It's been a while since my last update, but I'm happy to announce both that I have some new photos published and that there will be many more on the way by the end of the month.  The photos in this update are photos of mine from a sold out Tycho show in Cambridge, MA this week, shot for the publication DigBoston (a weekly magazine and online Boston-centric news/blog site).  The photos of the show can be viewed here - Tycho and Gardens & Villa live at The Sinclair in Cambridge, MA.  Note that these are just some highlight shots from that night and the rest of my photos of the show will be added later (I'll post another update when they're up).  I also wrote a full review of the show.  Additionally, I shot a full 7 minute video of Tycho performing their song "Hours" at this show which can be viewed on my Youtube channel here.

Further updates to look for in the near future; this month I also covered 3 shows for Complex of The Old Danny Brown Tour featuring renowned Detroit hip-hop artist Danny Brown as well as opening acts Bodega Bamz and ZelooperZ.  Full sets of all 3 shows will be uploaded and published to my Flickr account soon and further updates will be posted here and elsewhere as soon as they're up.

Lastly, I have a few announcements back on the nature/landscape photography side of things as well.  First of all, my Etsy shop has been significantly updated in the past few months and now features over 265 of my fine art photographs (nature, landscapes, wildlife, urban scenes and more) available in numerous sizes, formats and price ranges, ranging from $2.50 notecards, $15.00 5x7 prints, $22.50 8x10 prints, $30.00 11x14 matted prints, $60.00 signed, matted and framed 11x14 prints, $150.00 signed, matted and framed 16x20 prints, $200.00 signed, matted and framed 18x24 prints and additional options, including custom orders for virtually all of the photos listed on there.  I've also been accepted as a vendor at 8 major art shows this year (with additional shows pending acceptance letters) which I will list in a later update so you'll know when and where you can find all of my art on display this year.

Keep checking back for more updates, I assure you there will be plenty in the weeks to come.

-Alec

New photos!  Check out the concert photography section for two new galleries of shows I photographed.  Four of my photos from the most recent show - The Saddest Landscape at New Alliance Studios - were featured on the cover and album artwork of their new record, Live at New Alliance, which can be bought here.

More updates soon to come.  And hopefully a complete redesign of this website also soon to come, because it is feeling especially antiquated lately.

-Alec

I was featured in a Bangor Daily News article today for my photos of the campsite of the "North Pond Hermit," a man who lived alone in the woods of Rome, Maine for 27 years without ever being detected.  He stole food and supplies to survive throughout that time and was finally caught last week and made international headlines.  His campsite was just a mile and a half from my house.

Also, here's my full account of finding the campsite, including a link to a full gallery of my 122 photos of it at the bottom.

-Alec

Just a quick update to let everyone know that my framed prints are now also available for sale on Etsy.com, here: www.etsy.com/shop/alechartmanphoto

Further updates soon!

-Alec

It's been a while!  Just wanted to post a quick update to let everyone know this site is still alive and well and I'll be posting a few new galleries soon.  The first new galleries will be photos of mine from some recent concerts and after those are up I'll post some galleries of my other recent work, so look for those in the coming weeks.  Also, 90 of my framed prints are for sale on eBay for the next 2 weeks, so check those out if you're interested.  More updates soon to come!

-Alec

Today is this site's sixth anniversary.  Hard to believe.  Unfortunately I don't have a ton of updates to offer, but there is a new photo gallery in the concert photography section and three more concert galleries from this year are soon to come.  I've also decided to list my framed prints for sale on eBay again for another week; they can still be viewed here.  Many more updates coming soon, and this time definitely before November 30th, 2012!

-Alec

Just a quick announcement; I'll be selling many of my framed/matted photos on eBay this week (with free shipping) and you can view the full list of them here: www.lanimilbus.com/ebay.htm
There are a total of 75 74 (one just sold) framed photos for sale so be sure to check them out if you're interested in purchasing one either for yourself or as a holiday gift.  More updates soon to come, stay tuned.

-Alec

All ~3,000 of my concert photos are now uploaded, sorted and organized on my Flickr page and can be viewed here.  Every gallery of every show has its own set on Flickr (click here for a list of the sets) and each photo has tags, a description and a geotagged location on the map.  Along with providing much more information than this website's old galleries, this should make the photos and sets considerably easier to locate, view and navigate.  So far there aren't any new galleries on my Flickr page that aren't already uploaded on this website but that will soon change; look for several new concert galleries to be posted by the end of the month.  As I mentioned in my last post, all future concert photo uploads will now be posted to my Flickr page rather than this site (although they'll still be linked to on here).  I have a separate Flickr account for the rest of my photography that I'm hoping will take over for this website's nature/miscellaneous photo galleries once all of the pictures have been transferred/uploaded/tagged on there so keep an eye on that as well.

