Sven Gustafason and I did a story for HOUR Magazine on one of the largest and most historical public parks in Detroit and its current iteration and rebirth. Here is a post with more photos and an updated and more in-depth version of Sven’s story. Sven Gustafason To me, there might be no better microcosm for the Detroit experience … Continue reading Detroit’s Palmer Park: Where ghosts of past and present collide
I am not going to go as far as to pronounce these “Equivalents” as the great Alfred Stieglitz did in 1925, equating different cloud shapes with different human emotions (see video below). But since college I have been shooting them and as we all know, there is something epic and transcendental about them. For me, they always seem to bring about feelings … Continue reading Cloudy nights.
Now that summer has arrived and we are at a nice, comfortable remove from winters chilly embrace, its seems to be a good time to reflect on its beauty. I shot these images last winter over New Years weekend. Our family cabin, in Waters, Michigan, about 3.5 hours North of Detroit, is a nice A-Frame … Continue reading Winter walk in Waters, Michigan.
Popped up out of the subway the other day at 125th.street in Harlem and was assaulted by so much amazing culture. Incredible up there. Going back with film.
I recently had an assignment from HOUR Detroit Magazine to photograph an up and coming rapper from Detroit while he performed a concert here in NYC. The rapper, who is represented by the same management team as Eminem, is 100% deaf. He grew up in a family of musicians in Detroit and has carved … Continue reading Rapper Sean Forbes, for HOUR Detroit Magazine.
It came and went again but this year it was graced with blustery winds, beautiful snow and freezing temps. The side streets around the 252 year old parade are packed with staged parade participants waiting, sometimes hours, for their turn to enter so its a perfect place to meander and photograph. Back on 2nd Ave., … Continue reading St. Patricks Day in NYC; a wondrous melange of snow, Irish tradition and vomit
On the way back from Detroit I stopped off at Niagara Falls. As always, they were breathtaking. And then, a photographic phenomena which rarely reveals itself ensued. Photographing the moisture in the air. Cosmically lovely if I do say so myself.
The J’ouvert festival recently unloaded itself unto our weary Brooklyn and it now stands firmly, surely, as my favorite annual cultural event. Starting at 3am, its hypnotic, rhythmic procession of steel drums and motor oil covered revelers snake their way down Flatbush to Empire then head East. I realized, while standing in the middle of the street drinking … Continue reading Film images from J’ouvert festival with the HOLGA
Photographing in the darkened city of Lower Manhattan was one of the most exhilarating experiences in my 8 years in NYC. It started as I made it half way across the Brooklyn Bridge around 10pm and had a great vantage point to take in the view of the city with a pitch black foreground and lighted city … Continue reading Manhattan in the dark, Oct.31st.
“I would see more black people with mohawks than I’d ever seen my entire life. You see people who you thought you were the only one of.” -P.O.S., musician The Afropunk fest, (“The other black experience””) an incredible, progressive event partially sponsored by the Brooklyn Academy of Music, took place in late August. I was so stoked … Continue reading Portraits from the AfroPunk Fest