Photo Blog

My life in words and pictures.

My Personal Photo Restoration / Investigation

  • March 13, 2017
My Personal Photo Restoration / Investigation

I am presently trying to track down the who, what, when, and where of this photo I received after my father died in December of 2004. I assume the couple photographed are my paternal, great grandparents but am waiting for confirmation from family. So far, I’m fairly confident of a few things. Read more

Carmen Champagne’s “Zillah and Caine”

  • March 11, 2017
Carmen Champagne’s “Zillah and Caine”

20 years ago, I dated a girl who shared (if not surpassed) my love of the roleplaying game “Vampire: The Masquerade”. She is a gifted artist and one of her abilities is drawing.

In the late 90s, it wasn’t so easy to scan or photograph her work, so she would snail mail it to me. I always appreciated it but only recently believe to see it for what it is; A gift of self.

If an artist ever gives you something, take the time to appreciate it. It can be anything. A drawing, sketch, photo, or a crocheted blanket. Whatever it is, if someone invested time to create it, they wanted you to have it. Appreciate it. Read more

Beth Kafka’s “Children of Darkness”

  • March 10, 2017
Beth Kafka’s “Children of Darkness”

Once upon a time, when I was 18, a girl named Beth brought me a photo slide. Scratched on it, was an art project she had, I’m guessing, assigned and she wanted a digital copy.

It was a “typical” artist request as she said, “I decided to send this, too. I did this last year and have since decided that it’s crap. But you might like it… (not an insult) 🙂 Presenting… ‘The Children of Darkness’”

Quite the introduction, to be sure. But I could/can relate and read between the lines. Read more

My First 10 Minutes with Harleigh Quinn

  • March 2, 2017
My First 10 Minutes with Harleigh Quinn

There’s nothing that quite compares to the experience of watching a little human come out of a bigger human (you can keep your giraffes!). First they’re crowning and suddenly… BLOOP… head and shoulders!

What’s even crazier is being the first one to hold the new arrival. Read more

Snow Stops Traffic on Route 30

  • February 27, 2017
Snow Stops Traffic on Route 30

It’s February, 2, 2013 at 6:56 PM and I’m stuck between Lancaster and York on Route 30. I’m just beginning the “shoot everything” honeymoon phase with my 70-200mm and decide to snap the driver’s side mirror of my Ford Focus.

Enchanted by Balloons

  • February 27, 2017
Enchanted by Balloons

One of my favorite things about being a dad is watching Harleigh discover something new. This is her reaction to party balloons.

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

  • February 26, 2017
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Olivia and Harleigh snap a selfie! #bffs

DJ HQ in the House!

  • February 26, 2017
DJ HQ in the House!

Is she signing, “baby” or about to drop some mad rhymes?

A Visit from Mr. Bobinsky

  • February 25, 2017
A Visit from Mr. Bobinsky

Santa brought a pink princess tent to Harleigh for Christmas. Today, while watching the movie Coraline, I realized it looked a little like Mr. Bobinsky’s big top. So, I brought the lights and camera, and Harleigh brought the action. Read more