I had a wonderful time in Hawaii. My photography subject matter is, usually people. I enjoy photographing people and getting to know them. That said, I still enjoy photographing beautiful scenery (I really enjoy being there, too!;))
I had honored to photograph OUTVets during Boston's Veterans Day Parade on Nov 11, 2014.
OUTVets became the first LGBTQ Veterans organization to march in the Parade.
I travelled to Liberia last December and March with FACE Africa. During my stay, I got to know Liberia and Liberian people.
To get to witness people's lives is a privilege. I am grateful for every assignment I get, to drop in to people's life, and I am more grateful when they receive me. Now it's my turn to tell a story about people I meet. I am not a writer. But I can show you my experience through my photographs. Please keep them in your prayer during this difficult time.
I had a wonderful photo shoot with Katya Zamolodchikova a few days! here are some fun photos we did!!
I am working in Kpor town, Liberia with FACE Africa, Non-Profit Organization. FACE Africa funds and supports sustainable clean water, sanitation and hygiene projects in Liberia. Kpor town is a village, located about 40minutes drive out of Monrovia, a capital city of Liberia. There is no infrastructure for clean running water in Liberia. This open creek is the current source of drinking water in Kpor town. 800 million people globally lack access to safe water supply sources with 350 million people in Africa alone affected everyday. The health implications are staggering. 2 million people die every year due to water-borne diarrheal diseases, most of them children under the age of 5. The World Bank estimates that water-related illnesses kill more African children under age five than HIV/AIDS, malaria, and measles combined. Here is a quick video clip of close up of water from the open creek in Kpor town. The video was shot 6 days ago.
今リベリアのポアタウン(Kpor town) というところにお仕事できています。長く続いた内戦のため、リベリアには水道設備が整っておらず、ポアタウンの人たちはこの森の中の沼のような写真のように小川から飲料水を含む、生活用水をバケツで１日に何回も輸送して生活しています。私が撮影している団体はフェイスアフリカといい、ライベリアを主にサブサハラアフリカにて手漕ぎ井戸を建設しています。この ビデオは飲料水を含む生活用水源であるポータウンの小川のクロースアップです。世界では８億人の人々が綺麗な水へのアクセスがありません。その数はアフリカだけで３.５億人いるといわれています。毎年２億人の人々が清潔な水がないため、病気にかかり亡くなっています。汚い生活用水のためになくなる５歳以下の幼児の人口はエイズ、麻疹、マラリアを合わせた統計よりも多いという悲しい現実があります。
I put up my portfolio of my neighborhood photo essay "Monadnock Street" on my project, Lens Culture website. Please check it out!
On December 8, 2013, I asked my friend and a drag queen Paulina to model for my Christmas card shoot. We were playing with ideas of a fun Xmas Shoot. Thank you for Paulina's input and collaboration, I am very happy with my last year's Xmas card.
Here is my Christmas card and photos I really liked, but did not make it through the cutting room. Which one DO YOU like the best? Did I make a right choice on my card? ;)
I created a project on Lens culture invitation only website. I am looking forward to adding more project here.
First added project to Lens Culture: Jacques Cabaret
This is how it started: My friend Valerie took me to Jacques Cabaret in Boston one saturday evening, some time in 2007... many moons ago... That night, there, I saw amazing talents Destiny Boston, Lakia, Miss. Chris and Mizery on stage. I could not take my eyes off of them during their performance. I knew I wanted to photograph them. That was my way of expressing " I like your style".
Sometime I had taken years off from photographing them. But they have always remans at special part in my photographic heart. On and off, I have continued photographing them. Friendship have developed. Now I photograph them in color. But this is how it all started... Rolls of B & W film and every weekend in backstage at Jacqued Cabaret.