Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Annnd the prize for my favorite portrait from the dog show? This guy!

Westminster Kennel Club dog show/MSG/New York, NY/2.14.12

Doggie dressing tables! In reality, it's more like a doggie day spa. Do you think they take human clients?

Westminster Kennel Club dog show/MSG/New York, NY/2.14.12

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Somebody's getting their teeth cleaned! I wonder if he has dental insurance!

Westminster Kennel Club dog show/MSG/New York, NY/2.14.12

More Westminster pups! This show always comes just at the right time for me. Photographing puppies instead of models at the end of NYC's Fashion Week? Yes please!!

Westminster Kennel Club dog show/Madison Square Garden/New York, NY/2.14.12

Monday, February 20, 2012

$10,686,924.83!! For The Kids!

Just in case you are unfamiliar with Penn State's annual 46-hour event:

The Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon, affectionately known as THON, is the largest student-run philanthropy in the world. More than 15,000 students at Penn State are committed to making a difference in the lives of children and families battling pediatric cancer.

Over the past 34 years, THON has donated more than $78 million to The Four Diamonds Fund and has helped more than 2,000 families battling pediatric cancer. Student volunteers work year-round to raise the awareness and funds necessary to conquer pediatric cancer. -

My dear friend John F. McClellan and I spent the last four days covering Penn State events, including THON, and decided to incorporate a little bit of science birthed from the brainy power couple, Carnegie Mellon University and NASA. The kid's name? Gigapan.

Can you guess how large this file is? Don't even bother:

Over 2GB.

If you were there, find yourself and your friends in this lovely Gigapan created by Mr. McClellan and Yours Truly during THON's Family Hour on Sunday (2.19.11) and pass it on!

Great job, Penn State!

P.S. - You can see a larger version of our photo on Gigapan's website: THON at

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Westminster Kennel Club dog show/benching area/MSG/New York, NY/2.14.12

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

When I saw this face, I knew he was a champion.


I had purchased about two dozen of these for a show once from Home Depot! Man, what a mop. So absorbent!

Malachy, the Pekingese, getting prepped for his "Best in Show" competition in the benching area at MSG on 2.14.12.

Malachy! The Pekingese! Best in Show! The crowd goes wild!

They really did go wild. I wish I had an audio clip.

Malachy/136th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show/Madison Square Garden/New York, NY/2.14.12

Ashanti (left) attends BET's "106 & Park" tribute to Whitney Houston at BET Studios on February 13th, 2012.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Snow, snow, snow, snow, snow.

Skiing with the camera has become one of my favorite things to do on skis. It's always nice to have it with you just in case the light is right and the flakes start to fall.

Seven Springs Mountain Resort/Seven Springs, PA/1.15.12

Monday, February 13, 2012

Dudes being dudes. With things in their mouths.

Wait... that doesn't sound right...

but don't they look handsome!

Brad (top photo) and Hamish (bottom photo)/the McClellan farm/Coburn, PA/sometime in October 2011

Dudes being dudes. With firearms.

Brad (left) and John (right)/the McClellan farm/Coburn, PA/sometime in October 2011

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Cody Simpson/Gramercy Theatre/New York, NY/2.4.12