Thursday, February 28, 2008

i wear helmets like this

to work and just in general in my daily life - you never know, right?

feature picture from a kids learning to climb on a climbing wall, goofin around.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

my poor little blog

is neglected. i haven't shot much lately worth posting sadly, and the stuff that is worth posting hasn't been published yet.

but got to go to nyc yesterday to photograph grand central terminal's basement and here's a shot from the subway.

Monday, February 18, 2008

and had dinner with friends

it was paul's birthday - ok paul, stop goofing off at work and looking at my blog, now get back to work!

then saw the ny times cafeteria

then did some street photography

apple, large

so went to nyc on saturday and came back yesterday - amazing how much you can see and do in just 24 hours in new york.

saw a parade

Friday, February 15, 2008

baby fest

seems like i'm taking pictures of lots of babies lately. here's one from a story on a hospital volunteer who is in high school.

Thursday, February 14, 2008


an outtake from a marriage ceremony in the mayor's office. happy valentine's day!

Monday, February 11, 2008

everest book

one of our photographers here at the courant just published a book which i think could be a big hit. i wanted to plug it for him and encourange the support. if you buy one book this year, buy this one:)

High Crimes: The Fate of Everest in an Age of Greed

Available at

It's by Michael Kodas, a great guy and someone who worked his tail off for this book.


shot from bball game this sat. uconn at seton hall

it's been a nice break from daily work getting to shoot so much sports lately, but i tell you i really can't stand all the alpha males roaming around during the games. thank goodness our profession seems to be moving more away from that type of personality. lord knows the last thing we need out there is another cocky photographer who thinks they know it all.

rocco's journey

Saturday, February 09, 2008

inspiration part 2

i heard a quote today that really struck me, especially in light of all the instability in the profession in which i, and so many people i care about, have chosen.

it hit me so much i pulled off the side of the road to write it down - one interpretation could be a sad reservation of the situation, but in the context of which this was said, i think it rather speaks more to the determination of the individual to keep going - to keep focused and working - despite the chaos.

"I don't have any expectations of what the business owes me... I have no sense of entitlement... I just work."

ok now, on that note. off to build a better tomorrow.

Friday, February 08, 2008


Bruce Moyer from St. Petersburg Times sent me this link:

There is one particular passage that stood out to me, and I'll be sure to try it next time the situation calls for it:

"...what I say to my subjects "is to focus and concentrate on the most important thing in their life, whether it is a moment of happiness, sadness or indifference to the wider world, just a very personal moment, from there the interpretation of capturing that is down to me," by Kalpesh Lathigra.

Rock and roll.

more babies

my good friend allison just had twins - here's one of the beauties.

it was great seeing her with the kids - they're lucky to have her as a mother.

all these babies are making me think maybe i should get something to take care of - like a plant, a 401K, or a small goat (they're really cute).

once i bought a chia pet (the herb kind) but it died. i didn't think you could kill one of these.

ANYWAY, congrats to allison!

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

twin adoption

this couple adopted these twins from ethiopia - i can't imagine having kids, plants or anything that really lives in general.

i can barely get myself up and showered in the morning.

Monday, February 04, 2008


megan worked her tail off to pull off the weekend - here she basks in the glory of another great ncppa weekend with a beer and flowers.

keep shooting

logan asks lisa why she's so much better than him in photography.


pete was yelling at me as usual.


pic of lisa during her talk at ncppa - she's another one to check out:

an amazing photographer and a wonderful person to boot.

rocco's madness

a madman's notes on how he's going to build a better tomorrow at the southern short course. shawn rocco was furiously thinking about how he's going to do his portraits at the ssc. if you missed atlanta two years ago - you missed a great time.
this year shawn will be using his mad enthusiasm and talent to do cool portraits of participants at this years conference in charlotte.

not everybody loves ross

isn't this a hate crime?


check this guy out:

he has more talent in his pinky than i have in my two hands and three feet.

logan part tres

logan part deux

logan found this bubblewrap and... well.. guess this sums it up.

and don't worry, he's not nekkid, you just can't see his shorts.

logan makes for fun pictures

i was looking through my pics from the weekend in chapel hill - here are some highlights - logan's beard was defintely one of them - he looked a little like the unibomber.


bill works on ncppa website during the judging this weekend:

check out the winners!

congrats to andrew craft who won nc photog of the year and to shawn rocco (my resident hotel while staying at chapel hill) who won best of show.

oh and yeah, to logan who hates contest but won more awards than most newspaper staffs collectively.

Saturday, February 02, 2008

sat morning

and logan woke up with rocco's dog.

kiehart and christine

hang out in my favorite bar - bubs:)


finally made himself useful

beard bump

and watched joe weiss and logan mock-bunting do a beard bump


then i saw paparazzi arrive when they heard krantz was a judge

chapel hill chapel hill chapel hill!

yeah - so i went back to the homeland this weekend for the nc photog contest.