common mullein

Common Mullein

I’ve recently fallen in love with the colors of winter wheat and sky blue. Which is timely because that is exactly what you’ll seen when walking along the Susquehanna river right now. Early afternoon is the best. The light is so austere and harsh on the eyes, that on a recent photo walk I just shot and hoped for the best. I could barely see what I was shooting through my perma-squint. Which was fine by me, walking by the river is a wonderful way to spend a sunny afternoon December.

Walking and looking at the plants along the river in all seasons, and trying to be mindful at the same time, I am getting better at identifying my plant neighbors. Mullein is easy, with its velvety fingers reaching for the sky. I want to get better at foraging and identification in general and in the wintertime.

This is such a fun adventure to be on. Learning and relearning about the world around me. Even in a (small) city we have so much beauty and an earth eager to share with us. Building skills to see what is before me is a life long goal that I’ll always be working on.

A work in progress

This site will probably forever been a construction site. I don’t know what to blame that on, so I won’t attempt to assign any. I’m just going to allow this space to morph into whatever it wants to be and do my best to keep the disruptions to a minimum.

However, the current iteration (as of this moment in mid December 2021) is my favorite so far. And it is the closest to what I’ve pictured in my head for the last 2 years. Realizing that has made all the little tweaks I’ve made along the way feel worthwhile and important. Progress isn’t always giant leaps, but small steady steps forward.

Now that I have this place almost to how I want it, I’ll be adding prints of my photographic work that will be available to purchase direct from here. No more having to navigate to another site to buy something from me! This will include a variety of styles (long exposure, self portraiture, landscape, urban exploration, etc) and I plan to update the shop seasonally.

You’ll also be able to book portrait sessions from me. The city of Harrisburg and the Susquehanna river are such inspiring backdrops, I’m excited to do more photographic work that utilizes them. I’ll be adding prices and descriptions in the coming days for natural and found light sessions.

I’m really ok with being a work in progress. That’s how we humans are, forever adapting and changing, and hopefully fashioning ourselves into something better. Thanks for sticking around with me, and I really look forward to the future and sharing it with you!