This blog is part of a project borne during my travels as a professional photojournalist. For years, I have worked with bulky digital cameras, always mindful of the technical maneuvers from setting the shutter speed and aperture to editing and toning on a computer screen. In the last few years I have discovered that my iPhone has allowed me to capture scenes without feeling that I am once again on the job. To “point and shoot” has been a liberating experience. It has allowed me to rediscover the excitement of seeing imperfections and happy accidents rendered through the lens of my handheld device. I am able to create imagery, edit, and transmit all the images straight to this blog, creating a modern and efficient workflow for the most inefficient of pursuits - self expression.

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Red Hook, Brooklyn | January 6, 2013 I literally ran by Eshete as I was jogging along the Brooklyn waterfront path this evening. He was sitting on a pile of discarded Christmas trees along the Redhook Marina construction sites. Surrounded by 10 cats Eshete told me his story.
Originally from Gondor in Ethiopia, he fled to Sudan in 1982 and then to the US in 87. After being evicted from his home he lived on the streets of NYC before getting a small studio in the Times Square Hotel. But Eshete comes back to Redhook everyday to look after his family of cats. All are named after historical world leaders, the eldest are Cleopatra and Haile Selassie, the youngest is Churchill. #photography #photojournalism #documentary #portrait #iphoneonly #mobilephotography #nyc #newyork #redhook #homeless #cats #ethiopia #story #reportage (at Columbia Street Waterfront)

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    Saw this guy yesterday, too!

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