-Alec

So I didn't quite make the deadline for the "mid-September" updates that I had promised in my last news post, but at least I wasn't *too* far off this time.  For the first time since 2009 there are actual real updates on this site.  There's finally a new photo gallery on here and it only took 2 years!  The photo gallery update comes in the form of the most recent show I photographed and can be viewed in the concert photos section.  I shot three other shows this summer and am currently working on processing them so hopefully those will be up here before too long as well.  I'd say 80% of the time that goes into these updates consists of trying to work through all the bugs and errors that come with trying to get this ancient site and 9-year-old web editing software to function properly and the other 20% goes into processing the photos themselves.  I guess that's what I get for designing this whole site with such a crappy outdated program back when I first made it some 6 and a half years ago.

I mentioned this in a previous news post, but all of my photo galleries (containing 6,300+ pictures) from this site are currently being transferred over to my Flickr accounts which should make future updates much faster and easier.  My concert photos are a little over 1/3rd of the way transferred to my concert photography Flickr account at this point and will likely be completed in the coming weeks, at which point I'll begin to use that account for all future concert photo uploads rather than continue to use the ancient Frontpage galleries on this site.

In addition to the new photo gallery I've also updated several sections of the site including but not limited to: the About section, the FAQ page, the Prints And Other Merchandise page, the Stores/Exhibitions page, the Bands page, the Venue page and the main Concert Photography page.  I've also added two new pages to the site in the "Prints" section, the first of which is a gallery of 75 of my framed prints (which you should absolutely feel free to buy from me) and the second of which is a list of the annual fairs, festivals and other events that I've done and continue to do.  Speaking of which, I recently sold my photos at the Common Ground Fair (another contributing factor to why this update took so long) and wanted to thank everyone who stopped by my booth while I was there, whether it was to buy something, check out my pictures or just to talk.  The preparation in the weeks leading up to the fair and the days spent at the fair itself are exhausting but always very much worth it.

I think that's about it for now; like I said, more updates and photos are on the way so keep an eye out.  'Til next time,

-Alec

Remember how about a month and a half ago I said there would be updates coming soon -- like, by the end of July?  I meant to say by mid-September.  I always underestimate just how many photos I've taken, how slow my computer is and just how long the organizing, editing and uploading process really can be.  But rest assured, new photos *are* still on the way, and soon.

-Alec

Coming soon: updates!  Specifically, concert photography from this June and July -- the galleries should be up before the end of the month, so keep an eye out.  I took a pretty long hiatus from concert-going starting in November 2007 and ending this summer; I missed over 3 and a half years worth of shows (1,316 days to be exact) so I've got a lot of catching up to do which should mean plenty of photos from new shows in the coming months.

In other news, I'm in the process of transferring all of my photos over to my Flickr page in an attempt to organize and modernize the galleries on this site, so be on the lookout for that as well.  There are a total of 5,740 photos on this site that need to be transferred so it could take a little while.

As far as the rest of my photography is concerned (nature, wildlife, landscapes, miscellaneous etc) my backlog of photos has increased from the 57,314 photos I mentioned in my post last November to 83,670 as of now in mid-July, but I'm still picking away at them and will hopefully have a good chunk of those published before too long, either on this site or on my Flickr page (or both).  Keep checking back for those updates and more.  'Til next time,

-Alec

Two new announcements for the New Year:

First, I'd like to thank Webshots.com for once again featuring one of my photos as their Picture of the Day; my photo "First Light of the New Year III" can currently be seen among their featured photos at http://outdoors.webshots.com.

Second, my framed prints are up for auction on eBay one last time this week, now at even lower prices.  They'll be running until January 9th so bid quick if you're interested!  All the listings can be viewed here: www.lanimilbus.com/ebay.htm

Happy New Year!

-Alec

75 of my framed prints will be up for sale on eBay this week, now at a reduced price.  They'd make great Christmas presents!  Check them out here: www.lanimilbus.com/ebay.htm

-Alec

It's now officially been five years since this website launched.  Time flies.  One year ago today, in my last 'anniversary' post, I said "Here's to hoping the next update comes much sooner than November 30th, 2010!"

