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  1. Photographing The Saluting Marine in My Studio

    03 Jun 2019

    Back in February 2019, I came across a story on the internet about a Marine veteran that saluted motorcyclists every year as they rode into Washington DC during Rolling Thunder.  I was surprised that I had never heard about Staff Sergeant Tim Chambers and his yearly volunteer duty that has…


  2. Rolling Thunder Portraits in DC

    07 Aug 2017

    For a while, I had been wanting to photograph a portrait series of bikers.  This was probably a result of me binge watching Sons of Anarchy for what seemed like forever.  That and my interest in photographing sub cultures pushed me to finally create this portrait series.  With a little…


  3. Photographing Portraits in a Small Space

    23 May 2017

    Lately, I’ve been working on photographing more studio portraits.  I enjoy this type of work but don’t have a large studio space available to work in unless I wanted to rent one.  As an alternative, I have been using my small home office as a shooting space.  With my desk…


  4. Photographing the Civil War Bucktails of Pennsylvania

    21 Nov 2016

    After two years of coordination and extensive research, I finally got to photograph a personal project that is very dear to me.  It was one of those projects that kept me up late at night while lying in bed anxiously thinking about the portraits and how they would look in…


  5. Outdoor Bridal Portraits with My Adventurous Wife

    20 Sep 2016

    The moment I saw her walking down the aisle, my eyes started to fill with tears.  At that moment and to this day, she was the most beautiful thing that I had laid my eyes on.  In six days, that will have been exactly one year ago.  To celebrate our…


  6. Product Shot of Adidas Messi 16.3 Soccer Shoes

    19 Sep 2016

    I’m always looking for ways to combine my hobbies with photography.  I grew up playing soccer and continued to through my high school years while also playing a bit in college.  After those oh so distant college years though, I stopped playing.  Now that I’m in my early thirties, I…


  7. Hell’s Angels B-17 Top Turret Gunner Donald Conley

    26 Jan 2016

    The last couple months of 2015 got to be so busy that I unfortunately did not have much time for personal work.  With the start of the new year, I’m trying to make it a point to shoot more of what I really enjoy.  That of course includes continuing to…


  8. FTC Commissioner Julie Brill for Government Executive Magazine

    08 Jul 2015

    One of the things that I like most about doing what I do, is that every day is different.  On top of that, I am always meeting new and interesting people who I normally wouldn’t have access to if it wasn’t for my job.  Such was the case in early…


  9. U.S. Army’s PEO Soldier for GX: The Guard Experience

    06 Jul 2015

    Every once in a while, an assignment comes along that makes you fall in love with what you do all over again.  The concept is something that you dream about getting the opportunity to photograph one day.  The creative team is filled with some of the nicest people you’ll ever…


  10. Major General Singh for GX: The Guard Experience

    19 May 2015

    On April 1, I got to photograph someone who is no fool.  I was really excited when GX: The Guard Experience, an official magazine of the National Guard, got in touch about an upcoming assignment in Baltimore, MD.  They asked if I would be interested in photographing Major General…


  11. Pearl Harbor Veteran Isaac George

    13 May 2015

    A while back, I received a phone call from a woman who lives in my hometown.  She had come across my portraits of WWII veterans that I photographed while visiting Pennsylvania, and wanted to pass on a name and telephone number of someone I may be interested in contacting.  She…


  12. Nagesh Rao for Government Executive Magazine

    06 May 2015

    Here’s the latest assignment I photographed for Government Executive Magazine.  This time, I headed to the U.S. Small Business Administration where I met and photographed Nagesh Rao.  Nagesh’s job is to search for makers of innovative technology that could have a major impact on various industries.  While talking with…


  13. Towanda Brooks for Government Executive Magazine

    09 Feb 2015

    Back in December, I was asked to shoot three assignments for Government Executive Magazine’s upcoming issue. For each assignment, we had limited time with our subjects so as usual with a majority of my work, efficiency was key. I enlisted my trusty friend, Rich Kessler, for this and the other…


  14. Skyler Javier of Native Danger

    14 May 2014

    While not working for the fire department, Skyler Javier is the designer behind the Washington D.C. based clothing line Native Danger. I have known Skyler for a while now, and it has been great watching his growth as an artist. I greatly admire his work and what he has accomplished…


  15. Portraits Inside An Abandoned Theater

    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…


  16. Washington Nationals COO Andy Feffer for Bethesda Magazine

    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…


  17. Welder Portrait in Pennsylvania

    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…


  18. My 30 Second Photoshoot with Leon Panetta

    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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