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holidays people people

here comes the neighborhood

I’ve never really known my neighbors as an adult. So when I saw that my next-door neighbor was converting his brownstone into a haunted house (at his own time and I’m sure expense as well), I figured the least I could do was offer my studio to trick-or-treaters and their parents, offering to capture their costumes with something a little better than an iphone. Read more [...]
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people people

instagram killed the photoblog star

I wish I had a good excuse for my absence. Backpacking through South America. A high-profile but hush-hush assignment. A secret spy mission. Anything to account for being AWOL for all this time. Especially since the truth is much more boring: I just never got around to writing new entries. I didn't even have a lack of photos to blame. In the last three months I shot roughly 6,000 photographs. Not a whole lot by professional standards, sure, but it was hardly nothing. There was definitely enough blog fodder to be found. Nope, it wasn't due to a lack of material; the blame for my lack of updates lies squarely on my shoulders. Well, mine and Social Media's. Read more [...]
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musicians people

adventures in how not to conduct a photo shoot

Whenever I find myself back in the DC/VA area I always make sure to meet up with my old friends and favorite musical misanthropes, Herb & Hanson (usually because they're the ones I'm there to visit). We have a few drinks, have a few laughs, and then at some point break out my gear and go off to do that photo shoot we keep meaning to have. And we always get it wrong. Read more [...]
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people people

animals and children

While on my two-week sojourn back to The Bay, a friend and ex-coworker reached out to me. I'd shot her son's first birthday a couple years back and as the family had since increased by one, they were hoping for some family portraits. I was more than happy to oblige. Read more [...]
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fashion people places

hot couture

When I had arranged my last trip to San Francisco, the very first thing I did after booking my flight was send out an email to Paciano Triufo, Ann Borja, and Roczane Enriquez, photographers and make-up artist (respectively) extraordinaire and good friends from my theatre days with Bindlestiff. I'd always wanted to work with on a shoot but had never had the chance, so when the chance presented itself, I hopped right on it. Read more [...]