Some of my favorite stories and photographic series

Trees

Studies in movement & nature

Lee & Amy’s Secret Surprise Wedding…

Lee had only just proposed that morning, and then Amy found out that the wedding would happen that very same day. She got married on two hours notice, and it was amazing. Here’s the whole story……

Fear not the rain…

We’ve had a lot of storms and rain lately, and Philadelphians are probably relieved to see sunshine on the forecast. While I like the sun, I’m always a little bit surprised to see how upset people can be by rain. I was recently shooting in Manayunk, where we had a storm roll through our outdoor…

Walk AROUND Philadelphia

The beginning of an epic pilgrimage around the city’s perimeter. Here’s the story of our first day on the walk…

A prison visit… [sort of]

Here’s a story about trying to support a friend who was incarcerated. The system seems pretty broken; I’m grateful to those who are working to fix it…

Community Radio

Building low-power radio stations so that we can hear our neighbors…

Shale Gas Outrage 2012

My friends at Protecting Our Waters continue to organize against fracking, because we all live downstream…

An invitation to Interfaith work

“Religion” & “Faith” are complex topics, and it’s often hard to have productive conversations with people whose beliefs differ from our own. Here are some folks who’ve figured it out.

Feb 2021 Walk Around Philadelphia: Day 2

Chestnut Hill zigzag, Cheltenham Ave, Tacony Creek to Fox Chase… Rising early to meet Day Two lets us catch some beautiful early morning light. (I’m not always out and about this early, but it’s always a treat to catch the sunrise, and the walk is a good motivator…) We’re intercepted by Kathy & Chloe who’re…

Yoga project reportback

A beautiful and group of diverse Philadelphians who practice yoga gather to discuss & share their practices…

“Could even I be photogenic?”

I got an email today that blew my mind a little bit. It simultaneously made me so sad and so happy. I could talk your ear off about why I think that the idea that everyone is photogenic is important, but really this email that I got today pretty much crystalizes exactly why this project…

Feb 2021 Walk Around Philadelphia: Day 4

The Delaware, from Glen Foerd to Pier 68… Day 4 begins where we’d left off, at the Torresdale regional rail station, with a train that was scheduled to get in at 7:09am. There’s more folks joining the walk today, and I’d told those who were intercepting us at Glen Foerd to get there earlier if…

Radical Hospitality

How I learned the right way to make a breakfast burrito. Three hundred times in one morning.

Airport & Southwest: Recap of final weekend of Fall 2021 walk

Segment 9:Around the airport (Hog Island Road) It’s the final weekend of this fall’s Walk Around Philadelphia and we’re headed into the home stretch, circumnavigating the airport today and then following the creek back up to 61st & Baltimore where I started a few weeks ago. (If you’ve missed the earlier blog posts, you might…

Feb 2021 Walk Around Philadelphia: Day 5

The Navy Yard, Platt Bridge, Hog Island. We’d arrived back at Pier 68 before 7am in hopes of a sunrise over the river, but this morning was overcast. The forecast was calling for a potential ice storm hitting in the ~1pm range, and we were hoping it would hold off long enough for us to…

First weekend of 10 x 10 Walk complete…

The first weekend of this fall’s 10 x 10 edition of Walk Around Philadelphia is was pretty fantastic. Each route offered surprises, challenges, contrasts and unexpected delights (as expected!) There’s seven more segments open for you to join (Sept 18/19, 25/26/27 and Oct 2/3) alongside an option to organize your own group, so head on…

Swirls

Explorations of abstract forms…

How Philly Moves

Philadelphians who love to dance – a few images from the series.

CIW & Fair Food

Images from the Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ Campaign for Fair Food

We made it! The February 2021 Walk Around Philadelphia is complete…

I set out on February 7th for my 6th annual (and 7th total) pilgrimage around the city’s edge. One week later, after ~110 miles through snow and ice, detours and discoveries, setbacks and surprises, challenges and connections, I found my way back to the beginning, yet again amazed by the wonder of this city, and…

Music

Live music – it’s good for the soul.