Tag: Pennsylvania photographer

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Tell Me More About …. Tell Me More About features

My plan is for Monday’s to be for my “Tell Me More About. . .” feature. These posts are a chance to share about a variety of topics, from interviews with people, about places, activities, events, and concepts, for example. Since I didn’t have one lined up for this week, I thought I’d share a link to my past features and issue an invitation … Read More Tell Me More About …. Tell Me More About features

Quieting the creative voices of others so you can hear and feel your own

I fell into one of those Youtube spirals the other night (like one does) and I caught this interview from last year with Ellen and Bradley Cooper and she asks him if he is on social media at all, which she actually knows he isn’t. When he says “No, I’m not.” She feigns shock and says “Oh my gosh. What do you even do … Read More Quieting the creative voices of others so you can hear and feel your own

Frank. And only Frank. Thanks, Kid. I’m now sick of Frank.

Every night and every nap for the last two years my daughter has had to listen to Frank Sinatra’s “In The Wee Small Hours” album while she’s falling asleep. I’ve tried to change the music without her knowing but as young as two she would look at me and say “no. I want frank.” In the beginning she called him “Frank Satra,” but as … Read More Frank. And only Frank. Thanks, Kid. I’m now sick of Frank.

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The heartache is real as family farms start to fade away

It was a humid August night and the field next to the now defunct dairy barn was full of equipment and maybe a couple hundred people. An auction trailer was set up off to one side and to anyone driving by it might have looked like some sort of community festival, complete with hot dogs and drinks and baked goods. But this wasn’t a … Read More The heartache is real as family farms start to fade away

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The town that lost its’ library

The day the library died in the tiny town of New Albany, Pennsylvania, rain fell from the clouds like a waterfall and didn’t stop. The already saturated ground gave way with nothing left to hold it in place. A week before the bottom floor of the library had taken on water in another flash flood, most likely weakening the foundation. Volunteers were working to … Read More The town that lost its’ library

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The state of dairy farming in Northeast Pennsylvania: tangible struggles, palpable heartache and immeasurable joy

Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil and you’re a thousand miles from the corn field. Dwight D. Eisenhower This post is part of a continuing project about the changes in farming in America. The project is both a photo series and a blog series. For more about this series please visit my page about the project, or see the other … Read More The state of dairy farming in Northeast Pennsylvania: tangible struggles, palpable heartache and immeasurable joy

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She’s quite fond of the slimy creatures. 10 on 10 for June

My 3-year old daughter is a caretaker. She takes care of her stuffed animals and our pets and other people’s pets. Sometimes she takes care of me and once in awhile her brother (though she’s usually bossing him around). What she really enjoys taking care of, though, are worms and bugs. I don’t get it, but she likes rolly pollies and worms and wants … Read More She’s quite fond of the slimy creatures. 10 on 10 for June

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What Anthony Bourdain taught me

“[When I die], I will decidedly not be regretting missed opportunities for a good time. My regrets will be more along the lines of a sad list of people hurt, people let down, assets wasted and advantages squandered.” ― Anthony Bourdain I’m not sure how healthy it is to cry off and on for two days over the death of a person you didn’t even … Read More What Anthony Bourdain taught me

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Photography for parents: Five tips to photographing your children inside your home

The other day I offered tips on where you can take your children outside of your home to capture memorable photographs of them. Today I want to assure you that you can also photograph your children inside your own home, no matter how dark or cluttered you think it is. The key word in this post will be “light”, because no matter what your … Read More Photography for parents: Five tips to photographing your children inside your home