Category Archives: event

Crystal City on Fire

Fire Tower

 

Friday evening brought the opening of Artomatic 2017 to Crystal City in Arlington, and with it another fire spinning performance… and you know I cannot resist fire. Continue reading

the face of feminism

The Face of Feminism

On January 21, I went to the Women’s March on Washington to support and defend the equal rights of women, and to photograph the event as part of a photo-documentary book project, UnPresidented: The Inauguration of Donald Trump and the People’s ResponseContinue reading

looking back at 2016: fire

How 'bout a Little Fire, Scarecrow

2016 was a fire storm that blazed out of control leaving a fair amount of scorched earth and shocked minds. It is only appropriate that we leave the year with some favorite photos of fire–beautiful, mesmerizing and fortunately completely under the control of some talented fire spinners, breathers and eaters. Continue reading

looking back at 2016: events

Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage celebration at the Carlos Rosario International Charter School

A few of my favorite photographs of events I shot in 2016. Continue reading

photo of the moment – lifting you up

Saturday was Art All Night DC—my fifth AAN and my third year as coordinator of photography. Look for new blog posts about Art All Night coming in the next several days.

Lifting You Up

Hula dancing with projections at Art All Night DC 2016, H Street

Vigil

faces of pride and sorrow

The emotional contrast between Saturday and Sunday was striking. Saturday was the Capital Pride Parade–outrageous, outlandish and festive (very, very festive). The only discordance I heard on Saturday was in regards to the degree to which the parade has become commercialized and, I must concur that the “green” stripe in the rainbow flag seems to grow larger every year. The parade drew to a close, my gay friends partied and I went home for a more peaceful night. But then came the news from Orlando.  Continue reading

funk parade 2016

Hung Tao Choy Mei Lucky Lions

Hung Tao Choy Mei Lucky Lions bring the Chinese dragon to the parade

For the third year running, I was proud to serve as the photography/videography coordinator for DC’s annual Funk Parade – “a one-of-a-kind day fair, parade and music festival, celebrating Washington DC’s vibrant music and arts, the U Street neighborhood, and the Spirit of Funk that brings us all together.” Continue reading

side yards

Carnival sideshows can be fascinating, comical, risqué, and thrilling. Carnival sideshows can also be icky, gross or slightly twisted. The second annual Side Yards sideshow extravaganza included a little bit of it all. (Click any image to enlarge and scroll through the show.)

The Juggler 1

The Juggler 

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