Last time I saw @tombini and @rejectedjokes, I had the pleasure of photographing them during their pop-up show at Dad’s Garage here in #Atlanta. Looking forward to seeing #MiddleditchAndSchwartz again tonight!
I had to dig through my photo archive today for an older image and I came across this photo of our beloved Frank. He is one of those dogs who isn’t just a pet, he’s a legend. He’ll be thirteen years old this year and as he ages he gets a bit more persnickety. It only adds to his distinctive brand of charm. He’s the kind of dog who makes it difficult to get out of bed in the morning if he’s chosen you as his snuggle partner. I love his toothsome underbite and the rhythmic sound he makes when he drinks his water. I love that he likes to go to bed early, like me, and even though he is one of those dogs who stops to pee every ten feet and he won’t budge from a smell until he is damn good and ready, walking with him is always a treat.
2018 was a hell of year for me and my camera. My Year-In-Review blog post with images from the year is up on the blog. Link in bio!
I knew that this photo was going to be a cover photo, but I didn’t realize it had already been printed! This young girl (from my Poland trip) was such a treat to photograph. She loved playing with me and had a sweet smile or laugh at every turn.
Block No. 10 // I was pulling images for my Year in Review blog post when I came across this one, which appears on the outside to be just a simple room. It is not. / Of all the places I visited in 2018, none had a more profound impact on me than my visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau during my work assignment to Poland. As expected, the visit to this memorial is not easy. It’s difficult to see, it’s difficult to not feel the weight of the ground upon which you are walking. There are two primary areas you tour - there is Auschwitz, the area with offices and blocks and gas chambers, and there is Birkenau, which is where you’ll see the remaining barracks of the concentration camp, and the chimneys of hundreds more. There are no words to describe the magnitude of that view. I didn’t quite cry when I was there, but later that night I sobbed for at least an hour. / But back to this room. It was early on in our tour when we hit Block 10. In two of the rooms of this block lived between 150-400 Jewish women. Dr. Carl Clauberg, a German gynecologist, under the guise of gynecological exams, used these women as test subjects to develop his mass sterilization techniques. He first checked to make sure their Fallopian tubes were open and then he would spray a chemical irritant into them, and it would cause the tubes to close completely in a few weeks. The women experienced horrific pain and inflammation, and many of them suffered from brutal complications, including hemorrhaging, organ failure, and sepsis. Many women died and some, he had put to death just to do the autopsies. / This room, in Block 10, is right outside the room where this horrendous act occurred. / Clauberg was later captured and imprisoned by the Red Army and after his trial in 1948 he was sentenced to 25 years in prison. He was released in 1955, then re-arrested by the Germans after public outcry. He died in August of 1957 before he could be tried.
Toby // Red Arrow Ranch // Georgia 2018
'Soul mates' is what you aim for, but soup snakes is what you get sometimes. // I don't photograph many weddings, but it was an honor to photograph the wedding of Jonathan and Alyssa just six days after my own wedding happened. Can't wait to deliver the rest of this gallery!
#repost // (Follow @jasonasteros for his full series). My friend and colleague happened to be in Mexico City when the migrant caravan was there at the same time. I don’t often repost, but his photos and captions are well worth your time. This is who is being tear-gassed. They love “Frozen” and “Peppa the Pig,” and even though they know many of the risks, their lives back home are even worse. Let that sink in for a moment. Photo by @jasonasteros . Last week, I was in Mexico, where I got the chance to spend a little time with families traveling in the migrant caravan. I met a bunch of children and asked them what their favorite color was, what their favorite cartoon character was, and what they wanted to be when they grew up. Going to be sharing some stories over the next few days. As you will see, kids are just kids. Julietta, 2, likes Peppa Pig and loves pink. She is traveling with her mother, who currently has the flu. ⠀⠀ #migrants #caravan #caravanamigrante #migrantcaravan #migrantes #caravana #ipreview @preview.app
Through the vintage glass, with @andrewlafontaine // Makalulu, Kabwe, Zambia // October 2018
📷: @theamandasummerlin A month ago, I married the love of my life, but it wasn’t the only extraordinary thing that happened that day. On my wedding day, I was surrounded (in real life and virtually) by a group of the best women in the world. I was meeting some of them in person for the first time at our wedding and events. I’ve known these colorful women for more than a decade. We met on LiveJournal (yes, you read that right) in a group and then formed another’s group which then became our group, the Hairbowl. There aren’t always a lot of shining examples of women supporting other women, but the Hairbowl is the gold standard. Together we have weathered tremendous ups and heartbreaking downs. There is no judgement, just support and love. Sometimes that love is tough, but it’s always fair and always from a place of wanting only the best for one another. Not all of the women are pictured here. We are a group from all over the world, and I couldn’t believe so many were willing to invest so much to be there with me, and one another, on my wedding day. The others who couldn’t be with us in person weren’t far away, either, connected with technology and virtual hugs. We’re strong women. Resilient women. We are best friends and confidants and misfits and unicorns and I would give anything for any one of these women. Having them at our wedding made the best day of my life even better. #weddingstories #bridesmaids #atlantawedding #theknot #bridesmagazine #weddingwire #weddingplans #bestfriends