(Note: I photographed this back in May, 2012) Most of my Education Week work a bit “inside baseball” — which makes it inherently interesting. Education Week is the newspaper of record for public schools, grade K-12 in the United States. Their audience is smart and specific. Stories about policy and programs are the norms. Common [...]
Jonathan Brice, officer of school support networks, Baltimore Public Schools, is instrumental in moving away from the Baltimore City Public School System’s zero-tolerance policies. He developed new conduct codes, and created the Success Academy, a suspension school/alternative learning environment, which is in the basement of the district’s headquarters in the Dr. Alice G. Pinderhughes Administration Building, where I [...]
I got to hang out at a library all day, AND IT WAS AWESOME!!! The Goucher College Athenaeum is more than just a library, it’s designed to be a social hub for the students at the small liberal arts college nestled right off I-695 in Towson, Maryland. First of all, this place is gorgeous! …a [...]
The Baltimore Ravens won the Super Bowl. …and then Baltimore went friggin’ nuts! A cabby stopped in the middle of the street, blared Gangnam Style and, of course, a dance party broke out in the middle of the street. The city’s patience for things that should piss people off was turned upside down. For example, [...]
Go Ravens! …is a phrase I never thought I’d utter when I lived in Atlanta. Not that I’d be yelling Go Falcons, either. I’ve never been a football fan. Baseball all the way, baby! In fact I really hated football when I was at that young, obtuse, preteen age. But working at Patuxent for 6 [...]
Instead of Paying Tom McCarthy by check for assisting me with an ESPN shoot, I showered him in cash money! Makin’ it Rain!
Photos from Baltimore Ravens vs. Cincinnati Bengals NFL Monday Night Football Game at M&T Bank Stadium
Photo of Baltimore from The Bolt Bus’s route to NYC. …plus a conversation about class, socioeconomic status and race.
A conceptual shoot highlighting Tygarts Valley Middle schoolers in West Virginia making video games rather than playing them, for Education Week.
Portraits and photos of Michael Phelps Working out from 2009. The 2012 London Olympics will be his last competition before retiring as a world class swimmer.
I rode “bitch” on the back of Kristen’s new …uh, “motorcycle.”
I was tasked by Education Week director of photography Charlie Borst to find a student in the Baltimore City Public School system to be the face of poverty for a story about how socioeconomic status impacts educational success. Along the way I met homeless family Tameka Harrison and her first-grade son, Jahmal and got to spend a day with them and photograph Jahmal’s School City Spring Elementary/Middle School in Baltimore.
A photo David Donaldson photographed in 2009 for a New York Times story was relicensed for a New York Review of Books story on public school education, titled “How, and How Not, to Improve the Schools.” David Donaldson, a high school teacher in the Teach for America program, with his students at the Maryland Academy of Technology and Health Sciences, Baltimore, December 2009.
Nick Borkowicz, (aka Ghostfreehood) the bands Avec, and Attractive and Popular were game for an impromptu “zombie” shoot after their show …at a bar I forgot the name of, Wednesday, July 20, 2005. Nick wanted the photos to use as templates for drawings. That’s why no one
A scary portrait of Nick DiFabbio (aka ghostfreehood).
Baltimore woman Sheontay Smith, 27, is on a waiting list for subsidized child care. She is photographed Tuesday, December 6, 2011 in the Southwest neighborhood of Baltimore “Sowebo” where she works as an inspection scheduler for the Baltimore Housing Authority. Day care for her three-year-old is $520 a month, her second highest monthly expense next [...]
I recently realized that I when I listen to music I respond waaaayyy more to the mood a song creates than I do to its lyrics. I always hear how the vocals are sung and never hear what’s being said. Maybe that’s why I like metal? It didn’t take too long for me to understand [...]
The Baltimore City charter school City Springs has implemented several structural practices such as single gender classrooms and the Restorative Practices pedagogy.
Making messy portraits of Margot
When practicing a new lighting set up turns juvenile!
My friend Andrea Wise has a fire juggling brother. So, when I found out I
The El Mateo! Luchador mask courtesy of the limited edition “Weird Sports” book by Sol Neelman.