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Family & Friends

The Work We Do, The Lives We Live

My daughter was a Dr. Who fan. One day she said, “Dad, you need to watch this episode.” What unfolded on the screen — three and a half minutes of thespian magic — is, perhaps, the most emotion-inducing scene in television history. Even more emotional than the finale to MASH. It’s a gut-punching reminder that […]

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Photography

Out and About Along the Back Roads of Bucks County

Saddle season on the East Coast. When the remnants of late season snowstorms melt into the warming ground of spring. I took the Subaru Outback — my new post-pandemic, let’s-go-on-an-adventure vehicle — for a gallop around the back roads of Bucks County, Pa., at the end of the day. These are a few of the […]

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Photography

2020 in Photos

I present to you my 2020 in photographs — an escape from the modern day version of “The Stand” we’re living in.

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Photography

16 Photographers Who Inspire Me

The photographers who inspire and challenge me to be a better photographer and human.

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Photography

Before and After: Autumn fashion shoot

The last couple of weeks have teetered between the last gasps of autumn and the onset of winter. The mid-Atlantic leaves have dropped from their branches. Reds, yellows, and oranges have drained from the leaves. Blue skies have desaturated into grays. And the ongoing pandemic has crushed the studio shoot dreams for many photographers. Bring […]

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Photography

Our Responsibility to Do the Right Thing

My mom and I were talking on the phone this afternoon. I was in the car driving to provide photojournalistic cover for one of the local activist organizations staging a sit-in to support a local business under fire from the Republican Party for the owner’s public support of the Black Lives Matter movement. She told […]

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Fun

Pint of View, Episode 2

Episode 2 of the future Emmy-nominated “Pint of View,” wherein Eric Norlin and I drink a(nother) beer, discuss the explosion of content, and offer up some recommendations on what to add to your Netflix and Substack queues.

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Tech

Pint of View, Episode One: Eric & Mike Drink a Beer

Episode 1 of the future Emmy-nominated video podcast series, “Pint of View.” Or, as Eric and I refer to it, “Mike and Eric Drink a Beer and Argue About Stuff.”

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Photography

A Tale of Two Protests

I have trouble understanding what makes a person fly a flag or put a bumper sticker on their car in support of a political candidate. If you believe in democracy, you should believe that whoever is elected, regardless of the party they are from, represents all Americans — the rich and the poor, the healthy […]

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Tech

Monktoberfest: It’s about the humans

I should be in Portland, Maine, this week. Like I have been every October for the past nine years. I should have been on a boat in the middle of Casco Bay last night watching the sun set over the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. I should have been gathering with friends old and new […]