Teen Pregnancy Awareness Show

Over the last 6 weeks I’ve been working with the Sasha Bruce Youthwork on their Teen Pregnancy Awareness Campaign.

I did portrait sessions with 7 separate families 2 of which were single parent and 5 two parent. Last Wednesday May 26th we had a show of my images at Sasha Bruce’s HQ in Capitol Hill, Washington, DC.

We printed and framed 15 separate 12×16 images some of which are shown here on flickr.

Streetwise Partners – Fall Graduation 2009

Recently I shot my 3rd Streetwise Partners Graduation and my second at Gallup’s HQ in Washington, DC.

This one was just as much fun as the previous ones. Keynote speakers this time were Best Selling Author and Life Coach, Margie Warrell as well as Gallup’s CEO Jim Clifton.

Of course the real stars were all the graduates who made it all the was through the demanding program to the ceremony. This time I used my trusty Vivitar 283 flash and off camera bracket that I picked up for 3 dollars in a used furniture store on 14th Street.

The full set of images can be viewed here.

Here are this semesters Graduates, Mentors and Leadership.

Gallup CEO Jim Clifton.

One of this semesters Graduate/Mentor pairs.

Of course no Streetwise event would be complete without me photographing this photogenic pair – if you know what I mean?

Streetwise Partners – Taste of Success 2009

Streetwise Partners work with top-notch corporations to build mentoring relationships between low-income individuals and volunteer business professionals to develop workplace skills and employment networks as the bridge to a successful career.

I’m a past mentor and thoroughly recommend them to any professional looking to ‘give something back’ by spending a number of hours each week developing relationships with young and older adults and sharing your skills and experience with them.

I was asked to be their event photographer for their 2nd annual annual Taste of Success fundraiser. You can view the full set of images on flickr.

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Itzincab, Mexico

Along with the final exhibition of ’24 on 14th‘ I also spent some time assisting my friend Dan teaching photography to a bunch of kids in a local village about 1hr outside the city of Merida.

For the 2nd session we did a basic portrait workshop outside with natural light and in the surroundings of the village, Itzincab. The kids really took to their new cameras and we also very willing subjects for me as I shot them while Dan pointed out some techniques I was using.

You can view the entire set here on flickr

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DC Scores

Here are some shots of a recent gig I shot for DC Scores – a terrific organization that gets kids spending time playing soccer rather than on the streets and instills a sense of teamwork, greater self esteem, positive peer to peer interactions and a stronger attachment to school. You can view the entire set here

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