Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The Beach and the Bear


Summer vacation on the Bellevue, KY shoreline.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

[Views of Cincinnati] #47 - 52


From the walls of the Freedom Center, to the reflections in the grid of 312 Elm, a gritty view from the west, fireworks over the river, abandoned streets and a tribute to the memory of Bob Saget - six new photographs in the "224 Views of Cincinnati" series.

Monday, June 25, 2012

[Views of Cincinnati] #46 Airlift

- A pilot from Stratus Helicopters maneuvers around the Cincinnati Riverfront showing the Skyline as viewed from the South above the Ohio River.

"There's no door on your side, is that gonna be ok?" Why wouldn't it be? I figured he meant there was only a door on one side of the aircraft and I'd be up against a solid wall, but as he checked our seat belts - I realized there was literally nothing between me and the atmosphere except for my camera.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

[Views of Cincinnati] Ferris Wheel With No Riders, Newport Shore


The closest you'll probably ever get to seeing something resemble the Santa Monica Pier on the shores of Cincinnati.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Combat Stupendous Reunion Tour


Photographs from a road trip that somewhat reunited a high school band and took us from Cincinnati to ruins in Detroit to Lake Michigan and back.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

[Views of Cincinnati] #44 Untitled


Don't have much to say about this photograph.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Lunch Break


My favorite place to take my lunch break was abandoned.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Union Terminal: A Jewel in the Crown of the Queen City.


It's one of the most prolific icons of Cincinnati, one of the finest examples of Art Deco in the world, a symbol of America's rise as a super power and one of the region's largest tourist attractions. From the steel superstructure, to the roof to the inner workings of its clock, check out Union Terminal like you've never seen it before. I recently had the privilege of joining a group of photographers touring the ins and outs of one of the city's greatest treasures, but it's a treasure we almost lost.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Suburban Stonehenge


Beyond the manicured lawns and the sounds of lawn mowers and birds chirping, is Blue Ash's Sharonville's suburban stone henge. It's a concrete canvas for those who wish to paint swastikas, penises, ying-yangs and their names even over the works of the few who actually knew how to wield a spray can.

Friday, June 8, 2012

[Views of Cincinnati] Soul to Squeeze Sunrise

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I've loved the Red Hot Chili Peppers since I was a kid. Like many people, I "discovered" them when the singles "Scar Tissue" and "Otherside" were incredibly popular on the mid 90's radio. I really got hooked when I bought "By the Way" and "Californication" in 2002. Eventually I amassed the band's entire discography and have loved every song for its own reasons, but my favorite has and always will be "Soul to Squeeze."

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Whatever Happened to Circuit City?

- Retro advertisement for the now defunct Circuit City "big box" electronics chain featuring the slogan that was popular on their radio and television commercials.

I only got a half hour break and it was still my first week. So far I didn't mind the job. I was supposed to be selling cameras, but somehow ended up selling computers. The sales floor was stressful at times, especially for a 16 year old, but Best Buy paid better and was a lot more prestigious of a part time job than most other high school kids had at the time. All I wanted to do on that break was eat my McDonalds cheeseburger, but the guy next to me kept talking to me while he sipped on a Mountain Dew.