This is my first icon made. This is an alleyway not far from the White House. As I crossed the street, I quickly snapped this as I stepped off the curb. The man looked up, stood up and went back in the building. This is why street photography is difficult, it is more than just snapping a shot, it is the search for those intangibles which are more than the technical aspects of composition, aperture, shutter speed and lens focal length.
I love bourbon. One of the rewarding things that you can do for yourself if you love bourbon is to visit a distillery. This is a rickhouse, where they age and store the bourbon at Woodford Reserve distillery in Kentucky. The light for windows above and lights make for an excellent contrast with light and shadow.
A father and daughter bonding moment eating Italian ice cream on a lazy Saturday afternoon. I asked his permission to make some images. I took around 20 images and I think that this one captures that special moment best.
This cosplayer is “Misa” of “Deathnote.” In black and white, the contrast really pops between the cosplayer’s skin tone and the color of her costume. Opening the aperature created a nice blur in the background and gives the image a 3D like effect. This was one shot and the cosplayer struck a powerful pose.
Last night of Carnivale 2015 in Venice, Italy. The “see and be seen” descend upon Florian restaurant in St. Marks square. The restaurant is packed. Folks are gawking through the large pane windows to catch a glimpse inside. This lady knows how to react to a camera and the look, the look is pure pleasure and enjoying the moment. Thank you, well played my lady, well played.
In January 2013, took a long weekend to stay in New York. Having had a few of their beers back home, visited the brewery on Sunday. While waiting for the next tour of the brewery, the light was perfect for this silhouette of the bouncer at the door.
This is Jim, he works at the warehouses at Wild Turkey Bourbon distillery in Kentucky. The Bourbon Trail was my bucket list in 2013 and I toured eight distilleries in four days. I am going back, there is too much to see and drink and it cannot be done in four days.
As we came up to this warehouse on the tour, Jim and five of his coworkers were loading those barrels in the trailer from the warehouse. As we approached, they stopped working and Jim sat on the barrel. I made this photo just as he sat down, looking back into the warehouse. The look in his eyes and the expression on his face is genuine, in the moment and personal.
As I look at this photo, this is the man that I trust, who I want to be involved in making my bourbon.
On May 1st, the Baltimore city state’s attorney announced the charges against the Baltimore city police officers. At the intersection of W. North Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue, people show up to show their reaction to the charges. A little girl on her mother’s shoulders sheds a couple of tears as they watch cars pass by on North Avenue.
I am invisible. Coming out the rotunda for the Thomas Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC, while my way down the steps, I looked to me left and saw this group sitting. The majority of my favorite images have one or two persons in them, but there was something about this. I walked over and stood a few feet in front the group and made two images. No one looks at me. I find it fascinating that at this brief moment, no one is interacting with each other. The two girls looking past each other speaks of this reality.
Shot in the U Street corridor in DC. I do not take photos of the homeless. These men were sitting still at the bus stop after a couple of buses had passed by. There is a dichotomy between the prominence of the Wells Fargo ad and them sitting there. Whose stop is it?