WOW! It has been over 8 months since I posted a blog post. It has been an incredibly BUSY and wonderful year. Between my corporate, public relations and concert photography, I co-led my first International photo tour with my www.InFocusVisions.com partner Fredda Gordon and we went to CUBA! Fredda and I started our company 2 years ago teaching local workshops and took it international this year. We had an amazing time and our group photographed and experienced the people, culture, food and life of Cuba. We are planning another tour in February 2017-stay tuned to www.infocusvisions.com and Facebook for more info and registration soon.
In March I photographed the wedding of my Sorority sister Rebecca Hampton to her love, Richard. It was a wonderful wedding with great people.
Bruce Springsteen used 2 of my images as the cover shot of 2 live CDs he released this year. One found him going deep into my archives to pick anever before published photo. He then went out on tour as THERIVER2016. The River was my first tour in 1980 as a college Freshman, and the first time I ever shot him so I was very excited to see this tour. The timing wasn't supposed to work out since I was to head off to Peru on assignment for cmmb.org but luck was on my side-we had a major snowstorm which delayed my trip. The shows were excellent. When he came back to the area to play stadiums, I found myself going again and was thrilled to capture some images with fans he pulled up on stage.
In late September he released his autobiography "Born To Run" and was embarking on a "meet and greet" book tour where he was going to meet fans and have his photo taken with them. I was so skeptical at first and wondered "why is he doing this" but after shooting the first one at the Barnes and Noble on Rt 9 in his hometown of Freehold, NJ, I found myself saying "this is amazing. He is giving so much to his fans." He was engaging, he smiled, he spent time-and he posed for photos with his fans. When the book tour is over, he will have met and posed for photos with over 10,000 fans. Who does this? It's been quite some time since I have felt the total excitement others felt, but seeing and photographing this has brought back the excitement I have been missing for so long. THANK YOU BRUCE.
I hope you all enjoy an assortment of photos from the last few months...
Rebecca and Richard's wedding
Lorene Scafaria, Susan Sarandon and Rose Byrne
Bannerman Castle Dave Navarro Mark Ruffalo sad day when we heard that Prince died The talented Linda Chorney Paul Ford--from my archives
Darren Criss at Elsie fest Karen Mansfield...a major talent Sting CUBA! It was amazing Bruce Springsteen used 2 of my photos on the cover of his Live CDs this year Bruce pulled up college student Matthew Aucoin to play "No Surrender" and Matthew was fantastic Bruce meets and greets fans...many of whom are friends