After three wonderful years in Austin, Texas, Chris Love Productions is making its new home in Newton, Massachusetts. It’s been a wonderful journey, but now I’m coming home to New England.
In the Spring of 2011, after eight years living in the Boston area, I moved to Austin, TX with the intention of living close to the headquarters of Sailgroove.org where I began my sailing video career. Even after launching my own company that needed no physical location, I thoroughly enjoyed life in the breakfast taco capital of the US. Though I was miles from the nearest ocean, Austin was a perfect temporary city for someone like me, along with my wife Andrea and dog Tiller. It offered affordable rent and no income tax for a business that started with no assets whatsoever, live music, great restaurants, festivals, hiking trails, dog parks and lots of active people—even some great sailing at Austin Yacht Club on Lake Travis. But after dozens of trips back and forth to New England to see family and friends, after getting married and thinking about where to buy a house, we decided the Northeast is the place to be.
Through the help of a friend, my family landed a great apartment in Newton Centre, about eight miles from downtown Boston, five miles from my Alma Mater, Boston University, and twenty miles from my hometown of Holliston, MA. My wife enjoys similar mileage to her roots. It’s true what they say about New Englanders—they always come back.
But for CLP, this move is about more than coming home, it offers great access to some of sailing’s best locations in the US. In this summer/fall season alone, I have or will shoot in Marblehead, MA; Bristol, North Kingstown, and Newport, RI; and Port Washington and Oyster Bay, NY, all just a short drive from my new home. I also have several contacts in the industry here, allowing me to easily add additional team members to my shoots. So if you’re in the Northeast and thinking about video coverage, give me a call and maybe I’ll just swing by.