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Yin. Yang.

Over the past few weeks… I have taken photos ankle-deep in cow dung and then in a medical research clean room. I have photographed in an abandoned, dilapidated factory complex days after shooting in $30 […]

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Time Magazine Cover Exploits the Child…and Photojournalism

The Time Magazine cover photo illustration depicting the sobbing child looking up at President Trump is horribly exploitative of the child. Shame on Time. But just as bad is Time Magazine taking a credible news […]

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My Top Picks for 2017

Below is a variety of my favorite personal, work-related (editorial & corporate) and fun photos from this year…and a few just for the memories. Another year down, looking forward to what 2018 will bring before […]

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Hot Cops, Heaps of Marijuana, & One Memorable Photo

Some people seem to end up in the wrong place at the right time. During my time working at the Observer-Dispatch, I had a knack for ending up in the right place at the right time, […]

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Twenty-something Years Ago I Built My First Web Site

The year was 1997 and a new frontier was well underway. It was a wild west of sort, unchartered territory with limitless possibilities. Back then having a website was not a necessity as it is today, […]

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Emotion is there behind the lens

The following editorial column originally appeared in the Observer-Dispatch April 17, 1994. ___________________________________________ I didn’t mean to hurt Eddie House, but I did. House is an emergency medical technician with the Vernon Center Fire Department.  […]

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Looking back: Memorial day circa 1992 at the OD

As I’m sitting here at my desk resigned to working all weekend, I thought back to one Memorial Day when I was at the Observer-Dispatch. I had to work that day, and a few days […]

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Long Lost Superheros

Last weekend I attended a gathering of  journalism superheroes of yesteryear. There were reporters, editors, and photographers from an era when journalism was real, and good, and it was done the right way. It was […]

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I must be getting old…

Something has changed. Today,  my camera and I came face-to-face with a family  who had just learned someone they loved died in a house fire. It had been a while since I had been there […]

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Why NOT to give away your copyrights

I keep seeing up-and-coming photographers on Facebook offering packages that give away high resolution digital images, and worse yet, their COPYRIGHTS. Here are 5 important reasons NOT to give your copyrights away: 1. Stock images […]

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