My work in different cultural and religious communities over the years has introduced me to many interesting, wonderful people. I recently realized, however, that I seldom take their portraits. While I haven’t consciously avoided portrait photography, I do think there is something about it – about the direct, intimate connection… Continue reading.
During my first year in Ohio, I stumbled across the town of Cheshire, located along the Ohio River. Actually, it would probably be more accurate to say I stumbled upon the Gavin and Kyger Creek Power Plants, which tower over Cheshire and the few homes that remain there after a… Continue reading.
It’s hard to believe that summer is so quickly drawing to a close, and that next week, I will begin my second year of graduate school at OU. The past four months have been great, as I’ve gotten to travel to a lot of different places (West Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky,… Continue reading.
Several years ago, I began a photo project about a faith and culture known as Ásatrú, which honors the Old Norse gods and customs. When Christianity arrived in Scandinavia centuries ago, Norse paganism was outlawed in some of the region’s countries. Ásatrú emerged in Scandinavia toward the end of the… Continue reading.
Last week, I made my third annual trip to the beach town of Ocean City, Maryland, both to visit family friends and to photograph a Christian ministry festival known as Jesus at the Beach. I first heard about the festival, which is put on in part by Son’Spot Ministries, back… Continue reading.
En route to the Maryland seashore last week, I stopped in Washington, D.C. for a few days. While the majority of the photo projects I worked on while living in D.C. took place outside of the city, I did have a couple of favorite shooting spots. One of them is… Continue reading.
I grew up in the 1990s, the era of Nintendo64, Pogs, The Lion King, and, in the world of comedy movies, The Big Lebowski. The movie – which is about the “Dude” Lebowski and his motley team of bowling buddies – went way over my head as a kid, but… Continue reading.
Back in June, I decided that one of my summer goals would be to begin working on a project about parrot culture, mainly in Ohio. Having owned a Senegal parrot since my middle school days and volunteered at parrot rescues for about three years, this is a topic of great… Continue reading.