Tuesday, May 12, 2015

PHILLY IS BALTIMORE



On April 12, 2015, 25 year old African American Baltimore Maryland resident Freddie C. Gray, Jr was arrested by Baltimore City Police and he died on April 19, 2015. It was determined, by an official investigation, that the injuries that caused the death of Mr. Gray were caused by the improper transportation he received while in custody. 
On April 18, 2015 residents of Baltimore protested throughout the City, it was peaceful but by April 25, 2015 things changed. Protesters marched from City Hall to the Inner Harbor in Baltimore and after the protest; some folks became violent by damaging business, throwing rocks at the police, and burning police vehicles and at least 34 people were arrested during the riots and 6 police officers were injured.     
After of the riots Baltimore Mayor, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced a citywide curfew from 1000 – 0500 and Maryland Governor Larry Hogan declared a “State of Emergency” and activated the Maryland National Guard.

To show solidarity with Baltimore,  Philly Coalition for Real, hosted PhillyIsBaltimore at 1 Penn Square aka Dilworth Park in front of Philadelphia City Hall. The protest was very peaceful and showed Baltimore and the rest of the world that Philadelphia shared their pain. I decided to head down after work and capture a few images of the protest, enjoy.




























Thursday, December 25, 2014

Happy Madison our new horse.


 Spent time today with my dad at the farm getting Happy Madison ready for training tomorrow. 








Saturday, November 22, 2014

A day of Love Park

I spent a few hours at Love Park in Philadelphia a few months back waiting to cover an event and just wandered around the park capturing a few subjects, enjoy
Love Park Fountain  
Bird

Skateboarder

Philly Jesus

Monday, October 27, 2014

The Lift Concert

“He gave me life when I gave him mine...”, “ toward the Lord I lift my eyes up....” , and “Satan creeping around, probably peeping me now...”, are just a few of the lines from “I Get This Feeling” by Fred Lane The Revelator a Philadelphia Christian Hip Hop Artist that decided to get his message out for everyone to hear and "The Lift was" born! 

Along with Charlie “K”, Philadelphia Christian Hip Hop artist, and hosted Thomas "Konscience" Finney who also helped organized this event and deciding to take a stand against the inner city violence that plagues Philadelphia and the surrounding community. Along with a group of other socially conscious hip hop artist that included: Samuel Delaghetto who brought is spoken word poem "Enough is Enough. Chicago born artist Fatnice put it down with "Peace, Love, Unity and Having Fun". A brother and sister Christen hip hop duo 2NU, T.Coda, Doc Hero, and DJ Slim Cutta held it all together on the turn tables!

The Philadelphia community also came out to show support. Guest speakers included, Mrs. Best who saw too much violence in Philadelphia and decided to take a stand. Philadelphia political community came out also to show support and included: 2nd District Councilman Kenyattta Johnson, Philadelphia District Attorney Seth William and Senator Anthony Williams.


It was a wonderful event to bring awareness to the violence of the inner city and beyond, can't wait for "The Lift" 2015, hope to see you there!

2NU

2NU

Charlie K

Councilman Kenyatta Johnson

District Attorney Seth Williams

Fred Lane The Revelator

Fred Lane The Revelator

The VIP Section

Jesus Showed Up

The Host, Konscience

Ms. Best Community organizer 

Samuel Delaghetto

Charlie K (L), Fred Lane (C), and Senator Anthony Williams 

The Bul Bey
DJ Slim Cutta on the wheels of steel

The Crew of The Lift

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Saturday, September 6, 2014

Gallery | 2011 AJC Peachtree Road Race: Troops run overseas | Photo 6 | ajc.com


Looks like I have been published! 

While searching online for images I have taken I came across images I photographed for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. I took these image for the Atlanta Peachtree run which was held at Camp Arifjan in Kuwait. Over 400 runners participated and included U.S. Military, contractors and Department of Defense civilians. 

To view the images click on the link below.


Gallery | 2011 AJC Peachtree Road Race: Troops run overseas | Photo 6 | ajc.com


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Gallery | 2011 AJC Peachtree Road Race: Troops run overseas | Photo 6 | ajc.com

Itsy Bitsy Spider

Found this lil guy hanging on my porch this morning while cleaning up. Not sure what sort of spider it is but it was fun photographing it.


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Gave me its "butt" to kiss 

Got it to move around bit 


Nice side view

Monday, August 4, 2014

iPhone-ography Images


I wanted to show that "it's the eye behind the camera" that makes the photo. You have to have vision,artistic talent, and know a bit of photography.

I decided to post a few images I took with my iPhone along with a bit of tweeting using different photo apps. I think the smart phone camera can help to develop composition and creativity in some and will never replace a DSLR when it come to professional photography.  

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Flowering Plant, Voorhees NJ
Frosted brandy bottle 
Flowering Plant, Palmyra NJ
New Jersey River-line Stop, Roebling NJ
Khrama Train, Cherry Hill NJ
Palmyra River-Line Tracks