Ameraucana chicken

Fowl Play at Manayunk Farm: Backyard Chickens

  Ethel the Easter Egger, Ameraucana         “Winter’s coming.” The days are short and though temperatures have been higher than normal, it’s still chilly outside. Assignments have slowed to a trickle and the beekeeper project is on …

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“Goodbye Joe:” Friend and Mentor

  –>             It was during a recent phone conversation with Robert Asman of Alchemy-Ink, that I learned that Joe Nettis had passed away. Joe was a Philadelphia based commercial photographer with a long and illustrious career. He began taking …

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Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day, 2011

–> I didn’t participate in “World Wide Pinhole Photography Day” last year. I don’t remember exactly why, maybe the weather was lousy or maybe I was too involved in a project around the house to go out and shoot. This …

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Not going to SB3? Shain on you!

One of the criticisms levied against ASMP’s Strictly Business is that it’s only held in three cities, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and Chicago. That’s once on the west coast, once on  the east coast, and once in the mid west. Yeah, …

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My Street after the Snow Storm Panorama

Panoramic of my street the morning after the first of two major snowstorms to hit the Northeast in 2010. The first storm was greeted with excitement and wonder. It was a day off from work, a day off from school. …

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Focus Philadelphia Opening Reception. Tonight!

My portrait of Ninja, Rick, “Ryuama”(Dragon Mountain)Henderson of the Triple Cities Martial Arts Academy of Upstate New York, made it into the show. Rick is a licensed Art of Combat trainer, holds six world titles in Kata and Sparring and …

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Animal Rescue: Looking for a Good Home

W.C.Fields once said, “Never work with children or animals.” I wonder if he meant children and animals were difficult to direct, or that he was afraid he’d be upstaged? From my experience, I’d say it was a little bit of …

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Philadelphia International Bike Race

Philadelphia International Bike Race

There are two days a year I’d would be rather be in Philadelphia than anywhere else. The first is New Year’s Day. While many people watch football on television while nursing hangovers, we Philadelphians make our way downtown to watch …

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Pinhole photograph of ride at carnival

Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day

In case you had forgotten , I just thought I’d remind you that today is World Wide Pinhole Photography Day. If you ask me, Hallmark is really missing out on this one. Each year, on the last Sunday in April, …

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Richard Power Hoffman: Filmmaker

  I attended Richard Power Hoffman’s Time Lapse Filmmaking Workshop at Scribe Video Center here in Philadelphia. After completion of his feature film Invisible Mountains, which took him eight years to complete, Richard wanted to find a way to tell …

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