These photographs were taken during a family visit to Ghana, August 23 - September 5, 2015. We spent the first week doing volunteer activities (renovating a preschool) in Lolito, a small village in the lower Volta region. We spent our second week in Accra (the capital) and Cape Coast, which in the past was the main point of departure for the African slave trade.
My son Cole and I visited Paris for the first time, March 22 - April 2, 2013. Despite average daily temperatures of a windy 40 degrees Fahrenheit, Parisians and tourists were out in force, offering plentiful opportunities for street photography with a French accent. I hope you find it as tasty as the food.
This is a selection of my best travel and street photos from a 9-day visit to Beijing and Xi'an, China. Beijing is the capital of the People's Republic of China and its second largest city, with a total metropolitan population of 19.6 million. Xi'an, for those who don't already know, was the original capital of Imperial China and is where the terra cotta warriors are buried. In both cities I was fortunate to experience rare days of clear blue skies. Overcast skies due to air pollution is the norm. Regardless, the constant activity makes them as much a street and travel photographer's dream as they are a challenge.
The photos represent a combination of my personal best for 2011 and those that may not be my "best" but which I still like a lot and think you might like too.
You'll notice that roughly half have been converted to black and white. That's because B&W has always been my first love; also because I think they look better that way. As always, your feedback is most welcome.
These are my favorite street photos of Philadelphia's Center City, which residents of other cities might refer to as its "downtown." I picked them so they could hold together as a portfolio and so their style would be reasonably consistent with similar street photos of Philly I've produced in previous years. I can't wait for the weather to warm up so I can start building my selection for 2011.
I visited Quito, Ecuador with my wife and three kids from August 15th - September 1st. They were doing volunteer work at a daycare center for indigenous children. I was writing, taking pictures and providing support services. During the weekends we would all take trips to nearby towns such as Otavalo, Cotacachi, and Banos. What I've presented here are what I consider my best photos from Quito and our weekend excursions. If you have any interest in these photos or visiting Ecuador, feel free to e-mail me.
This started out as ten photos, but it pained me too much not to add five more. Yes, I could have re-titled this gallery my "top fifteen," but it just doesn't sound as good. Maybe if I find five more I've overlooked I'll retitle this my top twenty. In the meantime, pretend that whatever five you like least don't exist and feel free to leave comments on whichever you like most.
Because of its warm, dry climate, cars last longer in Southern California than they do in most parts of the United States; and because distances are so great and public transportation so poor, Southern Californians drive everywhere. Therefore, vintage cars (i.e., cars more than 20 years old) are relatively common. I find that the cars have as much personality as their owners. Better yet, they don't mind posing for the camera.
I have nothing against color portraiture, but given a choice, my preference will always be black and white.
This is a collection of what I consider to be some of my best black and white portraits. Most of my subjects were young women who wanted headshots for their acting or modeling portfolios. Few succeeded. I hope my photos weren't to blame.
Most of these photos were shot with a 35mm camera, but a few were shot using medium format. All were shot with black & white film, which I processed and printed myself. What you're viewing are scans of the prints rather than scans of the negatives. I hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I enjoyed printing them.