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  1. Portraits Inside An Abandoned Theater

    Date 07 May 2014
    Originally Published December 3, 2013 Meet Ivan. He’s the owner of an old theater in northern Pennsylvania just 15 miles from my family’s cabin. He and his family run and operate their town’s roller skating rink on the first floor of the old theater. I first met Ivan in October…

  2. Deer Hunter Portraits in Allegheny National Forest

    Date 07 May 2014
    Originally Published November 26, 2013 For most people, Christmas is the holiday that follows Thanksgiving. However, if you’re a hunter, the next holiday on the calendar is the first day of deer season. Each year in November, my college friends and I head up to my family’s cabin in Pennsylvania…

  3. Kayaker Portraits at Great Falls Park

    Date 07 May 2014
    Originally Published September 24, 2013 The outdoors and photography are both things that I truly enjoy. Bringing those two interests together is something that I’ve been wanting to do more of lately. Throughout the summer, I had the idea of photographing portraits of kayakers at Great Falls Park. After some…

  4. Washington Nationals COO Andy Feffer for Bethesda Magazine

    Date 07 May 2014
    Originally Published July 17, 2013 Back in May, I had the great opportunity of photographing Washington Nationals COO Andy Feffer for Bethesda Magazine. When it comes to the term ‘Natitude’, he’s a walking example of it. After I got word of the assignment, I immediately went into planning mode. I…

  5. A Week in Yellowstone National Park

    Date 07 May 2014
    Originally Published July 1, 2013 I recently spent an entire week in Yellowstone National Park. Never being farther west than Ohio, I knew I was in store for the most breath-taking scenery I’ve ever laid eyes on. I just didn’t anticipate my expectations to be blown away as much as…

  6. Horse Farm Portraits in Virginia

    Date 07 May 2014
    Originally Published April 10, 2013 Last week, I had the opportunity of photographing Clare and Lizzie where they work at Pacific Farms in Virginia. I always enjoy getting to meet new people and learning about the work they do, so I reached out to them about photographing them. They were…

  7. Welder Portrait in Pennsylvania

    Date 07 May 2014
    Originally Published March 26, 2013 While in Pennsylvania, I made a spontaneous decision to shoot this portrait of a welder named Kenny. I’ve wanted to add something like this to my work for some time, and I jumped on the opportunity to make it finally happen. Mixing the flame with…

  8. Beard and Tattoo Portraits

    Date 07 May 2014
    Originally Published March 19, 2013 I recently spent a week in Pennsylvania and had the chance to photograph these two crazy looking guys. Meet Richard and Jake. Don’t let their looks fool you. These guys are incredibly nice and were wonderful to work with. We got some great shots and…

  9. Sleep in Transit - Napping on the DC Metro

    Date 06 May 2014
    Originally Published November 27, 2012 The Washington D.C. Metrorail reports that its system saw an average of 743,961 weekday passengers in 2011. Despite their destinations, passengers sometimes view their time on the trains as an opportunity to catch a few extra moments of sleep. In the presence of their fellow…

  10. My 30 Second Photoshoot with Leon Panetta

    Date 06 May 2014
    Originally Published on July 4, 2012 I was going to wait until next week to share this story, but it seems fitting with today being the Fourth of July. Basically, this was my most amazing moment as a photographer thus far. The funny thing is, the moment only lasted for…


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