Praying to an (In)Different God

Could we but draw back the curtainsThat surround each other’s lives,See the naked heart and spirit,Know what spur the action gives,Often we should find it better,Purer than we judged we should,We should love each other better,If we only understood…” If We Understood – Anonymous Over the past few years, while exploring downtown LA , I’ve […]

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Dia de Los Muertos…the Late Edition

Ok. I should first admit that I’m late…Yeah… very late with this post. It’s halfway through the month, more than halfway to Thanksgiving, and potentially most of the way to being irrelevant. What can I say…life got in the way, but I really wanted to share a few images from this year’s Dia de Los […]

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Her Body, Her Choice – Women’s Reproductive Rights Rally

“It is unthinkable to allow complete strangers, whether individually or collectively as state legislators or others in government, to make such personal decisions for someone else.” Sarah Weddington As a photographer, how do you capture the message, passion, & determination of people united to make their voices heard? That was the question that I faced […]

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Photographic Therapy

“…Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe no […]

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In the Light of a Charcoal Sun

Charcoal Sun Standing in the light of a charcoal sunIrradiated and consumed by dark particlesThrough haze, I can barely seeI shield my eyes from the lightMy hands burnMy clothes are worn awayMy skin is raw There is no shade R. Foster

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One Shot: The Descent

What is it that grabs a street photographers eye – something interesting, something unique, a pattern, a person, an evolving situation? Well, I’d guess all of the above. Of course, we hope that “thing” that grabs our attention leads to an incredible image. But, as street photographers, we have to admit that taking the image […]

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