Exotic Portraiture: Split Light, Clarity and Vibrance

Exotic Portraiture: Split Light, Clarity and Vibrance

Sitar John Protopapas is primarily a World Music instructor at York College in York, PA. A study in diversity, John has a Greek background but grew up in South Africa and studied music in India.  He lives in the USA where he teaches World Music,  sitar, tabla and of course, Yoga, because, why not? The …

Festival Food: A Great Intro to a Culture

Festival Food:  A Great Intro to a Culture

I shot this photo at a Cambodian Festival in Philadelphia in the spring of 2017. The booth sold Cambodian and Thai food, but not as I know Thai food from the restaurants that I have been to.  There were salads and colorful drinks that I had never seen before.  When I struck up a conversation …

Be Afraid.

Be Afraid.

“Kim Kardashian made 17 million dollers off her wedding.Divorced 72 days later & they’re worried about gays ruining the sanctity of marriage?” – @WorldGayPride This shot made me think of the above quote that I read. I was tickled at how absurd arguments can be simplified to the absurd logic that they represent.  Of course …

Sometimes You Just Gotta Dance With That Seagull

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Sometimes You Just Gotta Dance With That Seagull

Seaside Beach, Oregon

Gallery: Brooklyn as Rendered by Leica

Gallery: Brooklyn as Rendered by Leica

Food: The Most Common Ground.

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Food: The Most Common Ground.

I had a friend who was afraid to eat at Asian restaurants.  “They don’t use chicken, they use cat,” he would say, pretending authority.  He had no idea that his closely held belief was actually a bad, old, racist joke – the guy was utterly serious. The worst thing is that he should have known …

Art Give Voice and Tears Down Divisions

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Art Give Voice and Tears Down Divisions

I met Dave Kyu from the Asian Arts Initiative at the Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month Festival in Philadelphia in May of 2017.  He was promoting a number of artistic installations that the Asian Arts Initiative is placing in and around the Chinatown section of Philly. Dave spoke with passion about how the Initiative is slowly …