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

We successfully executed the Moonlight Silhouettes II photoshoot last weekend building and testing the set on a 95+ degree Friday and doing the shoot on Sunday. A cast and crew of 12 busted their butts for this project and I was humbled by everyone’s efforts and dedication to the vision. Tonight the aerialists, Mallory & Stephanie, reviewed and edited the photos with me and I think we have ourselves an art show! The opening is Saturday, August 27th at IX Art Park. There will be bands, beer and food trucks. Mark your calendars!

In the meantime, here’s a behind the scenes peek at our set under construction:

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Lifter Puller

I headed out to Minneapolis last week for the annual D4’th of July event hosted by Dillinger Four at the Triple Rock and this year featuring a secret one-off reunion show by Lifter Puller. I quickly snapped the photo below after their only practice before the gig. The rest of the practice photos can be seen on this page and the event photos of all the bands including Tim Barry and Against Me! can be found on my Flickr album page.

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J. Roddy Walston & The Business

I pick and choose my concert photography nights more than ever but one band I will always be there for is J. Roddy Walston & The Business. The first time I met them was in 2008. I initially heard them via the late, great radio station WOXY.com (97X The Future of Rock’n’Roll). I got word they were playing a tiny bar in Charlottesville (Miller’s) that is legendary for being the start of Dave Matthews’ career. I know for a fact my wife Polly & I were the only two people in the bar solely to see J.Roddy as we sat amongst the usual day-drinkers and regulars. As the band tells the story, they may have accepted the gig based on the fact (or the misunderstanding of) that it was the start of the Dave Matthews’ BAND’s history, not just Dave being a bartender there as the band formed. Long story short, J.Roddy & The Business were told, after two songs, “turn down or leave”. As the bass player at the time (Zach) told me on the way out, “We don’t turn down for anyone.” They packed up and left, unpaid and probably hungry too. It was so rock’n’roll. Time machine to last night and here are my photos from the show with about 500 fans at the Jefferson Theater which is ironically located about 100 yards from Miller’s :: J. Roddy Walston & The Business photos at The Jefferson.

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Moonlight Silhouettes

“Moonlight Silhouettes” is a series of twelve photographs presenting a creative collaboration that I did with Stephanie Helvin and Mallory Paige of Moonlight Circus. Four of the photographs incorporate a lenticular printing method while eight are printed on aluminum with a high gloss finish. The lenticular printing method was selected to convey the movement and grace of the aerialists while the metal prints simply capture a single paused moment in their act. I am honored to have been invited to show these pieces at The Garage is located at 250 1st St N, Charlottesville VA.

Opening at The Garage – April 10, 2015 from 5-7pm
Open Gallery at The Garage – April 17, 2015 from 5-7pm

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