kicking off the funk

Chocolate City Burlesque at the Funk Parade Kickoff Party
Chocolate City Burlesque at the Funk Parade Kickoff Party – see all photos here

I was given exceptional access at the Funk Parade Kickoff Party held at DC’s Howard Theatre on March 17, 2015. Great access offers great angles that provide the opportunity for great photos… you be the judge.
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purple patch

Purple Patch Restaurant
Purple Patch Restaurant and Bar in the Mt. Pleasant neighborhood of Wasington, DC

I recently completed a pre-shoot interview and location-scouting visit at the Purple Patch Restaurant and Bar in Washington, DC’s Mt. Pleasant neighborhood. Amidst the surprisingly balanced chaos of what seems like hundred’s of tasks that must be completed before a rapidly approaching opening, I was able to grab a few off-the-cuff shots. Continue reading purple patch

urban family magazine

I recently began shooting for Urban Family, an online magazine and blog published by  UrbanSitter. The first article featuring my photos of the owner of Lil Omm Yoga Studio and her family came out this week. Check it out.

Meet the Silickis

japanese koi prints

japanese koi 1
japanese koi 1

The first of my art prints that I ever hung in my home were a series of 6 Japanese koi images. Over the years I culled the series down to the three best images.  These three are still on display in my house, and #2 has been on my website since it’s inception. For the first time, its companions join it on-line—click one to enlarge it.

japanese koi 2
japanese koi 2
japanese koi 3
japanese koi 3

The koi images are available as prints and digital downloads individually or as a set. For these images, a glossy paper works best. #2 is available only at 10″x20″—if you plan to hang as a grouping, I recommend 10″x15″ for the other images.

When you order a Japanese Koi or any other image from my animal collection, 50% of profits are donated to City Dogs RescueIn addition, if you order all three images you can save 15% for yourself – just enter coupon code THREEPLUS at checkout.

a website enhanced

Things have been developing in the virtual darkroom at If I did my job right, you may not notice the changes at first—you may even be underwhelmed (a seamless transition was my goal). But upon further examination you may bemenugin to notice the many enhancements to the public website and new features that provide clients a coordinated, streamlined process to review and select their images. Let’s take a closer look. Continue reading a website enhanced

superbowl winnie

My superbowl week foster puppy, Winnie, won herself a forever home. She was way more fun than any football game.


click here to see all images of the Pietasters

Photographed on 10-Jan-15 in Washington, DC at the 9:30 Club. For more about the Pietasters, please visit

View more of my photos from the 9:30 Club.