Friday, December 13, 2013

The Rooftop Beekeeper


















I just received my advance copy of 'The Rooftop Beekeeper: A Scrappy Guide to Keeping Urban Honeybees' which features my photographs. I started working on this project with my beekeeper and author friend Meg Paska back in 2011. It has been a long and enjoyable journey during which I have made many new friends and I am proud to finally see it in print. It is is published by Chronicle Books and now available to buy on Amazon.com. 

Friday, November 22, 2013

Friday, November 8, 2013

Organic Heirloom Tomatoes


















These late season organic heirloom tomatoes were grown in Brooklyn. On the left and right are examples of the Purple Calabash (Solanum lycopersicum). An open pollinated variety which is believed to have originated in Mexico and has a rich, almost wine-like flavor. In the middle is the Green Zebra tomato. It was developed in the 1980s by tomato breeder Tom Wagner in Everett, Washington and is actually the result of combining four different heirloom varieties.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Brooklyn Woods @ The Factory Floor


















Display panel for the Brooklyn Woods booth at The Factory Floor, a 22,000 square foot pop-up market running from October 19th - 27th to support local manufacturers in Brooklyn.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Friday, July 12, 2013

Friday, June 21, 2013

Sea Fan



















The Venus Sea Fan, (Gorgonia flabellum). A species of sessile, colonial soft coral.
Place of origin: Barbados.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Outtakes


Maple sap overflowing from central collection tanks at the bottom of a sugarbush.

Inside the Sugar House at Mill Hollow Maple.

Here are a few outtakes from a photo story I shot about making artisanal maple syrup at Mill Hollow Maple in New Lisbon, New York.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Installation View





















Curator Sven Davis just emailed me some installation shots from the 'Wider Than a Postcard' group show at Breeze Block Gallery in Portland, Oregon.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Making Maple Syrup at Mill Hollow - Food52.com







































I recently visited Mill Hollow Maple, a Certified Naturally Grown maple syrup producer in upstate New York to document the process of syrup being made. Food52.com just ran a piece featuring the resulting photographs. Please CLICK HERE to see all the images and read the full story.  

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Wider than a postcard




































Wider than a postcard

A group exhibition curated by Sven Davis

2 May – 1 June 2013
“It is not easy writing
someone a postcard.
The size and shape
of the card cut you
down to size…”
—Ron Padgett ‘Postcard’
For pre-sales or press inquiries, please email Paige Prendergast, paige@breezeblockgallery.com

May 2013: Portland, Oregon is the location for Wider than a postcard, the latest curatorial collaboration between Arrested Motion’s Sven Davis and Breeze Block Gallery. Over 200 artists have been invited to produce up to 3 works each based on the traditional postcard format. The surface can be an antique postcard – either from a thrift store or maybe even from the family archive, a new shop-bought card or a home-made postcard on each artists chosen medium to the 6×4 inch size limit imposed. Each postcard can either start as a blank canvas or the new composition can be woven into the existing image on the card. The artworks are to be displayed in a grid formation to create an holistic installation of more than 400 individual artworks. The postcards must come from, and be named thus, a current or past place of residence and the thematic subtext is based loosely around place and belonging. The exhibition will also serve as a comparative survey of how artists interpret the same brief, giving a unique insight into the varying creative processes of each participant. 

503.318.6228
323 NW 6th Ave.
Portland, OR 97209

Friday, April 26, 2013

Brooklyn Grange Bees

 
Installation of 20 new hives at the Brooklyn Grange Apiary on the roof of Building 292 in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, April 2013. The nucleus hives, each containing around 10,000 bees, were driven up from Florida by beekeeper Mark Negley and installed in their new homes. Please CLICK HERE for more information.


Friday, April 19, 2013

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Packing for a group show in Portland


















Packing up some prints for an upcoming group show: "Wider than a postcard" at the Breeze Block Gallery in Portland, Oregon. I was invited by curator Sven Davis, director of the online arts magazine Arrested Motion, to produce 3 traditional postcard sized images loosely exploring the themes of place and belonging. The photographs I chose were all taken in Hong Kong and are printed directly onto aluminum. The exhibition opens Thursday May 2nd 2013, with a preview evening the night before on Wednesday May 1st 2013 and will run till June 1st. 
Please CLICK HERE for more information.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Chinese Medicine


















Alligator claw is utilized in traditional Chinese medicine as it is believed to cure the common cold and prevent a variety of diseases including cancer. The claw is usually cooked to make some kind of medicinal broth.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Playa Negra




















Sunset on Playa Negra, 18˚05'39" N 65˚29'20" W, February 2013

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Friday, February 8, 2013

Friday, January 25, 2013

Brooklyn Woods


















CNC Machine, Brooklyn Woods, December 2012

This is a sneak preview of a new photo story I have been working on. Brooklyn Woods is a nonprofit organization that provides training to help unemployed and low-income New Yorkers start careers in skilled woodworking and cabinet making. 

Friday, January 18, 2013

Rock Study #2



















Rock specimen found in Harriman State Park, NY. Actual size: 5" x 1.75" x 1.5".

Friday, January 4, 2013

Friday, December 21, 2012

Pretzel

























Pretzel, rescued from the Newport Animal Shelter, Tennessee, December 2012.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Rock Study #1


















Rock specimen found in Harriman State Park, NY. Actual size: 0.75" x 0.25".

Thursday, October 25, 2012

The Nectar Of Brooklyn: Inside Brooklyn Grange Bees, The City’s First Commercial Apiary

Nona Brooklyn just ran a great story featuring my photographs on the Brooklyn Grange Apiary. Please CLICK HERE to read the full article.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Ghost Bees


































Varroa mites are parasites that attach themselves to honey bees and feed on their blood as well as larvae in the hive. Powdered sugar is one chemical pesticide free method to control a varroa infestation. The fine sugar clogs up the suction feet of the mites so that they are no longer able to cling to the bees' bodies and fall off.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Man Down






















If you keep bees sometimes you get stung. To reduce the effects of any allergic reaction to the bee venom it is best to remove the stinger a soon as possible.