Well, what have I been doing you ask? Schooling, Gardening, Traveling, Reading (Did you know every plant native to Australia is a member of the eucalyptus family? (The Greatest Show on Earth by Richard Dawkins (It's really good))).
I've been photographing plenty too. I've been to Berlin, and Virginia, and even had work in two shows so far this year. If any of that sounds remotely interesting I would love to dive into it, but until then I would simply like to offer a photographic smorgasbord of my recent exploits....
This lively debate grabbed my attention. Mother and Children, same planet, different worlds. - Berlin Germany 2015
A bridal store in Wedding, (No pun intended. Wedding is a borough of Berlin, and in German W is pronounced as a V) Berlin Mitte, 2015
This was really cool, and inspired my street photography for the entire trip. I stopped by the Vivian Maier show in Berlin. If you haven't heard of Vivian Maier it's not really surprising. She was a prolific street photographer who never did anything with her photos, and was only discovered a few years before her death.
I thought adding the reflections of the viewers gave one more level to this pieces, as she was often apt to seek out reflections. Willy Brandt Haus - Berlin 2015
Musician and Audience - Alexander Platz - Berlin 2015
Oberbaum Brucke - Bride in Berlin - 2015
Rotes Rathaus, Red City Hall, framed by pink pipes. These pipes sprout out of every construction site in Berlin. The entire city is only a few feed about the ground water table, and so water needs to be constantly pumped away. - Berlin 2015
Self portrait on top of the Bundestag Gebäude, the building that hosts Germany's federal legislative body. The giant glass dome was designed for the renovation by architect Norman Foster.
It's not summer unless you hunt the wild asparagus. This is a dried out stalk from last year, and while it was far from edible, it had an incredible form, and helped point out the new stalks below among the tall grass.
Snake wrangling, with a gorgeous black rat snake. These do a great job picking up the slack left by lazy cats.
In space there is no upside to be down. Think about that.
By covering up most of the lens, and filtering the rest, it is possible to look directly at the sun. A few amateur astronomers came to Airy Knoll and showed us sunspots, M13 a globular cluster of thousands of stars, craters on the moon, Venus, moons orbiting Jupiter, and the rings of Saturn. It was incredible. I would definitely suggest looking for an astronomer's club near wherever you are, even just to see these things once.
Friends in a bookstore in Staunton Virginia. It's one of those old timey kind of towns, but alive with energy. It even hosts a presidential library (Woodrow Wilson) and the only recreation of Shakespeare's indoor playhouse.
This was a really cool place before it closed. But I love the patterns being drawn by moisture on the paper.
Is it never not beautiful in the Shenandoah valley?
Street Resurfacing, or as I like to call it, mandatory inconveniencing. It's easy not to like asphalt, but it can be recycled over and over, which means it a pretty sustainable material. I know I often wonder about what happens to things like concrete asphalt.
Traffic and ominous clouds.
Pepper to keep my nemesis, the squirrel, from eating all my hard work. Seems to be working for the most part, until it rains of course. Before I started peppering my plants, I had cursed many squirrels running up trees with tomatoes in their mouths, and seen even more tomatoes simply vanish from the vines.
All dressed up for the 4th
The roof of the train station in Richmond Virginia.
Corner store in Richmond.
This was an honor. I was asked to photograph the retirement party for Ynez Olshausen, the principle who made the language immersion school at Waddell (Formerly Smith, more formerly Bruns ) what it is.
I've said it once, and I'll say it again, I could not have bought the education that I got there. It was a real honor to be there that night.
That's me with my award winning photo (3rd place is still a place) at The Light Factory.