Monday, August 24, 2015

Alaskan Youth Native Dancers

Twenty-five High School students from the only native reservation in the state of Alaska at New Hope Presbyterian Church in Orange, CA .  

Friday, May 15, 2015

Us and Them

Los Angeles City Hall Reflected from the Los Angeles Police Department Building

 I was shooting (you know with the camera) in downtown yesterday.  I walked past the new Los Angeles Police Department building and saw the smiles and hugs of families celebrating a new generation of officers as they were being promoted.  

 I wondered if there were videos of the hundreds of positive interactions between "us" and "them" would that help improve the trust between our citizens and the people who have taken an oath to "protect and serve" or would we simply ignore the positive stories?

I suspect the horror stories we see today are not new to our culture but the "camera in your pocket" phenomenon has brought it to everyone's attention.  I think it is also true that there are many more positive interactions between the police and our citizens everyday but no one is photographing these events and perhaps, if they did, they would not be seen as "news".  What is about the consumers of news that we are always more attracted to the negative?

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Night at the Races

Sooo the one thing I have learned is that blogging is no joke.  If one says they are going to post something every week, then the followers you attract EXPECT you to post something every week.

Whew - it's been a while since I posted something here and I am not promising to post something every week - but I do promise to see you every now and then.... Thats enough apologizing.