Reflecting on the Visual Storytellers

Reflecting on the Visual Storytellers

Posted by on Oct 16, 2015 in A Passing Glimpse

In preparation for writing this reflection, I took some time to reflect on what this course has meant to me as an instructor. In short and technically, the course was really not much different than most other courses. That simply being: complete assignments to earn credit. I saw the girl with the flag and I knew I had […]

New Semester Invites New Media

New Semester Invites New Media

Posted by on Aug 21, 2015 in A Passing Glimpse

Creating a powerful and impactful story or image no longer requires that the photojournalist carry a bag of expensive cameras, lenses, and tripods. Capturing and sharing creative, personal, and engaging stories has changed with the technology of today’s smartphones and handheld devices. This semester I’m teaching a New Media Photojournalism course at VCU. All student […]

A Morning of Levels

A Morning of Levels

Posted by on Sep 11, 2013 in A Passing Glimpse

I sipped coffee by the lake this morning just to process this day infamously and always to be known as 9/11. Sitting in the Blue Ridge sunshine, I remembered watching the events of that morning. It remains a day of horrors as the world changed and unfolded minute by minute. Despite the ugliness of the day, the […]

A Father’s Reflection

A Father’s Reflection

Posted by on Jan 28, 2013 in A Passing Glimpse | No Comments

While testing my new old school Gossen Luna Pro light meter for the first time yesterday, I was greeted by two highlights. First were the rich and deliciously true light readings for my camera’s exposure settings. The second came with one of the test shots, unveiling a haunting resemblance of my father through my reflection.

Winter Survival

Winter Survival

Posted by on Jan 26, 2013 in A Passing Glimpse | 3 Comments

I have a list of favorite things that wrap themself around my life. Even after deleting a few of those faves from my youthful years, my list still stretches longer than I can reach. Following last night’s wintery weather, I spent today’s lovely Saturday morning with a few of my listed items. Each of these […]

Old is New

Old is New

Posted by on Jan 25, 2013 in A Passing Glimpse | 2 Comments

Along with a handwritten note, a gift awaited me at my office yesterday. It was a morning of timely lost arts.