Event Photography

Event Photography: Looking Back

After the middle of March, Tucson’s event calendar imploded. Iconic local events cancelled right and left. Will they be back in the fall? Or next spring? No one knows. I’ll repeat what has been said elsewhere and say that the Coronavirus is in charge. Let’s take a moment to look back on events that happened…

Bicycle Photography: Cyclovia Tucson Spring 2019

Okay, it’s confession time: I’ve been away from the bike-tography game for a while. I started my comeback at Sunday’s Cyclovia Tucson. If you’re not familiar with the global Cyclovia movement, it’s a celebration of streets for everyone, not just cars. Held in Tucson since 2010, Cyclovia inspires tens of thousands of people to bicycle,…

Photo Essay: Greywater Harvesting Installation

INTRODUCTION: Happy fall and welcome to post #8 in the Tucson Home Renovation series! This one’s about saving water while cooling my back yard microclimate. So far, this home renovation journey has been all about the professionals. Licensed contractors, subcontractors, and all the fun that comes with overseeing their work. Then comes the quest to…

Event Photography: Fall 2013 Bicycle Swap Meet

To think that, when I first attended the Swap Meet 25 years ago, it was a monthly bicycle club meeting held in a University of Arizona auditorium. I doubt that more than 100 club members attended. And now look. It attracts thousands of people, who fill several city blocks. There also is a still life…

Event Photography: Breakfast Meeting with U.S. Rep. Ron Barber

On Wednesday, September 4, the University of Arizona, Tech Launch Arizona, and Startup Tucson hosted a breakfast meeting with U.S. Rep. Ron Barber. The meeting covered a wide range of topics, including capital availability for undergraduate entrepreneurs, UA-community cooperation on technology transfer that creates high-paying jobs, and pending federal legislation to aid innovative small businesses…

Event Photography: Rainy Earthworks Workshop

This past Thursday, Tucson was visited by something we hadn’t seen for a while: Rain. Our soggy guest stayed around for the weekend and was most welcome. On Saturday morning, a nearby neighbor hosted a Watershed Management Group (WMG) earthworks workshop during intermittent showers. More than a dozen people turned out, including this couple from…

Event Photography: Shooting Chickens

Last week, I got a request from Tucson’s Food Conspiracy Co-op: Could I photograph their 5th annual Chicken Coop Tour? Well, sure! I’ve always wanted to shoot a bunch of chickens. What a great way to spend this past Saturday, which happened to be a lovely sunny day here in Tucson. The Chicken Coop Tour…

Event Photography: Fall 2012 Bicycle Swap Meet

It’s mid-November, the fall rains have returned, but wet weather won’t stop thousands of bicycle enthusiasts from swarming to the intersection of 5th Avenue and 7th Street near Downtown Tucson. What’s the occasion? The Fall 2012 Bicycle Swap Meet. Once again, it lives up to its billing as the shopping place with just about anything…

Event Photography: Homescape Tour 2012

Nothing like a sunny fall day for admiring low-water use landscaping in Tucson. This past Saturday’s Homescape Tour attracted more than 100 people to 13 private residences and one public elementary school. The tour was organized by Tucson’s Watershed Management Group (WMG). Although I wasn’t able to participate in last year’s inaugural event, I added…

Event Photography: Ride with Gary Fisher 2012

You have to hand it to Tucson’s bicycling community. When a cycling legend comes to town, they turn out in droves. Such was the scene this past Wednesday when Gary Fisher, the father of mountain biking, rolled up on Trek Bicycles of Tucson. The store presented the annual Ride with Gary Fisher, which attracted around…

Event Photography: Fiesta en el Instituto Technológico de Nogales

This past August 24, I had the opportunity to travel to Nogales, Sonora, with the Tucson, Arizona-based Watershed Management Group (WMG). I’ve been a WMG volunteer for five years, and I also send them some monetary love via the monthly donation program. The occasion was a fiesta on the campus of Instituto Technológico de Nogales…

Event Photography: KXCI-FM 91.3 House Rockin’ Blues Review

In November 1991, a storm packing 60 mile-per-hour winds attacked Tucson. Among the casualties was one of our city’s most beloved concert and dance venues, El Casino Ballroom. The storm blew half the roof off the building, and that ended any sort of performances at the Ballroom for nine years. The half that still had…

Event Photography: Tucson’s 2012 July 4th Celebration

Well, Happy Birthday, USA. You’re looking pretty good for a 236-year-old. I started my Independence Day too darn early. Woke up around 4:45 a.m. Pretty soon,  it was light enough to do things like harvest mesquite beans and turn the compost. Such is the life of a micro-scale urban farmer. After breakfast, I rolled the…

Photo Essay: Climbing Deejay Mountain

In the spring of 2009, I began volunteering at Tucson’s community radio station, KXCI. At first, I was part of the pledge drive phone crew, and I was pretty happy working behind the scenes. Late last fall, an invitation to join a KXCI deejay class landed in my e-mailbox. Tuition was at the can’t-resist price…

Event Photography: Tucson Folk Festival 2012

For the third year in a row, I was the official photographer for the Tucson Folk Festival. Held Downtown Tucson, the Folk Festival treats thousands people to a free weekend of acoustic music on five stages. One of this year’s performers was Michael McGarrah, a singer/songwriter with a wickedly funny sense of humor…

Event Photography: Spring 2012 Bicycle Swap Meet

This spring marks the debut of the Tucson Bicycle Swap Meet’s new location. Now covering four city blocks instead of three, the new venue features a trolley track-free shopping experience. Said trolley tracks are the reason for the swap meet’s move. The Modern Streetcar construction project on 4th Avenue is underway — and will be…

Bicycle Photography: Riding with the Mayor

Well, here we are at the start of Bike to Work Week here in Tucson. And what’s a work-at-home bike-tographer to do? The answer is: Set the alarm for oh-dark-hundred, gather up the photo gear, then head over to the University of Arizona campus. Sounds a lot like the seven years that I spent employed…

Bicycle Photography: UA Criterium 2012

I’ll admit to feeling sad while at a bicycling event. Why? Because we may have seen the last UA Criterium on Saturday. The closed-course race around the University of Arizona never attracted huge numbers of spectators. But if you were into cycling, you just had to be there. No way could you miss it. Several…

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