People at Work and Play

I love the spontaneity of people unposed – at work or having fun, or just simply being in their community.

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Walking the Camels

Walking the Camels
April, 2012
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Moroccan Desert – we rode camels back into the dunes and spent the night in a tent cabin. On returning the next day we encountered this guy taking the camels out for a walk.

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Gulls and Girl Amelie Island

Gulls and Girl Amelie Island
April, 2013
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Same trip to Southern Georgia but visiting Amelie Island. This girl was riding into the gulls for her father’s photo. I think I got a better angle.

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Seaweed Farmer in Bali

Seaweed Farmer in Bali
June, 2008
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Nusa Lembongan again, the locals harvest seaweed for Japanese consumption.

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Food for Monks Mai Hong Son

Food for Monks Mai Hong Son
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Foggy morning in Mai Hong Son, Thailand. Young monks walk in line through the streets as women step forward from their houses to fill their bowls.

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Spinning Tops

Spinning Tops
June, 2008
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The Balinese take spinning tops seriously. These are big tops. Bets are placed on the best top. I’d give this guy extra points for style! Oh, the onlookers are ducking from the whiplash of his rope.

The Old Man and Kasbah

The Old Man and Kasbah
April, 2012
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The Dades Valley is the land of a thousand kasbahs (old adobe fortresses), such as this one. This old guy walked into the scene from his field carrying his pick-axe and Koran – how classic is that?

Hand Flames

Hand Flames
June, 2008
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Balinese dancers take on the spirit of their Hindu gods in such poses.

Fresh Gozlema

Fresh Gozleme
June, 2007
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Stopping for lunch in a small town in Turkey, this lady was making fresh gozleme, kind of like a stuffed pita – delicious! At the time I was thinking street photo, later I thought Rembrandt might like this.

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Detroit Bass Day
August, 2015
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So once a year the bass players in the Detroit area get together for a fun day of jamming. They start them young in Detroit.
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Upstretch on the Reformer
May, 2016
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My Pilates Teacher, Lisa Priebe, doing a piece in the Fletcher Pilates repertoire called Upstretch, captured at the apex of movement. She is teaching but I’d say she is also having fun.

Taking a Break in Bhaktapur
November, 2016
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Touring the streets of Bhaktapur, a suburb of Khatmandu, we encounter these people resting their feet. Life seems hard in Bhaktapur but the people carry on.

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Body to Body in Thamel Khatmandu
November, 2016
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Our guide is taking us through the Thamel market place in Khatmandu. It’s body-to-body in some places. My biggest fear was stopping to take a picture as my wife and our guide disappeared into the crowd!

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Monks at Monastery, Bhutan
November, 2016
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Monks at the Gangtey Goembe Monestary in Bhutan, on the day of the Black Necked Crane Festival.

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Watching Passersby in Bhaktapur
November, 2016
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Saw this monk (?) hanging out the window of the Genuine Thanka Painting School in Bhaktapur. Had to do a close-up!

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Youthful Exuberance
November, 2016
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School kids at play before classes in Bhutan. Such joy! Like all school children in Bhutan these boys are wearing the Gho.

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Uncertainty
November, 2016
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We had to cross this rather unstable bridge to get to the Punakha Valley in Bhutan. Those were colorful prayer flags when they were mounted on the bridge until they were bleached out by the sun. Our guide Kun seems to be having second thoughts about crossing the bridge.

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By now you have noticed that my wife and I took a pretty remarkable trip to Nepal and Bhutan in November 2016. There are also a couple images from that trip in Landscapes & Seascapes as well as in Architecture. Enjoy!

There are also a number of images relating to Action, which tend to involve people mostly at play, but I wouldn’t rule out people at work.

Overnight Camel Trek
April, 2012

What would normally be a caravan, just my wife and I were walked on camels into the Moroccan desert near sunset by our guide to for an overnight stay.

Graceful
April, 2019
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Amanda Hill, Brandywine Ballet, in a workshop

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Notes on Awards & Exhibitions

PWP1. Walking the Camels

  • Second Place, Monochrome, Photographic Society of America, Councils’ National Competition Challenge, 2015
  • Accepted into the Chester County Camera Club exhibit “My Point of View” at the Henry Gallery of Penn State Great Valley, on display from January 3 through March 20, 2019.

PWP2. Gulls and Girl Amelie Island

  • Chester County Camera Club, First place, monochrome print , topic – open, Apr. 2013
  • Invited into In Motion Exhibition at 1650 Gallery, Los Angeles, July 2014

PWP3. Seaweed Farmer in Bali

  • Chester County Camera Club, Second place, color print, topic – People at Work, May 2015

PWP4. Food for Monks Mai Hong Son

  • Chester County Camera Club, First Place, Street Scenes Color Print, Oct. 2015

PWP5. Fresh Gozleme

  • Chester County Camera Club First Place, People at Work, Mono Print, May 2015

  • Delaware Valley Council of Camera Clubs, Spring Competition, Second Place, Small Mono Print, May 2016

PWP6. Taking a Break in Bhaktapur

  • Chester County Camera Club Third Place, Street Photography, Color Digital, January 2017

PWP7. Body to Body in Thamel Khatmandu

  • Chester County Camera Club, Second Place, Street Photography, Color Print, January 2017

PWP8. Monks at Monastery, Bhutan

  • Chester Country Camera Club, First Place, Open Color Print, April 2017

PWP9. Watching Passersby in Bhaktapur

  • Chester County Camera Club Honorable Mention, Open Color Digital, April 2017

PWP10. Youthful Exuberance

  • Accepted into the Artists Equity Fall 2018 Juried Members Exhibit “Connections”, at the Cheltenham Center for the Arts, Cheltenham PA, from September – October, 2018.

PWP11. Uncertainty

  • Chester County Camera Club Second Place, Open Color Print, October 2017

PWP12. Graceful

  • Chester County Camera Club First Place, Assigned Color Print, May 2019.
  • Third Place, Photo of the Year, Chester Country Camera Club, June 2019.