Oops.

Well, I did sort of update the site in January of this year by linking to a new polar bear gallery on Flickr containing 50 photos from my trip to subarctic Canada, but that's been about it.  It's not that I don't have new photos to upload and share on here, in fact it's quite the opposite.  One of the major reasons for a lack of updates has been that I've been taking way too many pictures and the backlog of photos has grown to monstrous proportions.  Here's what I mean:

Those numbers represent the current amount of photos in need of processing/editing/narrowing down, and the numbers are ever expanding.  Between February 2008 (the month following my most recent photo uploads) and the present month of November 2010 I have a backlog of 57,314 photos.  That 57,314 doesn't represent the amount of photos I've taken in those 34 months (that number would be about twice as large), just the "best of the best" that I've managed to narrow it down to so far.  Of those, 27,578 were taken this year and of those just over 14,000 were taken in the past two months alone (it was a nice Fall).  It should also be taken into account that the entire number of photos published on this website as of now, spanning from 2003 to January 2008, is a mere 5,740; around 10% of the amount of photos I have yet to publish.  So I'm still taking plenty of pictures, it's just the arduous task of spending the hundreds (or thousands) of hours necessary to individually process each and every one of those photos so that they're ready to share with the world that's been causing the lack of new published work.

The other big reason why there's been such little activity on this site lately (aside from real life intervening) is that this site was designed 5 years ago with software and on a computer that were both considered ancient even then, so continuing to make changes and edits to the site as it is has proven to be quite difficult.  In order to keep the site active and updated once more I would likely have to switch to a software or website format designed in the 21st century which would mean starting the site from scratch and building everything up again from the ground floor so to speak.  Again, not the easiest feat, but on the plus side it does seem a little more doable than facing the 266 gigs of photos I have yet to edit, so hopefully that's something that will come to fruition in the not-too-distant future.

On an unrelated note, I'm selling 75 of my framed, matted and signed photographic prints on eBay this week with free shipping for anyone who may be interested in purchasing them.  There's quite a selection so be sure to check them out by visiting this link: www.lanimilbus.com/ebay.htm

Lastly, one thing I can say decisively say about this ~3 year "hiatus" is that when all the new photos finally do go up (hopefully before the decade is out), it will be worth the wait.  I've been to some incredible places in the past 3 years and have definitely gotten some of my all-time best and favorite shots during that time, so their public debut should be something you won't want to miss.  See you all then, and this time let's hope it's before November 30th, 2011!

-Alec

Two new updates!

The first is that you can now view a gallery on Flickr of 50 of my photos from my recent polar bear expedition to Churchill, Manitoba.  I traveled there this past November to see and photograph the hundreds of polar bears in their natural habitat on the shores of Hudson Bay.  Click here for the gallery!

The second is that I've updated my very outdated "Photographer's Favorites" pages.  Well, not so much updated as deleted and replaced entirely.  You'll notice that the "Photographer's Favorites" links at the top of each gallery page in the Nature/Miscellaneous section now redirect to my "highlights" gallery on Flickr; this is just a temporary solution until this site is back up to date again.  You might also notice that the Flickr highlights gallery contains a few photos that are not on this site anywhere.  That's because, for now, the photos on here only go up to January 2008 and some of the photos on the Flickr gallery are from more recent dates.  However, the rest of the photos from the more recent dates have still yet to be edited and uploaded which is why they're not on here yet.  Don't worry, hopefully it won't be too much longer until all those photos are on here...and on that note, keep watch for another site update that will include all my photos from February, March, April and May of 2008.  Once those are up there finally won't be a two year gap between the most recent photos on here and current day!  Just a 1.8-or-so year gap.  So look forward to that!

-Alec

It seems hard to believe, but it's been another year already.  Today, November 30th, 2009, is the four-year anniversary of this website's original debut.  As anyone following this site may have noticed, updates have been few and far between since around November '07 or so.  As I've said in previous news entries, this is mostly due to my computer dying on me around that time and since I originally designed and created this site with very outdated software originally it's been a pretty strenuous task trying to get things transitioned to the new computer and getting everything up and running again.  Thankfully I don't think another full year will go by until my next update, as professional web developers are currently working on an overhaul to the site that will hopefully result in making updates a much quicker and less agonizing process as well as helping out the general aesthetic of the site.  For now though, I've uploaded another three months worth of photos from November '07, December '07 and January '08.  I realize that I'm still pretty far behind and that there is a considerable gap between January 2008 and December 2009, but at least it's a step in the right direction.  There are a total of four new pages and 200 new photos up in the Nature/Miscellaneous section now, so be sure to go and check those out.  Here's to hoping the next update comes much sooner than November 30th, 2010!

