A Movember Stash to the Rescue

Friends, these are challenging times and I need your help. No, I wasn’t robbed in London and need a wire transfer for a plane ticket home nor have I fallen and can’t get up. In my calendar, November is scratched … Continued


Boozin’ at the Van Brunt Stillhouse

Good things come in small batches at Van Brunt Stillhouse, a Red Hook boutique distillery founded in 2012 by the husband and wife team Daric Schlesselman and Sarah Ludington. “I was an avid home brewer and distiller and my wife … Continued


Such Great Red Hook Heights

At 120-feet off the ground with only a few metal bars and a pane of glass separating me from the concrete dock far below, most people might have felt nervous. Had I not been so focused on capturing photos of … Continued


Sparks Fly in Red Hook

Sparks are flying at Apollo Tech Iron Works, a Red Hook, Brooklyn iron shop. The company works on projects throughout the neighborhood and region and everyday, welders and machinists create fences, posts, and structures from raw metals and iron. The … Continued


Time Flies (in a Time Lapse Video) on 9/11

Every year around September 11th, two beams of light brighten the night sky in remembrance of the day’s tragedy. From the roof of my Brooklyn apartment, I have unobstructed views of downtown Manhattan and its flickering windows where the twin bolts of hope bring light to darkness. … Continued


Workin’ It In Red Hook, Brooklyn

Check out my photo essay celebrating Labor (Day) and Red Hook businesses in this week’s Red Hook Star Revue. For the story I shot Van Brunt Stillhouse, the Red Hook Container Terminal, O & B Unisex salon, Mark’s Pizza, Apollo Tech Iron Work, … Continued


Arrested in the Adirondacks

Years ago I got “arrested.” I was in grad school at the time and a few buddies and I decided to head up to the Adirondacks for a weekend of camping. It was mid fall and the mountains were exploding with color. Three … Continued


Adirondack State of Mind

Stepping into the Adirondacks is a move toward sensory simplicity and away from the cacophony of life (in New York City). The ruckus of traffic, sirens, sewers, even light dissipate into a clarified Adirondack sensory delight: hear the light rain’s … Continued


Lake Saranac Paddle Power Photos

As the double rainbow spilled from cottony clouds, the Adirondack evening cast its colorful stripes on Lake Saranac’s glassy surface. Located five hours from New York City yet a world away, a lush paradise of pine covered mountains, crystal clear … Continued


Colorado’s Screaming Silence

America’s rugged wilderness imposes a calming salve, even when mosquitos are attacking you. Nature doesn’t know silence. There’s always some sound like an oscillating frog belch or raspy crickets mashing their legs together. Wind whispers through the trees and when … Continued