Hanging in the Studio with Mimi and Nur

Last week I got to spend some time in the studio with some old friends of mine from my university days. One of my favorite classes at the University of Pittsburgh was Turkish, which was made up of a small group of fun and interesting people. Nur (above) taught the class and Mimi was a … Continue reading

Inside the Belly of a Decaying Machine

This is the Carrie Furnace. Operating from 1884 until 1982, it was one of the many blast furnaces which dotted Western Pennsylvania until the collapse of the region’s steel industry. Now a state park, what’s left of the steel mill is occasionally open to the public. Recently I got access to photograph the ruins through … Continue reading

Unity Night with Dazzletine.

  Hello friends. Earlier this month I once again had the honor of photographing local rock band Dazzletine during their Unity Night show at 6119, in East Liberty. The show went late into the night and drew a large crowd. As usual, Dazzletine put on an amazing performance. They played some of their classic songs … Continue reading

A New Torah is Born

Last week I had the rare opportunity to document a special event for the Jewish Chronicle. Beth El Congregation, a Conservative synagogue in the South Hills of Pittsburgh dedicated a new Torah. For anyone unfamiliar with Judaism, the Torah contains the first five books of the Bible and is written on a large parchment scroll. … Continue reading