-Alec

Today marks the three year anniversary of this site's debut, and, in celebration of that, I've updated the photo gallery with 300 new photos.  There are 5 new pages of pictures in the gallery: 120 mostly local Fall shots from October, 2007 and 180 from September, 2007 which are mostly from my week-long cross country trip from Seattle to Minneapolis via the Glacier, Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks last year.  Up until now the most recent photos on the site were from August 2007, 15 months ago; as I've stated in the last couple news entries, the reason for the delay in updates has been largely due to computer related issues coupled with the constant influx of new photos (291,564 pictures from this year alone, but who's counting?).  An ever-expanding collection of literally hundreds of thousands of pictures to sort through, narrow down, edit and upload along with 7+ year old computer technology greatly hindering the process tends to get a bit difficult to manage at times.  However, I'm working on changing all that and can assure all the viewers and visitors out there that there will be many future updates on a more frequent basis now that I'm really cracking down on the photos and pursuing faster and more modern computer technology, process and design as far as the website goes.  I'm aiming on uploading between 2 to 4 months worth of pictures every 4 to 5 weeks until the gallery has caught up to present time.  But for now, enjoy the 300 new photos of mine from September and October of 2007 and keep checking back for lots more to come.

-Alec

Believe it or not, I haven't forgotten about this website; I know that the almost-year-long lapse in updates may make it appear to the contrary, but that is not the case.  The huge delay in updates and reason why August 2007 is still the most recent month of photography on here is due to numerous issues, the big two being computer problems (my original computer self-destructed last November) and a constant influx of pictures that has gotten to be almost too much to keep up with.  Thankfully, I am finally closing the gap and organizing all the photos for an upload which, if not this month, will certainly be before the site's three year anniversary in November.  The update will cover roughly a year's worth of photography, spanning from September 2007 to August 2008 and will consist of about a thousand pictures.  Keep in mind that those are just the ones narrowed down from an original selection of at least one hundred times that (seriously).
On an unrelated note, if you're in the central Maine area, be sure to stop by the Common Ground Fair in Unity this weekend where I'll have a booth set up selling my photography. 
Anyway, this news update is essentially to let all of you website viewers know that this has not been forgotten about by any means and will be picked back up again soon.  I'll see you all then,

-Alec

Due to further computer complications, I still don't have the photos from last fall ready yet, but I do have a New Year's present for everyone in the meantime.  After midnight on New Year's I drove to West Quoddy Head Lighthouse in Lubec, Maine: A.K.A. the easternmost point in the USA.  That particular spot is the very first place in the country that the sun hits when it rises every morning, so I drove there to record and photograph the first light of the new year.  I put together three time lapsed videos and 11 photos of mine of it rising in a video on YouTube, which you can watch here.
Also, you can view my album of the rest of my photos from that morning on Webshots, here.
Hope you all enjoy.  Photo updates will be coming soon, I promise.  Happy New Year!

-Alec

 

Today, November 30th, 2007, is the two-year anniversary of when my completed site first officially went online.  Unfortunately, I don't have the new photos and updates that I had expected to have for you all today.  This is due mostly to my computer crashing in the middle of the month.  After six years of use my computer finally gave out, and though it's been repaired to the point where I can use it, it's still on its last legs.  This, coupled with a severe flu, has put me out of commission for most of the month and has prevented me from getting my photos from the last few months (of which there are many) narrowed down, edited, and uploaded to the site.  Now that both my computer and I have recovered (for the most part), I'm able to get back to working on the photos and updates once more, so you can definitely expect them in the next month, almost certainly before Christmas.  I apologize to everyone who came here hoping to see my new photos, but I promise that they're worth the wait.  Happy 2nd birthday, www.lanimilbus.com

-Alec

There are 220 new photos in the concert photography section from two shows up now, so go and check those out if you haven't already.  I'd like to apologize for the delay in updates; there have been computer difficulties along with various other issues that have prevented updates to be made on the site.  However, on this site's two year anniversary, November 30th, you can expect many new photos and pages, so check back then.

