The Music Hall | State Street Construction

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.

Scene @ Five | The Daily Portsmouth

You are cordially invited for an exciting event on November 18th at historic The Music Hall in downtown Portsmouth!!  The Music Hall is a cultural treasure for the Seacoast and New Hampshire, and I’m proud to announce that I’m part of this month’s Scene @ Five event – it’s a two hour event starting at 5 in the gorgeous new lobby.  The night will start with some mingling as the lobby opens at 5, and at 5:30 we’ll take a look back at the last year and a half to see what things looked like here at The Daily Portsmouth.  In putting together the slideshow that will be shown, I’ve realized how many things have been in the process of changing throughout downtown, and how my shooting and photography has changed since things started back in June 2009.  I’m very excited about the event and hope that you can make it to say hello and check out The Music Hall (in case you haven’t seen it).  Thanks to everyone who continues to tune in and for all of the feedback from the great people I’ve been able to meet through my photographic endeavors.

The Music Hall | Scene @ Five: 20/20

I’m thrilled to be included as one of 20 local photographers in the upcoming event at The Music Hall, Scene @ Five: 20/20.  The Music Hall reached out to 20 local photographers to put together the event that will be held on Thursday April 29th, and I’m honored to be a part of the group.

Per their website: “In a one-night-only show 20/20 brings into focus the thriving art of photography here in the Seacoast. For this extra-special event, we’ve assembled twenty of the best photographers in the region and asked them to select twenty of their favorite Seacoast-centric images to show on six big screens in The Music Hall lounge. The result – a massive digital slide show, and probably the largest photography exhibition Portsmouth has ever seen. Featuring work by Rich Beauchesne, Emily Brackett, Abbie Chislett, Phil Cohen, Deb Cram, Alexandra de Steiguer, Jennifer Goolkasian, Nancy Horton, Nick Lavecchia, Erin Molloy, Ralph Morang, David Murray, Michael Penney, Jay Reiter, Bill Truslow, Jamie Wade, Greg West, Michael Winters, and Marianne Pernold Young.”

I look forward to meeting some of these talented folks, and hope to meet you there!