Friday, March 31, 2017

Laura Joy at Wildrose

Oh I love this lady. Her writing, her music, her voice is so dependable that it makes things all right. She is a diamond, polished, sparkling, and long lasting.

When you go out to listen to some live music, you do not necessarily know what to expect. You go out anyway knowing you will at least meat some friends and family, that you will most likely enjoy the music. You may even enjoy the venue and food. It is dynamic in a sense, that you will not be able to pin point it until the end of the evening.

However, with Laura Joy you are going in order to see some beautifully written music, to see her smiley face, to pick up on her personality, and most of all to listen to her beautiful voice. Her emotions run deep, hence why she is so good. She opens herself up to you. All you have to do is listen. 

I photograph for myself. What you see is how I view life. What is nice is that you see me through my lens. I am greatfull, happy, content, self assured, interested. Yet you will still see what life is presenting in front of me, even though it is me taking the photo.

In this blog post you will see Laura Joy. Though I chose the the time and place to photograph, my photographs will not represent the vibe of the evening. All I can do is to present the photos in humbled hope. What you will not "see" is her wonderful voice and lyrics. This detraction is sad in itself. I did take a couple videos, however, it is not the same, so I am not posting them. This is one of those rare and greatfull moments that you need to be there.

Like life, take time to smell the arts, and to experience people like Laura Joy, for they are wonderful.

Laura Joy

And a special thanks Wildrose for supporting our local art and music . . .

Wildrose Brewing Company
1104 E Main St.
Griffith, IN 46319

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Saturday, March 25, 2017

SSRG 3/25/17

As always, bunches of photos to go around. So many photos that I am not showing some I took in order to save your sanity. (Or mine.)

This game, both bouts, were fun. I photographed the good with the bad scenes, and the action surrounding. I try not to play favorites, to photograph everybody, and I do support both the home and away teams. That is my derby.

Illiana Derby Dames bout against the home B-Team, the South Shore Roller Girls (SSRG) Derailers. Afterward, the Lafayette Brawlin Dolls (LBD) rolled against the home A-Team, the SSRG Runaways.

Both bouts were well played. I miss photographing the Illiana Derby Dames. I need to get back to their track and photograph some more home games of theirs. For the 1st bout, SSRG won.

The 2nd bout was one for the books. For the fans, it was a real exciting game. I have to thank the fans of LBD for coming to the bout. They showed great support of their team, and made the difference for all of us for an enjoyable evening. Both SSRG and LBD put up a fight. It was well played, with everything you could think of thrown in to get the win. Tough, fierce, fast, painful, exhausting, but most of all, both teams looked professional and well trained. This is why I cannot choose a team. I choose derby.

Here are the photos. Please enjoy. Note, if you read my copyright you will find that if you are in the photo, use it to your hearts content. If this is your team, I am extending the same privileges to you as if you were in the photo.

When you see these angled shots, they are from me playing with my camera, setting new camera parameters. Sometimes they actually show something, so I left them in . . .

Here I started playing with use of a flash, hence the color change. Typically I photograph without a flash.


Getting ready for bout 2 . . .

I do not know if I could abide by this next one . . .

My friend Lou and his girl, who have never been to a SSRG game before . . .

Not My Photo

Game On!

To find out more about SSRG:

South Shore Roller Girls (SSRG)

Also, the Illiana Derby Dames:

Illiana Derby Dames

And also, the Lafayette Brawlin Dolls:

Lafayette Brawlin Dolls

I will take this time to for a special thanks to the SSRG sponsors:

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