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Category: Stories

The Great Tamale Adventure
November 21, 2017

My mom and dad met on the streets of the South Bronx in the seventies, and raised us as best they could in the middle of the crack epidemic. My dad worked as a building janitor and my mom stayed home raising us kids. Neither of them ever went to school - but did the best they could to give us a chance at making something better for ourselves. Something they never really had a chance for themselves. To get away from it all my mom and dad...

Reconnecting In the Smokies
November 13, 2017

Getting back to the studio after spending a week out in the Smokies speaking at a workshop.  I have to say, getting out there could not have come at a better time for me. I went to school way upstate in New York at a very early age. Being out in the Adirondacks for this pivotal part of my life really gave me a taste of where my soul could really be happy.  My head constantly feels like hundreds of televisions playing channels with poor reception...

The Other Side of the Table
October 12, 2017

Yesterday I read an article from the CEO of Three Legged Thing that outlines steps for photographers to avoid in wanting to become “Brand Ambassadors.” In the article, the CEO laments the de-evolution of photographers - transforming into an “entitlement society” of artists wanting to force a collaboration in order to get free stuff, and offers a glimpse into what his side of the table looks like - the recipient of 50 to 80 emails a day from...

The Coffee Master Totem
November 16, 2016

In February of last year, I was out in Dubai attending Gulf Photo Plus during a particularly turbulent time in my life.  I was on a plane to an incredibly cool place in the middle east -somewhere I have always wanted to go and have become fond of over the last couple of years - and yet I was feeling like I was hurling through the air falling off this imaginary cliff. Dubai could not have come at a better time. I wanted to take advantage...