Yearly Archives: 2016

Glitch

A local gallery recently asked for submissions and hung an exhibition of digital glitches; photographs where something went haywire in the digital capture or processing. (I think the show opened last week and is still up.) I thought that’s a cool idea, but nothing like that EVER happens to me. A couple days ago my […]

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Mei Li Trapasso is an amazing chef

I was fortunate to be invited to dinner at Mei Li Trapasso’s home in Greenville, South Carolina last Saturday. Mei is friend of a friend, and we met to discuss her forthcoming cookbook. Turns out she may need some pictures. The Beijing native, who teaches Chinese cuisine at Furman University, prepared a totally awesome five […]

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Busker of the day – Yoshi

Yoshi is a spiritual being who studies metaphysics when he’s not busking. He also produces music on computers, eats when he’s hungry, and sleeps when he’s sleepy. We’ve been talking about doing a photo shoot for some time, and I’m happy he finally made it to my Flatiron Studio.

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Guitars galore – the first annual Freeborn Jam

It’s been a while since I have shot The Outlaws, so I was delighted to be a part of their first annual Freeborn Jam in Nashville last weekend. BlackHawk was there too, but all these shots are from The Outlaws set. A couple guests sat in. Ed King played on three songs, including his very […]

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Busker of the day – Taylor Knighton

Singer/songwriter Taylor Knighton has been busking in Asheville and playing some shows for over a year. I don’t know how I could have missed her, but I haven’t heard her perform. She arrived for our photo session with a guitar and a ukulele, amd I decided to go with the uke, mainly because I have […]

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Busker of the day – Chris Semsey

Before I moved to Asheville full time, I was spending nights on a futon in my Flatiron Studio (in violation of the terms of my lease) where I could do everything but shower. I made arrangements to shower daily at Bon Paul & Sharky’s, a great hostel in West Asheville, which is where I first […]

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Buskers of the day – Sarah & Banjo Mitch

The conversation went like this. “What’s your last name? McConnell. Mitch McConnel, like the senator. Oh God. Any relation? No.” Even though he shares a name with a notorious Republican, he’s not one. All things considered, it beats being named Headly Lamar, but not by much. (I just had to get a Blazing Saddles joke […]

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Busker of the day – Lilli Jean

I can’t explain why I never met Lilli Jean before last week. We know all the same people, but still. She has been a regular on Asheville’s sidewalks and in venues around town for quite some time. When I ran into her busking on Biltmore Avenue last week, I wasn’t gonna miss the chance to […]

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