The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze

Not sure if you noticed but my life has changed significantly in the last few years. I am injured and wifed up and spending more of my time looking back at old images than making new ones. Don’t worry, I got plenty more to shoot, but I am not exactly upset with my new middle aged life. That’s why instead of bringing you some crazy Halloween party photos, I got some photos of pumpkins carved into art taken in upstate New York where I went with my girlfriend so we could drink hot apple cider and eat apple cider donuts and buy a new magnet to add to our fridge. It was great. 

I actually had no idea what we were going to see. My girlfriend just told me to bring my camera, so I did and now because of it, you guys get to see a bunch of photo of pumpkins. The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze happens every year in the Hudson Valley in upstate NY at Van Cortlandt Manor. It’s about an hour from us in Brooklyn. It’s honestly insane what they can do with pumpkins. A bunch of stuff was carved into fake pumpkins that I am guessing they reuse from year to year but my girlfriend went a few years ago and she said most of it was different. A lot of the pumpkins are real though and were barely showing signs of age. It’s all very impressive. I particularly enjoyed the MoPA (Museum of Pumpkin Art) where they had art by Koons and Calder and Warhol and many more made out of pumpkins.

This is a pretty quick update, but wanted to drop a few links on you. First of all, I have started a new Instagram account. I told you I was looking back at old images, it’s because I started @VintageDBB, a selection of my party photos from 2006-2012. Most of the stuff I am posting right now is from 2007 but I am working my way forward. I post several times a day. The other thing I wanted to mention is that I had to do a new Juggalo NFT drop for Halloween since spooky season is year around for psychopathic clowns. Okay, that’s it. On to the photos!

Click here to see my photos from the 2022 Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze at Van Cortlandt Manor.

The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze

The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze

The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze


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