-Alec

My photos from July and August are finally up; there are 260 of them total.  Most of my photos from August are from my 2-week trip to Newfoundland/Labrador.  The addition of these latest photos makes the nature photography section over 50 pages long, and the total number of photos on this website finally past the 5,000 mark (it was at 4,960 before, now it's at 5,220).  Keeping in the theme of numbers beginning with 5, this month marks the point in which this website has surpassed 5 million hits, with the current total being 5,166,381.  And this is still just the beginning; I recently went on a road trip from Seattle to Minnesota via Glacier National Park, Yellowstone National Park, the Grand Tetons in Wyoming, Mt. Rushmore, and many other amazing places.  Naturally, I have many photos from this trip that will be uploaded to this website ASAP.  Next, I plan to go on a few more trips to photograph the upcoming/current fall foliage in the area.  So you can definitely plan on there being many more photos and updates soon.  Another thing I'd like to add is that this website now has three other URLs that link to it; www.alecphoto.com, www.alechartmanphoto.com and www.alechartmanphotography.com.  There's always been some confusion over "lanimilbus.com," so I thought I could make it a little easier by getting straightforward addresses to link people to.  Lastly, I'd like to thank everyone who stopped by and looked at my photos that I was selling at the Common Ground Fair this past weekend.  Your support and interest means a lot.  So, as I said, there will be many more photos and updates soon to come, so keep your eyes peeled.  And as always, any feedback, comments, criticism or questions can be sent to my e-mail address at lanimilbus@fairpoint.net.  Until next time,

-Alec

Photos from the Ampere/Daitro show yesterday in Florence, MA are now up; there are 105 of them.  I have also updated the prints/merchandise page and have added an additional page listing the stores and locations that sell my photography.  You can find the link to it on the prints page or you can just click here.  Starting tomorrow I'll be in Newfoundland/Labrador on a trip for 2 weeks, but expect additional updates when I return.  Until then,

-Alec

I know it took a while, but the photos from May and June have finally been uploaded; there are 220 of them total (110 from each month).  Check those out in the nature photography section.  Other site updates (a new layout, updated sections and new features) should be coming soon.  Although I haven't been to Alaska this year, that doesn't mean this summer won't have as many pictures from as many distant places as last summer did.  In fact, these next few months should be very prolific photography-wise; this month I'll be taking a trip to Newfoundland/Labrador and in September I'll be doing a cross-country road trip from Seattle back to Maine.  So keep checking back for photos from those trips, as well as various other updates on the site.

-Alec

Photos and videos from last friday's concert in Bucksport, Maine have been uploaded to the site and can be found under the concert photography section.  The crowd/mosh photo page has also been re-arranged and updated with pictures from that show.  Expect many more updates on the site in the next few weeks, as well as my photos from May and June in the nature/miscellaneous section.

-Alec

Both the nature and concert photography sections have been updated, and have roughly 150 new photos each.  All my photos from March and April are now online.  Expect photos from May and June at the beginning of July, along with some other pretty major site updates and upgrades.  Also new are 5 videos in the Clips/Videos section (concert photography) as well as a few other things throughout the site.  Be sure to check those out, and expect many more updates soon!

-Alec

Sorry for the delay in updating, but now, finally, my photos from January and February '07 are up. Also new is a Powerpoint presentation displaying the highlights of my photography from last year in a 7-and-a-half minute slideshow, complete with 90 photos and an instrumental background song that plays throughout the demonstration.  You can download the show by clicking here.  If you're on a PC, right click that link and choose "Save Target As..." and if you're on a Mac, hold down the Control button while clicking it, then choose to save it to your computer.  Once it's done downloading, simply double click on the "06photos.pps" file on your computer and it will start up all on its own.  (Note: You must have either Powerpoint or Powerpoint Viewer in order to watch the show.  Powerpoint Viewer can be downloaded for free from its official site by visiting this link.)  There are a couple of other announcements I have to make as well; my nature/miscellaneous photos have now outnumbered my concert photos for the first time ever, with a total of 2,156 photos in the nature/miscellaneous section, and a total of 2,145 photos in the concert section.  Also, my page numbers have now doubled since the original 20 pages that I started with back in November of '05, making a total of 41 pages of photography, containing roughly 50 pictures per page.  Lastly, I got a new American Eskimo Dog puppy named Snow this January, and there are tons of photos of her in the latest four nature/miscellaneous pages, so be sure to go and check those out.  There will be several more updates this week, and photos from March soon to come, so keep an eye out for those as well.  Enjoy,

