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Website Design: DNA Research Database

April 2015 update: This website is no longer online. ChromDB.org is home to an internationally renowned database for DNA researchers. Based at the University of Arizona’s BIO5 Institute, ChromDB includes information on more than 11,000 proteins from plants, animals, fungi, and other organisms. The website’s research team wanted a new look and logo for the…

Event Photography: St. Patrick’s Parade

Yesterday was cold, windy, and rainy. Despite the not-so-perfect weather, the annual St. Patrick’s Parade wound its way through Downtown Tucson. The Seven Pipers Society helped lead the way… Since this was a Tucson parade, it had to include some industrial-strength weirdness. The Mashed Potato Queens were more than happy to oblige… This puppy found…

Construction Photography: Makeover’s Done!

Last month, I wrote about a Watershed Management Group project that’s transforming a steep slope on a private property west of Downtown Tucson. I’m pleased to report that this project is now done. A small, but mighty band of WMG volunteers applied the finishing touches this past Sunday. Tip: I am available for construction photography…

Construction Photography: Creating a Greenlot

This past Saturday, the Watershed Management Group ran a workshop to install earthworks on an undeveloped urban lot in central Tucson. Participants working with an excavator (shown above) to create large broad basins, raised pathways, and swales. The goal is to transform this lot into a green space where wildlife can thrive and people can…

Construction Photography: Hillside Makeover

Spring is in the air, and that means that Tucson’s Watershed Management Group volunteers are back in action. Here, two shovel-wielding volunteers are helping a local family solve a steep problem… Seems that the west side of their property has a steep slope that does a convincing imitation of a waterfall when there’s a heavy…

Event Photography: Fords on Fourth

Yesterday morning, the Mustangs, Thunderbirds, Fairlanes, and T-birds lined up on Tucson’s Fourth Avenue. The occasion was Fords on Fourth, an all-Ford car show… Fords on Fourth offered a veritable banquet of treats for those who like to get under the hood… Or you could see the festivities reflected on this hood… If there’s one…

Bike-tography 105: Signs Along the Way

Was pedaling over to a Saturday afternoon class, and what should I encounter but the massive Interstate 10 widening project. This construction project is causing all sorts of headaches for the motoring public, and it’s supposed to continue until 2010. I-10’s Downtown Tucson worksite was chock-full of barricades, mud, heavy equipment, and other obstacles that…

Event Photography: Harambee 2008

This past Saturday, Tucson Parks and Recreation and the Northwest Neighborhood Center hosted the 24th annual Harambee Festival. Harambee (pronounced "ha-RAM-bay") was a coming together of cultures to celebrate Black History Month. It featured ethnic food, information on community resources, and plenty of local talent, including One Kingdom Image…

Event Photography: Safety Fair

This past Saturday, Tucson’s Northwest Neighborhood Center hosted a safety fair. This event included free Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) etching, courtesy of the Tucson Police Department: The idea behind VIN etching is to make your car a less attractive target to car thieves. (Alas, Arizona has quite a few of those.) Since windows are the…

Event Photography: Dillinger Days

In January 1934, the United States was in the throes of the Great Depression. Since the suffering was so widespread, driving fancy new cars and sporting the latest fashions was an easy way to stand out. Especially in a small town like Tucson, Arizona. Standing out was what notorious bank robber John Dillinger and his…

Bike-tography 102

Enjoyed the opportunity to have lunch at the Guadalajara Grill. It’s just north of one of Tucson’s most interesting neighborhoods, Richland Heights West. This neighborhood like a throwback to the Old West, only it’s right in the heart of the city. RHW residents are quite fond of their natural desert environment and their dirt roads,…

Event Photography: Habitat for Humanity House Dedication

Yesterday brought an early Christmas present for Ann Hoy, her youngest daughter, Dani, and her grandson, Aiden. They became the proud owners of the 273rd house constructed by Habitat for Humanity Tucson: This occasion was marked by an official Habitat dedication, which included some really cool housewarming presents: I first met Ann when she came…

Bike-tography 101

I get around by bicycle. Most of my riding is utilitarian, ’round town stuff, but when I was younger, I biked all over the United States. While I was out on the road, my carrying space was limited. So was my strength. Which meant that I was forced to take a minimalist approach to photography….

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