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 …

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

Philippine Family Values: Mae Claire

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Philippine Family Values: Mae Claire

Mae Claire is an a brilliant model and actor who lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  A naturalized U.S.  Citizen  who was born in the Philippines and has lived in the USA since she was six years old.  Mae identifies as Filipino American and feels comfortable straddling two cultures. When I asked Mae about what her Philippine …

Meg Eubank:  It’s Not Resistance, it’s Compassion.

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Meg Eubank:  It’s Not Resistance, it’s Compassion.

It’s hard to find someone whose family has been in the USA longer than Meg Eubank’s, given that her father’s family immigrated here in the 1600’s.  But even then, some folks just didn’t want them here. Indeed, the time between the original Jamestown settlement, where one of Meg’s ancestors settled in the 1600’s, and the …

Photos DO Lie

Photos DO Lie

This isn’t what it looks like.  Not hardly. I was shot this on a crisp winter day just around noon, but of course, I couldn’t leave it well enough alone, so I de-saturated it, messed with the highlights and contrast, added some blue, and turned it into a jazzy, midnight street scene. Never trust a …

Finding the Good in the Bad

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Finding the Good in the Bad

I think you need to break a lens every now and then in order to keep things fresh. Do try this at home: This lens used in this photo is an old Nikon 50mm 1.4 manual focus lens that had been treated harshly over the years.  I removed the F-mount and most the aperture ring …

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 …

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