Best Job Ever

This spring I was privileged to work on one of the most fun, engaging, and challenging jobs ever. Thanks to a referral from my colleague Mike Lannen of Eternity Web Development, I was engaged by the United Way of Addison County to capture still and video imagery for their new website and for future fundraising […]

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A Walk in the Park

The Voorhis family recently hired me to spend an hour or so with them in Hubbard Park, capturing images of them together in a semi-organized way. This was instigated by Liz’s mother, because the young family is shipping out to Morocco, where Liz will be teaching math at an international school, and mom (and Liz) […]

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Kill Your Darlings

“Kill your darlings, kill your darlings, even when it breaks your egocentric little scribbler’s heart, kill your darlings.” ― Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft King’s recommendation to writers came to mind recently, as I was preparing a small (10 works) exhibit of my landscapes for inclusion in May’s Art Walk. First […]

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Is There a Seven-Second Rule?

You have seven seconds. As the internet would like you to know, this is how long you have to make a first impression. And that holds not just for a meeting in person, but for a website or LinkedIn profile as well. Except, hold on… another study says you may not even have 7 seconds, […]

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Studio One

Come this fall, I have been doing photography professionally for about six years (and as a journalist for 20+). To this point, most of that work has been “in the wild”: events, environmental portraiture, editorial, and on location. But over the last few years I have repeatedly thought how nice it would be to have […]

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Owl's Head at Dawn

On Top of Vermont

One of my favorite places in Vermont is Owl’s Head. It is in Groton State Park, and has a parking lot that is a quick 10-minute hike from a summit that offers unobstructed 270º views of endless forests, several peaks, and multiple ponds. The problem is, since it’s only 10 minutes from one’s car to the lookout, […]

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The Spine of Russia

Our epic Russian-American road trip from the Barents to the Black Sea is now over. We accumulated 6,000 kilometers, 3,500 photos, 100,000 words, and experiences to fill several volumes. Some of the stories were posted on our blog during and immediately after the trip. I have posted a few of my favorite photos below. This winter, we […]

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Just Add Water

I admit it, I have a routine. Not a rut, a routine. What I like to do on a Saturday or Sunday is roll out of bed about an hour before sunrise, make a thermos full of coffee, grab a quick bite, then hop into the car and plunge into the murky darkness, hugging the […]

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Summer!

Tomatoes are in the ground, mosquitoes have been sighted and swatted, and we have even had a few hot spells and thunderstorms. It all adds up to summer in Central Vermont. And right on time, this year’s long, dark winter notwithstanding. The warmer weather has had me itching to get out on the weekends and do […]

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Fall Photos

This fall has been a fruitful time for photos. And lucky. I can really only get out and shoot on weekends, and have not traveled far. But even a dozen or less miles from home there are always new treasures to find, if you pay attention to the light, the phases of the moon, the […]

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