Somewhere in between the fashion show , the dancing and the laughing, thousands of dollars were raised at Higher Ground last night for the Boys and Girls Club of Burlington. It was a fabulous night, full of knee high boots, sequined makeup, sexy outfits and original designs by very talented kids. On the catwalk were recycled Flashbag dresses, hot men wearing Michael Kehoe; unbelievable yoga masters, The Lyric Theater dancers and, of course, DJ Craig Mitchell and Key Bank‘s Lesli Blount as hosts for the evening.
I always love shooting this event for The Boys and Girl’s Club. It really is an amazing organization and I’m proud to help any time I can. If you didn’t make it to this year’s event, definitely take a look at the following slide show and put it on your calendar for next year. It is THE place to be in January!
I’ll have hundreds of photos up on my website tomorrow and all proceeds from the sale of photos go to the club. So check back tomorrow and folow the link that I create!
My friends (and co-workers at Starbucks) asked me to come photograph their crazy cats last week and it turned into a laugh-a-thon as we tried to corral all four felines to pose for portraits in my mobile studio set up in their dining room. Now these women LOVE their babies and it was like watching three stage mothers get their beauty-contestant children ready for the pageant. I almost wish I had brought my assistant to photograph all of us throughout the shoot.
The following slideshow (set to Tom Jones’ “What’s New Pussycat”) should make all of you cat lovers smile! Please click on “CATS” below to view the sideshow. Enjoy!!
At a holiday gathering over New Years weekend, I saw an old friend, Linda, and learned that she’s had a long, difficult year battling cancer. Thanks to Chemotherapy, Linda was sporting a Sinead O’connor hairdo and she said that she hadn’t yet taken any photos of her bald look. This surprised me, since Linda is a photographer (she did a great book about 6 years ago on Vermont couples in Civil Unions) so I took matters into my own hand. The following week, Linda came to to the studio and we had a little fun. She’s acquired alot of hats so I asked her to bring some of her favorites. Then we concentrated on photographing her strong beautiful bald head. It was an empowering afternoon for us both, I think, as we immortalized her loss of hair, a kind of trophy that symbolized her loss of cancer cells.
The following slide show makes me smile. Set to Melissa Etheridge‘s “I run for Life”, I hope it shows Linda’s strength and resolve, as well as her beautiful spirit. Here’s to a healthy and life affirming 2011 for Linda and all Cancer survivors.