Monday, January 30, 2012


do you get your inspiration back?

June 2006 - Golestan Palace, Tehran, Iran

Here, my cousin is photographing a memorial for our shared ancestor from the Zand Dynasty. During Karim Khan-i-Zand's rule, some extensive reconstruction work was completed on the Golestan Palace grounds and buildings.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Sunday, January 22, 2012


April 2006 - Loch Raven Reservoir Park in Maryland

Drawn in by the calm, smoothness of the water.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Thursday, January 12, 2012


New Year's Eve at the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in the beautiful Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center.

December 2011 - Dallas, TX

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Tuesday, January 10, 2012


September 2004 - Lanzhou, China
This is Fei Fei (playing with a slinky) just after cleft palate reconstructive surgery that he was able to receive through Operation Smile, a fantastic non-profit organization that I had the fortune of fundraising for and traveling to China with in high school. Having gotten to know Fei Fei in the days before his surgery, I held his hand as he was put under anesthesia... and hung right on through the whole surgery until we wheeled him to his post-op bed.

He has a mischievous smile, twinkling eyes, and - as I learned all too well - a bit of a knack with my camera, which he turned on me a few times.

I wish him well.

Monday, January 9, 2012


It snowed in DC today!

First snow of the year... just... not as much as it did in February 2010:

February 2010 - Charles Village, Baltimore, MD

Friday, January 6, 2012

Snowy "Beach"

February 2007 - JHU, Baltimore, MD
Since we haven't had any snow yet, I started to miss it...
Snowed-in day on the Hopkins undergrad campus seen from the bottom of the campus "beach!"

Sunday, January 1, 2012


Happy New Year!

December 2011 - in the woods, NJ
May your 2012 be... sweet!