Wednesday, November 25, 2015

American Investigations DC - eyes on the street

Some buildings from around Washington, DC on a bright November day.

Morris Miller Liquor is in the 7800 block of Alaska Ave NW.

The tax service, Oda's Motors, and the club are in the 5400 and 5500 block of Georgia Avenue NW.

The "chocola"wall and the framed brick facade/keys made sign are near the corner of Sherman Avenue and Harvard Street NW.

The food and wholesale businesses are in the vicinity of Fifth Street and Morris Road NE.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Triathalon / rockin' in DC

Triathalon, a band out of Savannah, Georgia, played a gig recently at Songbyrd, in Washington DC.

They are fronted by singer/guitarist/vocalist/composer Adam Intrator.

Adam is the son of my cousin, David.

Family - and his talent - matters.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

An Evening of Love, Mercy, and Music with Brian Wilson

I recently photographed Brian Wilson and his band in concert, including his former Beach Boy colleague, Al Jardine.

The show was a fundraiser for Give an Hour and Change Direction. Thanks to Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen and her amazing crew for their important healing work, and for this exceptional opportunity.

Also performing onstage with Brian were John Cusack and Paul Dano, the actors who played him in the recent bio-pic, Love and Mercy.

They began the music with "Heroes and Villains." 
It grew deeper and more beautiful from that point on.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Portraits - Washington DC

I recently photographed a series of residents of affordable housing in Washington DC for a project sponsored by Enterprise Community Partners.

I appreciate these good women for giving of their time and heart to share their courageous stories.

Thanks also to David Bowers and Mary Bushel of Enterprise, Rachel Kaufman of Elevation DC, Dee Pasha of ERCPCP, and Marilyn Kresky-Wolf of Open Arms.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Photo from a wedding

Photograph of a musician in the brass band "Wild Anacostias" at a dear friend's recent wedding.

Best dang music at a wedding I've been to.

Funk and blessings to all. Second line strut.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Healing Program - Kayla's Village at Trinity AME Zion Church

I recently spoke and presented my DC street memorials work as part of an anti-violence and healing program sponsored by Kayla's Village, held at Trinity AME Zion Church in Washington DC.

Thanks to Ms. Kadija Ash for inviting me to share my work with the community.

Services were led by Rev. Timothy Freeman and Rev. Alyce Walker Johnson. There was music by the group "Heaven's Song" and a play "Make It Home," written and directed by Jonathan Johnson, with actors Joseph McCarley and others. The program was bound together with reflections by Tonya Logan, founder of Kayla's Village.