Thanks to the instructors and athletes at Acadia Brazilian Jiu Jistu, in Ellsworth, Maine for the crash course in Jiu Jitsu. They tirelessly demonstrated technique through a long combination of one-on-one grappling, sparring and skill-developing drills.
Thanks again to the folks at Acadia Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, for the opportunity to photograph boxing instruction in progress. Training provided by (and model credit goes to) Chris Sarro, of Ellsworth, Maine.
Call it Hooping, Hula-Hooping or Hoop-Dance, the movement and grace of a dancer combined with the hypnotic revolutions of a hoop provide a colorful, rhythmic, and flowing expression of skill. Thanks to Lexi Lilly, of Mount Desert Island, Maine, I had the opportunity to capture this art form through a combination of long exposures and flash photography.
I got to take a trip into Acadia National Park with snowshoe runner Melissa Relyea Ossanna, of Bar Harbor, Maine. She was willing to bring me along (at a much slower pace than usual) on a run, to capture these images. Melissa runs for pleasure and for competition, and running in specially designed running showshoes is just one way she gets out there on the move.
Thanks to local HS diver, Bryce DiMauro for allowing me to document a diving practice at the local pool. This shoot was a challenge due to the high speed and tricky focus compensation required for a sharp, detailed, moment-in-time image.
Bar Harbor local, Christopher Price, invited me to learn about and photograph him in action using his moveable type printing press. Christopher uses the press to create a variety of stationery products, including business cards, letterhead, and greeting cards.
Some images captured shortly after dawn, on a winter morning in Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, Maine. Otter Cliff can be seen, iced over and standing tall, approximately 110 feet above the ocean waves.
A variety of images shot primarily (though not exclusively) in the Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park area. Just as you cannot expect to see all of the natural beauty of the Maine coastline in a single visit, there is just no way to capture all of its impact and wonder in a single image (or set of images). But we hope to represent a small part of that wonder here.
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I was lucky enough to join a group of photographers in Stowe, Vermont as we snapped photos of a group of young snowboarders learning and practicing their skills on the downhill. These kids were comfortable on the ramps and rails of the trick course, launching themselves into the air with finesse.
Had a great time shooting images at the Bangor Zombie Walk this past October, in Bangor, Maine. Participants meet in their gory rags and shamble through the city en masse, scaring the locals and each other. There was even a pet or two involved in the undead event.