Sunday, April 22, 2018

Beirut, 2018

After 12 years, I finally returned to Beirut, Lebanon last week for a conference and to do preliminary dissertation work. These are some of the highlights from the trip. More photos can be found on my instagram page and on this site's "Beirut 2018" tab.  

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Resist: Images from the Streets

Images from the 2017 NY Women's March (where an estimated 250,000 people took to the streets) and the Writers Resist action outside of the New York Public Library. 

Writers Resist - Outside of the NY Public Library on 42nd Street and 5th Avenue. 

Youth standing up for women's rights and reproductive health, outside of the New York Public Library during the 2017 Women's March. 

Marchers dropped their signs outside of the New York Public Library on 42nd Street - creating a collage of messages representing the goals and demands of the NY marchers. 

A poet holds up a sign outside of the New York Public Library during the Writers Resist action. 

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Jesse's Headshots

I had the privilege of taking headshots for the talented actor, poet and performer, Jesse Krebs. They are one of NYC's fiercest activist/poets I can think of. Jesse is also a co-founder of a new theatre collective called Theatre Who, which will be debuting new work in 2017. 

Monday, May 30, 2016

Shooting Animals at the Bronx Zoo

Ryan and I spent our Memorial Day weekend at the Bronx Zoo. I can't miss an opportunity to shoot these beautiful creatures... with my camera. We love seeing the animals up close and are especially enamored by the gorilla exhibit. Watching the children interact with the gorillas through the glass was pretty special. This was our first time at the zoo in about four years. We will not be waiting another four years to return. 

Children interacting with silverback gorilla. 

Another photo of a child with the silverback gorilla. 

Comparing feet and arms. 

Peafowl. We learned that male peafowl are peacocks and females are peahens. The babies are peachicks. 

Sleeping monkey. 

Red panda. 

Nile crocodile. 

Lion basking in the sun. 

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Jersey Fresh Photos

One day I'd love to publish a photo book of images of the Jersey Shore I've taken over the years... because there are many. However, these are my favorite from 2015. At some point in the new year I will figure out a brilliant way to organize all of these photos on a hard drive or computer. Right now they remain scattered on multiple hard drives, in multiple places and on multiple computers.

Allenhurst, NJ. 

Allenhurst, NJ. 

Allenhurst, NJ.

Kids playing in the water on Thanksgiving. I've never experienced the warm weather that what we've been having this fall and winter in my entire life. I imagine since winter is just beginning, things will change. The rumor is Christmas Day it will reach 75 degrees. Forget ice skating, we're going to the beach! 

Christmas trees replace palm trees. Allenhurst, NJ. 

Sandy Hook, NJ.

Elberon, NJ. 

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Thanksgiving 2015

... for old friends and new friends, family and found family; because I call NYC home but am a citizen of the world; because I have options, the privilege to do what I love everyday and follow my passion(s) in whatever form they take; for the privilege to tell stories for a living; for health, happiness, joy and community; because after years of struggling I got to a place where I'm generally content with who I am; for access to resources; for good food, good art and the deep/transformative conversations that come with these things; for students who teach me more than I could possibly teach them; that we live in an age where social media keeps me close to loved ones despite distance and most of all because more times than I can say in a week I find myself wondering how I got so lucky to be surrounded by such bold, brave, bright and truly inspiring humans ... I am truly grateful today and everyday.

Photo by Ashley Marinaccio - November, 2015