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Charming Lafayette

Charming Lafayette

What is Lafayette? It’s my new hometown for the foreseeable future, one hour’s drive north from Indianapolis and two hour’s south from Chicago. Lafayette is full of charm- it has a quaint little downtown with a Main street and many little ‘mom and pop’ shops. Walking down

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Ramallah Walks IX

Ramallah Walks IX

The 9th photographic collection in my Ramallah Walks series offers an odd mixture of nostalgia, film noir, intense light, vivid colour, and a sprinkle of politics. All these elements come together to offer a snapshot of this chaotic bubble called Ramallah– this lousy pretence to peace, affluence,

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Ramallah Walks VIII

Ramallah Walks VIII

Continuing with my ongoing photo blog series, Ramallah Walks, the 8th post is a bit overdue, containing images from early Winter all the way through early Spring. I’ve been enjoying my walks in various parts of Ramallah, but I keep going back to one spot more than

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Madrid: A Grand City

Madrid: A Grand City

After recently spending 9 days traveling in the City of Madrid I was left with the impression of a truly grand city. This is a city that perhaps leaves nothing for the urban-life-seeker unsatisfied; from its world-class public parks and botanical gardens, to the impressive selection of

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Ramallah Walks VII

Ramallah Walks VII

This summer was a slow one for photography, I was feeling low on inspiration in my hometown. I was experiencing negativity everwhere I walked on the streets of Ramallah and I desperately looked for a way to turn it around. Then while recently browsing through the work

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Beautiful Fethiye

Beautiful Fethiye

Fethiye is a small Turkish town on the Mediterranean which I recently was lucky to visit while on vacation. I took along one camera and one lens, my Leica M9 and an old 70s Summicron 35mm V3 (6 element). Following is a selection of some of the

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Ramallah Walks VI

Ramallah Walks VI

I can’t say that I’ve quite figured out how I feel about Ramallah after living here for nearly 2 years- the last time I had lived here was 17 years before my return. To be sure, this town has changed. The people are foreign to me- I’ve

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Ramallah Walks V

Ramallah Walks V

These pictures were made over the past couple of months during my casual walks. They were mostly taken on Ramallah’s streets, but there’s one (last picture) that was taken right outside Al-Quds (Abu Dis) University showing the Israeli Apertheid wall destroying the beautiful Palestinian landscape and displaying

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Twin Cities Camera Walks (Sequel)

Twin Cities Camera Walks (Sequel)

Pictures from a summer month spent in my beloved Minneapolis! All color images were taken this summer on Kodak Portra 400 with a Leica M6 TTL and various old school lenses. All B&W images were shot in Oct-Dec 2013 on Ilford HP5+ and just recently developed. All images

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Iowa Farm Life

Iowa Farm Life

I got to spend two special days this summer at my friends’ farm in Iowa, it was thoroughly rejuvenating. The farmhouse has been standing for 100 years. The farm had sheep, a chicken coop, bee houses, a large vegetable and herb garden, and a recently-installed solar panel

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Ramallah Walks IV

Ramallah Walks IV

More of Ramallah in spring. Taking a hiatus for a while, see you when I see you. (Technical details below) Technical Details: Leica M9 Leica Summicron 2/35 (Type 3) Leica Summicron 2/50 Leica Summicron 2/50 Rigid

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Ramallah Walks III

Ramallah Walks III

This time around my regular walks have taken me beyond the walls of Ramallah, to the lovely Old City of Nablus and to one of the oldest nature reserves in the region known as Wadi Qana northwest of Ramallah. No matter where I went signs of Spring

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Ramallah Walks II

Ramallah Walks II

My regular camera walks continue almost daily on the streets of Ramallah- and occasionally other surrounding cities. They have become my way to re-acquaint myself with a place I have not lived in for 17 years. In the process I’m trying not to judge but merely observe and let

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Ramallah Walks I

Ramallah Walks I

This was perhaps the most difficult post I’ve put together, with much perseveration over what to include and exclude and how it could be interpreted. Ultimately I’ve decided to take out several images that I liked for fear of being judged or interpreted the wrong way. In

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Twin Cities Camera Walks VIII (Final)

Twin Cities Camera Walks VIII (Final)

Well it looks like I lied to you when I described my previous Camera Walks post as my last from Minnesota. It turns out I had a few more shots left in me in the final days as I said goodbye to my beloved Twin Cities. As

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