I've been looking for a new creative exploration regarding my aerial work and/or seascapes. When I realized you could put a Neutral Density filter on a drone, it all came together, and I quickly found myself exploring long exposures from the air in a new series that I'm calling "Salt + Sky".
It's a new Hinckley! Not just a new Hinckley... but a whole new Hinckley brand. Introducing: Hinckley Sport Boat. The traditional luxury boat builder is branching out and bringing their unparalleled build quality and attention to detail into a new line of composite build hulls and center consoles.
Combining luxury with speed, I had the pleasure of photographing the new Hinckley Sport Boat 40c. With three independently articulating 300hp outboard engines, this baby reaches top speeds of 58mph. I speak from experience when I say full throttle felt like somewhere between a rocket ship and a hover croft as we blasted along for the fastest and smoothest ride I had ever experienced!
I had just gotten back from two weeks in Ireland. It was late October and Halloween was just around the corner. I had barely been home a full week when I got the call from Scott Hayward up in Portland, the forecast was shaping up again. It might be worth it to do a strike mission up north, destination: Nova Scotia. We had been planning our first Canadian adventure back in the spring, but real life had gotten in the way and we had to delay our plans as summer rolled around. Now that we were back into hurricane / winter storm season, it was shaping up nicely and on a Friday afternoon we decided to pull the trigger. Canada, here we come!
July had Hurricane Chris. August was unbelievably quiet. Then September came in with Hurricane Florence, and suddenly surfers remembered what it was like to catch waves again!
This category 4 slammed into the Carolinas, causing massive amounts of damage particularly in flooding in the days and weeks after landfall. But up here in the northeast, we had some wind and rain that parted briefly to...
I try to cram a lot into my summer season. From the sailing and regattas, to unexpected surf sessions, to lifestyle shoots, not to mention getting out for any landscapes while the trees aren't bare, there's a lot to be done in a short period of time.
Luckily, Alyssa and I got in two yoga shoots while it was beautiful and warm out. No sooner had we wrapped our morning beach shoot
in July, then it...
Rhode Island isn't particularly known for summer surf. You might get the occasional 2ft day but even then it's rare to get multiple good swells during the mid summer months. This year opened with Hurricane Chris, and it wasn't long after that that I found myself out swimming in the lineup again for some gorgeous longboarding days in late July.
There's not much to say about these sessions other...
Earlier this month saw the arrival of over 300 sailors to Newport for the International 420 Class World Championships
hosted by Sail Newport
. Athletes from over a dozen countries across the globe descended on Rhode Island for a couple weeks in August, culminating in a week of racing for the Open, Women's, and Under 17 Championships.
After a gorgeous sunny day with a standard sou'westerly...
I've had a new project lately, bringing motion blurs and slow shutter work to the air with my drone photography. All it took was a few darker Neutral Density filters and I'm already thrilled my first few flights of this experimentation!
My drone works with a GoPro camera, so I don't really have the manual controls that other platforms might be equipped with. Understanding how to manipulate the...