Tuesday, October 6, 2009


This is what being in traffic feels like to me,closed in and congested. It's difficult to make something so messy look so beautiful. Yes,even congested traffic can look beautiful if you at it the right way.

the bar

A grainy and gritty photograph of a neon bar sign in a rough part of town. It was one of those dive bars on the East coast,the best kind of bar. Go inside and listen to the stories that are told by the "regulars", just don't order a cosmopolitan.

Friday, August 21, 2009

my late friend Roadie

My buddy,Roadie and his grandson,Anthony. You can see the love in his eyes. That kid was his world.

the fireman

Whenever I think I have a rough day at work,I think about these guys and what they go thru everyday.

back of the firetruck

Friday, August 14, 2009

a kid,a dog and a fence

stuck in a tux

no matter how old the guy is, he hates going to weddings.......

sidewalk chalk

I have no idea what game is being made with the sidewalk chalk.

Grandma and granddaughter

there's no love like the love of a grandmother.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

kid and bubbles

Here's the recipe, kid + soap bubbles = fun. What more do you need?

highschool band

I was at a highschool graduation and had a chance to take some shots before the ceremonies. The sheet music says "Pomp and Circumstance" but the way the band played it was more like "Poop and Circumstance".

at the carnival

As I was photographing the ferris wheel at the Parkville carnival,these two friendly faces popped into my viewfinder. You gotta love friendly people.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

some of my favorite people in the world

Sitting around the dinner table with my family in Pulicciano. You really need sound to appreciate this scene. Just imagine 10 conversations at once,both English and Italian and much laughter. Man,I miss that sound.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Italian cliffs

I photographed these cliffs on the way to Pulicciano from Florence. This scene reminds me of somewhere out west in the US. If there had been a Stuckey's restaurant nearby, I would have gotten homesick.

styling shoes

Contrary to popular opinion,my brother and sister do not always lean like this.
I think it was the effects of jet-lag.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

cowboy zio

My uncle,Alberto, fantastic cook,driver and cowboy. He does it all with much gusto.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

the cathedral

No,the rumors are false. That light came from a window,not from lightning striking me.

a pillar in Siena

I have no idea what we are looking at here. I shoot first and figure it out later. It's been the general theme of my life.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

green sign

I just love a subtle sign.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

a pink horse

It was strange to walk thru Florence and see a pink horse behind this gate. I could only imagine why it was wrapped as such.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Saturday, July 4, 2009

rusty foosball table

A beautiful little foosball table left outside to rust
in the town of Burro. I just love the colors and textures. Everyone else was photographing the beautiful scenery,me,I'm shooting rusty crap.

Lisa in Radda

She's actually writing over and over, "Family vacations make Lisa crazy,family vacations make Lisa crazy......"

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Radda in the morning fog

This is the view from our window in the villa in Radda in Chianti. What a glorious way to start the day.

old dude

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

orange moped and shoes

There's nothing like coordinating your shoes
with your moped.

Elda and Alberto

My favorite photo taken during my trip to Italy in 2008,
my aunt and uncle deep in conversation.

Puliciano villa

My family's house in the hills of Pulicciano.
Absolutely a slice of heaven,it is one of my
favorite places on this planet.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009