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Affinity. Closeness. Longing for connection. These shared experiences are what elevate our lives beyond mere existence. Good or bad, they are the muse for poetry, the rhythm of music, and the ‘heart’ in our heart. This body of work is about exploring just that: our humanity seen through how we connect with something outside ourselves. That moment when we bare our souls and open our hearts.

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Manly Beach, Sydney, 2018

Spending time around the coast soothes my soul but spending it with someone else makes it all worthwhile. Life is better shared.

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4th of July, North Carolina, 2017

Nothing beats a 4th of July parade and the amazing atmosphere of the street parties that follow, small towns pull out all the punches and rival the big cities. This parade at Ocean Isle Beach was pretty spectacular and I'm happy to share that my pic just won a nomination in the Americana category of the 11th Annual International Color Awards 😆

 

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Wayne & Phillip, Sydney, 2018

Every Wednesday these two get together for some pummelling. They aren't trying to solve the problems of the world, its just about being creative, painting, laughing and connecting.

Wayne, aside from a talented artist/author is a ‘facilitator.' His studio, the Chilli Rooms is a place for creative, liked mind people to come together and share their talents and inspire. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Nishi & Uncle Ricky, Washington DC, 2017

Uncle Ricky first met Nishi at the Waffle House, he comes in everyday because she brightens up his day. I sat and watched them laughing, noticing their easy friendship and connection. I couldn't help but join in their conversation and they told me they've become really good friends and she even takes him shopping.  Some people have that sunny disposition and ability to make connections with almost everyone they encounter.  I think that's a really special trait to have.

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Fernanda and Aaron, Colima, 2017.

Nothing says "I love you!" like hiring a mariachi band to serenade your fiance outside her door at 11pm. 

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Katie & Tim, NY, 2017

On the night that we celebrate the birth of someone who changed the world with a simple message of love, I wish for peace on earth and for everyone to live with a bit more love in their hearts. 

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Katie & Tim, Sydney, 2017                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Musician Tim, in his element sharing his passion for music with his wife.

 

 

 

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Brooklyn, 2015

Do you remember how easy it was to make friends when you were young? These two met playing basketball and became fast friends. 

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Jessie, Molly & Brandon, Massachusetts 2017

Making music and lasting memories.

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Peter & Krystal, Maine, 2017

Peter, a local farmer and Krystal, an out of towner in Rockport, Maine, treasure the real, the authentic, the unpretentious.
 

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Maine, 2017

Scott starts work at 3am at the lobster docks in Maine. I'm pretty sure it's his rapport with his workmates that he enjoys most of all.

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Yonatan and Adi, NY, 2017

The kids feed the birds in Union Square Park, Manhattan. I love how the bird mirrors the children's body language. 

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Hailey, Sarah-Jane & Brooke, NY 2017

Celebrating each others achievements.

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New York, 2017

That moment when the rest of the room falls away

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NY, 2017

Some local boys hanging out in my neighbourhood. 

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NY, 2017

In the Hasidic neighbourhood where I live, family and community are treasured. Most of it is behind closed doors.  These ladies are out for a walk on the Sabbath and admire each others babies as they pass on the sidewalk. 

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NY, 2017

In the Hasidic area of Williamsburg, Brooklyn tradition and devotion bind the community, preserving their lifestyle..

North Carolina, 2017

Summer evenings with family create some of the strongest memories. 

Benton, Emma, Kelsey, Brandon, Jake & Michael, North Carolina, 2017

Second cousins reunite from opposite sides of the globe and celebrate the 4th of July together.