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Re: “Seven Days Photographer Matthew Thorsen Dies at 51

I'm a new reader but his work is wonderful, the video of him shows how fun and hilarious he was. What a loss for the community.

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Posted by Cyndy Andrews Phillips on 01/07/2019 at 1:40 PM

Re: “Seven Days Photographer Matthew Thorsen Dies at 51

Matt came out to Colchester to take pictures of me and my kids and while he got us into many creative angles and poses, he discussed ideas of Buddhism, musicology, Tibet, children, hitch hiking, cities vs. the country and art. I wanted to score some points on something about photography, but he blew my mind with all these ideas while snapping away....that I forgot all about that stuff. He wowed us all by his humor, creativity and warmth -- what a happening human being! RIP. The picture he went for was of us in a tree where I had swung the kids in from infancy -- Matt had a connection with the cosmos.

Erik Kaarla

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Posted by Erik Kaarla on 01/05/2019 at 11:54 PM

Re: “Seven Days Photographer Matthew Thorsen Dies at 51

A tragic loss; a good man. I knew him personally for the last year+ of his life and wish I had known him for many more. RIP Thorever

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Posted by Brian Steinmetz on 01/03/2019 at 10:48 AM

Re: “Seven Days Photographer Matthew Thorsen Dies at 51

I am deeply saddened by the far-too-soon loss of Matt Thorsen. Not only was a uniquely talented and original photographer my photo shoots with Matt always involved unexpected props and acrobatic poses -- he was kind and generous in surprising ways. I will miss working with him and running into him around town.

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Posted by Miro Weinberger on 01/03/2019 at 8:45 AM

Re: “Seven Days Photographer Matthew Thorsen Dies at 51

I never knew Matt personally, but have long admired his photography from afar. As a kid, when I'd repurpose old issues of Seven Days into fire starters, I'd often save Matt's photos from the flames. His work was striking, irreverent, silly, punk rock.

Watching Eva's video on Matt really made me wish I knew the guy better. He seemed like one of a kind. Sending love to Seven Days and Matt's family.

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Posted by Jasper-Craven on 01/02/2019 at 11:07 PM

Re: “Seven Days Photographer Matthew Thorsen Dies at 51

Matt took a uniformed chief of police and put him in front of an exuberant, multi-colored abtract mural and made it all look like it was meant to be. His final product is probably the pic I'll remember most and the one I send when people ask for a portrait. I really enjoyed interacting with him. I'll miss his positive energy and his immense talent.

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Posted by Brandon del Pozo on 01/02/2019 at 10:01 PM

Re: “Seven Days Photographer Matthew Thorsen Dies at 51

What I remember most about being photographed by Matt is his uncanny ability to make you feel like you were on his side of the lens, not the subject. It made me feel more invested in what he was trying to accomplish with the shoot and I forgot about how i looked, or the purpose of the photo. I was left with the sense that in the short span of 10 or 15 minutes, we had just journeyed on some epic adventure of experiencing life from more angles than I'd imagined possible.

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Posted by Liz Curry on 01/02/2019 at 9:02 PM

Re: “Seven Days Photographer Matthew Thorsen Dies at 51

I was so honored to be photographed by Matt in my small art studio when Sadie did a story on my Valentine-making workshops a few years back. There will never be anyone else like Matt---he was fun, quirky, creative, and saw the world in such a cool way. Love to everyone in his circle.

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Posted by Megan Humphrey on 01/02/2019 at 6:00 PM

Re: “Seven Days Photographer Matthew Thorsen Dies at 51

One of the joys since moving to Vermont was seeing Matt's photos in Seven Days each week. I greatly admired and appreciated his work. He will be missed. I hope there will be a book of his photos offered by the paper or his family.

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Posted by harryllama on 01/02/2019 at 5:42 PM

Re: “Seven Days Photographer Matthew Thorsen Dies at 51

Matt's passing is a great loss for our community and for the many people whose lives he touched with humor, kindness, and warmth. He shot like he lived: with inimitable style and a keen sense of what makes us all so wonderfully weird.

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Posted by Townie on 01/02/2019 at 5:00 PM

Re: “Seven Days Photographer Matthew Thorsen Dies at 51

I loved Matt. I was too shy to tell him, but he gave me confidence to be myself.
Eternal thanks.

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Posted by reubendc on 01/02/2019 at 4:57 PM

Re: “Seven Days Photographer Matthew Thorsen Dies at 51

Thank you Matt for making my first cover design of Seven Daysand my careercome to life. Couldnt have done it without you

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Posted by Charlotte Harris on 01/02/2019 at 4:15 PM

Re: “Cultural Mosaic: Rapper K Prince Encourages Positive Thinking

Thanks for writing this. I am amazed at your ability to get so much information out of your subjects. I allegedly "know" K-Prince but here I am learning all about him through your writing.

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Posted by Brian Perkins on 12/28/2018 at 3:38 PM

Re: “Binge-Watch Local Programming on Your Holiday Break

Hey Jordan, what about watching local content on the community media TV channels of Channel 15 (CCTV), 16 (RETN) and 17 (VCAM?). There is some REALLY great stuff on there too!

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Posted by Llu Mulvaney-Stanak on 12/21/2018 at 5:58 PM

Re: “Playwright, Actor and Burlington Icon Josh Bridgman Dies

I haven't see Josh since I left VT in the lat 90s- but I have never forgotten him. I miss the nights at the O.P. drinking and dreaming up screenplay ideas! Gone way too soon. Isn't that always the way with the good ones!

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Posted by Daphne Vega on 12/19/2018 at 9:52 PM

Re: “Playwright, Actor and Burlington Icon Josh Bridgman Dies

RIP

A weird but wonderful dude. Glad to see this piece. He will be missed.

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Posted by Geoff Golder on 12/19/2018 at 5:36 PM

Re: “Playwright, Actor and Burlington Icon Josh Bridgman Dies

An iconoclast extrodinaire....the rare teenager whose appearance belied his intellect...always asked him what page I was on ....didnt happen...R.I .P.....
https://www.facebook.com/1191256433/posts/10215469971961065/

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Posted by Anne Bemis on 12/19/2018 at 12:34 PM

Re: “Playwright, Actor and Burlington Icon Josh Bridgman Dies

Josh was truly a unique individual. I am one of the few, perhaps, knew Josh from when he was a very, very, very young child.

Posted by MuBMi on 12/19/2018 at 9:01 AM

Re: “Questionable Authority: Seven Days Staff Have Thoughts on Church Street Mural

There are individual panels. Auction each panel off. Hopefully the celebrities, notables, and businesses that paid to be included will pay to own the panel they appear in. Could result in some bidding wars! Proceeds to the King St Center, the Boys and Girls Club, the Miller Center and other groups that have multicultural programs for children.

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Posted by leaterhune on 11/24/2018 at 8:11 PM

Re: “Inside Vermont's First Target Store

Finally ! Well done Target, happy to see you here, the store is very nice and has a hip vibe to it. Now start working on a second location in Rutland perhaps a larger store at the Diamond Run Mall and co develop with Costco. WE need both and so does super south Vermont.
Dig the big glass window with giant logo and of course Starbuck's, rock on !

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Posted by Dennis Keimel on 10/27/2018 at 6:41 PM

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