Here it is in all its printed glory ‘Boomtown Nashville’ for the September 2014 Travel + Leisure style and culture issue.

In case you are none the wiser Nashville is the hot spot at the moment. There’s a lot more to this town then country music BTW. What with Jack White, The Black Keys et al the scene crosses all genres with ease and then some.

BUT music is only the tip of the iceberg. There is a lot of cool cool tasty shizzle happening across the board; the arts, culture, food, drink, business, etc etc etc.

At times it kinda feels like Williamsburg (especially up and coming East Nashville), all bearded and tattoo’d out only with none of the attitude or pretense. All that easy going Southern charm just oozes out of everyones pores. Even the immigrants who have moved in in droves and are adding their own blend to an already exciting mix have embraced the Nashville ways of creativity through community. 

Here’s to you Nashville. One hell of a town!!!!!

Seeing my ‘Into The North’ road trip printed in Travel + Leisure makes me want to jump back on a plane, pick up a rental car and just start driving through British Colombia again as soon as. Guaranteed good times. I can highly recommend it…

Excited to be able to finally share some pics from a road trip I took last September through British Colombia. The story ‘Into The North' is on the news stands now in the August 2014 issue of Travel + Leisure mag.

The journey started and ended at the airport in Vacouver but that’s more or less all we saw of that fine city. Instead we went exploring out east to the city Nelson and beyond to Grizzly Bear Ranch, then turning back west and hitting the vineyards of the Okanagan Valley before we boarded a ferry to Vancouver island and went to the end of the Pacific Rim Highway in Tofino.

We covered over a 1000 miles between all the back and forth, reveling in the constantly changing scenery and indeed the constantly changing weather. Have to say though it made for the perfect photographers companion, as is it was possible to experience varying conditions at any one spot within a matter of minutes.

Promise to put a more extensive gallery up on the new website. It’s almost there I swear. Plenty of procrastinating on this and that as is the way…

Big thanks to Alex, Scot and the T+L crew

How to fit a football pitch into a baseball field and other observations from last nights Liverpool FC V Manchester City match at Yankee Stadium.

An excited crowd of 49,456 enjoyed a most entertaining press season game complete with penalty shoot out to decide the result and $12 beers…

More from Jack Antonoff shoot for Billboard. This time Jack gets all snugly with his jumper…

More from Jack Antonoff shoot for Billboard. This time Jack gets all snugly with his jumper…

Musician Jack Antonoff of the band Fun and now Bleachers in his childhood bedroom at his parents house in New Jersey for Billboard mag.
And yes it really looks like that. No additional propping required…

Musician Jack Antonoff of the band Fun and now Bleachers in his childhood bedroom at his parents house in New Jersey for Billboard mag.

And yes it really looks like that. No additional propping required…

In observance of todays USA V Belgium World Cup match the offices of Andrew Hetherington Photography LLC will be closed for the duration. Here’s hoping it doesn’t get decided by a penalty kick although a result is a result no matter how you get it, providing your team wins of course . Ole ole ole ole….

In observance of todays USA V Belgium World Cup match the offices of Andrew Hetherington Photography LLC will be closed for the duration. Here’s hoping it doesn’t get decided by a penalty kick although a result is a result no matter how you get it, providing your team wins of course . Ole ole ole ole….

To whom it may concern Andrew Hetherington Photography LLC will be taking a break in our normally scheduled work day for the next couple of hours in observance of USA v Germany. Ole Ole Ole Ole!!!!!

To whom it may concern Andrew Hetherington Photography LLC will be taking a break in our normally scheduled work day for the next couple of hours in observance of USA v Germany. Ole Ole Ole Ole!!!!!

It might be full on summer but it was f**kin’ frigid back in December when I traveled to Vermont to photograph Spartan Race founder and ultra athlete Joe De Sena.

The feature for the July issue of Outside is online here now. Well worth a read as Joe is either one of the craziest mothers you well ever meet or is one of the most charismatic and inspirational. Add button pusher and workout fiend to the mix and you start to get the picture that he is a little bit of all the above and so much more.

