Posts Tagged ‘travel photography’

Happy Holidays 2016!

Secret Santa

We laughed we cried the cockles of our hearts were warmed like never before!  Secret Santa enlists law enforcement to hand 100’s to those who appear to need it the most. I had the good fortune to photograph Secret Santa for my good friend Steve Hartman. Steve has a great segment on Friday evenings on CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley called On The Road with Steve Hartman. He tells GREAT stories and is an incredible editor. Hope you enjoy the photos…and this holiday season! #secretsanta

To watch Steve’s story go —> http://www.cbsnews.com/news/elves-in-blue-help-secret-santa-spread-cheer-and-get-something-in-return/

Murder Capitals

In case you’re curious, here are the top 5  places in the U.S where you’re most likely to be murdered, mostly by firearms…but that’s another topic.

Within the last year I have visited for one reason or another 4 out of the top 5 counties, parishes or geographic regions on the murder list. They are wonderful places, seriously, but like most big, medium & small cities, rural areas and well just about everywhere else on earth, they have their dark side. I’m not sure what my point is other than that people smile & love everywhere and these places are great, especially compared to the headlines that lead us to believe otherwise. Here are a few images from those scary places and I can’t wait to get back to each & everyone of them.

#1 Saint Louis, MO, yay my hometown!

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16-08 United Way Day 3 Darius in Ferguson

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15-07 Bloomberg Ferguson

#2 Orleans Parish, LA

15-07 Bloomberg Ferguson

16-02 4/14 New Orleans Eastman

16-02 4/14 New Orleans Eastman

16-02 New Orleans, Eastman

15-16 UMMC via Ramey

16-02 New Orleans, Eastman

#3 Baltimore, MD15-08 FM Global McCormick 16-02 4/19 Murder Capital Pics

15-07 Bloomberg Ferguson 16-02 4/19 Murder Capital Pics

16-02 4/19 Murder Capital Pics

15-11 FM Global Parsippany, NJ 16-02 4/19 Murder Capital Pics

 

#5 Hinds County, MS (#4 Halifax County, NC I haven’t been there lately)

15-16 UMMC via Ramey

15-16 UMMC via Ramey

15-16 UMMC via Ramey

 

15-16 UMMC via Ramey

15-16 UMMC via Ramey

National Arts Club Invitation

LOU BOPP INVITE OPT 115-02 5/25 NYC Paul Gardner BBQ, Rose Show

15-02 5/25 NYC Paul Gardner BBQ, Rose Show

National Arts Club Exhibition in NYC

Closing Reception May 27th. You. Are. Invited.

Marquis Gallery
Lou Bopp: Mississippi
May 18 – 30

Screen Shot 2015-04-27 at 8.04.09 PMClosing Reception:

Wednesday, May 27, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Lou Bopp’s journey deep into the south began on a motorcycle, traveling Highway 61, through the heart of Mississippi. His love of the Blues fueled his explorations, where he found not only the Delta Bluesman, but also a lasting affection for the culture enveloping the music and the people.
Bopp’s passion developed into a life-long love affair, which begged to be documented and memorialized. Bopp explains, “The people of Mississippi are so rich with life, their stories are embedded in their scents, hands, gazes; they are draped in history. My goal was, and still is, to document all that is Mississippi. The authenticity of Mississippi can stop you in your tracks, it’s an amazing place.” His connection to people, his keen sensitivity to color and composition has resulted in a body of work that is both art and document.