Category Archives: foto//friday

foto//friday . Grandmother and Girl

Nepal was a beautiful place! Mountains, plains, elephants, and wonderful people. While out in the far west at Dadeldhura, this grandmother and girl were waiting to be seen by a doctor at the local hospital. The girl had cut her arm somehow and was going to need stitches. I love close portraits, with the eyes telling a long story. These two sets of eyes are no different.

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foto//friday . Durban

Anyone in Chicago would die to be at the beach right now! The dead of winter seems to have set in, and the sun that poked out this morning is being challenged now by a thick layer of gray. Plus snow is predicted for the next five out of six days. I just love January and February!

So enjoy this picture of the ocean with me.

I won’t mention the fact that the day I was at the beach in Durban, South Africa it was gray and windy and not very beach bum friendly. But we can all pretend it was, right?!

It has been a dream of mine to go to Cape Town, where the Indian Ocean and Atlantic Ocean meet, and someday I will. But until then, Durban is as close as I have been. …Happy Friday everyone!

Maggie Fortson - January 30, 2011 - 9:27 pm

This is AWESOME. The mood and tones . . . incredible.

foto//friday . new york city bride

Just thought I would pull out a shot from a 2010 wedding…Anna and Travis. We had a lot of fun running around New York City, jumping out at stop lights, walking through Central Park, and realizing that there was no way we were going to get near the Brooklyn Bridge. But here is a shot from NYC, so it has to have a cab it in, right?! Check out the rest of their wedding, it was beautiful!

foto//friday . dads

While I was in Nepal I started to photograph some people who were waiting outside a hospital in the Rukum district and these guys wanted to be photographed with their children. I loved it. They were quickly gathering up their children and then waiting for their photograph to be taken, loving looking at their kids while they waited. I was thousands of miles away from my family, and seeing these dads really made me miss my kids. It was so fun to see the love that these dads had for their kids.

Jonathan Foster - January 12, 2011 - 10:04 am


Your stuff is always amazing, but these of the dads and kids just killed me. The one on the left, with the baby looking up at (her?) dad, particularly. Tasha and Ajay are currently in south Louisiana visiting a friend of Tasha’s who is 33 years old and dying of cancer. I’m picking them up Thursday, but the “apartness” is wearing on me.

Thanks for posting these.

Looking forward to seeing you guys this weekend.

foto//friday . christmas

People in Japan love the idea of Christmas. They are fascinated with Santa, giving gifts, and the symbols of Christmas. But most do not know about the real meaning of Christmas.

Tucked away in a back street, somewhere in the Harajuku area, I found this nativity set sitting outside of a store. I felt this shot captures the reality of many people glancing at the things that represent Christmas, but miss the real meaning.

Merry Christmas to you and yours!