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The amazing portrait

October 11th, 2009 | Iraq, Portraits

While in Iraq, I met this man who looked a little war-torn. He was kind enough to stop and let me snap a photo. Despite what many think, he is an expat and not an Iraqi.

The A-Team

January 31st, 2009 | Iraq

Throughout Baghdad, amongst the various icons of Saddam Hussein, scribbled over his image you would find the words “A-Team”. I was surprised by how many places I saw it and wondered if it wasn’t this war’s version of “Kilroy was here”.

Iraqi Mosque

January 15th, 2009 | Iraq

In Iraq, I was passing this Mosque that was being rebuilt. I happened to see all of the workers lined up like this passing parts of scaffolding up and down as needed. If you look closely you can see a pipe being passed.

Ode to my adequate friend Dave

December 8th, 2008 | Iraq

This is my first post on my new website and I thought hard and long about what the first post should be about. I love photography very much and it has become a constant outlet for me as I truly love making things that are visually interesting to look at. The truth is, that i would have never known anything but a point-and-shoot camera had it not been for my adequate friend Dave. He had a Canon 10d Camera and was very good at introducing me to the world of pro-sumer cameras. Once I saw his camera it was love at first sight. I did not,however, covet another man’s camera and thus got my own and it has been ecstasy ever since.

Some of you might wonder why I call Dave an “adequate” friend. I keep a list of those I know, and if they call me enough, write enough, or even visit once-in-awhile…they achieve “good” friend status. Dave is too busy to be my good friend and has since slipped into “adequate” friend status. He could do better but i don’t think he wants to. None-the-less this is a tribute to the man who introduced me to photography.

That is Dave in the distant archway in a palace that was started but never finished before our bombs fell. This was to be a great ballroom and I am shooting from the middle of the room. The name of the palace was “Victory over Iran” and it is located near the Baghdad International Airport.