May 30, 2007

7:30:46 PM: Local winemakers try the wine of their peers during a wine tasting in Bridgeport.

May 26, 2007

3:39:44 PM: I photographed Jon Westberg of Milford, who makes sculptures out of salvaged metal. He was a great subject to photograph as he interacted with his artwork.

May 25, 2007

The Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists announced the winners of the 2006 Excellence in Journalism contest. I won a first place in the News Photo division for the image below from a church fire last year. I also won a first place in the photo story division.

May 25, 2007

6:25:30 PM: Thirteen innings of scoreless softball makes John a dull boy.

2:18:48 PM: It's 90 degrees and this man is looking for a specific type of beetle in a patch of invasive weeds for an upcoming story we are doing.

May 19, 2007

My buddy Alex, who shoots film (wtf is that?) was kind enough to send me a scanned negative (wtf is that?) of me playing the role of fashion photographer.

May 17, 2007

WKA playing it cool outside a bank after gallivanting around New Haven with Amanda, Sean and me.

May 11, 2007 (2)

1:57:20 PM: For the past 35 years barber John Grande has received his clean towels packaged in a single string from the launders. Every week he has wound that string into a ball. It is a testament of time. Grande is closing shop in June and retiring. This is part of an off-beat portrait series I just started. (Thanks to colleague Tracy Deer for introducing me to Grande and his ball of string.)

May 11, 2007

3:53:34 PM: Seymour third base coach Bob Kelo, left, reacts after Seymour's Matt Lakonski, right, is picked off at second base in the bottom of the first inning. Seymour lost 4-2 to Woodland.

May 9, 2007

I have a photo from last week's fire featured on MSNBC's Week in Pictures (April 26 - May 3). You can check it out here.

May 6, 2007

I photographed the Bridgeport Bluefish again. The Bluefish are part of the Atlantic League, an independent baseball league not affiliated with any Major League ball club. The stadium has a great atmosphere with some unique characteristics. Above the outfield wall, the Metro North railroad line runs. Behind that lies the Long Island Sound. And beyond Right Field lies a power plant. During a game, passenger trains and ferry boats will pass by and blow their horns. The power plant just sits there and blows out smog. Who needs the Green Monster?

May 4, 2007

5:33:16 PM: A Bridgeport Bluefish player stretches in the dugout prior to the start of Bridgeport's home-opener against York, PA.

May 3, 2007

7:39:14 PM: Michele Pennacchio, left, of Norwalk, Conn., Sue Holmes, center, of Fairfield, Conn., and Cindy-Lu Cerrone, of Fairfield, Conn., pray during the local observance of the National Day of Prayer, Thursday, May 3, 2007, at Sherman Town Green in Fairfield, Conn.