraits and receptions.  I used minimal equipment for each wedding, and used a journalistic approach of capturing moments rather than a conventional commercial approach.  I found this provided unpredictable, but genuine and organic moments.

      I chose photos that show my ability to capture the traditional wedding moments as well as the fun, unexpected candid ones.  I am currently seeking employment involving photography in some form, so
if you like my portfolio, please consider me for your next event.  I would also be interested in working with an established wedding/event photo company, or a photographer's assistant.  Please contact me with any comments or inquiries!

Feb 22, 2010

Recent Portraits

Here are some recent portraits I've taken, including some studio setups, events, headshots, candids and environmental portraits.

Recent Portraits - Images by Andrew Bisdale

Chinatown, 2.17.10

Some features from an afternoon in Boston's Chinatown.

Chinatown - Images by Andrew Bisdale


A few weeks ago I went to Bromley Mountain in Peru, Vermont for the weekend. Without enough money to rent skiis, I decided to snowshoe around the mountain and take pictures instead.

Vermont, 1.18.10 - Images by Andrew Bisdale