Photography

Along with documentary photography, I also offer services for functions such as weddings, christenings, and events. Below are some examples of my work. The first is a photo essay from a barber shop in New Orleans’s 7th Ward.

Thanks to the graciousness and patience of Nat Williams and Michael Butler, in particular, who let me hover around their chairs as they worked in this 7th Ward barber shop, but also to those who let me photograph them:  Steven Portis, Andrea Washington, Wayne Wright, Kevin Morgan, Elijah Rashid, Alex Williams, Darryl “Twin” Sullivan, and Laura Mosely.

This second slideshow includes images from England, Morocco and Brazil.

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  • Pratinha Pratinha The blue waters of an underground lake in Chapada Diamantina National Park, Brazil.
  • Essaouira - watching the sea w seagull Essaouira - watching the sea w seagull Sunset approaches as people sit on the sea wall in Essaouira, Morocco.

 

Afogados
A shrimp farm lies next to a polluted stream in the Afogados neighborhood of Recife.
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During my time in Olinda and Recife, I was privileged to meet Andréia Vieira and Fatima Brayner, José Elisio da Costa, “Dançarino,” and his daughter, Alma. All of them helped me gain access to two “palafitas” communities in Recife:  Coelhos and Afogados. These are communities where low-income individuals and families live in stilt houses on the river’s edge, and they are some of the poorest neighborhoods in the city. Water regularly floods these homes when the river rises with high tide, and fire is another threat. But real estate speculation may be the most significant danger facing these areas now as the city expands and developers seek new spaces to build high rises.

 

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