taking pictures

After using point-and-shoot cameras for years, I got a Canon 350d at the end of 2005 and realized how much I like shooting pictures. I carried around a camera all through high school and college, but some time during the adult years, I drifted away. I didn't have a darkroom, for starters, and it wasn't until digital cameras caught up that I did too. I've since upgraded to a Canon 7d, which has terrific video capability as well. I also have or had a Lumix LX7, Canon A570 IS, an iPhone, a Canon A70, Canon S10, and before digital, a Yashica T4, Ansco Commander, and a Nikon FG20.

I've had a few pictures licensed in relatively interesting ways. First are those stories, then a selction from my Flickr collection.You can also follow my Instagram feed, which I update almost daily.

Dirtrag Magazine

Dirtrag Magazine, a magazine about and for mountain-bike nerds, feature two of my photos of one of my bikes in their July 2014 Rider's Eye department.



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National Geographic Traveler

When I was a kid, just learning about photography, I thought that one day it would be pretty amazing to be published in National Geographic. I imagined myself a world-traveling photographer, visiting amazing cities and exotic locations.
So it's really satisfying that I did indeed have a photo published by National Geographic, but in their Traveler magazine. And it's hilariously ironic that the photo was taken at an airport on Christmas Eve in my hometown of Philadelphia. You never know.

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Here's the original photo.

And here's one I wish they'd used!

USPS ad campaign

I took this picture of my kids in 2006, while we were decorating for Christmas.

so this is christmas...

Eight months later, someone from an ad agency representing the US Postal Service called me up and asked if they could use it in a very large ad campaign for the USPS' holiday season. They'd seen it on Flickr. We negotiated a price, and for a few weeks in November and December 2007, it was really great to see Wilson and Elliot in USA Today, on the USPS website, and in mailers sent all over the country.


This photo was taken in Shenandoah National Park in the summer of 2006. Years later, Subaru licensed it for posters and other materials to be used in their dealerships.

day 1: more fog in Shenandoah Ntl Park

My wife and I were looking at Subarus in August 2012 when we saw it in a dealership in Cherry Hill, NJ.

my mom and my subaru

Subaru poster

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