Dr. Charles Quarles - Our State Magazine

Dr. Charles Quarles - Our State Magazine

When I first entered the home of Dr. Charles Quarles in Forest City, NC it was rather unassuming. From the outside it was just another ordinary ranch style home on a long suburban street. The first floor was carefully decorated with antique furniture, landscape paintings are hung on the wall and I could hear I Love Lucy playing on the TV in the kitchen. Then Mr. Quarles invited me downstairs and things quickly become out of the ordinary.

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The Funk Collective

The Funk Collective

The first inaugural Funk Collective, a gathering of independent breweries was held last night at Birds Fly South Ale Project in Greenville, SC.

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Beer City Festival 2017

Beer City Festival 2017

Beer City Festival 2017 in Asheville, NC

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A Seat at the Table

A Seat at the Table

Metaphorically, the tables were set months ago as chef John Fleer began to dream up what would become A Seat at the Table. This inaugural event was held on the evening of May 9 at Fleer’s The Rhu and Rhubarb. The event was invite-only and sold out weeks in advance.

Photos by Jack Sorokin & Story by Brook van der Linde

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Live Music Sessions - Sneezy

Over the past couple months i've been working on quite a few live sessions with musicians in Asheville. Most of them are still in the process of being edited, so check back at the blog for more to come.  In the meantime, here is a quick one-shot I did yesterday with the band Sneezy.

Brett O'Connor aka "Boc Sneezy" (Vocals,)
Jack Holland aka "Jucy" (Vocals, Guitar)
Ben Paulson aka "Dr. Baby Beats" (Drums and Keys)

Video by Jack Sorokin & Sam Shumate
Swannanoa, NC
4/15/17

Inkwell Press / Productivity Paradox

Inkwell Press / Productivity Paradox

Inkwell Press is an Asheville, NC based company that creates beautiful organizational products to help its customers feel empowered, prepared, and successful. I worked with Inkwell Press back in the summer of 2016 to produce a commercial video for their product release at the time (video below). Reccently they hired me again to shoot portraiture for their latest project a podcast called "Productivity Paradox".

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Couple's Portrait Shoot

Couple's Portrait Shoot

Leslie and Mondo came down to Asheville from Baltimore for a weekend vacation and while here hired me for a little portrait session downtown.

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Photography Award - Shoot the Frame

Photography Award - Shoot the Frame

I am honored to have been selected as a finalist in the January 2017 Shoot The Frame contest.

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Photography Award - Shoot The Frame

Photography Award - Shoot The Frame

I am honored to have been selected as a finalist in the October 2016 Shoot The Frame contest. Shoot The Frame is an international monthly photography contest created in 2011 focusing on the three categories of people, landscapes, and wildlife.

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BFS Ale Project / Beer Advocate Magazine

BFS Ale Project /  Beer Advocate Magazine

Beer Advocate Magazine hired me to photograph Birds Fly South Ale Project in Greenville, SC for their annual round up of the best new breweries across the nation. I spent a day of brewing, drinking, and shooting with (husband and wife / co-owners) Shawn & Lindsay at their brewery. 

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