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Construction Photography: Reducing Pollution

The people in these photos may look like they are doing a landscaping project, but there is much more to it than that. They are volunteers in a Watershed Management Group project that aims to improve urban water quality… The focus of the project is on reducing non-point source (NPS) pollutants like pet waste, auto…

Event Photography: 4th Avenue 2008 Winter Street Fair

Care to visit one of Tucson’s hippest streets with hundreds of thousands of your best friends? Well, have I got a street fair for you! The 4th Avenue Street Fair has been going on since the early 1970s, and it features artists and artisans from all over the U.S. In addition to admiring the artwork,…

Photography Workshop: Downtown Tucson

This past Saturday, a handful of photographers met outside of the Downtown Main Library. We’re all members of the Tucson Photography Meetup group, and we’re always up for a chance to improve our skills. Our instructor was Roger D., who gave us a series of assignments to tackle. These included three studies in motion: Freezing…

Event Photography: Fall 2008 Bicycle Swap Meet

This past Saturday, thousands of bicyclists converged on Fourth Avenue near Downtown Tucson. While many of the two-wheeled legions rode to the semi-annual Bicycle Swap Meet, there was more looking than riding. With so many people gathered in one place, it was hard to get more than a couple of pedal strokes in. Besides, there…

Construction Photography: Water Harvesting for Commercial Properties

Last month, Tucson became the first American city to require water harvesting for new commercial developments. The new city ordinance requires new developments to meet 50 percent of their landscaping water budget with water that falls on the property. To show how the ordinance will work, the Ward One City Council Office is creating a…

Event Photography: All Souls Procession ‘08

Tucson’s dearly departed got a unique tribute during the 19th Annual All Souls Procession. This one-of-a-kind parade started shortly after sunset this past Sunday. Marchers gathered at 4th Avenue and University Boulevard, then wended their way Downtown for a grand finale at the Franklin Street Docks. I divided my time between being an observer/photographer and…

Photo essays added to my website

I’ve just added a Photo Essays department to my website. It includes essays on: 1.    Post-Katrina reconstruction in Mississippi. 2.    Building a water harvesting demonstration site at Tucson’s City Council Ward 3 Office. March 2019 update: I have removed this department from the site.

Event Photography: Living La Vida Verde

This past Saturday, Tucsonans held a huge party for the earth. Thousands came to Downtown to celebrate La Vida Verde. The festivities included tasty solar-cooked meals like this stew… Our furred and feathered friends also got into the act. Meet Hopi, the career-changing Harris Hawk… Hopi is a two-year-old male that came into the Forever…

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