Sunday, December 16, 2012
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Sunday, November 18, 2012
I never thought I’d miss snow. Growing up in Maryland, there was no greater feeling than being able to stay home from school because of a snow day. When snow was expected overnight, I’d wake up in the middle of the night and walk over to my bedroom window to see if any had actually fallen. If it hadn’t, I’d do my homework that I thought should have done earlier. But as an adult, winter weather has completely different implications. Who among us wants to get out and drive in that stuff? I quickly learned that in Atlanta and other parts of the South, they don’t get out and drive in it because everything shuts down. Sometimes the shutdown is based on the forecast alone! After experiencing a few southern snow “storms” I can certainly understand why. One of those “storms” in 2010 made me realize what I miss about the snow. I don’t actually miss the snow. What I miss is the incredible artwork that it creates.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Back in 2008 I was asked to take photos of a few Obama campaign t-shirts. I hired two models and off we went. We took dozens of photos, but this was my favorite. Although the message of "Hope" was not the dominant theme for the President's 2012 campaign, the statement made by this photo is even more relevant today than it was in 2008. When I look at the couple, I don't see race. I have no idea what they look like, where they're from, or what their backgrounds are. I simply see two people united in solidarity and triumph. Congratulations Mr. President.
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Sunday, October 14, 2012
New Orleans is truly one of the most unique and culturally significant cities in the United States, and a photographer’s paradise. My first and only trip to New Orleans was in 2003, when I met a friend there for the Essence Festival. One morning I got up early and headed out with my camera. I took this shot of Muriel’s Bistro in Jackson Square. The interesting thing about this shot is that almost everyone from New Orleans asked me how I managed to get it without any people on the street. Actually, there were people on the street. If you look closely, you can see them. Leave a comment if you see them.
Sunday, October 7, 2012
By now you've probably figured out that the Photo of the Day has evolved into the Photo of the Week. So, I figured it's about time that I change the name of these posts to reflect just that. So, as you see, I'm not ready to move away from last week's music theme. Several years back I was essentially serving as a manager and road manager to a couple of artists. Of course I took my camera to every gig. This photo was taken at a Sunday Brunch at Warm Daddy's in Philadelphia.
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Sunday, September 9, 2012
Well, I'm back. I'm sorry, I'm sorry. Going out of town got me off track but I'm back, and I'm here to stay. Yesterday I was driving around with a client looking for fresh locations and stumbled across a psychedelic blue door which served as a very cool background. Of course, I had to get creative with it.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
There was something about this tree that really struck me. Maybe it's the vines, or maybe the full canopy of leaves, or the maze of branches. Some have said that it reminds them of Jack and the Beanstalk. To me it symbolizes age, strength and maturity.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Back in the late 90's and early 2000's I did a lot of recruiting for my former law firm. One of the places I visited regularly was Chicago. My annual visit to the Windy City usually coincided with Chicago Carifete, where I could soak up some Caribbean culture and food.
Monday, August 27, 2012
Awww. Photoshop. Love it or hate it, you've got to acknowledge the power of this photo editing giant. This photo, which was created several years ago, consists of the following elements: the face on the side of the building, water and people all from Chicago, the sky from a sunset in Atlanta, the stairs and wall on the left from the Carter Center in Atlanta (look familiar?), the tulips from the Georgia Capitol, and the mountains in the foreground from North Carolina. The inspiration for this photo came around midnight. I got out of bed and stayed up all night to finish it.
Sunday, August 26, 2012
When you've got the photography bug, you can find a good photo anywhere. This photo was taken at an outdoor concert at Chastain Park in Atlanta, GA. I was sitting with a group of people when this bottle caught my eye. The folks around me didn't even know that I was shooting.
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Friday, August 24, 2012
It's getting close to midnight and I haven't posted for the day. I just reached for my cell phone on the nightstand to search for a photo that would provoke enough thought for a blog entry. Ah, some unlit candles sitting on the counter. When I think about it, unlit candles have so much potential. With the stroke of a match, they can produce light, heat, and energy. They can create a warm mood, or come through for us in an emergency. They can also cause destruction if used improperly. Yet if they remain unlit, they do nothing but take up space. Sounds a little like people. Good night world.