Not a lot of birders enjoy the lowly house wren, but I adore their song, and love having them in my yard. The current pair just hatched a brood and they’ve been busy feeding and caring for them. I was really pleased to grab this first frame, which is the male house wren removing a fecal sac from the nest. Flip through to see the caterpillar that was part of dinner, and a couple other shots from my porch tonight. Birds are the best. #birder #audubonatlanta #audubon #housewren #birdhouse #songbirds
I met Mark last month when I was shooting an assignment in Newburgh, New York. It’s a beautiful little town, but I imagine many have a hard time seeing all it has to offer through the hard stories that rest in plain site. I met Mark and his friend Joseph when I was photographing places throughout the town. They were naturally curious about what I was doing, running about the streets with my camera. We didn’t chat for long, but long enough for Mark to tell me about his house, how he grew up in it, moved on, and then came back to Newburgh to keep the house in his family once his parents had passed. I’m an introvert, so making small talk isn’t always my forté. But I have a feeling I could have heard stories for hours if I had stayed put. About half an hour after I made this photo, Mark and I met again under different circumstances. He and Joseph had been pulled over by the Sheriff, and were out at the back of Mark’s car with their hands spread out across the trunk. Funny how the appearance of a camera and a photographer who knows one’s rights can affect a situation. It was clearly a questionable stop. As soon as I started asking about the probable cause, things quickly changed course and the cops moved on. Mark reminded me of my brother, and maybe that’s why I connected with him right away. A bit rough around the edges, every line on his face a story, and all the telltale signs that his life had managed to be just a bit harder than need be. #documentaryphotographer #streetphotography
Susan has been in the family about a month now, and her DNA test came back yesterday! Swipe through for another gratuitous dog photo and her results! #surprise #dogsofinstagram #adoptdontshop
“I dissent.” // Photographing Justice Sotomayor was an extraordinary honor. Listening to her, equally so. #photojournalist #womenphotograph #scotus
Repost// Loved going to Newburgh last week to photograph this story for @habitatforhumanity. Have I told you lately how much I love my job? . #ICYMI, last week, wood milled from the 2017 #RockefellerCenter Christmas Tree was used by Lakisha and other @HabitatNewburgh volunteers as they began to renovate her future home in New York.
When your colleague is super beautiful and standing in front of some dilapidated wallpaper, and the natural light just won’t quit. #worktravel #ontheroad #ngophotographer
Hard to believe we have been together for five years this week, and only 115 more days til we do the “I do.” Love you, Pitch. #gingersaysyesand
Finding the right dog sometimes feels like searching for a needle in a haystack. Welcome to the family, Susan! #adoptdontshop
Ketchup is considered a spice where I grew up. Anthony Bourdain taught me that there is no better way to get to know a country/place or its people than by eating its food. Every time I travel to someplace new and I hesitate to try a new taste, I hear his voice in my head reminding me of that. Because of him I’ve eaten crickets and cuy (guinea pig). I’ve sampled goat stew and made some questionable choices in cheese. I was working as a line cook for the first time when “Kitchen Confidential” was published and I hadn’t felt that connected to a writer in years. He was a giant. A legend. A hero. And human. I will miss his influence greatly.
SERIES: FRANK DOES THE BILTMORE “My favorite of the exhibit, welcoming you to the Estate. It reminds me of a spent dandelion right before I kick it 13/10.” #artwardhound #biltmoreblooms