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Archive for the ‘Community’ Category

Dog Days at the Beach

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The dog days, with summer winding down – a good time to visit the beach. These images were taken at Pear Tree Point Beach in Darien, Connecticut.

So, there’s always this question – do you ask someone’s permission to take their picture or just grab it surreptitiously?  With the lifeguard, who was a pretty cool dude, I wanted to get right under his stand, so I asked him and then told him to ignore me, which he did.

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This girl was pretty wrapped up in her music – I didn’t ask. I shot from over 100 feet away with a long telephoto lens.

By the way, be sure to click on each image to see it in a LARGER and clearer view.

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I definitely asked this little girl and her grandma as well if I could photograph her. She was mostly interested in her ice cream, but she engaged with me for quite a few shots.

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Have you ever noticed how little kids – who normally get bored easily – can happily play for hours on end at the beach?

My last image, below, was not at the beach, but was taken at Rowayton Harbor.  “Mom” helped set this shot up by throwing a tennis ball into the water a few times.

Ah, the dog days…

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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No Marathon? I’ll Run My Own!

My friend, Lisa, trained long and hard for the New York City Marathon. When it was cancelled, she simply created her own course through several Connecticut towns. She put on her Marathon T shirt and bib number and ran, by herself, on Sunday, for 26 miles, 385 yards. Here she is, cruising through my neighborhood in Darien.

I’ve read a fair amount  about photographing marathon runners. Most photographers and runners agree it’s hard to get a flattering picture – the runner is sweaty, tired, disheveled, stressed and maybe awkward looking. Well, behold Lisa, above, more than half way through her run. As you can see, she was cool, calm and collected – and looked fabulous!

Lisa had fans all along her route cheering her on, including these two women.

Incidentally, my neighborhood, right after Hurricane Sandy came through, was littered with downed power lines, uprooted trees and all manner of other storm debris. For some reason, none of this appeared in these images – thankfully. We’ve seen enough of Sandy.

Brava, Lisa. You did great!

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

Photography for a Local Agency

Aging in Place + Gallivant is a wonderful social services agency serving seniors here in my hometown of Darien, Connecticut.

341 Studios recently completed a multi-faceted campaign for AIP + G. I did much of the photography for the campaign, including portraits of volunteers, donors, board members, staff and clients. My pictures appeared in newspaper ads in our local paper, as well as posters, brochures, newsletters and banners.

Check out this terrific campaign here.

Pictured above is Charles England, who does small home repairs for clients and also serves as a board member.

I so enjoyed working on this project. Everyone involved in the agency – inside and out – was just wonderful. What an amazing resource this is for seniors living in our community.

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