Part of a long term project called "Sacred Rivers" . Hindu men practice their annual ceremony of Shraaven in the Niagara River.
Senior Services brings warm lunches and laughter to the elderly in need.
Horizons offers music as the universal language to adults with disabilities.
All good southern photographers have a river baptism in their portfolio, right? This one was made close to my home near the Yadkin River in NC.
Photographed as part of a series "Story of my Life." A look into adult group homes. This was a prom for adults with mental disabilities.
Two young Visitors to the Niagara Falls State Park gaze up at the falls while framed by a rainbow.
An angry bull gets the better of two cowboys at a local weekly rodeo.
Light and motion made this one of my favorite wedding images.
My first hot air balloon ride in NM. This guy crammed 10 of us in one balloon, and I was terrified for my life. But at least I got a nice picture out of the deal.
And the living is easy... at least for Champ and his two human swimming mates.
Not quite a baptism, but a river blessing. I was invited to document this little guy's dedication to the natural world through a river blessing.
I was in the right place of a wedding ceremony to capture this bride's joy as she jumped into the groom's arms.
Tashlich is an annual casting away of sins ceremony practiced by Jews on rivers. In this image, a man reads scripture before tossing bread into the Hudson River. Bread symbolizes the sins or regrets he would like to cast away.
I shot this image because of the play on shadows as this carnival worker waits for people to enter the ride.
This image was made on a commercial shoot for BOB strollers in Colorado. Even on my commercial shoots, I try to convey a sense of fun and connection.
From my long term project on a three generation tobacco family in Booneville, NC. Landon, at the time of this photograph, was around nine years old and helped his dad and grandfather on a daily basis on the farm.
Lucy can create calm or chaos at the drop of a dime. Here she's got everything under control as her cat Lucky finds a harassment free zone from the dogs while he's in her lap.
I don't like them either.
I always ask kids where their secret places are- so I can fish for unique portraits. Here, a huge backyard tree was her favorite place to read a book.
A hilltop in Costa Rica is bathed in afternoon light.
I waited patiently for these two dancers to move behind the light for this image made at a local fair in Costa Rica.
David Bass, a local Old Time musician and stay at home dad, makes lunch for his son in his home in Bryson City, NC.
I loved the color of the lanterns against the dancers at this wedding reception.
I guess I was not exactly a fly on the wall while making this image on the NY subway.
I think this image speaks for itself.
This image was part of a series made for the Yadkin River Story. I collaborated with two other journalist, Phoebe Zerwick and Michelle Johnson to produce a web series and traveling exhibition that highlight individual stories along a ten mile stretch of our home town river.