Memorial Day. Thank you.

Thank you to the men and women who sacrificed their lives for our country.

Mary Alice

This amazing woman turned 100 years old today. Six months ago I took a few portraits of Mary Alice at her home in North Carolina. She has the cutest sense of humor and kept joking about how I was taking too many photos of her. It’s remarkable to ponder all that she has been through and witnessed in 100 years. Happy birthday, Mary Alice!

Portrait


Waterrock Knob

View from Waterrock Knob off the Blue Ridge Parkway.

View from Waterrock Knob

Indian Bridal

One of my favorites from a recent bridal shoot with the lovely Veni.

Bridal session

Indian Wedding Photographers

Summer

Lake Lure, NC

2012 ArtSpace After Hours Cabaret

I was glad to be back this year for Artspace Charter School’s After Hours Cabaret. The benefit was held at Diana Wortham Theatre in Asheville, NC and many great acts performed, such as Sirius. B, Hobey Ford, Honeybee Democracy, and Underhill Rose. There was a silent auction with lots of cool items to bid on and even a raffle for an iPad.

exterior shot

Event in Asheville

Live music

Musician playing

Improv duo

Fiddler

Unique instrument

Blue lights

Dancing

Indian dance

Photos by Derek Olson

Musician before concert

Hobey Ford

country singers

live music

Guitarist

Guitarist

Sirius B playing live

Performer

Musician

Through the tambourine

Photo of band

For the photography geeks: I shot this with a Nikon D4 using various Nikon lenses  – 24mm 1.4, 35mm 1.4, 45mm 2.8 PC-E, 70-200mm vrII – and the Sigma 50mm 1.4 & 85mm 1.4.

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