Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Another Difference Between the Bangor Daily News and The Thing of the Moment

Does the Bangor Daily News publish a photo of the Bangor Daily News photo editor's very cute Mother in Law at the American Folk Festival?

Nooooooooo, I don't think it does.

Look, I'll make a deal with you. I've got hundreds of American Folk Festival photos and I know you are getting sick of them. Here is the drill.

I know most of you don't like commenting on portraits and I'm fiercely protective of my The Thing of the Moment Gentle Subjects Who Are Not to Be Mocked (Pretty much anyone but Governor John Baldacci) so just go to flickr and look at the people who the Folk Festival is FOR.

The Public!

That means you. And me. And them.

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Monday, August 27, 2007

Photo Assassins!


Target: Justin Russell. Shot by your lowly and humble photographic servant.


Target: Your lowly and humble photographic servant shot by Guest Photographer Justin Russell. (Photos stolen without permission.)

Check out his flickr site and you can see where he shot me looking right into his camera without my camera even in front of my face. I apologize in advance for the messed up collar. He should have told me. It takes a VILLAGE to raise a child, people!
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DRAW, COWBOY!

Your lowly and humble photographic servant by Mike Murphy, Guest Photographer.

Gentle Subject Photographer Mike Murphy by your lowly and humble photographic servant.


MAN! We were lucky we didn't have more collateral damage.

As a Gentleman I'm not going to check the times in our EXIF data to see who shot who first.
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2007 American Folk Festival on the Bangor Waterfront

August 24, 25, and 26th

Photos and nearly live blogging by your lowly and humble photographic servant can be found here.

The 2007 American Folk Festival Shoots.
The Weeklong Set Up
Friday Night
Saturday Afternoon
Sunday

Live Audio Streaming:
MPBN Radio Heritage Stage
WERU 89.9/102.9 FM Railroad Stage

The Official American Folk Festival Website

Other photographers:
The Bangor Daily News Slide Show Friday
The Bangor Daily News Slide Show Saturday
The Bangor Daily News Slide Show Sunday
Justin Russell
Dan Lambert of MPBN

Enjoy Music in Your Own Way®

Be a Rogue Musician.

Enjoy Music in Your Own Way®


Nap
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Enjoy Music in Your Own Way®



SING!
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Enjoy Music in Your Own Way®



Ring!
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Enjoy Music in Your Own Way®


Spin!
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Enjoy Music in Your Own Way®




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Enjoy Music in Your Own Way®




Let's see...

Sweet on stage access: Check
Powerful zoom lens: Check
Using both of them to shoot audience members a couple hundred yards away rather than the artists standing next to you: Check.
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Sunday, August 26, 2007

Three Cool Facts about Railroad Stage Manager RT

1. He's a stalking music fan like the rest of us.
2. He uses a Canon Powershot S1!!
3. He goes by the initials RT which stands for Orenthal James.
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Meat on a Stick

Chicken
Salmon

At the request of a certain Bangor Daily News photographer who wishes to remain nameless. He suggested that Chicken on a Stick was an underdone topic at The American Folk Festival.

I know exactly what he was getting at. I can hear him now at the next Bangor Daily News photographer staff meeting.

"Those photobloggers will take photos of ANYTHING!"

Indeed. AND we publish on Sundays.
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Shooting Down The Walls of Heartache! BANG BANG! I am The Warrior!



Oh...no..wait. She's the very cool ASL interpreter at the American Folk Festival. There were a bunch but I just kept running into her. Much to the relief of all the other ASL interpreters. BANG BANG!
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Dude on the Board



He thinks that I, your lowly and humble photographic servant, am trying to weasel my way into different positions for better photos of the artists but it's really to show SPK what cool access I had.
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