In an ongoing collaboration with the Maine Craft Association I recently had the pleasure of photographing Doug Wilson. Not only a master blacksmith living in Maine, Doug was also an incredible host, super gracious, and I might add patient, when it came to creating photographs together! The combination of fire and decades worth of soot and ash on the walls of his shop made for a pretty picture perfect photo location. I tried to create a bit of a mood in terms of lighting to help draw out a bit of the grittiness that is metal working. You can see some of Doug’s talent over at his website: here
Client: Maine Craft Association, http://mainecrafts.org/
Subject: Doug Wilson, http://www.dewilsonforge.com/
To close out 2016 Down East Magazine sent me up to Millinocket Maine to photograph Gary Allen. Gary is well known in the distance running world, and is the founder of the Millinocket Marathon. If you are not familiar with Millinocket, it is an old mill town that has seen tough times in the past decade. It’s always inspiring to get to work with people making a positive impact on the world. It was also extra special to have a subject like Gary who was very patient and understanding about what it takes to make a good portrait. Here are a handful of images, some of which are outtakes, from the short time in Millinocket.
Publication: Down East, http://downeast.com/marathon-man/
Subject: Gary Allen, https://www.facebook.com/GaryAllenInfo/
Photo Assistant: Clayton Simoncic, https://www.instagram.com/claytonsimoncic/
Writer: Kathryn Miles, http://www.kathrynmiles.net/