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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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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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July 5, 2017

Free Fall

The image below is from a recent family photo shoot in Marshall, North Carolina. The small children that participated in the family gathering began to grow somewhat tired (let’s say, “cranky”) of the the whole affair and were becoming less cooperative. The young girl pictured here was more concerned about being close to her mother and leaned in for this quick and charming grab shot. As I was conscious of the graphic possibilities of the reds in the previous group shots using this barn as the backdrop, it was by chance that the girl’s red dress created a cascading effect showing repeated movement in what would otherwise be a more stagnant composition.

Free Fall

Free Fall

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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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May 2, 2017

Night Shift

Seen here is William Stafford (left) and his work associate who serve as security for the Grove Arcade on Page Avenue in downtown Asheville. William is also a very well known rhythm and blues singer, performing in numerous Asheville music venues through the years. He recently left his old band Motown Blue to pursue his solo ambitions.

Night Shift

Night Shift

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April 21, 2017

Soloist

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

Soloist

Soloist

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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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October 15, 2016

September Weddings

Some highlights from several weddings that I had shot this past September. As formal as some moments would appear, each was both a mix of ease and chaos. A rare departure from my street photography work. Enjoy!

Marriage of Lindsey and Joshua, September 18, 2016. Location: Fontaine Vineyards, Leicester, North Carolina.

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Lindsey and Joshua

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Marriage of Rita and Robert, September 11, 2016. Location: Acton United Methodist Church, Asheville, North Carolina.

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