Thursday, March 31, 2011


Mary lives in a shelter in Durham, North Carolina. Asking her if it would be ok to take her photo felt invasive and even exploitive. Although her manner is gentle and kind, she has battled demons and endured hardship. She told me that "after what she had been through, having her photo taken was not difficult." I wonder if I would have been able to do the same if I were her.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Skipping Along

It's been too long since I have done a post. I really appreciate the concern of several subscribers who have written inquiring about my well-being. I have been very busy with work, personal projects, teaching and enjoying life. I also find myself in a state of transformation that is filling me with renewed spirit and value for what really is important. Paradoxically, my photographs have been both easier to make and visually stronger.

In an effort to make up for this "lost time", I am going to post images, both work-related and personal in a spate. Thanks to all of you who follow this.

This photo of Grace is for an up-coming Diabetes Prevention campaign and is a good reflection of my current state of being.