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Happy Baby

by Blake Robinson

September 9th, 2016    0 Comments     Add Comment
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Recently I had the pleasure of photographing this handsome young man, Keegan. I photographed Keegan’s older brother, Riley, a couple of years ago, in the same christening gown. In fact, Keegan’s family members have been photographed in this same gown going back over 100 years, now into the 5th generation. The gown still looks fabulous!

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Whenever I photograph a young baby, I try to imagine what the world will be like when he or she is 60, 70 or 80 years old. My imagination runs wild for awhile, then I give up and just pray that the child will grow up happy, healthy and safe. Keegan is certainly starting off life as about the happiest baby I’ve ever known!

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We did black and white versions of all the images as well, in part to match the pictures taken in the early 1900’s. Do you like the color or black & white version better? I’d love to hear from you. Incidentally, please click on each picture to see it in a LARGER size.

Thanks, Keegan, Mom and Dad for giving me the honor to be a part of this five generation photographic family tradition.

Working both in the studio and on location, photographer Blake Robinson serves the Connecticut communities of Darien, New Canaan, Stamford, Norwalk, Westport and Greenwich.

“Individual, Indelible, Iconic Images”

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Mezzo Soprano

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Last week, I did headshots for a dear friend and one of my favorite subjects. Christina is an opera singer and needed updated headshots for auditions and also a new personal website.  She has just finished a successful summer of concerts and training with the Asheville (NC) Lyric Opera Young Artist Program, as one of just six singers chosen to participate.

Please click on each image in this blog post to see it LARGER and clearer.

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We photographed these images with window light in the background.  The style of headshots for opera singers today is moving away from solid white background. In these portraits, I used a narrow depth of field so the window frame and the greenery outside would go out of focus and thus not distract from the main subject.

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Faithful readers will recall other photographs I’ve taken of Christina.  If you do a search for “Christina” in the search box to the right, you’ll see some earlier posts with images of her as well as a link to a video we created together.

Wishing Christina all the best in her budding opera career!

Working both in the studio and on location, photographer Blake Robinson serves the Connecticut communities of Darien, New Canaan, Stamford, Norwalk, Westport and Greenwich.

“Individual, Indelible, Iconic Images”

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Pergamon Exhibit at the Met

by Blake Robinson

July 13th, 2016    0 Comments     Add Comment

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Yesterday, we saw the extraordinary exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum in NYC of Greek statues from the Hellenistic period – roughly 300 BC to early in the First Century AD. Be sure to click on each image to see it LARGER and clearer.

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In looking at the show, I did listen to some of the audio guide, but as I walked around the galleries, I really didn’t study the labels on each piece, so I can’t identify these works for you. Rather, I just took pictures of the statues that drew me in. In some of these photographs, I just shot part of the work.

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This show blew me away.  The beauty, the skill of carving and the delicacy of each piece was a marvel to just observe and enjoy.  Imagine that these works were made over 2000 years ago.

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I decided to convert all the images to black and white, to emphasize the form and texture of each sculpture. As is true of every Met exhibit, the lighting was magnificent. These were easy to shoot with available light – a good thing, as flash is prohibited, of course.

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If you haven’t seen the show – you better hurry – it closes July 17th. For details see Pergamon.

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Has art advanced any in the past 2000 years? Ah, a topic for another day!

Working both in the studio and on location, photographer Blake Robinson serves the Connecticut communities of Darien, New Canaan, Stamford, Norwalk, Westport and Greenwich.

“Individual, Indelible, Iconic Images”

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