PORTRAIT: The Circus Sideshow Reptiles – Snake Handlers
Copyright 2022 Scott Alexander
Copyright 2022 Scott Alexander
Another portrait sitting from Halloween! This time, it’s the daughter of one of my neighbors, little Hannah. She wasn’t too keen on sitting still for the pictures, but that’s ok – I got a few adorable ones anyways :)
A busy Halloween afternoon playing host to two sets of neighbors, one tiny wee mouse, and one deranged psychopath, who was dressed like Dexter! Dexter here is my roommates brother and is a big fan of the franchise, so in recognition of a great series that ended a few weeks back, he donned the kill outfit.
A little bit of an homage to Jill Greenburg and her Dexter promotional shots, even though I am not a huge fan of her super contrast work, it has its moments.
While on assignment with ABORT Magazine, I had the opportunity recently to photograph Director Jason James during promo for his new film ‘That Burning Feeling’
When I was first getting into street photography, and truth be told back into photography after a short hiatus in the early 2000s, I took my old Konica SLR with kit lens and expired Minolta film down to the DT East Side often, taking portraits and capturing some unique insights into the people who live and work there. In this case, an elderly man who may be long passed away now, some 7-8 years later. He sat quiet, carving pipes with a dollar store x-acto knife.
“I also fix watches, but I prefer to work with wood”
With NHL hockey finally getting back together, it seems like a good time for a nice hockey related blog, but free from all the whines and bothers of modern hockey, I figure I should share some images of players who made quite a bit less than one tenth what the athletes today make. I’ve worked with Pastime Sports quite extensively over the past few months, and a little in the past, however these last few months have been some of the best for shooting I’ve had. I have the opportunity to meet and photograph some of the best hockey players who ever lived. As of the writing of this post, the most recent was Hall of Famer Henri ‘Pocket Rocket’ Richard, the younger brother of Maurice ‘The Rocket’ Richard. Henri, at age 76 is as full of life as anyone I have ever met.
Henri Richard signing a scale model Stanley Cup with the dates he won it. Henri holds the record for more cups than any other player, earning them all with the Montreal Canadiens. The total stands at 11, and won’t likely be a record soon broken.
I’ve known Natalie for almost a decade, and in all that time, I’ve come to recognize one of the defining points of her personality. The will to be successful. She’s gotten quite good at it, and is a definite role model of mine, even though she is still a number of years younger than I am… From her photography to crafts of all sorts, Natalie puts it all out there, and really throws her soul into her work. I am happy to know her, and was honored when she asked me to make some business portraits of her late this last fall.