#RhodeIslandPride

As a Photographer I’m drawn to topics that spark my interest. The strides that the LGBTQ have made in the last decades are remarkable.

Being a resident of Providence, I attended the Night time Pride Parade last year and was overwhelmed with the love and positivity surrounding the event. One year later as the month of #Pride approached I asked myself the question “How can I use my photography to help”?

I have always been a huge fan of the NYC photographer Joey L. His project on Halloween in Brooklyn has constantly been a source of inspiration for me. I channeled that projects ideals in the following series and I set out to the streets of Providence. I wandered the streets during one of the events celebrating #RhodeIsland Pride. I tried to approach people that sparked what I felt the evening represented.

And this is important to say…Everyone I approached was interested and supported my project. This is unheard of in my past experience of approaching people on the street. I was overwhelmed by the sheer optimism of this amazing community. The following series is a small representation of the individuals I was lucky to have photographed. They all had one thing in common, PRIDE!

Steer Films Shark Week shoot

A couple months ago I had the pleasure of meeting the crew at Steer Digital Media. They are a full service Digital Agency based here in Providence, RI. They were looking to promote their upcoming feature for Shark Week on Discovery Channel. The film Shark Vortex aired on July 24th with the beginning of Shark Week.

So earlier this month I was able to create a number of portraits and a group shot to promote their projects. The theme of the shoot was to showcase the grittiness and attitude of the crew. I have to applaud the crew of Steer in their dedication to their projects as they want their work to stand on its own as a collaboration. The premise of the shoot was to show the gear and crew utilizing their special shark themed Buffwears. For the crew the anonymity by the Buffwear takes them out of the chemistry allowing the focus to be on the work. As a fellow creative I admire this outlook as it allows for the subjects to be the stars and not the crew. 

I shared these on social media to help with the promotion of the film and wanted to share the images in high resoultoion for your enjoyment. 

Steer Films Group shot