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David Alan Harvey  Magnum Photos; NatGeo; Burn Magazine; Books: Rio, Cuba, HipHop.


Spring storm OBX. 5-22-17

Morning coffee. OBX

Stanley Greene is gone. Dear friend, colleague, and a dedicated photojournalist to the core. Member of the prestigious NOOR @noorimages photo agency, Stanley most often pursued significant stories beyond the normal news cycles. When all other news outlets left Chechnya, Stanley stayed. He believed more in the story then he cared about running off to the next hot spot to get an assignment. His acclaimed book "Open Wound: Chechnya" the result. Stanley lived in my New York building for several years along with Paolo Pellegrin, Lorena Ros, Kadir Van Lohuizen, Alex Majoli, Thomas Dvorzak, Kerry Payne,Chris Anderson, Rob Clark, Monia Lippi, Tim Hetherington, David Coventry, Marion Duran, and Michael Christopher Brown. The karma was unbelievable .Stanley was in the center, part of the buzz, relentless in his effort to do the right thing. The real deal. You can't buy "Black Passport". Sold out long ago. I hope it gets re published. Testament to one of the finest chroniclers of our time. Big love Stanley 🎈see my Instagram Stories for book review

Beach dog OBX

Nags Head, NC

Woman in river. Richmond, Va

Simone. May 2017.

I'm up having early morning coffee by the fire with my mother. Our tradition. If family was gathered, only the two of us were up early. My job to get a fire going. My mother Maryanna at 93 was an avid Instagram commentator! She made witty comments under any picture by any family member and all of our friends. For real. Lived in her own home, drove her car. Mom kept a daily diary so whenever anything came up where the rest of us might disagree on sequence of events, out came the diary as analogue proof. I've still never met anyone as non judgmental as her( lucky break for me). She took people at face value. She sparked the life of the whole family and of a stranger she just met at the grocery store as well. She was the light in every room. I love you Mom more than ever and forever. 🎈❤️

spring breeze .. outer banks...May 2017

Monsoon rains force a cattle herder into a drain pipe. Malaysia. See book building process on IG Stories

River Baptism in Virginia. Members of The United House of Prayer for All People gathered at the mouth of the historic James River. I waded in up to my chest caught up in the moment. A more electric vibe I cannot remember. Yes I've published mostly retro pictures for the last couple of weeks simply because I'm forcing myself to dig them up. Normally I have an aversion to looking at my past work, yet I need to at least copy these and get them on the book layout wall even if I turn right around and reject them for the Family Drive book. I just need to see them all up in order to choose. See IG Stories.I'll be off to Vietnam in about 10 days for a very short shoot and then back to the layout wall. Two weeks of personal development workshops here at home also on the near horizon. See link in profile. I always think I'm going to take the summer off. Ha ha. How quickly the calendar fills. That's ok. It's all about pictures and stories and themes which are all about life and people I care for. Not a bad way to be too busy. Amen

I've always loved photographing fishermen. Wherever I travel, I seek out fishermen. It's hours and hours and hours on boats with nothing going on and bad light. A waiting game. Then the fog rolls in or a storm comes up and it's time to shoot. By that time you know every move of every man on the boat and you've chosen your main character. There's always one "star" on every fishing boat I've ever been on. Often the captain but not always. Studying character is part of what I teach. So many of my students ask me" how can I shoot people?" . I'll take one more student in my workshop at home in the outer banks starting June 4. See link in my profile. Portfolio review and FT interview required. Career development my focus. I know how to get photographers focused in the right direction for their individual personality and goals. I love to play the game, yet I know how to coach as well. I do workshops all over the world and rarely do one here. Yet i felt there would be some who would benefit from seeing the editing process in real time for a book. Plus we shoot. My number one book production colleague Diego Orlando will join us from Italy where I print my books. Bill Marr , Creative Dir NatGeo who is doing a preliminary design on at least one of my books might also be around for a bit. My front porch is so far the best place I've found on the planet . A good spot to discuss your career. Link in profile here.

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