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Paul and James

Paul and James
Stuck in Bumper to Bumper Traffic, I pulled over and met Paul (L) and James (R) working on the road.

Rick

Rick
Rick is a Farrier who takes care of horses at Fairs up and down the Eastern Seaboard.

Stoop

Stoop
Kids on the stoop

Devon

Devon
Devon was playing his heart out on a cold San Francisco day.

Portraits - Dichotomy

A collection of portraits of people who I knew well or had only just met.

Each situation brought a different challenge as I sought to either connect with someone I'd only just met, or create as honest a portrait as I could of a friend or collegue.

The 16x20" black and white prints are hand-colored with oils.

  • Paul and James

    Paul and James
    Stuck in Bumper to Bumper Traffic, I pulled over and met Paul (L) and James (R) working on the road.
  • Peter and Cheryl

    Peter and Cheryl
    I knew Peter in the course of my work at the time. His girlfriend Cheryl was not pleased that I was there.
  • Albert

    Albert
    Albert is my Grandfather. He is seated in his kitchen, which like the rest of the house remained unchanged since the passing of his wife in the early 1960s.
  • Sara

    Sara
    Sara is an accomplished artist who I've known for many years.
  • Martha

    Martha
    Martha is an art historian with the Corcoran.
  • Linda

    Linda
    Linda is a veterinarian and a research scientist with the government.
  • Hope

    Hope
    Hope was a client of a company I worked for. She is now a novelist.
  • Charles, Sally, Charles Jr.

    Charles, Sally, Charles Jr.
    I met this family working at a State Fair
  • Chris

    Chris
    Chris is a accomplished photographer and has been a friend since I was a child.
  • Mike

    Mike
    Mike accompanied me to the edge of a runway. I was there on assignment to photograph the jets as they passed closely overhead.

Monterey

I had to travel to Monterey, the weekend when my Grandfather passed away.

When a person passes it seems inevitable that you reflect on the things that you did with them and the things that you didn't.

I realized that we had never gone to the beach together.

I had brought some equipment with me on assignment and so when I heard that he was gone, I walked the beach with a Polaroid camera and took photographs of the vacation that we never had. Using special film which produces both a negative to keep and a print to give away, I presented each of my compatriots with the original print.

Hampden

This series was part of a "Day in the Life" in Hampden, Md.
It was part of the 100 anniversary of the founding of the town.

The first image in the series (we were only allowed to show one) was used for the invitation for the gallery show.

Keansburg, NJ

Stand on nearly any beach on the New Jersey Coast and throw a stone. You will likely hit a boardwalk with an amusement park.

Keansburg is one such place. At just the right level of disrepair and mired in deferred maintenance, it was still a place of joy for the kids who were too young to notice.

Most of the places depicted here were unceremoniously removed by Hurricane Sandy.

Travels

I've been lucky in that I have been able to travel around the US and abroad.
I usually carry a camera with me and sometimes I get lucky with it as well.

  • Rick

    Rick
    Rick is a Farrier who takes care of horses at Fairs up and down the Eastern Seaboard.
  • Buster (Dog)

    Buster (Dog)
    I was making a picture of Haystack Rock in Oregon. Buster wanted to be part of it.
  • Devon

    Devon
    Devon was playing his heart out on a cold San Francisco day.
  • Grandmother, Son

    Grandmother, Son
    Colorado outside of Denver.
  • Honor Flight

    Honor Flight
    WWII Memorial
  • Eyes

    Eyes
    A cow and her kid.
  • Fragile

    Fragile
    Shelley in the Subway with a Snow Globe.
  • Flag

    Flag
    Patterson Park
  • Friends

    Friends
    Ocean City, MD.

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About Don

Baltimore County

I started taking pictures when I was 12, which was a very long time ago.  I was fascinated by every part of the process that was required to make images.  My favorite subject was always people and with a focus that is part of youth, it became incredibly important for me to master making informal... more

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