-Alec

First of all, Happy New Year; this is the first update of 2007, and I hope this year's photography turns out to be just as, if not more, prolific than last year's.  New on the website are 75 nature/miscellaneous photos from December '06, as well as 75 photos from last week's Thursday concert in Hartford.  Unfortunately, due to a heavy snowstorm that occurred during the drive down to Connecticut on the night of the show, I arrived late and wasn't able to photograph the first band, but did make it in time for the following three groups.  Other than the new photos in the nature and concert photography sections, several other areas of the website have been slightly updated and improved.  Further updates will be soon to come, especially in the category section, so keep checking back.  Again, Happy New Year, and I hope you all enjoy my new photos!

-Alec

November 30th, 2005, one year ago today, this website first went online.  Now here's that same website, one year, 2,222 photos (932 in Nature/Miscellaneous photography, 1,290 in Concert photography) and over 2.4 million hits (2,465,515 to be exact) later.  And of course there are updates on this one-year anniversary.  Fifty new photos from November '06 are up now in the Nature/Miscellaneous section, as well as the following updates: category pages for specific types of photos, several updates on the prints page including the addition of a new 2007 calendar featuring my photography, small sample photos on the navigation pages of the bands that are featured on this site in more than one show, updated galleries that will now open every picture you click in a new window instead of the same one, an updated video page, several glitches fixed, an updated Nature/Miscellaneous favorites page, a removal of those annoying vertical lines that Firefox and Safari users see in between each picture thumbnail in the galleries, and last but not least, seven previously-unseen photos on the very last page of the Nature/Miscellaneous section that were taken ages ago which I just recently rediscovered.  Thank you to everyone who's viewed and supported this site and my photography, all 2.4 million of you!  Here's to another great year of work,

-Alec

Photos from this past weekend's shows (11/18: Circa Survive, Billy Talent, 11/19: Through the Eyes of the Dead, From A Second Story Window) are now up, along with some videos from them in the video section.  Also, I apologize to those of you looking for pictures of Thursday and Rise Against from the 11/18 show; I wasn't able to photograph them since I had to leave just before their sets began.  Still, my photos of the other two bands from the show, Circa Survive and Billy Talent, are up nonetheless.  And again, November 30th (this Thursday) is the one-year anniversary of this website, so expect lots of updates and new features sometime Thursday evening.  Until then,

-Alec

All 160 October photos are up now on the site for your viewing pleasure.  As expected, they are very autumn-related, and also cover areas outside of Maine, including Vermont and New Hampshire.  Fall is my favorite time of year, and in my opinion the most beautiful season, so naturally there are quite a few fall color shots.  Some of them are my own personal favorites since the Alaska trip, so please be sure to check them out and let me know what you think.  There are other updates, as well.  The "About" section has been redone, including three new pictures of me (one of my actual face, too!) and an updated description of the site.  Also, as I'm sure many of you will be pleased to hear, "Previous" and "Next" buttons have been added to the photo pages, so now, instead of clicking each individual page number just to get somewhere (although you can still do that too), you can simply press Previous or Next to go back or forward.  Finally, the Nature/Miscellaneous Photography favorites page has been updated to include more recent photos.  Also, before I go, I might mention that this website is coming up on its one-year anniversary.  It's hard to believe, I know.  It was officially first hosted online in summer of 2005, but its final completion date and first real debut was November 30th, 2005.  I plan to do something with the website to celebrate that one-year anniversary on the 30th, so mark your calendars and watch for updates and other special things on that day.  Until then,

-Alec

It took a while, but the new photos are finally here.  The amount of Alaska pictures from July was so time consuming and overwhelming that it delayed the release of the August photos for about a month, but now all of my nature/miscellaneous photos from August as well as all of mine from September are up for your viewing pleasure.  And don't worry, they don't pale TOO much in comparison to the Alaska photos.  I'm pretty proud of these, so be sure to have a look.  Also, I added a FAQ page to the site in the About section, which should answer most of your questions about me, my work and this site, although if you ever have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.  The fall colors here in central Maine are amazing, so be sure to expect some great shots for the month of October later on.  Until then,

-Alec

At last, the moment you've all been waiting for.  The photos from Alaska are now up; all 270 of them.  Also up are photos and videos from three more shows: La Quiete in Easthampton, MA on August 1st, Warped Tour in Fitchburg, MA on August 2nd and 7 Angels 7 Plagues (reunion) in Fredericksburg, VA on August 5th.  You'll notice as well that many other sections of the website have been updated/upgraded.  All in all there are over 500 new photos (all taken within the last two months) and seven new pages, making this by far and away the biggest update on the site to date.  I'm sure this record will be broken soon, though, so don't think this is the best you'll ever see on the site, because there's definitely lots more to come.  Thanks for looking!

