I’m going to keep today short and sweet by featuring two vertical shots taken on Sunday at the New Hampshire Film Festival. Above, The Music Hall (main venue for the festival) is featured with the NHFF 2010 banner at the base of the hill along Congress Street. Below – Market Street and the 100 Club balcony are featured in the shot taken during the VIP brunch. It was a gorgeous fall day and a fantastic weekend…later this week I’ll share more of the portraits taken of the various filmmakers, producers, award winners attendees etc. from the various venues…where I’ll give the appropriate thanks to all the people that worked incredibly hard to make this event an enormous success.
Adrian Grenier (star of HBO hit series Entourage) came to Portsmouth, NH to promote his latest documentary titled “Teenage Paparazzo”. It’s an engagingly interesting look at the celebrity/voyeuristic culture in our country and the obsession with digging beneath the facade of fame. Check out Adrian’s website for more details on the project here: www.teenagepaparazzo.com – I’m looking forward to catching the full screening over the weekend.
The most fascinating part of the visit for me was the fact that despite thinking during the screening of the film that the paparazzi culture was ridiculous, I was just as fascinated and interested in capturing the moment of Adrian’s visit as all of the cutthroat photographers in LA appear to be.
This weekend marks the 10th Annual New Hampshire Film Festival! Read more about the history of the festival and get the full schedule for the weekend by visiting the official website at NH FILM FESTIVAL. I’m very thankful and appreciative to be a part of this year’s event….if you’ve seen the banner or the official guide to the festival around town (shown above), you’ll have seen one of my shots of Congress Street looking up towards Market Square and the North Church. The program was designed by the talented folks at Vital Design here in Portsmouth, and I think it came out phenomenally from cover to cover.
I attended the evening portion of New Hampshire day, which is traditionally held on the festival’s first day – and it featured several ridiculously good short films. I don’t want to spoil it other than to encourage you to catch them yourself sometime this weekend when they’re shown again! I’m in awe of all of the talented people that have come together to make this event possible…from the coordination of the dates, venues, sponsors, etc. to all of the creative and brilliant filmmakers who bring their product for the masses to see. I’m looking forward to enjoying films throughout the weekend…and look forward to meeting some new faces and reconnecting with some familiar ones.
It’s worth noting that Entourage star and actor, musician & director Adrian Grenier will be in town on Friday to promote his documentary, “Teenage Paparazzo”….will be cool to have an international star hanging out to share some insight on his latest project.
Head over to the Gallery HERE for more shots from Thursday night! (More to come throughout the weekend)