Of love & practicality

I’m a few months late with this, but glad to finally be sharing some 5”x7” edits I made into #photobydjc postcard gifts over the past holiday season. To help myself with the photo selection process I created and adhered to the following two rules: 1) Subject matter must fit into one of five major categories (animal focused, hyper color, creative play, intimate nature, street candid) and 2) no more than ten photos per category.

This collection is entitled the Handwriting is Love Postcard Project. Holler if ya dig!

Of small town life

I recently met a variety of wonderful, gregarious people, including Greg here, at a Newmarket Business Association mixer held at Millspace Center for Art, History & Culture in Downtown Newmarket, NH. We all got to talking about a number of different things, from Juju and branding to real estate and flowers and, yes, even my photography :)

Turns out Greg, a commercial real estate agent, was in need of a new headshot for his agent profile. Perfect timing! A few days later we got together and made the following portraits:

Of his experience, Greg said: “I really enjoyed working with Dan. He was very professional and did a great job in guiding me through the process. His suggestions / feedback / commentary really helped to elicit different expressions. All in all great guy and easy to work with. Very pleased with how my photos turned out.”

And so, life in Newmarket begins to unfold…

Of paint, brick and mortar

[Updated February 18, 2018]

Hey 2017, I see you, amorphous and promising. For this first post of the new year, here’s an update to the website and an introduction to one of the projects I’ve been working on over the past few months.

Interior/exterior architectural photography. While I’ve always had an inkling I’d enjoy the style, I had not made or been presented with the opportunity until the middle of last year when I was asked to create content for my brother-in-law’s website. Subject matter included residential and commercial interior scenes and exterior structures. The idea was to capture some before/after transformations while also documenting the quality of the final product. And, as it turned out, I was also asked to build the website: www.vwqualitycoating.com.

While I’m still producing photography for V.W. Quality Coating (who, if you’re in the Greater Boston area, are a great company to know about), I’m happy to share that the initial rollout of their sharp new website was a big ol’ success and that I’m really enjoying the work.

Residential Exterior | Lexington, MA

Commercial Exterior | KinderCare & Webster Bank

Commercial Interior | Wolverine Building 

Commercial Interior | Tatte Bakery & Cafe

Residential Interior | Boxford, MA

Residential Exterior | Dorchester, MA

Restoration | Before & After

WVQC | On the Job

Of public exhibition | summer 2016, “culture: the word on cheese”

Question: What do you get when you mix friendship, business and cheese legacy with monochromatic intentions? Though results may vary, here’s one take on it.

Culture Magazine, INFORMER Voicings, Summer 2016 Issue

Composed for and published by ”Culture: the word on cheese” Magazine in their Summer 2016 issue, this interview by Amy Fukuizumi highlights a few pieces of humor, insight and wisdom dropped on us by Vermont cheese-maker\educator extraordinaire, Peter Dixon, and includes a portrait Peter and I created in the glowing shade at the entrance of his wood shed. (Downloadable version here.)

For more on Peter and what he and his cheese company are doing, take a stroll to Parish Hill Creamery in Westminster West, VT.

Of public exhibition | 5/11-6/3 photoplace gallery

Jury selection!

I’m happy to share that a photo from my Intimate Nature II collection has been selected for display in PhotoPlace Gallery’s online gallery annex as part of their upcoming exhibit, Up Close and Personal.

I really do hope some of you jump over to the exhibit website and take a scroll through the selected photos−they’re great! Regarding my contribution, this photo of an albino rabbit was taken with my Olympus OM-D E-M5 and Leica DG Macro-Elmarit 45/f2.8 at the Marshfield Fair.

“County fair” | 2015

Juror’s Statement, Up Close and Personal:

“The photographs submitted for Up Close and Personal show us a world that can easily be overlooked. Moving in close to a subject often brings attention to fascinating elements that would otherwise be missed, it is my favorite way to photograph. You can choose to highlight a subject’s lines, colors, texture, pattern, to draw attention to a particular part of a larger subject and it can be done anywhere!

In jurying this show, I looked for creative photographs that celebrated a close up view, images where the light was appropriate for the subject, focus was well placed, and everything included in the frame served a purpose and added to the story being told. I looked for photos that showed me small things in a big way.

Thank you to everyone who submitted photos to this challenge, you did not make my job easy! I was really impressed by the variety in subject matter submitted, and the quality of the photos was also wonderful. Isolating a subject in this manner takes a great deal of attention to detail and that level of thought and care is readily seen in these photographs.”

Kathleen Clemons

PhotoPlace Gallery is located in Middlebury, Vermont.

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