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ON ASSIGNMENT: Chipper’s Last Game

10.28.2012

It was an evening of history.

In the first-ever Major League Baseball wildcard one-game playoff, the Braves lost to the St. Louis Cardinals and Chipper Jones (who played 19 years and wore the uniform of only one team) tipped his helmet to the home crowd one last time.  On assignment for MLB Photos, and with a nod to the history of the evening, toned nostalgically.

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ATLANTA PHOTOJOURNALISM SEMINAR

10.15.2012

A great year to attend!

ON ASSIGNMENT: Cowboys & Indians

09.11.2012

A few of my favorite images from recent New York Times assignments in the Rocky Mountains…from hydraulic fracking on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation near Glacier National Park to the Buffalo Bill Museum in Cody, WY.

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VIVIAN MAIER ROCKS MY WORLD

01.20.2012

Photo by Vivian Maier

The story and the work of photographer Vivian Maier. Extraordinary!

I was recently given the photography book “Vivian Maier: Street Photographer” as a gift, and it took my breath away. Not since Robert Frank’s “The Americans” have I been so excited about owning a book of images.

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MY FAVORITE TUNES OF 2011 – ANOTHER YEAR OF ECLECTIC LISTENING

12.07.2011

Aside from the art that I practice professionally, no other art gives me more pleasure than music.  Here is what kept me sane in 2011 (in no particular order).  Rich

FAVORITE ALBUMS

“El Camino” by the Black Keys.  Never thought I’d say this.  “The Black Keys make a pop album.”  Just a few years ago, the Black Keys were making raw, heavy, Hendrix-influenced blues rock.  Today, as Rolling Stone Magazine calls it, they’re making Sixties bubblegum garage pop.  Sort of goes along with the old wood-paneled Dodge Caravan parked on their album cover.  This album is a blast.  It’s still the Black Keys, and seems like a nice progression from last year’s awesome “Brothers.  Get in you car and crank up “Gold On The Ceiling” for a good time.

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ON ASSIGNMENT: NY Times in ATL

12.04.2011

A few pictures, while on assignment for the New York Times…from the black glitterati at the Soul Trail Music Awards to Atlanta’s funky and artistic neighborhood, the Old Fourth Ward, where Martin Luther King Jr. was born.  NYT Reporter Kim Severson reports on Atlanta’s black glitterati and NYT reporter Robbie Brown picks five places in the Old Fourth Ward worth checking out.

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TALES FROM THE LEADERS OF MOONDANCE ADVENTURES

11.01.2011

   

Some videos wow you with imagery, while others grab you with what is said.  This video is the latter.

After having done two other videos for Moondance Adventures, an adventure-travel company for teenagers, I pitched the idea of doing one on it’s leaders, the young adults that have a major impact on the teenagers they take into the wilderness.

I spent three days interviewing and getting to know some of the finest young adults you’ll meet anywhere at their leadership training outside Asheville, NC last spring.  What they shared with me was their passion for taking teenagers into the backcountry, their love of Moondance Adventures, and in the process they revealed their genuine character and sincerity.

This video is a departure from my normal style, and is what I call a “talker”, an interview-based video that holds your attention by what is said, not what you see.  If you have the time, be sure and watch to the last segment, called “Saying Goodbye”.  It’s quite moving. Enjoy!

Note: The intended audience for this video are the parents who want to know who will be guiding their children into the outdoors for up to three weeks.

Technical note: This video was shot on Panasonic’s new AF100 at 1920 x 1080.