Nikkormat, Brutish & Beautiful

If you happen across an old Nikkormat in a junk shop etc, you might wonder, what the hell is this?! It doesn’t SAY Nikon but it has a Nikkor lens and the name plate reads “Nikkormat,” or “Nikomat.”  Is this some sort of cheap Nikon knock-off?  But it’s weighty and machining is quite handsome.  What […]

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The Wedding of Lisa & Jason

I first met Lisa when my wife and I were photographing the Maryland Craft Beer Festival in Frederick, MD in 2013.  Steph also did their family portraits that year.  Then in 2016, we photographed her brother’s wedding and learned how talented a make-up artist Lisa is.  So it was my absolute pleasure to photograph Lisa’s […]

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The Wedding of Arthur & Michael

Recently, I was privileged to photograph Arthur and Michael’s classy, intimate wedding at the Montpelier Mansion in Laurel, MD.  The event would consist of a small ceremony followed by an upscale dinner with only a handful of close friends and family in attendance.  It’s an honor when anyone hires you for a wedding, but particularly […]

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Ahhhh, Soft Release… PART ONE

There’s a certain mystique to shooting on a rangefinder camera.  Some of this mystique is based on factually superior characteristics to other types of cameras.  But some of this mystique is pure hype born out of the exclusivity of the rangefinder user base and clever marketing intended to tap into the often fat wallets of […]

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