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My mother taking in the view in Washington's backyard at Mount Vernon
Looking at this Bird from a unique angle seeing a refelction while water drips from beak, reflections highlighs the motion as frozen in time.
Cat drinking water from a bath at Alhambra.
Bilbao Airport
Two men studying the day's bull fight in Seville, Spain.
For this image I really tried to create something that actually unnerved me to look at. Personally, I succeeded in my task. The model actually did her own makeup for this shoot, it was quite impressiv
A shoot I did at a flooded region of low-lying forest after a heavy rain. Simply-put, I feel purple is the proper color for the sky in this image, makes the flooded forest even stranger.
My girlfriend posed in front of what is possibly my favorite tree in existence. This shot took place about 2 miles from the closest person, and far from any cellphone coverage. Beautiful girl in a bea
This photo was the result of a spur-of-the-moment shoot we put together because of a fast-approaching thunderstorm. The model is my girlfriend, and the farmer who owns the field we shot in chased us o
Breaking your limits with your own momentum.
My girlfriend posing in what used to be the kitchen of a very destroyed abandoned manor in the forest. There's something I like about the female form posed against the rough edges and harsh graffiti.
A picture I took of my puppy the day I brought him home. I consider this Americana because there's nothing more American than the family dog. We often care for our pets more than we do for ourselves,
A decaying old mill not far from my home. After it stopped being of use as a mill, it was used for many different things throughout the years. Due to this, many strange additions were made to the orig
A room of a very old (and abandoned) hotel. Most of the lore about the place includes ghosts. I feel this often causes people to overlook just how picturesque these kinds of places are.
A pic of myself (center) and my two "adventure companions" sitting atop an abandoned hospital, overlooking another abandoned hospital, with the NYC skyline in the background.
Awosting Falls at Minewaska state park
My girlfriend posing in front of an abandoned girl's school which is slated for demolition. It's a beautiful location, and we wished to do a portrait set there before it's gone. We shot in the very ea
The skeleton of a vulture which I found on the upper-most floor of an abandoned abbey. It must have gotten in and never found the way back out. I did not arrange the bones, I shot the corpse exactly a
The AlieInn, a strange alien-themed rest stop outside of the Area 51 military facility. It was very popular in the 90's, but has since fallen a bit off the pop-culture radar.
The ripped-apart morgue of an abandoned asylum. The room is lit naturally via a small barred window which was out-of-frame behind the door,
The abandoned Pennhurst asylum of Pennsylvania. A hospital so bad it was once called the "shame of the nation". This was a long exposure, shot around 1am.
An abandoned hospital that sits on the outskirts of NYC. You can see Manhattan out over the water.
Ochre Sea Star on the jetty at newport beach
9th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest
A picture I took of my puppy the day I brought him home. I consider this Americana because there's nothing more American than the family dog. We often care for our pets more than we do for ourselves,

A picture I took of my puppy the day I brought him home. I consider this Americana because there's nothing more American than the family dog. We often care for our pets more than we do for ourselves, and I feel this speaks volumes about our culture.

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Lafayette, New Jersey, United States of America
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Date Taken: 07.2011
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PHOTO LOCATION New Jersey, United States of America