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September 20, 2017

Plaid Shirt

Pack Square, downtown Asheville, North Carolina.

Pack Square, Asheville, North Carolina.

Pack Square, Asheville, North Carolina.

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The City

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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The City

May 26, 2016

Saints vs Sinners

From Sunday, February 07, 2016.

Gay Pride at Asheville Mardi Gras 2016. This year’s theme was Saint vs Sinners. Shot with Nikon FM2 and Kodak Tri-X 400. Developed in Kodak HC110.

Asheville Mardi Gras 2016

Asheville Mardi Gras 2016

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May 18, 2016

An Evening with Sally Mann

Tuesday May 17, 2016, Asheville, North Carolina.

Photographer Sally Mann gave a reading of her new book “Hold Still” at Malaprop’s Bookstore this past Tuesday to an attendance of what one describe as a classic example of Standing Room Only. Unlike the number of folks who could not get inside the filled to capacity room, I was fortunate enough to make my way in (for which I give partial credit to my camera as a number of people inquired about the local paper I supposedly worked for).

Sally Mann at Malaprop's

Sally Mann at Malaprop’s

After Mann’s reading of excerpts from her book accompanied by a slide show of various photographs, she opened the floor up to questions from the audience. This lead to some very insightful and candid revelations from Mann who admitted to her own insecurities as a photographer that I felt encouraged many aspiring artists to forge ahead in spite of the internal negative dialog that many of us fend off on a daily basis.

Above is a photo of Mann at the end of her presentation and dialog with the audience (left) with presenter (middle), and Malaprops’ owner and founder, Emoke B’Racz (right).

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January 8, 2016

Doorways

Haywood Street, downtown Asheville, North Carolina.

Doorway

Doorway

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December 17, 2015

Grace

Child’s grave in outside Atlanta, Georgia. Photo taken November 27, 2015.

Child's Grave

Grace

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November 30, 2015

Fist Bump

Asheville Music Hall, downtown Asheville, North Carolina.

Fist Bump

Fist Bump

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November 1, 2015

Woman Song

Revisiting some of my old black and white negatives of scenes from downtown Asheville, North Carolina.

These women were performing outside Greenlife Groceries just off of Merrimon Avenue in Asheville.
From 2007, shot on Kodak Tri-X.

Woman Song

Woman Song

 
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July 22, 2015

Summer Time Girl

Summer with the family in downtown Asheville.

Summer Time Girl

Summer Time Girl

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July 17, 2015

Lover’s Leap

A series of images from FASHMOB IV held in downtown Asheville, North Carolina. Although the event revolved around the photographing of models and fashion apparel, these participating models offered up this rather intriguing tragic play for the benefit of the photographers who attended the event.

The Lovers

The lovers

The Gaze

The gaze

At the ready

At the ready

As she looks on

As she looks on

The Leap

The leap

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