Showing posts from 2017

Hinckley // Dasher

This year, Hinckley unveiled a first of its kind for the luxury powerboat industry:  the Dasher.  Entirely electric, this sleek 28 footer is powered by lithium ion BMW batteries and a super quiet "Whisper Drive" propulsion system.  Complete with custom 3D printed cleats, a retractable windscreen, and artisanal teak rails, she is a beauty to behold.  
In October, I had the pleasure of photographing the Dasher for Hinckley's product catalog.  We were blessed with sunny skies and warm breezes, despite it being early October.  We took Dasher out for a spin on Narragansett Bay, circling through Portsmouth and up towards Bristol.  Even as we jetted across the Bay at full speeds, the only sounds by the stern were of the water, be it the sound of a babbling brook or a roaring waterfalls as we sped along the water.  Fellow creative Chris Love of Chris Love Productions was also onboard as part of the media team, creating motion and video. 
As a lover the environment, the boating …

Nantucket // Great Point

It was halfway through my week on Nantucket.  I had visited the island briefly last summer, so as my shot list was winding down, I decided to revisit Brant Point Light.  Last year I had photographed it on a peaceful afternoon and waited through dusk.  This time, I rose with the sun and got to the lighthouse just in time to photograph it in the earliest morning light possible.  The dramatic change in light also has a dramatic effect on the image, immediately infusing a sense of awe and wonder, with strong light and crisp shadows.
I followed my morning lighthouse visit with a walk through the Ram Pasture Nature Trail, all the way down to the south shore of the island.  Here, the southern ends of Hummock Pond and Long Pond are just a few yards from the open ocean.  I took flight with the drone to photograph the waves playing along the shore, and even a couple paddle boarders launching into Hummock Pond.
But perhaps the biggest part of the trip was yet to come:  a hike along 7 miles of s…

Nantucket // Day 2 & 3

In just one day of shooting I already felt like I accomplished so much!  My goal of aerials, abstracts, and landscapes was already rather complete, so I decided to take an easier itinerary for the next couple of days.

For the first adventure of Day 2 I drove to the northwest side of the island, where the houses are more sparse, the waters are still calm, and the beaches stretch for miles.  I explored Dionis Beach and took my drone for a hike out towards Eel Point.  It was about 2 miles through the sand, passing beachgoers with their dogs driving on the beach, before I found complete solitude.  I droned as I walked, exploring the shapes in the sand and pathways through the brush.  I used two batteries on the walk to the point, took a break to soak up some sun, and walked back towards my car collecting seashells along the way.

While I broke for lunch, I debated which area to visit - or revisit - for sunset.  I settled on revisiting Madaket Harbor for golden hour, and staying through su…

Nantucket // Day 1

Nantucket.  It's not a terribly small island, but it's not terribly big either.  Sitting 30 miles offshore of Massachusetts, it faces due south to the open sea.  The eastern most point of Massachusetts is on Nantucket, and if you sailed south into the Atlantic, the next point of land you'd cross is in the Caribbean.  The island is steeped in history, from the native americans to the whaling industry of the late 1700s.  Today, it is continuing to change, with continued development of private homes, but the island is still about 40% public and conservation land.
As part of an artist residency with the Nantucket Island School of Design & Art, I had the opportunity to spend a week on the island focusing on nothing but my photography!  I arrived the last week of September and stayed through the first few days of October.  Hurricane Maria was circling somewhere offshore, but the forecast was still showing a lot of sun so it was shaping up to be a great week to spend on the …