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 …

Gay Marriage

Gay Marriage

“Kim Kardashian made 17 million dollers off her wedding.Divorced 72 days later & they’re worried about gays ruining the sanctity of marriage?” – @WorldGayPride About the photo:  This was shot in Philadelphia at the annual Cherry Blossom Festival using a small Nikon D5500 and an inexpensive but very capable 18-55mm kit lens.  I like this …

Got to Shoot With a Master

Got to Shoot With a Master

Meet Jose ‘Tutes’ Tutiven, an Ecuadorian-American who is getting a ton of great commercial photo work and a lot of acclaim for his abilities. On a whim, I trekked up to Brooklyn to attend the Photoville Photo Festival in Dumbo, right under the Brooklyn Bridge. This is he sixth year running and it was held …

Gallery: Brooklyn as Rendered by Leica

Gallery: Brooklyn as Rendered by Leica

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 …

Chinese Lantern Festival – Low Light Photo Heaven

Chinese Lantern Festival – Low Light Photo Heaven

The 2017 Chinese Lantern Festival ran through May and June at Franklin Square in Philadelphia, PA.  Adjacent to Philadelphia’s historic Chinatown section, this event was open and welcoming to all with static arts, and performances by acrobats, dancers and dragons.  We were lucky enough to bring and visitor from Texas and show off the diversity …

Exotic Travel Photography at Home (?)

Exotic Travel Photography at Home  (?)

This image, and the associated gallery, detail how one can photograph an ethnic event in a large US city and leave little or now evidence that the photos were taken in the USA. The gallery in the link below was actually shot in Philadelphia, PA. The key is to photograph as close in to your …

Hands

Hands

Hands portraits rival the face as a way to show a persons’ character. Any time I’m doing a portrait session, I try to get at a least a few hand photos in.  They can be incredibly expressive both alone or as part of a portrait. Hand portraits – just the hands –  can be compelling. …

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