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 …

A Friend in Concert

A Friend in Concert

I love it when I can help out a friend. Laura Mann is a veteran pop artist who opened for some of the biggest acts of the 90’s. But forget all that, she’s also a dear friend and one of my favorite all time photo models. And next weekend, she’s playing a the renowned Philadelphia …

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. …

Art Museum Illusion

Art Museum Illusion

It amazes me what hate a head cover can produce. Hijabs, yarmulkes, turbans and bonnets. There’s always some creep out there who will hate you for wearing one.  I realize that this photo, unexplained, might evoke fear and revulsion in the reptilian mind of some unevolved viewer.   But this model isn’t an exotic refuge …