Monthly Archives: December 2011

Blackberry Smoke in Asheville

Four out of five ain’t bad. Brandon Still is over there on the right in the fog – you just can’t see him in this pic. It’s really hard to include every member of a band in a live performance pic, and not always worthwhile. While the pic might document the moment, it won’t necessarily […]

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Sound check at The Peel

I love shooting sound checks because I can do things I wouldn’t dream of doing during a show. Like curling up on the floor next to the drummer and shooting through the drum kit. Here’s a shot Of Blackberry Smoke front man Charlie Starr during Friday’s sound check at the Orange Peel in Asheville, NC. […]

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There’s a donkey on the phone

There are only three things I expected of my old cell phone. Make calls. Receive calls. Display the time. That’s it. I’ve been lusting over an iPhone for a while, and when one of my photo clients seemed incredulous that I couldn’t even look at an iPhone app that contained some of my pictures, I […]

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When awesome orange is green

Here is another shot from last Saturday night at my friend Kim Ellington’s kiln firing in Vale, NC. It was around 11 PM when I made this 30 second exposure. The chimney glowed an intense orange with flames shooting out the top every time Kim’s helpers stoked the fire in the kiln. Strategically placed holes […]

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Now and then 2 – the sequel

Does this shot look familiar to you Outlaws fans? California native and long-time Outlaws fan, Wallace Wiggam sent me this a few days ago. That’s him standing in the shot above. I’ll insert a shot I posted last November below. It’s a pic I took of Outlaws guitarist Billy Jones and Gene Key, aka Five […]

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Alien in the oven

I didn’t stay at the Chili Cotillion on Saturday as long as I would have liked because I had been invited to a kiln firing at Kim Ellington Pottery in Vale, NC near Hickory. Kim and Betsy Ellington are old friends who I have written about previously. Kim fires the kiln adjacent to his studio […]

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The 25th Annual Chili Cotillion

I was minding my own business at home Saturday afternoon. After watching more than enough college basketball, I turned off the TV and heard noise coming from outside. Five donkeys live in a field just behind my back yard, so I’m used to hearing odd noises. This noise sounded like guitars. I walked out on […]

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