Last night I had the time to go through and edit all my shots from this past weekends Fisherman’s Feast in the North End. Tomorrow I will feature one of my favorite shots from the day along with a bit more of a written post, but for now I wanted to share the slideshow with you all. Plus if you go to this LINK you will find my set on flickr.
This was one of my favorite photos from St. Agrippina. Along with all the society members and families marching with the statue there were a couple of service members that joined in on the marching. They also took turns helping to carry the statue and I managed to grab this shot showing one of them with that intense look of concentration on his face as he marched it down the street. The motion of the frame and his mirrored sunglasses I think is what does it for me.
Another shot from St. Agrippina’s Feast earlier this month. I loved this shot of this long time resident of the neighborhood leaning out her window to watch the procession pass by. It really makes me feel like it is one of those photos from old world Boston or New York when people did always hang out the window to check out what was happening below. In many ways the North End in Boston is still old world. Traditions run deep here and a lot of is residents are multi-generational which is very rarely seen anymore.
This past weekend I spent my time by being the Director of Photography for a rap video that my boss was directing for a family friend. It was a frantic two days lots of shooting, lighting and teenager wrangling but we got almost everything we wanted to get accomplished done. I was also tasked with taking the headshots and portraits of our subject for his promo use. The kid is tall and athletic so I wanted to do something edgy for him. One of our video spots was shot in this black cave we created out of backdrops so I reused that. I then set up two gridded 12×36 strip banks behind to edge light him and I flew a 24×24 softbox on a C-Stand over head slightly camera left. Now after setting all this up you need to test it to make sure all your settings are dialed in, that way you don’t have your subject, in this case an 18 year old, just standing around bored. So it is time to bring in the crew as stand-ins. After a few minutes of dialing in light levels and camera settings I was able to take some crew portraits. We had a blast working together all day long so why not get them some new shots that they can use for stuff. This one happens to be my boss/director Haril totally rocking this disco ball.
What can I say, this was my favorite photo of the St. Agrippina Feast! I could of shot portraits of this guy for hours and just listened to his story. I don’t know his name but apparently he works at one of the restaurants on Hanover Street playing the accordion at night.