Brian Feulner

Visuals Editor


Sports Illustrated firing entire photo staff is a bad idea

on Jan. 24, 2015, at 8:37 a.m.
Sports Illustrated announced that they fired their entire staff of 6 remaining photographers on Friday. Bottom line, bad idea. By putting good photographers out of work in the name of saving money from cutting things like benefits and a steady revenue stream, S.I. is hurting the same industry that made them a publishing …

A collection of Maine adventure images from BDN photographers

on Jan. 15, 2015, at 12:25 a.m.
Yvonne Chouinard, Lewiston native and founder of Patagonia, coined the phrase “conquerors of the useless” in reference to the personally rewarding feats that he and his compatriots tried to tackle during outdoor adventures decades ago. Those feats included climbing El Capitan, a 3,000 foot monolith and one of Yosemite’s most sought after big …

Freezing photographers: How we deal with winter

on Jan. 08, 2015, at 12:14 p.m.
If you work as a photographer in Maine, for at least 5 months out of the year you’re going to be working in the cold. Once nature’s air conditioner comes on there’s a lot to think about before heading outside. First there’s our comfort. We’re constantly going from a 70 degree …

Maine photographer shares experience covering Ebola epidemic, says health care workers’ efforts ‘nothing short of heroic’

on Jan. 02, 2015, at 5 a.m.
Michael G. Seamans is a photojournalist based in Waterville, Maine. He traveled to Sierra Leone from Maine in December 2014. The below questions were asked by visuals editor Brian Feulner as part of a QnA with the photographer. As a photographer what was your goal of this trip? The goal …
Jacob Daigle, 13, of Wallagrass helps in the Martin Farm potato house where the crop is stored until shipping in this September 2014 file photo.  The Martin family farm used to produce much more potatoes but the lack of demand effected them as well as the largest of farm in the region.  They will produce about 1200 barells of potatos this year.

The year in photos: Top BDN pictures of 2014

By Brian Feulner on Dec. 31, 2014, at 7:05 p.m.
2014 was an incredible year to be a photographer at the BDN. We produced several digital projects and had the opportunity to experiment with different ways of telling stories in a constantly changing digital landscape. As photographers, our focus isn’t just about the moment anymore. In today’s world, our jobs …

Giant hole opens up on Hammond Street in Bangor

By Brian Feulner on Dec. 30, 2014, at 11:25 a.m.
A massive hole opened up on Hammond Street in Bangor closing part of the street and police redirecting traffic. Bangor Public Works Director Dana Wardwell said the hole was caused by 24 by 30 inch 1870s sewer pipe that collapsed.

Ukeleles rock Rockland

By Brian Feulner on Dec. 29, 2014, at 3:30 p.m.
The group UkesROCK gets together weekly at Gordon Page’s downtown office overlooking Main Street in Rockland.

Man charged with three counts of murder in deaths of mother, two children

By Brian Feulner on Dec. 29, 2014, at 1:04 p.m.
Keith Coleman enters the courtroom for his arraignment at the Penobscot Judicial Center on Monday afternoon. Coleman is charged with three counts of murder in the deaths of Christina Sargent, 36, her son Duwayne Coke, 10 and her daughter Destiny Sargent, 8.

New gun range takes shooting to the next level

By Brian Feulner on Dec. 23, 2014, at 5:30 a.m.
A new gun range addition recently opened in Holden at Maine Military Supply. Owner Frank Spizuoco said the range is a 5,000 SF addition to the store, has an ADA gun lane, a training facility for gun safety as well as a dedicated gunsmith room.

A giant moon, storm devastation and Maine islanders: Brian Feulner’s photos of 2014

on Dec. 22, 2014, at 12:13 p.m.
2014 was an incredible year to be a photographer at the BDN. We produced several digital projects and had the opportunity to experiment with different ways of telling stories in a constantly changing digital landscape. Two of my favorite digital projects from this year were The Good Life and Six Miles Out. As …

Nine-year-old Bangor pianist plays to the tune of a gifted piano

By Brian Feulner on Dec. 20, 2014, at 11:22 a.m.
Maurcia Mosley is 9 years old. She has been playing piano since she was 4 years old, when her parents bought her a keyboard from Toys R’ Us. Her family couldn’t afford a real piano for her, but fortunately, a woman in Waldoboro found her a full piano, which formerly belonged …

Pedestrian hit by car in Glenburn dies

By Brian Feulner on Dec. 17, 2014, at 7:05 p.m.
Lt. Sean Hashey with the Maine State Police talks about a fatal accident in Glenburn that left a woman in her mid-30s dead after being struck by a sedan driven by a male on Pushaw Road.

Small Town America

By Brian Feulner on Dec. 12, 2014, at 10:33 p.m.
The full song “Small Town America” by Chris Soper

Songwriting in ‘Small Town America’

By Brian Feulner on Dec. 12, 2014, at 8:44 p.m.
Chris Soper of Bucksport plays the song he wrote about the Verso Paper mill closing Friday in the Bangor Daily News studio.

Taste test reveals best water in Maine

By Brian Feulner on Dec. 11, 2014, at 6:52 p.m.
The Maine Rural Water Association held its 28th annual Best Tasting Water contest during the 34th Annual Water and Wastewater Technical Conference on Thursday afternoon at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.
Brian Brown, a Brewer High School student, ties a black woolly booger Thursday morning in the school's lecture hall. Brown's grandfather was a fly fisherman and he hopes to take up the sport. Student's received lessons from the Penobscot Fly Fishers as part of their outdoors education class.

Penobscot Fly Fishers give Brewer students a lesson in fly tying

By Brian Feulner on Dec. 04, 2014, at 1:40 p.m.
When in Maine, tie flies. That’s what Brewer high school students have been doing over the last few sessions of their outdoors education classes. As Penobscot Fly Fishers member Hank Metcalf demonstrated how to tie flies, about 20 students listened carefully along, while also watching an overhead …

Co-founder of Burt’s Bees talks about career as photographer in New York City

By Brian Feulner on Dec. 01, 2014, at 8:29 a.m.
Burt Shavitz, co-founder and face of Burt’s Bees, had an intriguing career as a photographer, living and working in New York during the 1960s. Shavitz engrained himself in the New York arts scene, befriending W. Eugene Smith and Diane Arbus among others.

Truckers celebrate Thanksgiving on the road

By Brian Feulner on Nov. 27, 2014, at 4:53 p.m.
Dysart’s Truck Stop in Hermon serves Thanksgiving dishes to truckers who are working during the holiday.

Vietnam war veteran talks conversion to ‘peacenik’ protester

By Brian Feulner on Nov. 27, 2014, at 11:56 a.m.
Dud Hendrick of Deer Isle is a Vietnam war veteran and a member of Maine Veterans for Peace.
The Bangor Daily News building on the corner of Buck and Maine Streets in Bangor.

Bangor Daily News staff reveal Thanksgiving confessions

By Brian Feulner on Nov. 25, 2014, at 5:35 p.m.
Have you ever served a Thanksgiving dish you dropped on the floor, forgot a very important ingredient or destroyed your turkey? Thanksgiving disasters happen to everyone. Several staff members at the Bangor Daily News reveal their Thanksgiving confessions.
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