photography

Pennsylvania Power

I am thrilled to finally present some work from the ongoing project Pennsylvania Power, a landscape series of co-operative power lines throughout rural Pennsylvania commissioned by the Pennsylvania Rural Electric Association. This project has had me driving on the back roads and through the small towns of Pennsylvania for more than a year, and it has given me a real appreciation for this beautiful state. I look forward to continuing this project over the next few months.

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Former Student Wins Award

Very happy to share that one of my former students, Tameka Shelford, just won 1st place in the Intermediate category in the Johns Hopkins National Arts Program contest with a photo of her brother that she took for my Digital Darkroom class, and hers is the first photo to ever win Best in Show. Just great news. It's always wonderful to see students put their work out there and get recognition for their efforts. Tameka was an amazing, dedicated student in my class, and I suspect this isn't the last time her name will be called at an awards ceremony.

Takeil  by Tameka Shelford

Takeil by Tameka Shelford

A Photo for History

What an amazing photo by Pete Souza, chief official White House photographer, and the accompanying article about the image in the Washington Post by Janell Ross is worth a read. Click the image below to link to the story.

Clark Reynolds, 3, is greeted by President Obama during a Black History Month Celebration held Feb.18, 2016, at the White House in Washington, D.C. (Pete Souza/White House)

Clark Reynolds, 3, is greeted by President Obama during a Black History Month Celebration held Feb.18, 2016, at the White House in Washington, D.C. (Pete Souza/White House)

Finally on Instagram

Well, I've finally found my way to Instagram. Yes, I know it's a bit late, and I'm sure all of the cool kids have moved on, but it's another way to get my work out into the world, so I might as well take advantage of it. To that end, I've been digging into my archive of images from my career as a photographer/photojournalist, and I am discovering some gems that I thought had been lost to time. Much of my early photography from my time in the service was lost because I didn't necessarily have control over the archiving of that work, and in the early days of digital, we just weren't thinking in those terms. I'm only recently piecing together that work via archives, negatives, outdated media, printed materials and colleagues who have been kind enough to help. Some of these were published, some weren't, and some are brand new. I hope you'll follow me to see what comes next. Just click here.