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.
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.)
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.
Contact me today to talk about scheduling photographs of your band!
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.
I see a pair of legs, crossed at the ankles.
What do you see?
A freshwater pond in Manchester-by-the-Sea is flooded with seawater from nearby Kettle Cove on a late winter afternoon. Four separate exposures combined to render an image closest to what I saw.
This photograph is available as a licensed image for commercial use and as a custom fine art print. Contact Paul for details.
Lou Jones, esteemed Boston-based photographer
January 21, 7PM: A Lecture Series on Innovation in Contemporary Photography.
Jones has been awarded Travel Photographer of the Year by the International Photographic Council (United Nations). Nikon recognizes Jones as a “Legend Behind the Lens” and Lowepro has honored him as a “Champion”.for his photography, Jones helped found the school Center for Digital Imaging Arts of Boston University and conceived the prestigious Griffin Museum’s annual Focus Awards. Continue reading