Friday, December 21, 2012


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.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Chocolate Stripes

Chocolate Stripes organic, heirloom tomato grown in Brooklyn, 2012.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Reisetomate aus Siebenburgen

Reisetomate aus Siebenburgen, organic heirloom tomato grown in Brooklyn 2012

Reisetomate aus Siebenburgen, which translates from German as "travel tomato from Transylvania" actually has roots in Central America. Native Indians would take this unusual variety on trips and break off the individual lobes to eat without the use of a knife.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Indigo Rose

Indigo Rose tomato, grown in Brooklyn, 2012

The Indigo Rose, developed by Jim Meyers at Oregon State University using traditional plant breeding techniques, is the first variety of tomato that contains anthocyanins. These are powerful antioxidants that only develop where the fruit comes into direct contact with sunlight giving it a distinctive purple color. Parts that are shaded remain green.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Mountain Dew?

Bees are resourceful creatures, so when there is a dearth in nectar supply they look for alternative sources like discarded soda cans. Could the green cell shown above be a result of a bee drinking Mountain Dew?

Thursday, August 23, 2012

First Tomato Harvest

A beautiful organic Ananas Noire tomato developed by the Belgian horticulturist Pascal Moreau.
Grown in Brooklyn, 2012

Fire Hydrant Hive

A few weeks ago, I was there to document the apprentices at The Brooklyn Grange Apiary removing a feral bee hive from inside a fire hydrant at The Brooklyn Navy Yard.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Macro Bees

A new worker bee emerges from its cell

Bees constructing wax honeycomb

Bees consuming honey

Entrance to the hive

A dead bee hangs by its stinger and part of its own intestinal tract

Friday, July 13, 2012

Adventures in Beekeeping

Weak bee hives, that are unlikely to survive on their own, can be combined using a sheet of newspaper to seperate them. This allows the different bees time to acclimate to each others' pheremones, so that when they have chewed through the paper they will form a single, happy hive.

Friday, July 6, 2012

New Sled

Last week, I visited Thomas Callahan of Horse Cycles, who was putting the finishing touches on a custom surfboard he shaped in his Brooklyn workshop.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

WIRED.COM - Sad Vader

The force is still strong with my "Sad Vader" photograph. It was just featured in a fun story about Star Wars inspired art on's design site.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012


Fisherman, Playa Pelada, Costa Rica 2012

The Bait

The Catch

Pacific Jack Crevalle

As the tide was coming in on Playa Pelada, local fisherman spotted several mackerel washed up in rocks pools at one end of the beach. In an impressive show of skill, using only hand lines and the mackerel for bait, they landed 5 larger fish in less than half an hour.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Hotel Playas de Nosara

Hotel Playas de Nosara, Costa Rica 2012

The beaches in Nosara, Costa Rica, are part of a National Wildlife Refuge so building is prohibited within 200 metres of the ocean. The Hotel Playas de Nosara was forced to close for violating this law. It now sits empty except for a pack of wild dogs, a groundskeeper and the owner who occupies the rooms directly below the minaret.