An ongoing project about the natural history, overpopulation and cultural significance of white-tailed deer. Visit my ‘video’ page to see an ongoing video for this project as well.
The forest lands of the North East that we know today looked much different a century ago. The mature forests that existed then were mostly clear-cut to provide construction material for houses and fire fuel to heat homes and commercial locations.
Through the efforts of organizations like the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and the U.S. Forest Service many areas were re-planted and transformed into state forests. Today these woodlands serve as natural ecosystems for native species, recreational areas for people and a source of revenue for the state through sustainable lumber harvesting.
Main Street Farms - A Healing Harvest
Cannabis is harvested at Main Street Farms in Cortland, NY not for its THC but for the healing power of its cannabidiol, a naturally occurring non-hallucinogenic compound extracted for a range of therapeutic uses. These images follow Allan Gandelman and his crew through a day of hemp harvest and preparation.
Kona Can't Stay
Not all Dingos can be D.C. Dingos.
St. Baldrick's at the Red Jug Pub
The Cortland community rallied together at the Red Jug Pub, one of the city’s long-standing drinking establishments, to raise money for pediatric cancer research. In collaboration with St. Baldrick's Foundation, Red Jug Pub co-owner Tom Terwilliger and the staff at the pub hosted the event which welcomed a large turnout of locals and out-of-towners.
Simon's Exit From Here
We had Simon from six weeks to nearly eleven years. Among his many memorable moments are some of the most painful — his final ones.
This is an ongoing personal project about the impact human litter has on the planet’s natural areas.
State Police - Rescue Divers
The NYS Police Underwater Recovery Team (URT) put on a demonstration for the general public at their permanent dive tank at the New York State Fair on August 31, 2018. Of their many skills, the divers performed mock recovery, cave, SCUBA and surface supplied dives. At the end of their show the divers welcomed the young viewers of the crowd to come up and try their hand at a game of tic-tac-toe.
Jump Start 10
Jump Start 10 is a conference for area tenth-graders who are interested in higher education, trade schools and employment after graduation from high school. The event, a yearly gathering put on by Cortland Area Communities That Care (CACTC), features booths from local businesses and government agencies, a symposium of college and trade school representatives and finally a choice between guided yoga or meditation.
Marriage - The Wedding Process
My wedding, through my eyes.
A bachelor party at North Lake. The scenic beauty of the Adirondack’s with my most important friends.
These are stand-alone images of wildlife. Much like portraits of people, conservation photography pushes me to find a moment that provides an insight into the lives of some of natures most amazing inhabitants.