I love to shoot performers at work on stage, catching a moment of high energy or deep emotion. The lighting at most venues can be tricky, but it can lend an otherworldly atmosphere to the image.

I've worked with the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival, now in its third year, and it’s always fun to try to zero in on the spirit and excitement of the festival. Plus, in addition to all the amazingly talented up-and-comers, there's the occasional Hollywood celebrity!

People also need photographs for publicity purposes: book jackets, Web sites, flyers — or just for personal use. I prefer to focus on the spontaneous, unposed shot — but we'll work together to make sure it's what you want.

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