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    1st Place "What We Do" Exhibition - BOUND (NSFW)

    1st Place “What We Do” Exhibition – BOUND (NSFW)

    I am happy to announce that I have been selected as winner of the 2014 What We Do which is a photography competition in the photojournalism department at my school, RIT. It such an honor to have been selected and I am so happy to share my work with you all. You can also see […]

    Full Frontal Steve 2.0 (NSFW)

    Full Frontal Steve 2.0 (NSFW)

    For several years now, Steve has entered a photograph of himself, nude, for the annual 6×6 show in Rochester’s Contemporary Art Center. Because of this he’s become a popular entry and acquired “Full Frontal Steve” by the gallery workers. For the past couple of years I have been making Steve’s photograph. Last year, I caused a […]

    Out in the Snow

    Out in the Snow

    Today I had a great time going out and making some photographs with my RB67 medium format camera. I was able to make some winter landscapes at Genesee Vaslley Park. Also out in Scottsville I met a family on a farm who built an ice skating rink in their backyard and were skating around, eating […]

    Mummers Parade

    Mummers Parade

    This year was my first time ever visiting Philadelphia and my very first #Mummers Parade which occurs every New Years day and is considered to be the oldest folk festival in the United States. Working class man spend all year sewing and stitching custom-made costumes and practicing stage performances which are later performed in the […]

    Polar Vortex

    Polar Vortex

    This was my obligatory polar vortex shot taken up at Lake Ontario North of Rochester NY.

    Coal, Steel, Jesus.

    Coal, Steel, Jesus.

    This year I drove down to Uniontown, PA to spend some time with my friend Keith W. McManus. Keith and I went out on Christmas Eve to just drive around the Monongahela Valley. I was admiring all of the various people’s christmas decorations and decided to stop at them and make photographs. Driving around south of […]

    1st Place “What We Do” Exhibition – BOUND (NSFW)
    1st Place "What We Do" Exhibition - BOUND (NSFW)

    I am happy to announce that I have been selected as winner of the 2014 What We Do which is a photography competition in the photojournalism department at my school, RIT. It such an honor to have been selected and I am so happy to share my work with you all. You can also see […]

    Full Frontal Steve 2.0 (NSFW)
    Full Frontal Steve 2.0 (NSFW)

    For several years now, Steve has entered a photograph of himself, nude, for the annual 6×6 show in Rochester’s Contemporary Art Center. Because of this he’s become a popular entry and acquired “Full Frontal Steve” by the gallery workers. For the past couple of years I have been making Steve’s photograph. Last year, I caused a […]

    Out in the Snow
    Out in the Snow

    Today I had a great time going out and making some photographs with my RB67 medium format camera. I was able to make some winter landscapes at Genesee Vaslley Park. Also out in Scottsville I met a family on a farm who built an ice skating rink in their backyard and were skating around, eating […]

    Mummers Parade
    Mummers Parade

    This year was my first time ever visiting Philadelphia and my very first #Mummers Parade which occurs every New Years day and is considered to be the oldest folk festival in the United States. Working class man spend all year sewing and stitching custom-made costumes and practicing stage performances which are later performed in the […]

    Polar Vortex
    Polar Vortex

    This was my obligatory polar vortex shot taken up at Lake Ontario North of Rochester NY.

    Coal, Steel, Jesus.
    Coal, Steel, Jesus.

    This year I drove down to Uniontown, PA to spend some time with my friend Keith W. McManus. Keith and I went out on Christmas Eve to just drive around the Monongahela Valley. I was admiring all of the various people’s christmas decorations and decided to stop at them and make photographs. Driving around south of […]

    Rochester Bus-Ted
    Rochester Bus-Ted

    This is an article that I made photographs for and was originally published in RIT’s student publication “The Reporter.” The article was written by Nick Bovee. Rochester’s old train station used to be breathtaking. Described like a miniature Grand Central Station, it was demolished over 40 years ago and replaced by a parking lot. Other […]

    The Roof Tops of Bhaktapur, Nepal
    The Roof Tops of Bhaktapur, Nepal
    Dogs for Sale
    Dogs for Sale

    While out on a walk one day in LA, a homeless man approached me. “Hey man you wanna buy a dog?” At first It seemed seemed pretty legit, and I wasn’t sure what to say. Then I realized that some of the puppies had tags on them. I said no, and he waved goodbye as […]

    Less Frontal Steve
    Less Frontal Steve

    Remember “Full Frontal Steve“?   Well today I called Sir Steven up and I asked him if he was down to make another photographer. I told him I’d like to take him to Rochester’s Pinnacle hill and make some woody nature type pictures of him being his nude self. I mostly shot on a Mamiya […]