Friday, November 15, 2013
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
German native Renate Pernikl has been dwelling in the metro Atlanta area since July while on a temporary freelance job with an Austrian based company. Renate reached out to me through Couchsurfing.org. Renate possesses an immensely outgoing and beautiful spirit that always seems hungry to consume more culture, music and arts. We share the same unconventional ideas of happiness through a single life that prioritizes self-enrichment over the often-burdening and unnecessary drama of domestic relationships. After spending some time in Boston and New York City she departs from Atlanta to her home in Germany today. I wish we could have spent more time together exploring the city for the best view or place to people watch, but who am I to get in the way of someone with the same sense of wanderlust and independent character. Thank you Renate for allowing me to be a part of your American experience!
Sunday, September 29, 2013
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Friday, June 28, 2013
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Monday, June 24, 2013
In a North Georgia college town where the trend of running shorts, t-shirts, sneakers, & flip flops appear to go straight from the track & field in to town; it's charming to see young people make an effort to dress the part of an evening shopping and dining in a Southern Appalachian Mountain town.
Monday, May 27, 2013
Sunday, May 26, 2013
Saturday, May 25, 2013
Sunday, May 5, 2013
I must say up front, I generally could care less how a band is dressed. Typically their choice of clothes make little to no impression on how I appreciate their sonic thumbprint on an industry that often has more regard for image over substance. However, when I see a "gang" of guys together rocking a style that seems to say "we are on the same road, same journey, or even same tune" I immediately think they must be in a band. Just look back; from the matching suit British invasion of the early sixties to the color coordination of the White Stripes. It's fair to say that legendary bands have left a visual impression nearly as deep as their influence to popular music. Perhaps young and upcoming bands have taken note. I met three members of the indie-Christian band The Final Goodbye after fueling up at the S-Bux in Conyers en route to a nearby gig.
|Vocals - Burnie Sanders|
|Bass - Jon Gant "Ganty"|
|The never out of style oxfords of bass player Ganty.|
|Johnny B.(Guitar),Ganty (Bass) & Burnie Sanders (Vocals) of the band The Final Goodbye|
Saturday, April 27, 2013
A resident known for her thrifty elegance, was the first guest at my grandma's table Saturday morning. Lydia Gibby, 89 returned later this afternoon to make sure she didn't overlook a pair while wearing the very pair of prized white sandals she purchased earlier. All pairs not sold today were donated to the Goodwill.
|Lydia Gibby, 89 sporting her new white sandals purchased at The Palms Assisted Living Yard Sale.|
|Marjorie Hadden stands next to her shoes for sale at The Palms Assisted Living Yard Sale.|
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Imagine a shoe company encouraging you to go a day barefoot? That is exactly what Toms has done for 1 day in April since 2007. The inspiration is to bring awareness to the difference a pair of shoes can have on impoverished children in South America. One Day Without Shoes events are arranged throughout the U.S. at college campuses, Toms retailers, and devout fans of the brand in random places.
The Toms brand was born in 2006 and owes much of their success to the "One For One" model of the business. Toms donates 1 pair for every pair purchased. I hope to see more for profit, philanthropic inspired brands like Toms that are marketed primarily by word of mouth in the future.
Saturday, April 13, 2013
A festival that can go under the radar of popular Atlanta spring festivals is going on this weekend at the 8th Annual Atlanta Arab Festival. While this may be the least crowded, there is a strong sense of community at this culturally rich festival. Todays highlight included a fashion show of various styles of the abaya by the region in the Middle East. The fashion show was appropriately followed by Arabic folk dancing that quickly evolved from the stage to the crowd encouraging everyone to get on their feet and positively celebrate Middle Eastern culture here in the deep south.
Saturday, April 6, 2013
I had the pleasure of photographing another successful Color Run Race this year. It's easy to see why it is dubbed the "happiest 5k on the planet". Competition takes a back seat at this marathon, and the driver is compassion. This 5k is more about uniting all colors, friends and family in a marathon where charity and volunteering take 1st place and is genuinely delivered with a smile and laughter.
The Color Run Atlanta benefits Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Photo taken while on assignment for Souvenir Photograph.
p.s. Sorry gals, the more synchronized jump photo is with Souvenir Photograph.
|Blue color zone volunteers Jesse Wiley(L) & Katie McLeod(R)|