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 it features one of my photos
on the back cover. You can see my shot by clicking on the cover
art. 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 CD.
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 recently used a
bunch of my photopraphs on their new compilation CD When
Did We Do That? released in conjunction with their 20th
anniversary. Nine of the shots on the inside of the disc's 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 Aaron's
work on the Letters To Cleo CD click
here. To see all of my shots from the new CD click on the
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. Thanks to The Boston Phoenix for making
an mp3 of "She
Fell From Heaven" available for download. Just
right click on the song title and save target as.
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
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. The shot
of Ed Valauskas,
their bass player, is mine. The 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" and "The
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".
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.