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.
Today’s image is representative of the wet weather we’ve been having this week (when I got stuck in the worst downpour of the day on my way to Googie’s for lunch). It’s also representative of the city itself – a fitting image for an evening when we’ll take a look at the last year and a half of images that have graced the screens here at The Daily Portsmouth, in an hourlong slideshow at The Music Hall at this month’s Scene @ Five!
The fog begins to clear on the Memorial Bridge, as its fate became a bit more certain this fall with a commitment from various parties to replace it entirely. The Martingale Wharf building has received its brick face on Bow Street, and the green screen shields the waterfront side of the building before it gets its exoskeleton. The Moran Towing tugboats stand as stoic as ever docked in their home, and The Heritage remains quiet – docked for the winter season until harbor cruises return with warmer weather in the spring. I had a blast gathering images (good and bad) dating back to the early days – and I hope you give yourself a chance to come watch the show in the fancy Founder’s Lobby at The Music Hall.
I’ll be raffling off a 16″x24″ gatorboard (ready to hang) print and also a 20″x30″ print on Thursday night – with all proceeds to benefit The Music Hall and The Portsmouth Museum of Art! It’s important to support our local cultural spots who strive to bring us opportunities to experience and engage in arts of all kinds. I’m thrilled to raise some money for some worthy institutions. Raffle tickets will be $2/each or 3 for $5. Buy a few and maybe you’ll have a nice holiday gift for that special someone! Hope to see you at the event.
As I was revisiting the archives this evening – this majestic sky caught my eye and I thought it was time to further investigate this set of brackets. The late evening had some nice soft light on the Wentworth-Coolidge as it sat perched on the coast of the Piscataqua and got a bit of a facelift. I can’t get enough of the mustard clapboards and the rich green grass.
Also – I wanted to give everyone a heads up that they’ll have an opportunity on Thursday night at The Music Hall’s Scene @ Five event to purchase raffle tickets to win a 20″x30″ print and possibly more pieces as well! ALL PROCEEDS WILL BENEFIT THE MUSIC HALL and another local non-profit yet to be determined. I hope you’ll consider buying a ticket or three…to support our local organizations that give so much back to the community!
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.
Today I want to thank the great folks at The Music Hall for conceiving such a great idea to put 20 images from 20 incredibly talented local photographers up on screen in the beautiful new lobby space. I was honored to be part of the group, and more importantly – I was psyched to finally get to meet some of the other cool folks who are out and about capturing scenes from the Seacoast. I hope everyone had as great a time as I did, it was awesome to see so many people take advantage of the opportunity to see the newly renovated lobby – and to enjoy some of the local arts culture.
Have a great weekend – and some shots below from the event! A special thanks is due to Chris Greiner for coordinating all of the photos and ensuring that things went smoothly. A job well done.
Just another reminder to come out to The Music Hall’s Scene @ Five: Seacoast 20/20 tonight at 5pm!
More info can be found at another post HERE. If you make it over, please be sure to say hi, hope to see you there.
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!