The Scene @ Five featuring The Daily Portsmouth was a great success at The Music Hall. Chris Curtis, Monte Bohanan and Mike Marchand and the rest of the team at The Music Hall made sure everything went as smooth as glass. I had a great time meeting some great people and seeing friends during the 1 hour+ slideshow….and answered some great and interesting questions from photographers and non-photographers. Thank you to everyone who took the time out of their evenings to come check out the slideshow and say hello. The shot above was taken just before heading in – the solitary light on the closed box office underneath the instantly recognizable banner was a good gut check for me before getting things rolling. The shot below was taken during lunch earlier in the day – I love the posters and appreciate the chance to appear on the schedule of the local treasure (interesting light during this time of day, with some neat reflections in the windows).
Below – as a Friday treat, here’s an update on the State Street Construction that you’ve been reading about in the papers. The street has definitely been closed, with no signs of pavement at the State/Pleasant Street intersection. The road looks like a bit of a warzone (and it feels like one on the car) amidst the intact building facades and brick walkways surrounding the street. I can’t wait to get the gift of our new State Street, with no sign of construction and some nice smooth roadway surfaces and some brick sidewalks and street lamps. I almost can’t believe that State Street actually looks like a street, but I can’t wait to prove it and snap a few shots once it’s all done.