a blog by Max Trombly

Month: April, 2012

simple tributes

My camera is the vessel that allows me to explore a world full of wonder.

My photographs are simply tributes to those most wonderful sights that I’ve ever seen, whether they be beautiful people, astounding places, or simple things.

Photo by: Max Trombly

Danielle is a very close friend of mine. I adore sharing her kitchen with her as we are both passionate about the food that we create.  A woman of many talents, she is also a nutrition specialist, a fantastic drummer, a fire performer and as of lately, a wonderful muse to work with while I […]

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Recently, I began to focus on more simple portraiture. Aiming toward finding deeper connections with those I photograph and allowing those photographs to simply say more. These photos are from the beginning of this period of change within my work. I am excited to watch my work evolve over the coming year. I took a […]

Music makes my heart sing, vol. 1

I love music.

Music has been at the very core of my existence since I was young boy. I played piano, drums, more piano, then as a teenager I picked up a guitar, started bands, played in bands for over 11 years, owned a recording studio for 4 years with my closest friends, and to this day I am constantly looking for new music that just moves my soul.

This begins a series of posts that, for now, I will call “Music makes my heart sing” and each of these posts will have some beautiful finds that I’m currently enjoying. I’ll aim for 4 or 5 songs, we’ll see how it works out.

For this first installment, here are a few that are grouped by “seductive, sensual, sexy” and inspired by the grey, slow, rainy day that we’ve got here in Southern Louisiana today.

Stateless – Bloodstream
His vocals, the slow, sexy as hell, melodies. This song is just…  well, it’s pure sensuality.  Jen told me to look this one up while she was on a road trip, suppose she found it on pandora.  What an awesome find!

Massive Attack – Paradise Circus
This one simply has no parallel, Massive Attack is one of Jen and I’s favorite musica groups. The actual video for this song is definetly Not Safe For Work (NSFW) so I will link a different link just in case you don’t want folks wondering what on earth you’re watching.

Fiona Apple – The First Taste
This song has been on my “night list”, for late night listening for years.  A classic Fiona track.

Portishead – Roads
I first heard this song during the dry shower scene in the movie Tank Girl.  That scene and that song stuck with me like a strong memory and every time I hear this song, I picture white powder falling from a shower head in a dark room.

(and here’s the scene from the movie, but the song was sped up for the film.)

That will be all for today. Hope you enjoy the recommendations! Feel free to leave a comment with other suggestions for anything that falls under the “sexy songs for a rainy day” category.


The trailhead

A new blog, a more refined direction, an awakened understanding, a new set of personal goals and a world of opportunity.  It is these things that I imagine will define the writings to come and I’m so wonderfully excited to share them with you.  Short thoughts, long meanderings and no idea what’s to come, but I will begin this new journal with the following:

On Life:

Right here and right now, is where the first 30 years of my life have brought me and I’ve never been more excited about anything in the world.  5 years ago I moved across the country, North to South, and opted to pursue a new direction.  As of today, a few things I can reflect on are a beautiful girlfriend (who is truly my equal and a partner in all parts of my life), an amazing dad, a younger brother who I am so incredibly proud of, two wonderful dogs (one of whom is pushing her nose up against my arm making this difficult to write without mistakes), the greatest friends in the world, and a developing life as a photographer.

On photography;

There’s nothing in life that I find more rewarding than taking an honest, real and without a doubt “true” portrait of someone.  I’m not talking about a posed smile for the camera, I am talking about a photo that captures every nuance of a persons character through their eyes, through their expression and quite simply, through them simply being.  If every single friend of mine gave me the opportunity to photograph them in this way, I’d have very likely captured the most beautiful photographs ever taken.  Truth be told, being my friends, I’d be incredibly biased, but all of their mothers, fathers, sisters and brothers as well as loved ones would likely agree.

Cheers to you, this new blog, and exciting things to come!

Life is can be truly wonderful and I hope to share some of that wonder with you.