my work published is not something that I have actively pursued.
However, I have, on a few occasions, been in the right place
at the right time.
September of 2011 Boston-based band The
Vivs released the follow up to their debut CD. Why
So Dark? is a 4 song ep, and the entire back cover features
one of my photos. If you would like to see my shot, click on
the cover artwork. I was able to capture this shot at a show
at TT The Bears in Cambridge, MA on April Fools Day 2010. The
Vivs have used a few of my pictures on their Website/Facebook
page, and I was very happy when they asked if they could use
this shot for their sophmore release. Taking up more than two
thirds of the back cover this is by far the most real estate
one of my shots has been given on a compact disc.
January of 2009 I had my first photograph published in the Boston
Globe. It was a picture of Kay Hanley of Letters To Cleo
performing at the 2009 Hot Stove Cool Music. I have been
taking pictures at Hot Stove Cool Music events since 2002, and
this is the first time I have had one of my shots published.
Here is a link
to the article with my shot. There were three pictures in the
paper about the
event, and mine was the biggest.
To Cleo used a variety
of my photopraphs on their compilation CD When Did We
Do That? released in conjunction with their 20th anniversary/reunion
tour. Nine shots on the inside packaging where taken by me at
various Letters To Cleo shows over the course of five years.
In that time I managed to see Letters To Cleo at least 50 times.
The CD packaging was designed by Aaron Belyea of Alphabet
Arm Design. Aaron is a well known and admired designer
who has worked with countless artists. To see all of my shots
from the compact disc click on the artwork below.
Rinnig of QRST's
(The Best T-Shirt Printer in Boston, Cambridge, Somerville,
Newton and surrounding areas) recently designed and printed
a bunch of new t-shirts for one of my favorite bands, The Neighborhoods.
I was thrilled when I found out Peter used one
of my shots for a t-shirt to promote their 2006 live dates.
They also have a Neighborhoods
Store on their website where you can buy all of The
Neighborhoods t-shirts and other Neighborhoods merchandise.
Here to buy the t-shirt or mouse pad with my shot on it.
July 4th 2006 the debut CD from ESPN analyst / sportswriter
Peter Gammons "Never Slow Down, Never Grow Old."
was unleashed on an unsuspecting public. Gammons trades in his
typewriter for a Stratocaster and delivers a rousing set of
vintage classics, originals, and rock obscurities. Proceeds
of the record will be donated to the Foundation
To Be Named Later, the charity formed by Red Sox General
Manager Theo Epstein and his twin brother, Paul. The musical
lineup includes keyboardist Phil Aiken, Buffalo Tom's Bill Janovitz,
and Mike Gent, Ed Valauskas and Pete Caldes of The Gentlemen.
They're backed by pinch-hitters George Thorogood on Chuck Berry's
"Promised Land", Juliana Hatfield on "Cinderella
Superstar," and Kay Hanley on three songs, including "She
Fell From Heaven"
which was written entirely by Gammons. The CD contains my
of Phil Aiken
from the 2005 Hot
Stove Cool Music.
in 2005 I had one of my shots published in Nightclub
& Bar magazine. Jenny Adams, a staff writer from
the magazine, saw my "Jean Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop"
photograph on my design website, and asked me if she could use
it for an article she was writing on bars that have stood the
test of time. Of course, I said yes, absolutely! My
"Jean Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop" photo seems to
be the most popular photo on my website. I have received more
e-mail inquires about that shot than any other on my website
"Hot Stove Cool Music" CD was released in 2004
with one of my shots of Kay Hanley
which I took at the 2002 "Hot Stove Cool Music"
show. This CD, from baseball expert Peter Gammons, is the companion
to the annual concert of the same name that takes place each
January in Boston. Net proceeds benefit the Jimmy Fund for cancer
research and care. Highlights include live performances by Pearl
Jam, Dropkick Murphys, The Allman Brothers Band, American Hi-Fi,
and Little Feat, plus tracks by Paul Westerberg, Susan Tedeschi,
and MLB stars Scott Spiezio and Jack McDowell with their bands.
Also included is an all-star version of Gary Glitter's "Rock
'n' Roll Pt. 1/Rock 'n' Roll Pt. 2" featuring Peter Wolf,
Dicky Barrett, Bill Janovitz of Buffalo Tom, Spiezio, Gammons,
and about half of the 2003 Boston Red Sox. The "Hot
Stove Cool Music" concerts are charity fundraisers
put together by sports writers Jeff Horrigan of the Boston Herald
& Peter Gammons of ESPN. I have had the pleasure of shooting
many of the "Hot Stove Cool Music" events.
You can see my work on the official Hot
Stove Cool Music Facebook
Gravel Pit, a local Boston band, was the first to use
my work. One of my shots can be found in their "No One
Gets In Here For Free" CD.
shot of Ed Valauskas,
their bass player, is mine.
Gravel Pit also used a shot I took of them at The GPSCY,
a nightclub in New Haven, CT, as there promo shot when the CD
was released. That promo shot also appeared in many newspapers
and magazines including "The Boston Phoenix"
Noise". Jedediah Parish who sings, plays
organ and writes all their songs called my
shot "The best photo of The Gravel Pit."
next band to use my work, Toyboat,
was made up of Dave Herlihy, Dave Ingham, and Ken Hickey all
three are former members of O Positive. All but one of
the pictures on the inside of the CD were shots that I took
at two O positive reunion shows that took place in 1998.
The first show took place at the club TT
The Bears in Cambridge, MA as part of their 25th anniversary
concerts. And a few months later O Positive reunited again at
Mama Kin Music Hall, Aerosmith's former club in
Boston. When Toyboat's Problem CD was released I was
pleasantly surprised to find out they had used some
of my shots from those shows.
the fall of 1997, with the help of Sue Carlin and Tom Tipton
of the Out
Of The Blue Gallery, I had the first ever public showing
of my pictures. I had a very good response and sold many prints.
The pictures hung at "TT The Bears" in Cambridge,
MA until 1999. Then, in 2000, I had another show at "The
Middle East" club also in Cambridge, MA, again with the
of the "Out Of The Blue Gallery".
You can also see many of my pictures on websites all across
the Internet, some of them credited some not. Most people have
been kind enough to ask me if they can use some of my photographs
on their sites. All I ask for in return is a photo credit, and
a link to my website would be most appreciated.