During the Parade of the Hills in Nelsonville, Stuart’s Opera House held the Ohio State Fiddling Contest. The contest has to be one of my favorite assignments of the summer, so I thought I would good to open my summer posts with.
I arrived at Stuart’s with my friend Zach Nelson and we wandered around back instead of going in the front, where we stumbled upon the practice room in the basement where young fiddlers were getting ready to perform. Each contestant performed two songs, a hoe-down and a waltz, usually with the help of another person playing rhythm guitar. Overall, it was an exciting experience since I don’t get to see fiddling very often, and everyone who performed was really talented and incredibly nice when they were hanging around in the back room offstage. I’ve learned to really enjoy string instruments in the past few years, and the energy that usually comes with fiddling makes it, for me at least, one of the most interesting instruments to see and hear played.
Big weekend for Fests: Palmer Place and Milliron on Friday, Palmerfest on Saturday. I only made it to two of them…
Palmer Place Fest
These are the images I took at Palmerplace Fest throughout the day. There were no arrests, fires or riots; there was only fun, drinking, probably some bad decisions and a lot of games until the night ended and people either went inside or went home.
As the crowd at Palmerfest got rowdy, the batteries died on both of the cameras I was using. We had a good number of the staff from The Post, and they got some nice pictures and video of what was happening. Check it all our here. Here are my shots from the funness that is Palmerfest before dark/riots. Also, nice coverage by Lisa Bernheim, Alicia Fidler, Dustin Lennert, Erin Corneliussen, Gwen Titley and Meg Roussos.
The first real fests (I say real because there were already two but nobody went) started Saturday. Here are some pictures from it, and the story in the Post can be read Here. Other pictures by Dustin Lennert, Lisa Bernheim, and Matt Hatcher (Who actually shot the fire. Good work Matt). Cheers
He didn’t get arrested though, everyone was let off with a warning.
Shot a lot of sports this quarter, and since it’s all coming to an end (for about a week or two), I thought I would throw up some of my favorites. Most, if not all, were shot for The Post. Enjoy
A week from this past Friday, Post writer Ashley Luthern and I took a road trip to Stockport, Ohio to interview and photograph Wulf Reinicke. Wulf does some awesome woodwork at his old-school workshop next to his house. After we got lost and made a half hour to 45 min drive there into a two hour drive, we finally rolled into the right driveway to be greeted by four excited dogs and Wulf. We spent some time there, learned how to make different things from wood, the different projects that Wulf has done in and around Athens and elsewhere, and then took some pictures (Ashley held a light which was awesome, all writers should learn this skill).
Here are the pictures that turned out awesome, plus a diptych of my favorites and the two that ran in this Article by Ashley Luthern.