-Alec

I'm back from Alaska, with quite a few pictures to show for it.  However, first, my photos from June are now up in the Nature/Miscellaneous section, so please check those out.  Note that these are not from Alaska; the Alaska photos are soon to come, but due to the sheer volume and amount of photos from the 12 days I was in Alaska that I have to edit and upload to the site, it won't be an instant thing, although I will do my best to have them up on the site ASAP, so keep checking back.  Also soon to come to the site are several new features and updated pages, particularly the photographer's favorites pages, so keep checking back for that as well.  For the time being, enjoy the 79 new pictures from June and the updated About page.  Expect tons of Alaska (and other) photos soon!

-Alec

I'll be in Alaska from tomorrow, July 8th, until Wednesday, July 19th; this means that the Nature/Miscellaneous photos from June will be a little delayed, but they will be up by the end of the month at the very latest.  Expect lots of photos from Alaska!

-Alec

As promised, new Nature/Miscellaneous photos from May and new photos from two shows have been added to the site; 139 new photos are up in the concert photography section, 22 new photos are up in the Nature/Miscellaneous section, and two new videos have been added to the video page in the concert photography section.  Be sure to check them all out and let me know what you think.  More updates soon to come!

-Alec

Nature/Miscellaneous photos from May as well as photos from two recent shows will be up on Friday, June 16th.  Just wanted to assure everyone that I haven't forgotten about the site, and that, though late, the monthly pictures as well as others will soon be up.  Sorry for the delay; they'll be worth the wait!

-Alec

Many new updates.  First of all, 83 nature/miscellaneous photos from April '06 are now up in the Nature/Miscellaneous section.  Secondly, photos from the Thursday/Minus the Bear/mewithoutYou show in Vermont on April 26th are up in the concert photography section, as well as photos from the 8th annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival on the 28th in Worcester, Massachusetts.  Thirdly, a video/clips section has been added in the concert section.  Not all of the videos/clips have been added yet, but soon enough they'll all be there, so keep checking back.  Also, the following pages have been updated: concert favorites, nature, miscellaneous favorites, bands, venues and crowd/mosh pit photos.  More updates should come soon.  Enjoy all the new pages and pictures!

-Alec

It's been over a month since the last update, and the following has been added/updated on the site: the prints page has been updated, (note cards now available for purchase), nature/miscellaneous photos from February and March of this year have been added, photos from the Poison the Well/HORSE the Band/The Fall of Troy in Quebec City, Canada from April 8th have been added in the concert photography section and the band list, venue list, and concert favorites page have all been updated.  While there's not all that much to show for February or March of this year photography-wise, I already have double the amount of pictures that I had for those two months combined just for April so far, and those should be up in early May.  Also coming in May will be the video page containing a full collection of the various clips and videos of certain shows that I've taken.  Until then, enjoy the site; e-mail me at lanimilbus@fairpoint.net and let me know what you think.

-Alec

I've made a few updates throughout the site; further updates, additional Prints options, new photos and a new section of the website are soon to come, so be on the lookout.

-Alec

Once again, I apologize for the delay in photo updates; this is due to many things ranging from personal illness to further web hosting issues.  However, the following new photos are now up on the site: 81 new photos from January '06 in the Nature/Miscellaneous section and 46 new photos from the Remembering Never show in Brockton, Massachusetts last Thursday the 16th in the Concert Photography section.  Also, for anyone who's interested, here are two video clips from the Remembering Never show last week.  Right click the links below and choose "Save Target As..."

Incisions (40 secs)

For the Love of Fiction (5 mins. 10 secs)

Expect more updates in the first few weeks of March!

