Category Archives: Photojournalism


My Top Picks for 2020

Oh 2020, what hast thou done. The year, for me, started out with a bang…quite literally.  My first photo of the year of fireworks over downtown Utica was taken within 10 minutes of midnight and […]

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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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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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