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Lead Dancers

Published October 11, 2017 by KEPRI

I have a lot of nice shots from this year’s pow wow, but I wanted to share this one in particular. It’s my favorite. It came out of the camera perfect and it’s absolutely gorgeous. If you know anything about photography, you know how tough it is to get the perfect shot.

Pictured are Matt and Chris, the lead dancers at the Nimham pow wow. Thank you for being there, and thank you for letting me take this photo. You both look beautiful.

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Oh my gods, more steampunk

Published October 11, 2017 by KEPRI

…as if there’s ever enough. These photos were taken at “Flights of Fancy”, vintage aviation steampunk day. The event was held at Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome on 9/30, hosted by the Hudson Valley Steampunks and Rhinebeck Chamber of Commerce. I was fortunate enough to be the event photographer!

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Mickey Flint

The Steampunk World’s Fair

Published May 8, 2017 by KEPRI

As some of you may know or suspect, I am a devoted steampunk. I love the style, etiquette, and the overall self expression. For some it is simply an interest, for others it’s a fun diversion, and for weirdos like me it’s part of our lifestyle. I don’t (usually) go out with goggles on my head or anything, but I’ve had a fascination with the Victorian era since I was a kid. I have enjoyed building, tinkering, and creating things for as long as I can remember. Repurposing is an essential part of steampunk and well, I’ve pretty much done that my whole life. I probably get it from my grandfather, honestly. The man is 93 and he still builds contraptions (including furnaces) out of whatever he has lying around in his basement. It’s actually pretty amazing.

If for some reason my introduction has not already given you a good idea of what steampunk is, just picture Abraham Lincoln, but with an arm cannon. That’s steampunk. It is a fascinating and fun world of sci-fi, historical fiction, and steam-powered technology. It relies heavily on Victorian era etiquette and fashion, accompanied by Nikola Tesla and H.P. Lovecraft. Hand forged weapons are a must, while internal combustion engines are unheard of (that would then be considered dieselpunk).

Sooooooo, being the devoted steampunk and photographer that I am, on Saturday I attended the Steampunk World’s Fair in Jersey. I’ve known about it for years and at last had the chance to go! I went with my boyfriend, the airship pirate and had a great opportunity to work with the K-1. I shot with flash, which was another learning curve with the new camera. You know, full frame vs. cropped sensor and all. I did have the punked-out Pentax K-x with me, though, and got several compliments as a result! My awesomely hand forged Nerf guns and my costume were also complimented. Sky Captain Kira Hawke (my original character) would be proud.

Alright, I’m going to stop talking about myself now and show you the pics. If you want to get good at portrait shooting, incidentally, events like this are the place to do it. They offer no shortage of opportunities to photograph people. The fact that they are heavily costumed, outgoing, fun, and almost always open to having their photo taken, is a huge bonus. Just ask permission first!

Without further adieu, the photos…

 

15th Annual Daniel Nimham Pow Wow

Published August 19, 2015 by KEPRI

This past weekend marked the 15th annual Daniel Nimham Intertribal Pow Wow.  It also marked year 7 for me as the Nimham Mountain Singers’ photographer.  Since 2010 I have shot for the Nimham Mountain Singers, who are quite simply some of the best and kindest people on the planet.  Thanks to them I even had one of my photos published in the New York Times!  Over the past seven years I have greatly improved in my skill and learned a lot about depth of field and event photography.  I’ve met some amazing people and made lifelong friends through this pow wow.  I can’t thank Gil and Penny Tarbox enough for giving me this opportunity.  As a Cherokee and as a photographer I can say this is truly my favorite event, both to attend and shoot.  Thanks for another awesome weekend, guys.  I can’t wait for next year!

Pow Wow Time!

Published July 30, 2015 by KEPRI

HEY!  GUESS WHAT!  It’s almost pow wow time!  For those of you in the area, the 15th annual Daniel Nimham Intertribal Pow Wow will be held on August 15-16 from 10 AM until 6 PM, both days.  It’s a fun summer event celebrating Native American heritage and culture.  Native dancers, storyteller Evan Pritchard, birds of prey, craft vendors, good food, and more!  Admission and parking are free with an optional donation at the door.  Donations go to the Wounded Warrior Project.

So come on down, brave the August heat, and enjoy a spectacular display of Native pride.
For more information visit http://www.nimham.com

And, if you’re just dying to meet me (lololol) I will be there as the designated photographer.  Just look for the fiery robes and purple camera.  Also, come buy herbs, homemade bath products, and small photography prints at my booth!  😀

(I have an obsession with birds of prey.)