A Day To Remember: 9/11 In Charlotte

I think we all remember where we were and what we were doing on 9/11 eight years ago. I stopped by the Palmer Building in Charlotte today to grab a couple of quick photos of the tribute placed there every year. The Charlotte Fire Department and volunteers place 2,997 flags to represent the twin towers […]

Photography in NoDa: William Puckett's Mural

The North Davidson Street area, NoDa to the locals, is a fun, funky arts center in Charlotte. After a meeting there Wednesday afternoon, I took a little walk with my camera to take in some of the sights. I had seen William Puckett working on this awesome mural a few weeks back when I was […]

Charlotte Through Our Eyes Photography Project

I’ve been working with a talented and inspiring group of Charlotte area photographers and graphic artists on “Charlotte Through Our Eyes,” which gives youngsters whose families are facing difficult financial struggles a chance to learn and express themselves through photography. The brainchild of David Johnson, founder of the non-profit Silent Images, the program is bringing […]

New York State of Mind: Scenes From The Big Apple

We just returned from a bittersweet trip and I wanted to share a few images from our stop in New York City. The trip included a stay in Saratoga Springs, NY, where we attended a memorial service for my father Ben, who passed away in February. While there was much sadness, it was also a […]

Snow Photos: Winter Weather in Charlotte

Growing up in Pennsylvania I was pretty accustomed to snow. But living in North Carolina, which has been our home for the past 20 years, a snowstorm is always a major event. Following a steady rain most of the day Sunday, snow began falling in the early evening eventually dumping anywhere from 4 to 8 […]

Winter Gala Fundraiser

I don’t photograph many parties but Heidi, a good friend and one of our former brides, asked if I could help out on an event she was organizing with her friend Shay. The event was a fundraiser for the Charlotte Preparatory School, where Heidi and Shay’s sons attend school. Held in the magnificent home of […]

Roxy's Snow Day

We don’t get much snow in Charlotte and when we do it’s usually a big event. The ever-cautious weather prognosticators at our local TV stations generally hype a possible “snow event” with incredible depth and glee. Of course there was little mention of snow yesterday and it caught most people by surprise. Even though it […]

Something to Celebrate: Another Anniversary

The economy seems to have everyone feeling down and the Carolina Panthers suffered a tough loss in their playoff game last night – but we still have reason to celebrate today. It was two years ago today that I left The Charlotte Observer after 14 years of adventure at the largest circulation newspaper in the […]

Happy belated New Year to all! This time of year is always good for reflection as well as looking ahead thinking of renewal and change. I know many people are hungry for change with all of the bad economic news and the anxiety it has created. I’ve been around long enough to know that tough […]

Merry Christmas!

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6 As we prepare to gather with family and friends we wanted to wish all of you a peaceful […]