Downtown Raleigh

Have you ever tried playing tourist in your own town?  It's easy to do in Raleigh.  Being the Capital city and all, there is a lot to see and do downtown.  I took one quiet Sunday afternoon recently and tried something I haven't done in years...

I took a camera on a walk for no particular reason.

Gasp!  Can this be real?  Oh, it's real and when I'm not photographing people, I like to explore the way lines and shapes dance with light and shadow.  How things you pass by every day in your car can be totally different when viewed on foot.

How will history remember you? Okay, that's heavy, and we just met, so I'll take the pressure off and begin again by introducing myself. My mission is to help you answer that first question. I want to show you and your world in a way you haven't seen before and at some point hopefully incite a small riot inside your head. An unapologetic Gen-X warrior for self-expression, I help people tell their stories. Not just the pretty and polished, "made for Linkedin" version, but the real essence of their legacy. At my core, I'm a visual artist. The still photographic image has been my story telling medium for decades. Now I use words, images and on the rare occasion images in motion to push others to be more, do more and express more than they originally thought was reasonable. Are you still reading this? Really? I'm impressed. Moving on... I am Southern, though not fried. In my view, Bar-b-que should be enjoyed with any sauce on hand at the time. There is no need to quibble over which style of sauce best compliments. The real question is, "slaw or hushpuppies?" The correct answer is, "yes!".