My friend and writer, Kirsten Ferguson, asked SGP to photograph Happy Hours around Saratoga Springs for Saratoga Living’s 2014 Holiday Issue. Happy Hours? I can think of worse gigs. : ) Kirsten is a regular contributor to Saratoga Living and other magazines and papers and always writes great stuff. Keep an eye out for her work.
On newsstands now, the Saratoga Living Holiday Issue also contains several features by Niki Rossi Photography, which SGP also helped out on. Below are some of the photos used in Kirsten’s article. Pick up the magazine at any newsstand to check out her story and the great/fun features by Niki Rossi Photography.
I shot weddings on Friday and Saturday and woke up a little sore, but looking for something fun to do with my Sunday. I was psyched to read on Facebook that a great car show was going on just a couple miles from my house. I first got into cars when my uncle gave me a pile of Road and Track magazines when I was around twelve or thirteen. This was the 1980’s Testarossa, Countach, 959 era and a great time to get into cars.
To this day, the autos of that era speak to me, and in my mind, their styling cues represent the marques. A Saab is tear drop shaped, a Volvo is boxy, Mercedes have grey cladding along the bottom, a Ferrari is what Magnum and Sonny Crocket drove, and a Lamborghini is a mash of impossible angles that come together into a beautiful form. They are not the perfect machines of today, but they are far more interesting and special in my mind. Ultimately though, I truly enjoy all eras of automobiles and take any chance I get to see rare classics in person.
The Saratoga Automobile Museum and Hemmings Motor News Coucours d’ Elegance featured pre and post war (WW2) automobiles and firetrucks of all types. It’s a little overwhelming when you show up to a car show like this with a camera. You want to photograph them all, but you could spend a whole day photographing just one of them. On top of that, you want to see all of the vehicles and just kind of relax and enjoy yourself. So, here are some of the images from Sunday’s show. There are over a hundred, which is a lot to post, but I’m going to insert it as a clickable thumbnail gallery. Thanks to Hemmings and SAM for making these events happen.
I haven’t posted anything in a while, so I figured I’d catch people up on what I’ve been working on. Last year I decided to take only a few select weddings in 2014 and focus on working with other photographers and on some photography and writing projects that were presented to me. I’ve really enjoyed it so far and I’m looking forward to keeping it going. Aside from shooting forty plus events and weddings with some friends and colleagues, I’ve been working on a lot of commercial shooting and editorial things with Niki Rossi. I plan on collecting some samples and posting a little bit of the fun soon. This past weekend I shot Jen and Joe’s wedding at Franklin Plaza and will be posting a blog entry on that as well. They were an awesome group and I really enjoyed the day with them.
You may have (but probably haven’t, lol) noticed that I’ve done next to no Facebook posting. Their constant changes and pay-to-promote policies are just annoying. I have been enjoying giving the daily low-down on my Twitter feed, @SethGPhoto, though. Follow me there to keep up on things and get occasional photos of my cats, which the internet definitely needs more of. : )
So, that’s about it. Long story short, I’ve been doing a ton of freelancing with other photographers and organizations, but a lot of that isn’t stuff I can really (legally) blog. I will be getting more up here though and may be mixing in a little personal content. So, yes, in addition to iPhone photos of my cats, the interweb is going to be gifted with insights into my life that take up more than Twitter’s 140 characters. ; ) Stay tuned!
The Myles of Smyles Foundation :: Debut of the Myles Smiles Photobooth :: Saratoga Springs, NY Photobooths
This past Saturday, Niki Rossi and I had the pleasure of attending the Myles of Smyles Foundation’s Ripple Gala at Malozzi’s in Schenectady, NY. The Myles of Smyles charity is dedicated to “putting happy faces in needed places for families in the Northeastern United States facing life-threatening challenges.” It is inspired by an amazing little boy who Niki and I had the honor of photographing before he lost his battle to cancer.
Inspired by Myles and his amazing mother, Laurel, the founder of Myles of Smyles, Niki created the Myles Smiles Photobooth. With the photobooth, Niki wants to bring smiles to kids and help raise money for children’s hospitals and local charity events for children. Please visit the Myles of Smyles Foundation’s website to learn more and consider donating to this great organization.
Visit the Myles of Smyles Foundation’s Facebook page and give it a Like! :
Contact my main Amiga, Niki Rossi, to schedule a fantastic senior portrait session! Various Senior sessions and packages are available. Current Juniors typically start scheduling sessions now through the fall for 2015 graduation.
I enjoy playing guitar and have a few around. These are photos of an older acoustic using a single light and a reflector. Like the guitar, they’re a little gritty. These and more prints are available for purchase at http://sethguistimbelliphotography.zenfolio.com/guitarabstracts
I was setting up my Nikon Speedlights for a product shoot and was in need of some stand-ins. Naturally, there were some old Matchbox cars and a few Hommies sitting around (remember those little guys that you could buy in super market vending machines?). The rough looking Ferrari 308 is, by far, my favorite. I remember sanding it down when I was a kid, with intentions of giving it a new paint job. It may have seen some fire too…