The Photo Dude


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The anatomy of the approach

There is a great book called “The Great Picture Hunt” by Dave LaBelle, a terrific feature photographer. I saw a copy years ago and finally…


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That old rugged cross

“On a hill far away, stood an old rugged Cross” Things that you cling to over time through memory and sensation are amazing. For instance,…


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Cranberry uses music to motivate

“You’re working out what?” asked Cranberry Phys ed teacher Ernest Keller. “HEART!” yelled back the gym full of fourth graders. “Our heart muscle, EXACTLY!” he…


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All lives matter

Today, I was in Franklin photographing an assignment in front of the courthouse. It was raining and I was getting soaked. I don’t notice this…



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Every 98 seconds

According to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN), someone is sexually assaulted on average every 98 seconds. And every eight minutes the victim…



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The Post-It snoop

“Hey, you’re that snoop!” “Snooper” “You’re that photographer guy that snoops!” That was the greeting I received from Angela Carothers first graders at Cranberry Elementary…


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No hardened heart

In September of this year, I will have worked for 20 years as a small community photojournalist in Northwest Pennsylvania. I began at the Meadville Tribune…


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Smiling Athletes

A story that is out there and doesn’t get that much attention, those are the stories I’m interested in telling. The following is a story…