Aug 242016
 

In late August I visited S.E. Shires, Co. to photograph the crafting of custom trumpets and trombones. This is the third installment of my series on musical instrument makers in New England. The Shires plant in Hopedale, MA has been making brass instruments for devoted horn players since 1995. Most of the men and women who work here are musicians too. They’re using computer guided cutting tools and machines, early 20th century apparatus,  lots of small and large welders, and plenty of hands-on work to make each perfect instrument.

Visit my posts about Tippin Guitars and Haynes Flute.

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Jun 032016
 

An afternoon walk in the woods near home, showcasing the bright green of early June. (All photographs are available for commercial licensing and fine art prints.)

The fern path

Cinammon ferns in a forest of beech, oak, and white pine.

Cinammon Fern

Cinammon Ferm, Osmundastrum cinnamomeum

Rotting Tree

Rotting Tree in Breakheart Reservation, Wakefield, MA

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May 152016
 
First good barefoot traverse of a flooded trail this spring.

First good barefoot traverse of a flooded trail this spring.

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Mar 172016
 

Last night I had the pleasure of photographing The Beantown Buckaroos, a new Boston-area western swing band. Look for them at your favorite music venue in the near future, playing with plenty of twang, and interpreting the songs of Bob Wills and more.

A new western swing band in the Boston area.

Contact me today to talk about scheduling photographs of your band!

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Mar 052016
 

As part of my new series celebrating musical instrument makers in New England, I visited Wm. S. Haynes, makers of flutes in Acton, MA. Founded in Boston in 1888, the company is the oldest flute-maker in America, producing fine custom-made silver, gold, and platinum instruments for discriminating musicians around the world.

To learn more about Wm S. Haynes Flutes, click here.

To see photographs of my visit to Tippin Guitars in Marblehead, MA, click here.

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