The Photo Dude



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…


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,…


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…


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…



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…



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…


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…


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…




Veterans Day 2016

Those who know me will know how tired I am from the statement I am about to make. I have no words tonight! I normally…






Maybe it is in our faces

I don’t have the answers. If I did, I wouldn’t be in a profession that questions everything. I do know this though, we are living…