Edmond Stearman served in World War II. At 96, he remembers his years with the U.S. Navy and the soldiers with whom he served. He writes poetry of his combat days. He also dances at the American Legion Hall near Lake Ella.
This man survived World War II where he fought. He now lives in a simple, wooden house on a side road in Wakulla, a mostly rural area just 45 minutes south of Tallahassee. Mementos adorn the walls. Photos and sketches, of himself, of wartime, hang throughout his living room. It is a sparsely decorated space: a rocking chair sits in a rock, a sofa sits against a table. I shot him for a special assignment for Veteran’s Day 2015.
Queen of Hearts Fitness co-owner and pole dance instructor Hsiang Jones, 23, and students hang from poles at the North Monroe fitness center in Tallahassee, Fla. The pole dance students are a mix of ages with some being students and professionals. Co-owner Nicole Moriarty, 29, says Queen of Hearts hopes to help women develop confidence through pole dancing and remove the hyper-sexualized stereotype.
I made this last year with a few dozen photos I had and wanted to make use of. Enjoy the document. Continue reading RMM Work: A One-Of Newsletter Design (for fun and practice)
Here are some photos straight out of the vault from my time shooting for Tallahassee Democrat. Enjoy.
Tallahassee is now and will always be among my favorite cities in the world. Pittsburgh and D.C. remain among the top. I remember liking Castries, St. Lucia, and wherever The Flemings live in Anguilla, but a portion of my heart resides forever in Tallahassee, the surprisingly, not-metropolitan capital of Florida. Continue reading Daydreams: A Tallahassee Homecoming