Photo by Josh Semedo
I’m a Boston-based independent portrait photographer, concert photographer, and writer for New England Sounds who has gathered a wealth of experience in a very short amount of time. Over the last 2 years, I’ve used my photographs as opportunities to expose just a moment’s expression of human experience, particularly in my portraits. In my music photography, I work to capture the earnest, passionate moments during a performance. I have forged my own path within the music scene for the latter half of 2018; I have obtained photopasses to shoot for Lord Huron, Shakey Graves, The Wild Reeds, Cherry Glazerr, and Mt. Joy independently, and I have several written publications with NES and counting. I have directed a five-hour long photoshoot recreation of the Lord Huron comic “Strange Trails,” working alongside experienced photographers such as Joey Phoenix and lighting technician Joey Nicotera of Retonica Event Lighting. I’m also interested in working with local businesses and young entrepreneurs.
Outside of photography, I work full time with individuals in the mental health system. My background in this has allowed me to develop a keen eye for human emotion and how it’s expressed; in words, in body language, and facial expression, in the colors, textures, and composition I use in post-production. I work closely and compassionately with all individuals, and when shooting, take all of a person— their hopes, fears, and passion— into consideration. I prefer to take on projects that offer an opportunity for real, authentic, and non-traditional representation of the human spirit. The result: Powerful, meaningful photographs.
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