Earlier this week I had the opportunity to do some promotional photos for Andre Costello and The Cool Minors. They've got a bunch of local Pittsburgh dates forthcoming and word through the grapevine is that they're putting together a tour. Go see them if you get the chance!Read More
Help-Portrait is a once yearly event that happens on the first Saturday of December. It is a coming-together of photographers, retouchers, make-up artists, hairstylists, and other volunteers to provide portraits to folks who might not otherwise have the means to get their portrait professionally taken.
Even nearly a week later I’m still trying to process the experience. I met so many amazing folks that I otherwise likely wouldn’t have. Whatever feeling of purpose I derive from photography was fulfilled that day and I’m grateful that I was able to share it.Read More
I’ve met a lot of incredible folks as a result of putting together Rustbelt Almanac and as luck would have it most of them have become friends - Regina is one of them. We wrote about her transformation from lego-city architect to Naval officer to grocer in Issue No. 1 but I still don’t think the article does justice to the mountain of accomplishments under her belt. She’s certainly one of the hardest working folks I know and it’s great that I’ve gotten to continue working with her.Read More
Fiks:Reflective is a Pittsburgh based company that produces passive cycling-safety gear with design in mind. I first met the owner, Nick Drombosky, while working on issue no. 1 of Rustbelt Almanac. Fiks:Reflective's most popular product are their wheel stripes - retrorefelctive stickers designed to be an evolution of the traditional wheel reflector...Read More
Issue No. 2 of Rustbelt Almanac is due out soon and Michael and I have been hard at work on it. Earlier last month we packed up our cameras, hot-dogs, beer and hung out with André Costello and friends at Bayardstown Social Club to grill, listen to music, and shoot some photos for Issue No. 2.Read More