Kool Booth

All of my photography projects for art and music in 2017 will be prioritized behind the launch and establishment of my new photo booth company Kool Booth. Please take a minute to visit that site and you will see the photographs I am capable of creating with my custom-built photo booth are truly Hollywood red-carpet quality.
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Shagwüf – “Hair”

I forgot to post this when it went debuted on Christmas Day. The last of my three videos for the Shagwüf debut album. Lots of hair in this video, some Cheetos in said hair and some cool friends making amusing cameos. Shot in Staunton, Crozet and Charlottesville.

Moonlight Silhouettes II – Second Showing

“Moonlight Silhouettes II” will be on display (and for sale, hint) in the Trager Brothers Coffee 2.0 space in the Rockfish Valley Community Center in Afton, VA from November 1st through December 30th. Join us on Saturday, November 5th from 6-9pm for a magical evening at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains for music, art & spirits. Nelson County’s own Sally Rose and Sweet Pete Stallings will play acoustic sets and refreshments will be served. All of the photographs will be available for purchase and 20% of all artwork sales will benefit the non-profit community organization Friends of Nelson.

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Moonlight Silhouettes II – Behind the Scenes

The Creating Process.com followed my “Moonlight Silhouettes II” project from construction through the first opening of the exhibit and their photos and short video can be seen here :: thecreatingprocess.com/creators/rich. Thank you to Guillermo Ubilla for the nice piece and especially cool photographs of our crew at work back in July. The exhibit will also be shown in November and December with an opening event on Saturday, November 5th. Details coming soon.

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Moonlight Silhouettes II Opening

The opening of “Moonlight Silhouettes II – This Serious Moonlight” is Saturday, August 27th at the GallerIX of IX Art Park from 5-9pm. Also going on at that same time on the adjacent outdoor stage is the 2016 kickoff concert for the free WTJU / Leviit AMP Fall concert series featuring Grammy Award winning Los Texmaniacs from Austin TX. There will be plenty of beer and wine available as well as several of Charlottesville’s finest food trucks.

To recap the project for those unfamiliar: this work is created using a unique technique on a large scale and is an original collaboration with my daring aerialist friends utilizing a large constructed stage, intense lighting, complicated aerialist rigging and a massive diffusion screen that creates the silhouette effect. A preview is below.

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