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Bollywood Dance Night
Bollywood Dance Night

Photographs I made during the Music Center LA dance downtown Bollywood event.

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When you’re considering web hosting service, you need to look for a web hosting that offer backup services so your site can be secure all the time. Fortunately, when you go through any online webhosting service, you will find plenty of options that offer backup services to make sure your site is available all the […]

Full Frontal Steve 6x6x2015
Full Frontal Steve 6x6x2015

Again, the Rochester Contemporary Art Center – 6×6 event is just around the corner, and this of course means that Steven and I went around Rochester to make his iconic “Full Frontal” portraits.    Previous posts about Full Frontal Steve: 1. Full Frontal Steve 2. Less Frontal Steve 3. Full Frontal Steve 2.0 (NSFW)  

Lucerne Valley, CA
Lucerne Valley, CA

Lucerne Valley, California is an interesting community. Admittedly, I don’t know too much about the specifics of this town, its just something I passed through on my wait to visit my father in Big Bear Lake. I have always been drawn to this place, so eerie, lonely, filled with wanderers living off the grid, refusing […]

Big Bear Lake, CA – Nightscape
Big Bear Lake, CA - Nightscape

I’ve been in Big Bear Lake, CA these past few days hanging with my family. I was a little bored tonight and decided to get out of the house and make an image. I might go out tomorrow and make some more since I really liked the results of tonight.

Walking LA
Walking LA

Some photographs I’ve made while walking on my lunch breaks.

Bryn
Bryn

Yesterday I had the the lovely pleasure of photographing my friend Bryn for my project ‘in natura hominis’ or Humans in Nature. This photographs was made in Eaton Canyon, a place I grew up playing in as a child.    

Mummer’s Day 2015
Mummer's Day 2015

Last year’s Mummer’s parade opened me up to the oldest, and probably craziest, folk festival in the United States. I have described it to friends as the Mardi Gras of the East coast. This year, I managed to get out to the afterparty over on two-street. I wanted to focus on the fun, mayhem, and the drunken […]

From NYC to Ferguson
From NYC to Ferguson

  Over the past few weeks, at the end of my day working at Steve McCurry’s Studio, I head out Union Square to make photographs of the ongoing support for those protesting against police brutality in Ferguson, Missouri.   Two weeks later, a grand jury decides not to indict Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the death of Eric Garner […]

Crosses of Gaspé
Crosses of Gaspé

I made these photos while biking along the the St. Lawrence River towards the Gaspé Peninsula in Ontario, Canada. As of 2011, there are 5,766,750 people who identify as Catholic. This number is down 2.9% from 2001. In fact, All religious affiliation of any sort is dwindling down world wide. It’s as if globalization has made […]

Halloween at Washington Square Park
Halloween at Washington Square Park

I had just finished my day of interning at Steve McCurry’s studios… oh right, didn’t I mention? I got an internship for Steve McCurry’s place, now I’m living in NYC for the next few months. (Another post for another day.) I was on my way to REI after work, I popped out of the subway and […]

Becca and Joe Rath
Becca and Joe Rath

I was invited to a wedding this summer, and although I wasn’t the photographer, I brought my camera and made some frames.

NYC and MOMA Art Book Fair 2014
NYC and MOMA Art Book Fair 2014

I went down to the NYC Art Book Fair, 2014, at Moma PS1 this past weekend in NYC. It was fun to head out with my Mark II and Nikon 35 f/2 and just slide into the white noise that is New York. I went down to check out publishers and see what else is […]

Wall Therapy 2014
Wall Therapy 2014

I have been shooting video for this year’s Wall Therapy here in Rochester, New York. Wall Therapy officially started today but I have been shooting the last couple of days. There will be twelve artist from all over the world coming to paint murals to better the community. Occasionally, I get to make a photograph. I have […]

July 4th, 2014
July 4th, 2014

Fourth of July, Rochester, NY.  

A Day at Stoneybrook State Park
A Day at Stoneybrook State Park

On a hot day last week, I went out to Stoneybrook to beat the city heat and to swim in the beautiful Stoneybrook State Park here in NY.   Of course, I took my camera.   I really love it out there.    

Atheist Dan Courtney – Town of Greece
Atheist Dan Courtney - Town of Greece

Tomorrow I will be attending the Town of Greece to record Dan Courtney give the invocation before the Town Board conducts business. Dan Courtney is an atheist who believes that you shouldn’t have to declare what your religion is before engaging with your local government. I made these photographs of Dan while I was out […]

Family and Graduation
Family and Graduation

My family (Father, Stepmother, Brother) came out to visit me for my graduation ceremony at RIT. I never get to see any of them, and I especially never get to see them in my element. So I got to take them out to some places around Rochester and made some photographs of them. I don’t […]

What We Do Show Exhibition
What We Do Show Exhibition

If you weren’t aware I was awarded first place picture story at this years “What We Do Show,” an annual juried exhibition put on by the RIT Chapter of the National Press Photographer’s Association. I wanted to share some of the photographs from the awards ceremony in case you couldn’t be there.

1st Place “What We Do” Exhibition – BOUND (NSFW)
1st Place "What We Do" Exhibition - BOUND (NSFW)

I am happy to announce that I have been selected as winner of the 2014 What We Do which is a photography competition in the photojournalism department at my school, RIT. It such an honor to have been selected and I am so happy to share my work with you all. You can also see […]

Full Frontal Steve 2.0 (NSFW)
Full Frontal Steve 2.0 (NSFW)

For several years now, Steve has entered a photograph of himself, nude, for the annual 6×6 show in Rochester’s Contemporary Art Center. Because of this he’s become a popular entry and acquired “Full Frontal Steve” by the gallery workers. For the past couple of years I have been making Steve’s photograph. Last year, I caused a […]

Snowy Walk in the 19th Ward in Rochester, NY
Snowy Walk in the 19th Ward in Rochester, NY

Yesterday I went for a walk around the 19th Ward, a neighborhood known as one of Rochester’s rougher places. As I walked I was lured by objects that both interact with the environment and also describe a little bit about what this place is like.  

Out in the Snow
Out in the Snow

Today I had a great time going out and making some photographs with my RB67 medium format camera. I was able to make some winter landscapes at Genesee Vaslley Park. Also out in Scottsville I met a family on a farm who built an ice skating rink in their backyard and were skating around, eating […]

Mummers Parade
Mummers Parade

This year was my first time ever visiting Philadelphia and my very first #Mummers Parade which occurs every New Years day and is considered to be the oldest folk festival in the United States. Working class man spend all year sewing and stitching custom-made costumes and practicing stage performances which are later performed in the […]


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