Posts Tagged ‘Durham’

Becoming a Man: Nathan’s Bar Mitzvah

June 3, 2013 | No comments yet

Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to photograph the Bar Mitzvah of the son of a couple whose wedding I’d photographed a few years prior. Well, to be totally accurate, I had the opportunity to photograph the rehearsal of the Bar Mitzvah, as photography isn’t allowed in the synagogue during the ritual itself. As […]

A Strange Request

May 31, 2013 | One comment

This is probably the weirdest blog I will write. Maybe this is where I reveal my true character, and scare folks away. It is where I separate the men from the boys, the women from the girls, the wheat from the chaff… you get the point. When I was a kid and my dad was […]

Full Moon Rising in the Bull City

May 24, 2013 | No comments yet

Tell me what you feel in your room when the full moon is shining in upon you and your lamp is dying out, and I will tell you how old you are, and I shall know if you are happy. –Henri Frederic Amiel

Reality Distortion Field

May 23, 2013 | No comments yet

This morning, as I drank my coffee and scrolled through my Facebook feed, I was struck by all that is wonderful and terrible about the Internet. To be sure, there is much to love, and much to despise. There is the sharing, the community, the communication, the mingling of ideas that creates new things that […]

Camera Nerd Blog O’ The Week: What’s in My Bag, Game Day

May 18, 2013 | No comments yet

No, I didn’t forget anything–my dirty, well-used iPhone 4 is the only thing that should be in the photo, because that’s all I’m taking with me. I don’t shoot sports professionally, I’m not getting a paycheck, I’m not on photo assignment. I am going to a ballgame, with my family, to have fun and eat […]


May 6, 2013 | No comments yet

This spring in Durham we have had a stretch of cool, drippy, cloudy weather that reminds me more of Seattle than North Carolina. Where we have temperatures lingering in the sixties this year, we usually have muggy eighties. I am enjoying the cooler weather, and even the rain. Even though it’s not always fun to […]

Students of Pain: the 2013 9th Street Derby

April 30, 2013 | One comment

To be a cyclist is to be a student of pain… at cycling’s core lies pain, hard and bitter as the pit inside a juicy peach. It doesn’t matter if you’re sprinting for an Olympic medal, a town sign, a trailhead, or the rest stop with the homemade brownies. If you never confront pain, you’re […]