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Behind the Curtain Ed Tarbox for The Rhode Island Portrait Project

I am proud of this portrait of Ed Tarbox taken for The Rhode Island Portrait Project. I sat down with Ed to talk about creating this portrait and was struck right off the bat 1st by his genuine energy and friendliness and second by his true LOVE of cars. It became clear that I needed to photograph him with one of his personal cars. My 1st idea was to photograph him like a racer from the 30’s you know with the goggles and a scarf but after he showed me his vintage 1963 Corvette I knew we had a winner. The concept shifted and we started talking about James Dean and Marlon Brando from the late 50’s early 60’s and Wammo I could see it in my mind! I love it when that happens!

Here is the technical info on our portrait

Taken on a Nikon D700 ISO 800 as it was getting close to dark. 5 light sources if you include the ambient light from the sky (all shown below) the shutter was 1/60th at F4

Ed Tarbox set up for the Rhode Island Portrait Project

Tarbox Toyota Grand Opening Event!

I was proud to photograph the grand opening event for Tarbox Toyota in North Kingstown RI.

Ed Tarbox is a wonderful man who is making “IT” happen here in our beautiful state of Rhode Island. He recently built this beautiful building and  put on a wonderful grand opening event. Here are some of the images I made from this great event!

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