May 17, 2013

The Chris Gethard Show

Here are some photos from the past few weeks shooting various events for The Chris Gethard Show.  It's been an awesome experience every time I shoot for these guys, and I hope to make a habit of it in the future.


Red Bull Music Academy Presents: A Night Of Improvised Round Robin Duets

I've been getting more live music gigs lately, and this one was a bit of a treat.  A little while ago I photographed a show at the Brooklyn Masonic Temple called "A Night of Improvised Round Robin Duets."  This was a show where one artist starts improving onstage for five minutes, and was joined by a second musician who would duet with them for another five.  Then the first musician would leave and the next would join in, and for the next two hours twenty musicians would take the stage.

Of the twenty musicians I was only really familiar with three:  ?uestlove, Andrew W.K. and Andrew Bird.  It seemed like a rather random assortment of talents to bring together on one stage, so I was intrigued to see how the rest of the lineup would mesh together.  It was just as random as I expected - DJ's playing with pianists, jazz sax players playing with punk rockers, acoustic instrumentalists playing with computerized sound-scapes, etc.

What ensued was a one-of-a-kind performance that brought together a wide array of musicians and fans that would otherwise never have found themselves at the same show.

Boston Marathon 2013

I was in Boston for the day of and the week following the marathon bombings.  I didn't take any profound photos from the finish line, and I didn't have a particularly unique experience compared to most other people in the city, but I do have some images I'd like to share from my week. 

Harpoon Brewery

I recently took a tour of the Harpoon Brewery in Boston.  It was the first time I'd been there since 2010 when they were still doing renovations, so I was excited to see how they'd improved the already impressive brewery.  Our tour let out into a giant beer hall at the perfect time of day, just as the sun was setting behind the Boston skyline.  My brother and I sat at the bar facing the view, and I was able to make this great HDR image of a back-lit glass of beer:

After glancing at my camera to make sure I got the shot, I look up and the backlight was gone - the sun had just crept behind the Prudential Center.  I gave myself a little pat on the back and smugly finished my beer.

Game of Thrones Exhibition in NYC

When I heard about the temporary traveling Game of Thrones exhibition I jumped at the chance to nerd out for an afternoon.  I had no idea (though I guess I should have) that so many people would line up around a city block just to get an inside look at the show. 

I had a great time photographing costumes, props and behind-the-scenes aspects of the show, but I also indulged in the Blackwater Bay video game and got my Santa-at-the-mall-esque picture taken on the Iron Throne.

...and I might have gotten in line again and posed as Spider-Man.