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Current Residence: Savannah, GA Favourite genre of music: Alternative Rock Favourite photographer: Gary Winnogrand Favourite style of art: Reportage Photography Personal Quote: "Interesting people make for interesting photographs"
Tools of the Trade
A camera or two, comfortable shoes and the city around me. Oh, and a lot of film and digital memory.
After many weeks of shooting and over 30 hours in the darkroom (in one week!) I have completed my black & white technique final project at SCAD. I decided to make a photo essay about a saxophonist I met during my usual wanderings about Savannah.
Saxophonist James Rinalducci wails his tunes down on River Street and in the squares of Savannah, Georgia.
After visiting Savannah for the annual Jazz Festival, James fell in love with the city and quit the restaurant business in which he worked for 25 years to make it as a musician. James promptly moved to Savannah, where he moved in with his sister, her husband, kids and their pit
So, my second quarter at SCAD is almost over, I've been shooting a lot of film for my Black & White Technique class.
I've started my first consistent series, photographing a street saxophonist, James and a day in his life. James is new to Savannah and lives in a tent in the backyard of his sister's house. He's managed to fit a full-sized bed into his tent. He says he prefers a tent to the spare room, because his sister's kids wake him up early in the morning. James says he used to be in the restaurant business but gave that up to move to Savannah, to try to make it playing the saxophone on the streets, and hopefully move on to bigger things.
I'm having a love-hate relationship with the idea of taking photography classes.
As some of you may know, I have been, up until this point, self-taught in photography. Now that I have begun my second quarter at SCAD, I have started taking my first ever photography class - Black and White Technique. After getting exemption from Photographic Foundations I and II, I am sitting this primarily darkroom-based class.
For this class, I am forced to shoot multiple rolls of film a week. This is a shock to my shooting style, for I usually take a week or two to use a roll of 35mm film.
At first I was overwhelmed, due to my slight hesitance with photog