THE FUTURE IS FEMALE

So I did a thing. I designed a t-shirt for my wife as a gift and the response has been incredible. So I've made it available for everyone to purchase on the internet. As a bonus, 50% of the t-shirt proceeds will be donated to Planned Parenthood. Check it out!

UPDATE: My "The Future is Female" shirt was removed from the Represent website due to "Trademark Infringement." Here's the cease and desist letter:

We are writing to inform you that the following campaign will be taken down from our platform for infringement:
The reason is because Suzanne C. Sizer owns the registered trademark for the phrase "The Future is Female" in the clothing class. 

This notice is with regard to the design used onhttp://represent.com/thefutureisfemale because we have received or reasonably expect to receive an allegation of trademark or copyright infringement. We have taken action to prevent potential damages.

Represent Holdings LLC (hereafter referred to as "Represent") reserves the right to block, remove, or delete any content at any time, and to limit or restrict access to any content for any reason and without liability, if we have reason to believe that such content infringes on the rights of any third party, has been uploaded or posted in breach of our Terms of Service and/or applicable law, or is otherwise unacceptable to Represent.

Accordingly, we believe that your design/content onhttp://represent.com/thefutureisfemale may infringe on copyright and/or trademark rights of a third party and use of this design may not be authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.

Therefore, we have removed your design and the corresponding URL from our site in order to avoid potential legal action by the trademark/copyright owner, or as a result of a direct request from the trademark/copyright owner. If you believe our actions are in error, please provide written documentation from the trademark and/or copyright owners that you have permission or a license to use this design, or if your design otherwise constitutes “fair use” under applicable law. We will consider the documentation you send us in a timely manner, and restore the campaign design back on to the site based on the documentation you provide.

Sincerely, 
Team Represent

7-7-7

THREE DAY THRESHOLD - MIDDLE EAST DOWNSTAIRS - JULY 7, 2007

It sure is great getting back to these flashback posts!

July 7th 2007 was an extremely busy day for wedding photographers everywhere. 7-7-7 was just too good a date to pass up for all that souvenir wedding swag. But I wasn't really photographing weddings professionally yet. So I found myself at a familiar stomping ground photographing an even more familiar band: Three Day Threshold led by my former boss in Northeastern's mail room Kier Byrnes. While I only took a few "good" photos, this certainly will not be the last you see of TDT!

To The Masquerade: An Introduction

TO THE MASQUERADE - AFTERHOURS @ NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY - JUNE 21, 2007

Blog readers, meet To The Masquerade: by far the constant of my early photography career. It was through TTM that I could always gauge how I was progressing as a photographer - both artistically and professionally. From their first shows where I was being paid by just being on the list and maybe a beer after the show, to a couple years later where I was their personal photographer paid in actual money for live shows, album/promo artwork, and more...

But I'm getting ahead of myself. 

This chapter of my photographic history all started on a cloudy Thursday night halfway through 2007 at a small Northeastern campus club called Afterhours. I was working at a local camera store and had "borrowed" Tokina's new 11-16mm f/2.8 for the night. It was my first foray into ultra-wide photography and truthfully I had no idea what I was doing! I also borrowed Canon's iconic 70-200mm f/2.8 IS (the "White Whale") but predominately explored life in about 150º.

The results?: Lots of slow(er than I should have been hand holding) shutter, lots of questionable compositions, but an admittedly fun show and a pretty cool impromptu band shoot after the show as a bonus. It can only get better from here right?

 Enjoy the first of what will be at least a 12-part series in the much too short lived reign of To The Masquerade.

Akamai - One of Computerworld's 100 Best Places to Work in IT 2015

I was delighted to reconnect with some old friends and colleagues at their new place of employment: Akamai Technologies. Their office has such an accommodating and pleasant ambience, it's no surprise they have once again been selected as one of Computerworld's 100 Best Places to Work in IT 2015. Here are some of my favorite shots from the afternoon.

Back Behind The Lens: Chelsea

I've been getting back behind the lens recently and booking sessions for the first time since my wedding. Helping me get back on the wagon is my friend Chelsea. Here's a sneak peak at her portrait session. More to come soon!

Arlington Catholic Boys' Ice Hockey: D1 State Championship Game

On Sunday I had the privilege of photographing a hockey game at The Garden at ice level. There's nothing like sticking your camera lens through a hole in some plexiglass and trying to capture that perfect moment. Unfortunately for Arlington Catholic, the Cougars were bested by a team from Hingham behind a heroic effort from their goaltender. I captured some positive moments though, for both teams. Here are some of my favorites:

A London Honeymoon...at Hogwarts!

After the wedding, and my birthday, Angela and I set off for London for a week of exploration and relaxation in London. The highlight of the trip was a visit to Hogwarts (or at least the studio where the Harry Potter franchise was filmed). I have literally thousands of images from our trip, but here are a few images to hold you all over: