Soulfully

Hump Day. Climbing the proverbial hill. Once you get to a point you’re able to look back at the difficult part of your week/life and sigh with relief that you made it this far.
Here’s a “Soulful” performance from the amazingly talented Will Kimbrough and special guitar solo from Luther Wamble

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Table Read

Had the opportunity to sit down with several amazing actors here in Atlanta for a table read of a very interesting script. Of course, because of the NDA, I can’t share with you any other info BUT I can tell you it was awesome! Keep an eye out for these faces, there was some killer talent at this table.

With the beauty that is the Sony a7rii and its completely silent shutter I was able to snap photos and not interrupt anything with the sound of shutter clicks.

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Paul Kantner ~ Jefferson Airplane/Starship

Paul Kantner recently passed away. On Jan 28, 2016 another legend joined the Elysian Fields. He was an American guitarist, singer, songwriter, & rock legend. He was known for co-founding Jefferson Airplane in 1965, and were headliners at the three most famous American rock festivals of the 1960s—Monterey (1967), Woodstock (1969) and Altamont (1969). Their 1967 break-out record Surrealistic Pillow ranks on the short list of most significant recordings of the “Summer of Love“. Two songs from that album, “Somebody to Love” and “White Rabbit“, are among Rolling Stone’s “500 Greatest Songs of All Time.” Jefferson Airplane was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996. ~wiki

It just came to mind… I’ve photographed him before.

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Tobin Bell aka Jigsaw

One of my favorite shots from this weekends Days Of The Dead convention. Tobin Bell was really a nice guy too. One of the guests gave him this brooch that he was particularly proud of.
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Circle Of The Song @Eddies

February 4th, 2016. We were treated to another magnificent performance from a trio of talented performers. Edward David Anderson, Seth Walker, & Ed Jurdi (Band of Heathens) put on one heck of a show at Eddies Attic here in Atlanta.
I didn’t video the performance this time around though. We went, had a burger, and enjoyed the music. Of course I had to take my camera, so I did take some photographs. :)

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The Montgomery Ballet ~ The Nutcracker

I had the wonderful opportunity to shoot for The Montgomery Ballet’s 2015 performance of The Nutcracker.  Along with photography, I’ve filmed one of the performances in full. This show will be available soon from The Montgomery Ballet on dvd, or as a digital download found on this site in the store.

The full gallery of images from each performance can be found here.
~Montgomery Ballet 2015 Nutcracker Gallery~
The images are free to download for personal use only. There is a purchase option for prints. If you decide to purchase prints of any of the images, that sale is directly with the print company, not me or the ballet, since I’ve set it at zero markup.

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Example shots. 50mm SLR Magic f1.1 >< Canon fd f1.4 >< Leica-R f2

Just a couple quick example shots for the new SLR Magic 1.1 50mm e-mount lens, compared to two other 50mm’s. In hand its an awesome little lens to shoot with. All metal design, buttery smooth focus and de-clicked aperture. Almost everything about this lens, especially the price, are absolutely amazing. I’ve seen some reviews showing the IQ lacking. Draw your own conclusions below. I hope to show more IQ examples here on the blog, though I’ve never been one for shooting brick walls and giant test charts.

Here it is on the Sony a7rii

Size comparison (with e-mount adapter) left to right. Canon FD f1.4 > Leica-R f2 > SLR Magic f1.1

Below are the photo examples from each of these lenses. ISO 100, shutter 1/500. I changed the aperture for each shot. *click the image for a larger view
SLR Magic at f1.1. full frame / center crop / corner crop

SLR Magic f1.4

SLR Magic f2

Canon FD f1.4

Canon FD F2

Leica-R f2

 

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