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August 25, 2017

Red

College Street, downtown Asheville, North Carolina.

Reds

Reds

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August 15, 2017

Sorry

Pack Square, downtown Asheville, North Carolina.

This photo is from a series on images I had taken in the Spring of 2017. The gentleman on the left explained to me that he awoke that very morning with a realization―a paradigm shift if you will―about his old beliefs regarding race. With this new understanding, he fashioned a white robe out of old underwear to mimic that of a traditional Ku Klux Klan robe. The significance of the Vance Monument in the background (Zebulon Vance was a slave owner) was not lost on me, and in the series of images managed to capture both the monument and the gentleman’s interaction with people that passed by out of obvious curiosity. Needless to say, his garment caught many off guard, and went out of his way to explain the significance of his actions that day. The rather chaotically composed shot pictured here was caught as I was balancing my camera and another person’s smartphone who wanted me to help record an impromptu interview with the man.

These are small steps. But Progress has always been an ongoing process of participation.

Several other images from this encounter will be on exhibit in 2018 along with more of my photographs. I will announce details in the near future.

From a series of photos that will be on exhibit in 2018.

From a series of photos that will be on exhibit in 2018.

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August 13, 2017

Skull

Downtown Asheville, North Carolina.

Skull

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June 27, 2017

Everyone Deserves Medicare.

Vance Monument, downtown Asheville, North Carolina, June 26 2017. Participating in the nationwide demonstration advocating for the approximately 23 million people who would lose health insurance coverage under the Senate healthcare bill. The proposed bill also cuts $800 billion from Medicaid.

Everyone Deserves Medicare. Vance Monument, downtown Asheville, North Carolina, June 26 2017. Participating in the nationwide demonstration advocating for the approximately 23 million people who would lose health insurance coverage under the Senate healthcare bill. The proposed bill also cuts $800 billion from Medicaid.

Everyone Deserves Medicare.
Vance Monument, downtown Asheville, North Carolina, June 26 2017. Participating in the nationwide demonstration advocating for the approximately 23 million people who would lose health insurance coverage under the Senate healthcare bill. The proposed bill also cuts $800 billion from Medicaid.

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April 21, 2017

Soloist

Before I Die Wall, Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, North Carolina.

Soloist

Soloist

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March 20, 2017

Meet and Greet

Downtown Asheville, North Carolina. Febraury 26, 2017.

Meet and Greet

Meet and Greet

Clown (James Mowitz) greeting the crowd at the 2017 Tenth Annual Asheville Mardi Gras Parade.

Shot on Kodak Portra 400 film.

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February 19, 2017

School Kids

Downtown Asheville, North Carolina. Autumn, 2016.
Shot with Nikon 28mm f/3.5 lens and Tri-X film.

School Kids

School Kids

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November 24, 2016

Anish and Tia Engagement at the Biltmore Estate

Biltmore Estate, Asheville, NC, October 29, 2016

I had the honor of shooting the engagement of Anish and Tia at the Biltmore Estate this past October. I was contacted by Anish who planned to surprise his financee-to-be with his proposal at the outdoor Diana Venue located about 200 feet from the entrance of the Biltmore House. The plan was to coordinate our time and locations so that I would be at the Diana just before their arrival. I was to pass myself off as a tourist, and Anish would approach me asking if I would take a photo of them with his smartphone. All went to plan. I fiddled with the smart phone, stuck it in my pocket, pulled out my own camera and captured Anish on bended knee as he proposed to Tia. As you can see by the reaction of Tia in the first photo, she obviously never saw it coming!

We then hopped onto a bus that took us to the Biltmore winery where, once again, Tia was taken by surprise by being greeted by Anish’s parents and extended family that he had secretly flown in for the engagement.

Below are several of my favorite images from the shoot.

Enjoy!

Anish and Tia

Anish and Tia

Anish and Tia

Anish and Tia

Anish and Tia

Anish and Tia

Anish and Tia

Anish and Tia

Anish and Tia

Anish and Tia

Anish and Tia

Anish and Tia

Family gathering at the Biltmore Winery

Family gathering at the Biltmore Winery

Family gathering at the Biltmore Winery

Family gathering at the Biltmore Winery

Family gathering at the Biltmore Winery

Family gathering at the Biltmore Winery

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September 22, 2016

The City Streets In Autumn

Downtown Asheville, North Carolina.

The city streets in autumn

The city streets in autumn

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