dnc and the innocent shuffle

of the one thousand three hundred and ninety five photos i shot today at the dnc protests this is my favorite. a little girl playing in fdr park in south philly directly across from where the convention was about to kick off. detached from the anger, violent rhetoric and divisiveness she found joy. we as humans experience this type of blissful innocence for such a short time. it’s a time of peace, love and happiness. i want to help create a world where my nine month old daughter can revel in this for as long as possible. i didn’t feel that love and happiness today. from the moment i arrived i felt anger, hate and rivalry. obama says we can do better. i agree. we say black lives matter and want food not bombs, a higher living wage, equality between the sexes and last but never least LGBTQ rights. but we can’t unite behind a candidate that can bring us closer those goals. i fear this lack of unity will lead to the election of a president that will make my daughters life more difficult. yours too. please think hard on this.

2016 DNC little girl
2016 DNC little girl

Pope

As you may have heard the Pope came to Philly this weekend.

Pope Francis drives around Independence Mall in his Popemobile greeting visitors before delivering a speech focusing on immigration.

Lenny to most. Grandpa to me.

This is the last photo I shot of my grandfather and will forever be the last. I took this on my mom’s birthday 8.22.10 at his home in Delray Beach, Florida. He died suddenly this afternoon leaving us all stunned and saddened. He was 86 and lived a long healthy life. you’ll be missed Len.

grandpa

Sammy Sammy Sammy Oy Oy Oy!!!

Congrats Sammy (Sam Stosur) on winning your first major. nice gal. She definitely deserved it.


One More Man Gone (for rob. sorry ol’ boy)

Well Great Britain’s or as the english now refer to him, (because he lost in the semi’s) Scotland’s  great white hype Andy Murray went down pretty hard last night. He had a good run. sorry rob. one day. maybe.


Can I Get A Hell Yeah!!!

Serena’s tearing through this tournament like a monster. 

Voyeurs En Masse

Out voyeuring the voyeurs watching a match on the big screen at the 2011 US Open.

Timing

so after two years of this tennis shooting i’ve got my timing down pretty damn well. it helps that my camera shoots 10 frames per second though. chances are you have no idea who this frog is. he is nicolas mahut. you may not know his name but you may have heard of the epic  11 hour match he was half of during the first round of the 2010 wimbledon tournament. sadly he retired from his match against nadal earlier today due to some injury. he was gonna lose anyway. he was down two sets to love and dropped both 6-2. a valiant effort however against the defending champion.

For The Ladies

Rafael Nadal puts on a show after putting on a show during his opening round win over some german guy who fell to pieces in splendid sporting fashion.