Documentary films and photos are media that I love to produce. For several years, that was manifested in my street photography. My broader perspective led to documentary film and photo. Contemporary equipment thankfully lends itself to both.
At the moment, I am producing live streams for the Jaffrey Civic Center in New Hampshire. In addition, I am producing a documentary artist interview series for the Arts League of Lowell. Additional projects and collaborations are in the works.
My approach to making films is rooted in my engineering background. I invest significant time in research, preparation, and post-processing. For example, when I do an interview, I research my subject thoroughly. The interview process that I use gives consistent results that thoughtfully present the subject .
A comprehensive compliment of equipment gives me flexibility to shoot run-and-gun or on-set. For run-and-gun shoot, I use a camera and a shotgun microphone. For a typical interview, I use two cameras, two microphones, and ambient lighting with portable fill lighting. For a small set, I might use up to three cameras, four microphones, and three bi-color mono-lights.
For more details on my film work, see my Film and Video page.
Street photography is a core interest of mine. I usually take my camera with me on bicycle tours, vacation travel, and dedicated photo hikes. My purpose is to capture unique images of people that suit the style that I have developed. Many of my images are humorous, but empathetic. Sometimes I like literary, art, or music references in the images and image titles. On the documentary side, I have embedded in protests in Boston and I have attended large events, capturing people at their best and sometimes at their worst.
While I am currently doing a lot of filming, I continue to exhibit my photographic prints in local art exhibits. I have done solo photography shows as well. My street photography has achieved recognition in several exhibits and I have published an article on street photography. For more information, check out my Filmmaker and Photographer page as well as my Street Portfolio.
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