Category Archives: people

snowday in the park

After a blizzard you dig out and then you play. Here are a few shots I took walking through the always entertaining Malcolm X Meridian Hill Park in Washington, DC.

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Día de los Muertos

Half Dead

Half Dead – click any image to view the full set

Historically, the Washington neighborhood of Mount Pleasant has been predominately Hispanic with a significant number of Mexicans and Mexican-Americans. As such, it only makes sense that it hosts a festival on Día de los Muertos, the day when families in south and central Mexico gather to pay tribute to dead loved ones and to offer spiritual assistance on their journey. Today, however, Mount Pleasant is a neighborhood in transition with residents of multiple ethnic and economic classes. While the Mexican tradition of Día de los Muertos is still prominent, the current festival in Mount Pleasant is influenced by the variety of backgrounds clearly visible in the faces of those attending. Continue reading

photo of the moment: bubble bliss

 

bubble bliss

bubble bliss

See more of my work with kids in my child and family portfolio.

so this just happened

pulling air on the cover of MidCity DC Magazine

pulling air on the cover of MidCity DC Magazine

I am extremely proud that my photograph of Jennifer Stephens (performing as Marigold Bumbleroot) is the cover of the October 2015 In Print edition of MidCity DC Magazine. Stop back here Monday for a series of images from Jennifer’s enchanting performance, and check out the on-line copy of MidCity DC Magazine.

skate like a girl (if you can)

skate like a girl 10

Skate Girls Tribe demonstrated that girls can do anything, as if any further proof was needed. At Washington’s Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the women and girls of the tribe put on a show to impress as they found their line. #skatelikeagirl  Continue reading

finding a line

finding a line 20

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Skate culture met high culture at Washington’s Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Running through 13 Sep 2015, the Kennedy Center’s Finding A Line explores the intersection of the skate subculture with music, art and media. It includes orchestral works, exhibitions, stage plays and, of course, skating in a park custom built for the event in the front plaza.  Continue reading

Reflection

isaac – tenth day

I work with a lot of kids and their families, but I do not often have the opportunity to photograph a newborn. This past June I had the joy of photographing Isaac with his parents in their cozy apartment home. At just 10-days-old (plus an extra 7 days in utero), Isaac was ready for his debut photo shoot.

The set includes shots of candid moments…

 

… as well as planned images composed under controlled lighting in a living-room-turned-makeshift-studio.Isaac's debut photo shoot

I hope that the resulting series of photographs clearly reveal the warmth and love that I easily observed on Isaacs tenth day.

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play with love

Sometimes you just need a break from the stresses of work, family and even social life. WithLoveDC saw the need, and began sponsoring Recess for Grownups at Dupont Circle. I was able to capture some of the fun last Wednesday. #PlayWithLove