Posts Tagged ‘Durham’

We Have it So Good, and We Don’t Even Know It

April 2, 2014 | One comment

I spent a couple of hours this weekend photographing the 2014 Ninth Street Derby and having a blast. In years past, I have learned that manual focusing is often the only way to go for some of the shots I get, even with the most sophisticated cameras on the market (last year I shot with […]

What’s in My Bag? 9th Street Derby, Ep. III

March 29, 2014 | No comments yet

For the third year running, I will be spectating and photographing Durham’s Ninth Street Derby, a modern reincarnation of a hallowed classic, the Wellspring Criterium. In 2012, I had no idea what to expect, and showed up with a Canon 5D, a Canon 1DmkIII, and probably my three zooms (16-35 f/2.8L, 24-70 f/2.8L, and 70-200 […]

And Then There Were (Nearly) Three.

February 10, 2014 | One comment

It doesn’t seem like that long ago that I was here in this same house, nervous with camera in hand, photographing these folks, my friends, my family. David and Trish were getting married then, speaking their heartfelt vows to one another. Then along came Lila… then Lucas. Suddenly, we find ourselves all with families–wonderful, beautiful […]

Fall in the Bull City, Revisited

February 4, 2014 | No comments yet

If life is about the journey and not the destination, so too is photography a lot of the time. You go out, you take photos, you come home. Sometimes you ingest them into your computer and edit them, and sometimes they just sit there on your hard drive, waiting to be processed. A new project […]

Decking the Halls: Holidays, American Tobacco, and Nouveau Velvia

December 1, 2013 | No comments yet

Okay, okay… all you folks have been champing at the bit since what seems like the beginning of September to get your holiday spirit on and put up the lights, wreaths, and Christmas trees, and it’s finally time. Let loose the caroling crooners over the airwaves, bring on the gingerbread, stockings, elves, menorahs, and dreidels. […]

Rise of the Undead in the City of Oaks

November 2, 2013 | No comments yet

A chilly breeze blew through Moore Square in Raleigh, the City of Oaks. The sun was setting, the fall leaves rustling. From bars and restaurants that line the square came the sounds of laughter, and conversation. Suddenly, there were sounds of shuffling, and groaning, of lifeless legs dragging along the sidewalk. My son and I, […]

Katie + Dan Married at Duke Chapel – Durham Wedding Photographer

October 28, 2013 | No comments yet

Here we are already–Dan and Katie have already been married over a year. Time hurtling by. They’ve been enjoying their marriage and their photos for twelve full months. Through social media, I’ve seen them travel, party, and toil together. In the midst of a beautiful North Carolina fall, Dan and Katie got married in the […]

The Things That Are Deeper Than Photos

August 10, 2013 | One comment

There is this rule, in internet blogosphere land, that you are not supposed to post blogs at 12:30 am. Something about how most people are sleeping and not surfing the internet, devouring your precious content. That rule probably also suggests that you shouldn’t be doing it on a worknight, and maybe shouldn’t be writing it […]

New Perspectives, Familiar Places

August 8, 2013 | No comments yet

It’s super easy to get jaded in your hometown, to feel like you’ve shot the same things from the same angles in the same ways a million times over. When I return home from a trip, I always try to approach the familiar with those fresh eyes I had when seeing new things wherever I […]

Monsoon Summer

July 9, 2013 | No comments yet

It’s a wonder we haven’t floated away yet, rainy as it’s been in North Carolina this summer. I mean, we are used to rain, but not like this kind of rain–this heavy, persistent, record-breaking rain that is flooding things like I’ve never seen before. Between the rainstorms and the firestorms brewing in the NC Legislature, […]