american hope

In this segment of the GREAT AMERICA! project we celebrate our right to vote.  There are many places in the world where the people don’t get to cast a vote.  There are many places in the world where life is decidedly NOT awesome.  America is not one of those places.  Yes, we have our problems,…

nyc reflections

It’s been a long time since I did a walkabout photo session, but that’s exactly what I found I had time to do on the way to teaching a private photography class on the Upper East Side a few weeks ago.  Street parking in Manhattan is always a pain, and when I ended up parking…

epic kayak adventure

Ever since I bought my first kayak (a Wilderness Systems Focus 15), I’ve been planning an epic kayak adventure.  But, between family, photography and you know, life and things, I been a little busy.  If I don’t schedule it into the shared calendar my wife and I have months in advance, it’ll never happen.  So…

tucson creative dance center

I grew up in Tucson, Arizona, so anything desert makes me happy in a dry, dusty sort of way.  Every time I go there for a visit, I find something to take pictures of.  Last time I visited I found out the Tucson Creative Dance Center, home of Barbara Mettler Studios and a place I…

a twisted lens

Doing what you love for a living is awesome. I count my blessings that I get hired to make [hopefully] beautiful and intriguing images. But it can be a challenge to create them day after day, rain or shine, through good times and bad. But my clients pay me good money to show up on…

great america!

Welcome to GREAT AMERICA!, a photo project of American positivity! America IS great, and does not need to be made great all over AGAIN. Yes, we have our problems. The struggles of minority groups like our LGBTQ community, our non-white and our non-Christian citizens, is very real and continues to this day. But America is…

execution rocks lighthouse

I’m fairly new to kayaking, and have so far enjoyed a few afternoon paddles in the Hudson River near our home and in Goose Pond near Lee, MA, where we vacation in the summer.  The more I do it, the more I enjoy the challenges it offers.  It’s a great way to get alone time…

disney world in black and white

Last week my wife and I had the pleasure of taking the kids to Disney World. Spending 3 days bouncing around the Magic Kingdom and Epcot with two little girls and a toddler is incredibly fun and insanely exhausting, and figuring out a way to be a photographer at the same time is a little tricky. So…

a picture’s worth a thousand words

They say a picture’s worth a thousand words. They also say you never get a second chance to make a good first impression. Nowhere is that more evident than in the buying and selling of real estate. According to the Wall Street Journal, a good picture can be worth more than you would guess in time and…

feeling light

I’ve always been fascinated by light. How it looks shimmering off water, how it takes on the hue of the things it bounces off, the way it changes the entire feeling of a location based on its output and color. It can be an aphrodisiac or a sedative, it can cool you off or it can set you off. If…