50 Portraits – 12

Exposure: 1/320 sec – Aperture: F1.4 – ISO: 200 – Focal Length: 50mm
Lens: EF 50mm f/1.4 – Camera: Canon 5D

Exposure: 1/1600 sec – Aperture: F1.4 – ISO: 200 – Focal Length: 50mm
Lens: EF 50mm f/1.4 – Camera: Canon 5D

Exposure: 1/320 sec – Aperture: F2.2 – ISO: 100 – Focal Length: 50mm
Lens: EF 50mm f/1.4 – Camera: Canon 5D

Exposure: 1/400 sec – Aperture: F2.2 – ISO: 100 – Focal Length: 50mm
Lens: EF 50mm f/1.4 – Camera: Canon 5D

| currently listening to: Driveway to Driveway, Superchunk, Driveway to Driveway Single, 1994 | LINK

the photography:

Portrait #12 is eamonn

in those long lost days of processing film and choosing film stock, photographers could push and pull colors right out of no where. with a sly knowledge of chemicals and with a printers gentle touch, one could virtually paint hues of cool and warm, light and dark, over any subject they wanted to. in the digital age it is much easier and more efficient to do it with the input of a number or the grabbing of a slide-bar. but let’s be honest, it doesn’t look the same. these days it is no better or no worse than film to adjust your colors. it is just plain different. with eamonn (who brings my portraits total to a whopping twelve!!!) i decided to push and pull some colors to give the viewer something new to look at, a hue to pense upon if you will. so we have warm eamonn and we have cool eamonn. and depending on who you talk to, eamonn is always cool. mr. e and i used to work together in an office building before he branched out on his own to work as a full time writer and editor. when we worked together he was always one good job offer away from finding his niche and landing the perfect job. he may still looking but he is most definitely one gigantic step closer to that dream then he used to be. catching up over lunch was pretty sweet and i think we decided that this should become a regular meeting. check back for more photos of eamonn through the posts to come. a very smart dude indeed.

the music:
the second time i met mac from superchunk we were both attending a fly in party. yes. i said fly in party. someone we both knew owned an airplane hanger and landing strip in the middle of nowhere North Carolina and this man and his father would have their flying buddies and driving buddies all meet up for a mid-summer fly in party complete with plane rides, live music, and of course, roasted carolina style (vinegar based) pork bar-b-q pig pickin’ style. it was awesome. the first time i met mac he asked if i knew where there was a good place to eat around here. i babbled something like “your record, here’s where the strings come in, saved my life in high school” and then i proceeded to wander off to cry quietly in the corner. it sounds dramatic but i’m pretty sure that’s how he must have perceived the entire interaction. i have photos from that night. it was awesome. it was also the first time i spent backstage at the middle east downstairs in boston. a fun night indeed. if you don’t know superchunk, you should.

2 thoughts on “50 Portraits – 12

  1. AC

    Was this the backstage where you had to cross the stage to get there or the other one? The old one was funny because if you’re courteous, you wouldn’t want to leave while someone was on stage. I think it’s a better set up now.

  2. ian Post author

    it was hilarious because you would just be left hanging out while a band was on or you would be disturbing the drummer.
    they had red bull and vodka. i liked it.

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