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One of the joys of making photos for a living is that sometimes you find yourself on a farm in rural Pennsylvania watching rocket after rocket launch into a realm beyond visibility, and then witnessing the sheer wonderment spread across the face of its adult maker.

A small group of amateur rocket scientists keep their fizzling hobby alive
cover art for Philadelphia City Paper

Road away giggling through Pennsylvania cornfields after this shoot with Sophia Paulmier at a vacant pie factory turned garage in York, PA.

Isn’t she stunning?

Sophia Paulmier at PAFA (Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts). Such a fun shoot with this beautiful model!

Skipping rocks by the river with my roommate, Kurt Lutz. Good ol’ Pennsylvania kids stuck in zee city.

Dirt Children, Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA, 9.7.12

Jay Taylor grew up catching critters on a 700-acre farm in central Pennsylvania. At 22 he regularly takes pet snakes Dravok and Chyanne for walks so they are comfortable being handled by the strangers they encounter.

Drum Circle, Harrisburg, PA, 7.24.12

Ronald Miller, 78, moved to Ono, PA after his nearby home was flooded as a result of Hurricane Irene in August 2011. His household makes up 4 of the 120 residents of the two-road, half-mile long village.

Revisiting the Ono Project. Redesigning the book. Distributing images. Digging deeper.

Manifesting a publisher?

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

I’m creating a book! And it’s my most personal of personal projects to date, the book of Ono, PA, my hometown of 122 people. I’m attempting to photograph every one of them and have shot 101 to date. Here are a few of my favorite portraits thus far.

Ono, PA

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