Blog Category: Artists

An Afternoon of Jazz with Wynton Marsalis on Martha’s Vineyard

In celebration of the 25th Anniversary Season of Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Dr. Daniel Fisher House hosted an afternoon of hors d’oeuvres, wine, and a live jazz performance.  One guest in particular made this event a very special one for those in attendance.  Fellow jazz-lovers mingled with nine-time Grammy Award winning jazz musician Wynton Marsalis, who not only gave a speech, but chatted with attendees, signed autographs and posed for photographs.

The afternoon air buzzed with conversation, laughter and beautiful tunes, while Wynton Marsalis’ presence definitely added to the excitement.  Wynton is currently serving as the Artistic Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center, and for decades has been a famed trumpeter, composer, and music educator.  In addition to winning many Grammy Awards, he has also won the Pulitzer Prize for Music.

You can learn more about Wynton Marsalis on his website.  Check out his music and you’ll know why such an event was held!

Island Grown Art – Martha’s Vineyard Magazine

The Vineyard Artisans Fair provides both a lively marketplace for some of the best Island creations and a supportive network for artists and craftsmen.
Check out the full article in the Martha’s Vineyard Magazine. Or take a look at the online edition here.

RBP featured on Plum TV

Geraldine Brooks new novel Caleb’s Crossing

Geraldine Brooks is an author and journalist who grew up in the Western suburbs of Sydney. She worked for The Wall Street Journal, where she covered crises in the the Middle East, Africa, and the Balkans. She was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in fiction in 2006 for her novel March. Her first novel, Year of Wonders, is an international bestseller, and People of the Book is a New York Times bestseller translated into 20 languages. She is also the author of the nonfiction works Nine Parts of Desire and Foreign Correspondence.
I was honored to photograph Geraldine for People of the Book in 2007. It was translated into so many languages that I started sending publishers different images of her because I had so many favorites. This past winter I photographed Ms. Brooks for her newest novel Caleb’s Crossing, which is being released May 3rd. Once again, Brooks takes a remarkable shard of history and brings it to vivid life. It is a must read!



These next few photographs were taken in 2007 and 2008, for and after People of the Book was released. These images were used for Geraldine’s alternating author photos for various languages that People of the Book was translated into and for several publications that featured stories about the author and her work.



Dancing for Botswana

Defining Gravity was presented by modern dance company, She-figured Dance, as a benefit to support The Somarela Fund www.somarela.com. The fundraiser helped Somarela in their efforts to support (educate, clothe, vaccinate, teach, feed, and care) for HIV infected orphans in Botswana. (The site gives lots of information if you are looking for more.) The dancers involved were Claire Baione, Julie Caranddo, Jennifer Guercio, Jil Matrisciano, Quinn Morton, Daryl Owens, and Maggie Sarmiento.

It was fantastic capturing these talented artists as they moved, twisted and soared in flight.