With an appetite for 300 burpees at 5 am every day no matter what the conditions or the location De Sena is with out a doubt one of the most driven and intriguing people I have ever spent time with. 

Not averse to a photographic challenge myself Joe certainly kept me on my toes; pushing hard physically and photographically. Everyone gets dished the same treatment in De Sena world which is head quartered in and around the picturesque village of Pittsfield. And while its not everyones cup of tea it can be transformative and life altering if you are literally willing to roll up your sleeves and get stuck in. 

Big thanks to Amy and Hannah at Outside for the snow filled adventure…

To whom it may concern the offices of Andrew Hetherington Photography LLC will be closed this afternoon in observance of England V Uruguay….

To whom it may concern the offices of Andrew Hetherington Photography LLC will be closed this afternoon in observance of England V Uruguay….

With the day thats in it, time to revisit an oldie but goodie football project. They liked to play hard, steak & chips, shagging, their mot’s, bollox, walking dogs, getting lamped, hoovering, strip clubs, their wage packets and so so much more. Reintroducing Dublins finest, Newtown Park Celtic FC circa 2003….

Andrew Hetherington Photography LLC will be closing the office early today. Ole Ole Ole Ole Ole….

Andrew Hetherington Photography LLC will be closing the office early today. Ole Ole Ole Ole Ole….

The PDN Photo Annual 2014 satellite site went live today and although I have known for a few weeks as to my inclusion in the Magazine/Editorial Category I was sworn to confidentiality.
Excited that my SS Kid Rock feature for GQ is now batting a 1000 in contests this season after pulling a result in PDN and AP 30 too. As always its a huge thrill to be included and to be featured amongst so many of my inspirators.
Unfortunately I won’t be in town for the Photo Annual Party on May 27 so feel free to have my share of the beverages and the cheese tray if you are going…

The PDN Photo Annual 2014 satellite site went live today and although I have known for a few weeks as to my inclusion in the Magazine/Editorial Category I was sworn to confidentiality.

Excited that my SS Kid Rock feature for GQ is now batting a 1000 in contests this season after pulling a result in PDN and AP 30 too. As always its a huge thrill to be included and to be featured amongst so many of my inspirators.

Unfortunately I won’t be in town for the Photo Annual Party on May 27 so feel free to have my share of the beverages and the cheese tray if you are going…

Here’s a look at some of the pics I took for The New York Times magazine as part of a feature on the world’s biggest chain of vegetarian restaurants, Saravana Bhavan. ‘Masala Dosa To Die For' is a must read, as its a fascinating story about the chain and its founder the elusive P. Rajagopal, who has got to be one of the most colorful restauranteur moguls you will ever come across. Mired in scandal but yet beloved by his employees, he was convicted of murder, but only served 11 months in prison.

The restaurant specializes in South Indian food, namely dosa, idli and vada. Rice and lentils are the basic ingredients but my oh my don’t let that turn you off. The cuisine is super tasty. All made fresh daily in each location by chefs who come from Chennai in India the home base for Saravana Bhavan. Great care is taken to replicate the quality and consistency of the food no matter what part of the world you par take it in.

I covered a lunch service at the Lexington Avenue outpost here in Manhattan. It’s delicious and nutritious. The space is no frills as is the speedy service, which is all designed to get you in and out. Don’t let the dower facade fool you either it’s well worth a visit I promise.

Big thanks to Gabrielle Plucknette and Kathy Ryan for the assignment…

Continuing to bang the ol’ self promo drum today here on WTJ? My personal favorite of all the photo contests American Photography has posted the Selected and Chosen images online from AP30. Excited to have four images make the book and to be among such illustrious company. 
Save the date for the launch party November 6. Always a super super fun night…

Continuing to bang the ol’ self promo drum today here on WTJ? My personal favorite of all the photo contests American Photography has posted the Selected and Chosen images online from AP30. Excited to have four images make the book and to be among such illustrious company. 

Save the date for the launch party November 6. Always a super super fun night…