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Friday, July 15, 2011


When I came to this spot in Esperanza on Vieques Island I looked out on the ocean and suddenly felt far far away from home. I felt as though it was a dream that I could ever see something so beautiful. In the distance on the right is the rain working it's way across the hilltops and eventually drifting off to sea. This island is a gift...you should see it for yourself someday.

Friday, July 8, 2011

The Wise snail built his house upon the rock

Taken on Vieques Island off the coast of Puerto Rico. I was playing with my focusing. I like how this one came out.

Thursday, July 7, 2011


And as the ocean flows in and out...so will her breath.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

On a clear day...

Any minute now my ship is coming in
I'll keep checking the horizon
And I'll stand on the bow
And feel the waves come crashing
Come crashing down, down, down on me

And you said,"Be still, my love
Open up your heart
Let the light shine in"
Don't you understand?
I already have a plan
I'm waiting for my real life to begin

When I awoke today suddenly nothing happened
But in my dreams I slew the dragon
And down this beaten path
And up this cobbled lane
I'm walking in my own footsteps once again

And you say,"Just be here now
Forget about the past
Your mask is wearing thin"
Let me throw one more dice
I know that I can win
I'm waiting for my real life to begin

Any minute now my ship is coming in

I'll keep checking the horizon
And I'll check my machine
There's sure to be that call
It's gonna happen soon, soon, oh so very soon
It's just that times are lean

And you say,"Be still, my love
Open up your heart
Let the light shine in"
Don't you understand?
I already have a plan
I'm waiting for my real life to begin

On a clear day
I can see, see for a long way

On a clear day
I can see, see a very long way
-Colin Hay

Friday, June 10, 2011

another photo credit




Monday, May 16, 2011

Every Now and Then

Every now and then I see something beautiful and I get to take a picture of it.
I took these to use as advertisement for our next show Love and Human Remains. Enjoy.

Friday, December 31, 2010

Lost and Found

I took this photo yesterday. It is of Durand Lake in Rochester, NY.
I decided early in the day to take a walk through the park and check out the trails I have so often zipped passed on my way to where ever. What I found was perfect. The park was beautiful and exactly what I would imagine a "winter wonderland" would look like.
As I walked along with the happy little tails of the puppies leading me, I started to remember my father. He often would walk with us through the woods of our farm or along whatever river was close by and take in our surroundings. He loved to point out trees or animal tracks or whatever other little nugget of "wild" he came across. My father was a very knowledgeable man when it came to the outdoors but he wasn't someone who could identify every kind of tree. He just simply knew what he knew...and he loved to share it whenever he could.
Out in the woods surrounded by nothing but the sounds of my own footsteps in the snow, I realized that I felt at home. I looked out over this lake and thought for a second how much my father would have loved to see it and how proud he would be that I was out wandering and exploring the way he taught me to do. Isn't it funny how a park hundreds of miles from where I grew up could bring me so close to him?

Home isn't something you leave behind ..it is something you carry with you...and have always.

Peace and love
Happy New Year

Monday, August 9, 2010

Off Beat Bride

So Lisa and I picked a date and we are in the process of signing our life away and figuring out what our day will look like. As you might imagine this whole "choosing colors" and centerpieces is quite foreign to me. I am not someone who thinks about these things nor do I care to but I am someone who cares what things look like. I wouldn't be into photography if I didn't. Lisa and I aren't your typical engaged couple. We have been together for over 9 years now. We have a home, a dog, a life together. We have seen each other through the best and worst of times already so our story hasn't just begun, but we are finally able to celebrate our lives together legally.So what does this mean for our wedding? I know that I want it to reflect us much like this photo above does. I know the adjectives I would use...I just don't know how to achieve them. Food for thought.....simple, fresh, clean, fun, happy, warm, refreshing, bright. That is what I want....now go!

Monday, June 21, 2010

What good pictures can do....

So Lisa and I are engaged....as of a week or so ago. We found out about this local photographer Daria Johnson who was looking for same sex couples who are engaged and would be willing to help her build her portfolio. We contacted her and we made a date this past Saturday to hang out in Ellicott City (one of Lisa's and my first dates was to Ellicott City) and take some awesome shots of us being us. This is so far my favorite. I love the color and the look in our eyes. We look good! Thanks Daria and if you are interested in an awesome Baltimore photographer look her up here.