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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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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 […]

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Why I am using my iPhone More as My Main Camera

Where some see the death of the DSLR, I see different tool in my photographic repertoire I put my beer down and grabbed my iPhone. Approaching the sand dune, I tightened it into the clamp on a miniature carbon tripod. A quick finger touch on the screen launched the default camera app. With a slight […]

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How to Pronounce Kamala

Using NameCoach to help people pronounce U.S. Vice Presidential candidate Kamala Harris’s name correctly. One of the most powerful words in any language is a person’s name. It’s something I learned in college reading Ursula K. Le Guin’s “A Wizard of Earthsea.” And it’s something recent research studies back up, using science to show that […]

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Students Supporting Teachers

While angry, unmasked parents demonstrated against an all-virtual start to the school year because of Covid-19 outside the courthouse in the center of Doylestown, Pa., students gathered peacefully in front of the town’s high school to show their support for the Central Bucks School District’s teachers and staff. These are some of the images I […]

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The Mapmaker of Aqua Firma

A hard copy book version of Atlas Obscura sits on my home office desk. It serves as a reminder — inspiration, really — that the world around us is filled with an amazingness that twenty lifetimes could never experience. Like National Geographic, Outside Magazine, Ernest Hemingway, and Jimmy Buffett, Atlas Obscura feeds my wanderlust. Atlas Obscura featured a photograph […]

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Black Lives Matter Rally for Justice in Doylestown

Hundreds of protestors rallied on the courthouse lawn in Doylestown, Pa., this afternoon in continued support of racial justice. The rally was organized by the student-led organizations Bucks Students Demand Action and Youth 4 Unity. Author: Mike Maney Communication Advisor. Photographer. Former Calvin Klein Underwear Model. Hey, 2 out of 3 ain’t bad. View all posts by […]

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Downstream

I was recently reading an interview with photographer Nathan Landers and it got me thinking: What would my images look like if I stripped them back, if I made them less about trying to achieve visual perfection and more about the story? So I went back into my catalog to give it a shot. This […]

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I Love the Humans

There’s a line in the movie “We Bought a Zoo” where Thomas Hayden Church says to Matt Damon, “I like the animals. But I love the humans.” Me too. It’s what got me hooked on photography way back in high school. Working on the yearbook staff gave me an excuse for always having my camera […]

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Jooj

Feels like forever ago that Jooj and I started building out her modeling portfolio. We’ll get back to it post-apocalypse, but thought I’d feature one of my favorite shots from our last studio session.  After our first shoots — firsts for both of us — Jooj signed with Joy Talent Agency. You may have seen […]