Sunbeam Trip to Frenchboro, Maine

Posted by on Oct 14, 2014 in Event, Places
Sunbeam Trip to Frenchboro, Maine

The tiny village of Frenchboro is located on Long Island, eight miles southeast of Bass Harbor, Maine. The 2,500 acre island is just two miles long by a mile and a half across at its widest point. Today I traveled to Frenchboro on the Sunbeam V, a 75 foot vessel operated by the Maine Sea Coast Mission. The journey was a field trip for an Acadia Senior College class I have been taking …

Worldwide Photowalk

Posted by on Oct 11, 2014 in Event
Worldwide Photowalk

Today members of the MDI Photo Club and other New England photographers gathered for the seventh Annual Worldwide Photowalk™. Taking place in cities around the world, photographers of all walks of life and skill levels got together to socialize, share and inspire during this one-day, worldwide event. Howie Motenko of Acadia Photo Safari was the leader for the MDI walk. He took our group …

Fashion Photography with Starr

Posted by on Aug 29, 2014 in Lighting, People
Fashion Photography with Starr

Starr Ferris is an actress and model from Elsworth, Maine. She and I collaborated on two photo shoots earlier this month. The goal was to create a variety of images using various lighting techniques. I shot all the images below using either Canon 600EX small flash or Paul C. Buff (PCB) Einstein studio strobes. Our “studio” was a huge room that I rented in the local community center. The …

Maine Media Workshop

Posted by on Aug 22, 2014 in Lighting, People
Maine Media Workshop

Last June I attended a week-long photography class at the Maine Media Workshop in Rockport, Maine. Our instructor was fashion and celebrity photographer David Turner. David shared his decades of experience with us one-on-one and as a group. On our last night, David shot the class photo below including the assistants and David himself. That’s me seated on the left in the first row. Below …

Seal Harbor Regatta

Posted by on Aug 12, 2014 in Event, Sailing
Seal Harbor Regatta

Today’s images are from the Seal Harbor Regatta. Most of the photos are from the 420 races, plus a few of the Luders and IOD boats. Do these kids look like they are having fun or what? Thank you to John Roberts of the MDI Community Sailing Center for taking Janice and I out in his Whaler to photograph this event.

Jennifer Steen Booher

Posted by on Aug 7, 2014 in People
Jennifer Steen Booher

Jennifer Steen Booher lives on Mount Desert Island, Maine with her husband, two kids, and two dwarf rabbits. She is an amazing artist and photographer. Her Beachcombing series of photographs documents the things she found on a particular beach on a particular day. Each image has a crisp white background and a precise arrangement of odd shapes and rough textures that highlight the …

Morris Memorial Regatta

Posted by on Aug 3, 2014 in Event, Sailing
Morris Memorial Regatta

The sixth annual Tom Morris Memorial Regatta was hosted today by the MDI Community Sailing Center (MDICSC) and the Northeast Harbor Sailing School (NEHSS), the event is a fundraiser for the MDICSC and NEHSS scholarship programs. I photographed the race from a chase boat piloted by MDICSC director Glenn Squires. Also on board was Joe Keeney of …

Optimist and 420 Class Sailboat Races

Posted by on Jul 30, 2014 in Event, Sailing
Optimist and 420 Class Sailboat Races

It was a foggy day on Mount Desert Island, but that didn’t prevent nearly 40 boats from competing in today’s Opti and 420 races sponsored by the MDI Community Sailing Center (MDICSC) in Southwest Harbor, Maine. The Optimist is one of the most popular single-handed sailing dinghies in the world. It is intended for use by children up to the age of 15. The International 420 is a …

Art Meets Science

Posted by on Jul 18, 2014 in Eclectic
Art Meets Science

The MDI Biological Laboratory invited me to be an artist in the 2014 Art Meets Science event. Art Meets Science “explores the similarities and intersections between the two disciplines and creates a space where artists, scientists, and the public can communicate and learn from one another. Science and art describe the world to us and offer new ways of understanding the diverse and complex …

MDI Community Sailing Center

Posted by on Jul 14, 2014 in Sailing
MDI Community Sailing Center

The MDI Community Sailing Center (MDICSC) is an independent non-profit organization located on Clark Point Road in Southwest Harbor, Maine. It offers maritime education and boating instruction to the general public of Mount Desert Island and surrounding coastal communities. Janice and I are enrolled in the adult beginners sailing course and loving it. And what’s not to love. We walk a mile …