Archives for the month of: May, 2012

As intriguing as people is their absence from once raucous spaces.

“Here lies one whose fame was writ in water.” -John Keats

Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ, 5.25.12 for 

A classic and timeless look. Simply beautiful.

Holgate, Long Beach Island, NJ, 5.26.12 for (full slideshow)

Extra special thanks to Rebecca Barger who helped cull 99 potential images (out of hundreds of thousands) down to 20 for my Eddie Adams Workshop application portfolio! We included this shot, which was taken after shooting the first Occupy Wall Street eviction threat on October 14, 2011. Evolve.

I’m looking for a new best friend because mine is moving to Spain for an insane six weeks. Now accepting applications, some serious kicks to fill. Ya feel me?

But seriously though, you’re irreplaceable, miss. Most of what I do would not be possible without all the love, LAUGHTER, support. Well overdue ode to Amy on the day of departure. So romantic. Love you, girl.

Thank you.

On May 14, 2012, Jay-Z and Mayor Nutter teamed up to announce the upcoming Made In America music festival coming the the pretty city of Philadelphia Labor Day Weekend. Yours truly was at the Philadelphia Museum of Art to capture the madness. Teams of photographers scrambling like eggs, and I was just laughing ’cause I may be short, but that low angle is my saving grace, all day every day.

Jay-Z & Mayor Nutter, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 5.14.12

Dr. Bruce Hopper Jr., MD is a Philadelphia-based general practitioner who is revolutionizing the health care industry one house call, text message or video chat at a time. Rather than modeling his solo practice after traditional hospitals that tend to focus on quantity of patients over quality care On Call Health is geared toward making doctor visits enjoyable, affordable, holistic, and personal experiences. In order to meet this end, Dr. Hopper left his comfortable, but depressing position at a well-known medical institute in 2010 in order to found a practice that is more in line with his personal vision of care and service.

Dr. Hopper not only goes back to basics by making house calls, but he also conducts care directly with the patient by avoiding health insurance companies altogether. Breaking down the doctor-patient barrier is one of the fundamental elements of this grassroots business model so at all hours of the day members of On Call Health can make noise with the one-man band himself via email, video chat, tweet, text or instant message, carrier pigeon, etc.

No secretaries or schedulers. No triage nurses or unpredictable wait times. No insurance companies or assembly line service. No mold, but a broken one — On Call Health.

This is my final project for Dr. Mendelson’s Documentary Photography class at Temple University. Such an honor to work with Dr. Hopper on this project and to have the opportunity to tell his incredible story in the first place. Thank you.

I was taught never to talk to strangers. Now I make a living off of it.

And by make a living, I mean it makes me feel alive.

Every stranger seems stranger than the last, but I’m only interested in the odd ones (like me).

Dane Fallon, Center City, Philadelphia, 3.22.12

Building spilling. Urban tilt. City in decline? Gravity takes hold.


Logan Square, Philadelphia, 3.13.12

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