-Alec

The site was down from February 2nd until today, the 6th, due to problems with the hosting company.  I apologize to everyone who was trying to access it and hasn't been able to in the four days that it's been down.  I was going to post January's photos this weekend, but unfortunately I not only had no website but had no internet as well, so that's going to have to be postponed yet again, probably until the 11th or 12th.  I suspect there might be some errors or glitches from the recent re-uploading of the site, so if anyone finds any, please let me know by e-mailing me at lanimilbus@fairpoint.net

Sorry again for all the down time and lack of photo updates!

-Alec

Photos from the Number Twelve Looks Like You show in Allston, MA are now up.  You can also download my 6 minute video from the show of The Number Twelve's performance of the song "Civeta Dei."  Right click the link below and choose "Save Target As..."

Civeta Dei

Also, the bands list, the venues list, the photographer's favorites page (in concert photography) and the mosh pit photos page have all been updated to include this show. As for the nature/wildlife/miscellaneous photos from this month, there have been so many of them that I haven't had a chance to edit them all yet, much less put them up on the site, so the date that they'll be on the site is going to be pushed ahead to (hopefully) the weekend of February 4th.  Also in the works is a video section of the site where all of the videos and clips I've shot from the various past shows I've been at will be available for download in the concert section, so keep your eye out for that.  The next show will be The Fall of Troy/Anterrabae in Bucksport, Maine at The Kave on February 10th.  Expect photos from that on the 11th or 12th.  That's it for now; again, keep your eyes open for many further updates on the site in the next month.

-Alec

Sorry for being a day late in updating the nature photography section; it turns out moving all of the other nature photography pages back one took a lot longer than I had expected it to.  However, the nature/miscellaneous photos from December '05 are now up for your viewing pleasure.  It doesn't look like there will be many upcoming concerts in the area, so it may be a while before you see any more updates in that section.  But again, the December pictures are now up; hopefully many more from January will be up at the end of the month.  Happy New Year,

-Alec

Photos from the Trophy Scars show in Randolph, New Jersey on the 26th are up now.  I got there late, so I missed some of the opening bands, but was in time for the last three.  So go check those out.  Also, nature/miscellaneous photos from December will be up on the 31st!

-Alec

Due to popular demand, I've hosted two videos I took from the 7 Angels 7 Plagues reunion show on this site.  I apologize for the video quality; the video setting on my camera isn't really designed for places as dark as that.  I also converted them into .mpegs and cut down the file size as much as possible; however, they're still fairly large, especially the second one, so allow some time for them to download.  I had two other video clips from the show, but one was completely blank for some reason, and the other is nothing but black due to the angle it was being filmed from.  So, without further ado, here they are: right click and choose "Save Target As..."

Deadwater Drowning clip

7 Angels 7 Plagues clip

Photos from the 7 Angels 7 Plagues reunion show in Binghamton, New York last Friday are now up.  View them here.  There are a total of 194 photos from the show; almost 100 more than my previously most photographed show.  So be sure to check those out.  Also, to accommodate this show, I've updated the Bands list, the Venues list, the Mosh Pit photos section and the Photographer's Favorites section for concert photography.  In addition, there will be new nature photos added at the end of the month, between the 28th and 30th.

-Alec

Prints are now available!  Any photo seen on this website can now be purchased as an 8x10 high quality print, for only $2.95, with each additional print only $1.50.  Also available for purchase is a 2006 calendar featuring 12 of my full-size photos and 15 smaller ones, but there are only four left, so if you're interested, make sure to put your order in soon before they're gone.

-Alec

The photos from the Dillinger Escape Plan/Between the Buried and Me/HORSE the Band/The Flashbulb show at the First Unitarian Church in Philadelphia are now up.  The show was one of the best I've ever been to; totally worth the plane trip down and back.  Go check out the photos.  Also, the 7 Angels 7 Plagues reunion show is this Friday, the 16th, in Binghamton, New York; pictures from that should be up late Saturday night, the 17th, or Sunday the 18th.  In addition, other photos taken this month (nature etc.) will be up around the 27th-30th, so keep your eye out for those as well.

-Alec

And now, the moment you've all been waiting for...the website is complete!  It seems like it took forever, and at points I thought it would never be finished, but here we are, at last...

There are over 1,500 photos hosted on this site to date, and there will be many more added each month.  I hope you enjoy them all; feel free to ask me any questions you may have by sending an e-mail to lanimilbus@fairpoint.net.

-Alec

 

This website is clearly still under heavy construction - I'm aiming for the completion date to be by the end of the month.  'Til then,

-Alec