Monthly Archives: August 2013

Mother-in-law.

When I asked her to come out of the hut, she said no because she didn’t have on a pretty dress.

When I asked her to smile, she denied me my request.

When I asked to take her picture she gave me more than I could have ever asked for.

The exchange between the photographer and subject sometimes becomes so powerful, you can often “feel” the connection and the “gift” they are giving you without any words being expressed.

I miss the people on Ilin Island and hope to return again soon someday with @wattsoflove.

Rising above the morning sun.

Totally inspired video by Adam Barker that makes you want to get out and take photos. If you need a little inspiration today…here it is ENJOY.

This is a pretty insightful article on the current photography market. Who Shot the Photographer?

When one person sees trouble, another sees opportunity. Me? I see opportunities.

OLD SCHOOL EDITING

My most resent article published at TheAppWhisper.com.

If you have ever spent anytime with your face down and your eye looking through an Schnieder 4x photo loupe, then this is the article for you. If you’ve never used a photo loupe, check this quick read out and see how it’s still fun to roll “old school” while editing images.

Just add water.

His laughter fuels for my soul.

Three cords, the truth and an attitude can change the world.

Teach them that their words, talents and contributions matter and then…get out of their way.

Every so often in my career, I stumble on a face or smile that seems custom designed for me to photograph.This was one of those faces.

This boy’s face from Ilin Island brought me such joy the moment saw it.

I ran across this image while cleaning up my hard drive and I really needed to see it at the moment I did. This image reminded me that despite any obstacles or how helpless I might feel at times to just keep working to help little faces like this one.

Hope I get to go back to Ilin island soon with @watts_of_love and see this face again in person.

Something’s have improved with the modern world.

Shooting a really small film today. #budgetreductions.

I told a good friend today about the importance of embracing and sharing with others both the positive and not so positive aspects of his current life situation.

I have learned that people can not fully trust your “yes” if they have never heard your “no.” Just as it is equally truthful that your triumphs and joys in life are always more cherished when juxtaposed to past difficulties.

Here is to embracing ALL that life has to offer.

Small man, big ocean.

Today is world photography day and “share your adventures of service week” at @kammok.

I can honestly say this IS the most meaningful image I have ever shot in my 20 year career. I just shot this image on my humanitarian trip last February with @watts_of_love.

Not only did this trip change my heart it also gave me a vision of how to use my photography skills to help people in such need.

Regrettably, up until this trip, I had never used my story telling and photography skills to create positive change and help others. Sad and regrettable but, brutally honest.

By providing these families living on Ilin Island without any electricity a clean solar light it changed their health, finances, lives and futures forever. It also changed how I view the world and plan on giving back.

I would love to hear how you are using your skills, time and talents to help create change?

#wattsoflove #worldphotographyday #theroolife #kammok

A moment of peace.

Outwitt, outlast, outplay.

Man is drawn to the sea, because it represent both beauty and danger.

Driver not included.

Playing the blues.

Shell shocked and hallowed.

Where fish stories begin and the big one never gets away!

Red skies at night sailors delight. Red skies at morning sailors take warning.

“If I say it’s safe to surf, it’s safe to surf.” —Lt. Kilgore

Modern day Huckleberry Finn. Off to find buried treasure.

Forecast 100% chance of gray.

“Amateurs worry about the technical, professional’s worry about the finances, and the Master is only concerned with the light.”

Light = Life

Today is world photography day and “share your adventures of service week” at @kammok.

I can honestly say this IS the most meaningful image I have ever shot in my 20 year career. I just shot this image on my humanitarian trip last February with @watts_of_love.

Not only did this trip change my heart it also gave me a vision of how to use my photography skills to help people in such need.

Regrettably, up until this trip, I had never used my story telling and photography skills to create positive change and help others. Sad and regrettable but, brutally honest.

By providing these families living on Ilin Island without any electricity a clean solar light it changed their health, finances, lives and futures forever. It also changed how I view the world and plan on giving back.

I would love to hear how you are using your skills, time and talents to help create change? (at Ilin Island)

A moment of peace. (at Naper Settlement)

They say the government is slow to change but this airport security sign is kinda silly now. (at Trenton Airport)