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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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The City

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

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Anish and Tia

Anish and Tia

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Anish and Tia

Anish and Tia

Anish and Tia

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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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The City

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

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The City

July 7, 2016

No Justice, No Peace

Rally held for man killed by police in Asheville, NC. July 6, 2016.

We want the truth - Patton Avenue.

We want the truth – Patton Avenue.

Friends, supporters and family of 35 years old Jai Williams (known as “Jerry” to family and friends), who was gunned down on Saturday, July 2 at Deaverview Apartments in Asheville, gathered at the downtown Asheville Police Department on Wednesday, July 6. The demonstrators demanded answers as to what actually occurred in the confrontation between Williams and the Asheville police on the night of the shooting. Although little local media coverage was to be found, family and friends were interviewed by Channel 7 News from Spartanburg, SC.

The protest was peaceful but passionate. Chanting “No justice, no peace”, the demonstration made its way though the streets of downtown before stopping in front of the Asheville Police Department. As the rally neared its end, in a display of passive resistance, protest signs that were carried through the streets by the demonstrators were laid out in front of the Asheville Police Department as a reminder that all lives are entitled to equal acknowledgement and respect.

The police officer involved in the altercation is currently on administrative leave. The State Bureau of Investigations has been called in to investigate the case.

A Go Fund Me page has been set up to collect funds that will be exclusively used to cover any legal fees, counseling services, and other ancillary expenses related to seeking justice for Jai Williams.

Further updates regarding the incident have been released by the family that contradicts the official police reports. More information can be found via this link.

No Peace

No Peace

Vowing to seek answers.

Vowing to seek answers.

Laying out protest signs in front of the Asheville Police Department

Laying out protest signs in front of the Asheville Police Department

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July 4, 2016

Break Time

Wilson Alley, Asheville, North Carolina.

Shot on Kodak Portra 400 with Nikon FM2.

Wilson Alley, Asheville

Wilson Alley, Asheville

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June 27, 2016

Dark Horse Theatre Sideshow.

Walnut Street, downtown Asheville, North Carolina.

Dark Horse Theatre Sideshow

Dark Horse Theatre Sideshow

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June 19, 2016

That Girl…

Biltmore Avenue, downtown Asheville, North Carolina.

That Girl

That Girl

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June 3, 2016

Animals

Downtown Asheville, North Carolina.

While scurrying about Asheville a few weeks ago, I ran across the gentle pictured on the left who was sharing his prized honeybees with passersby on Biltmore Avenue. When he asked me if I wanted to see his insects, I entertained the possibility that they may actually be just a horde of angry bees loose in a box. I agreed to look at them not quite knowing what was in store. Well, the bees were safely caged in allowing me to get in close to capture the surrounding people who also expressed curiosity.

Animals

Animals

Shot with a Nikon FM2 and Kodak Portra 400.

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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 1, 2016

Art Before Death

March 29, 2016, Asheville, North Carolina.

A collage of artwork by various age groups added to the Before I Die Wall located on Biltmore Avenue in Downtown Asheville, North Carolina. At the time I had digitally taken this photo I was also using an old film camera for capturing street images. Since I wanted something more immediate to share online as record of this artwork, I made use of my iPhone 4s. In a pinch, a smartphone can always come in handy.

Before I Die Wall

Before I Die Wall

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