My First Fireworks

FALL RIVER, MASSACHUSETTS — On a Saturday in July of 2007 I went down to the Taunton River in Fall River, Massachusetts to take pictures of the city’s annual Independence Day fireworks display. The Fall River side of the river features a maritime museum area referred to as Battleship Cove. There are a number of…

My First Paid Concert

FOXBORO, MASSACHUSETTS — Though I had been shooting weddings for nearly a decade, this was going to be only my second concert. After the Sgt. Pepper show, I was invited back to Showcase Live as the photographer for Boyz II Men’s Friday night performance. It was August 22, 2008. I was given relatively free reign…

Concert Photography

FOXBORO, MASSACHUSETTS — On a warm sunny day back in August of 2008 I was driving to class in a rented Ford Mustang on I-195 East. The car’s radio was tuned to a random station that I hadn’t yet bothered to change. The station’s announcer suddenly announced a contest where the first ten callers would…