NPR’s David Folkenflik speaks at Playhouse

CMI kicks off media speakers series January 23, 2019 On Tuesday, Jan. 16, David Folkenflick, a media correspondent for NPR news and a host for NPR’s “On Point,” spoke in the PNC Theater at the Pittsburgh Playhouse. The event, presented by the Center for Media Innovation (CMI), Pittsburgh Playhouse and 90.5 WESA, is the first…

Small Town Highlight – Blairsville, Pennsylvania

Blairsville embarks on redevelopment while embracing its natural strengths November 3, 2018 Daniel Kelley left his hometown of Blairsville 35 years ago, but felt right at home when he moved back in his retirement in 2015. “It was like putting on an old coat,” said Mr. Kelley, 66, who worked at Penn State Hershey Medical Center….

Randyland, an ever-changing art space with a familiar face

June 29, 2018 Randy Gilson bought his property on Arch Street on the North Side for $11,300 in 1997, according to property records. The property that would have been torn down is now the most colorfully vibrant building in the city, free for the public to enjoy… Read more at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette…

Berlin balances mixing, performing, legislating

January 30, 2018 Full-time student has big future in the limelight, friends say Jacob Berlin is a student known across campus for his larger than life personality. At first glance, one can immediately sense his radiating ambition. Berlin, sophomore mass communication major, has a busy life in addition to his studies. From a young age,…

Indoor gardening, a growing pastime

City dwellers create small-space gardens to brighten their homes and plates One thing Patty Logan noticed when she opened City Grows in Lawrenceville was that young people were pouring through the doors in all seasons to garnish their abodes with greenery. In her work as a Garden Educator, Redding Jackson has noticed that from a…

Wigle Whiskey brings distilling back to Pittsburgh

First Monongahela rye crafted within city limits since Prohibition For the Meyer family, Wigle Whiskey isn’t just a business. It’s a commitment to the community to bring back a historic craft lost in this area decades before. The operation they’ve built from a small space in the Strip District has grown over the years from…

Time-lapse

A time-lapse I created in my Pittsburgh neighborhood of Greenfield.

Johnstown, Pennsylvania

Johnstown holds a special place in my heart. Growing up here, I have so many fond memories throughout these hills and valleys. Those who remain can’t deny the struggles that have befallen this beautiful place though. It is my hope that by sharing these images – and potentially a written story – about this small…

Panorama, Multiple Exposures and 3-Dimensional

Panorama Johnstown Panorama Incline Plane Observation Deck Johnstown, Pennsylvania Panorama F-Stop – f/3.5, Exposure – 1/640, ISO – 200 Multiple Exposures Carnegie Museum of Art – Scaife Galleries / Johnstown, Pennsylvania  3-Dimensional *Use 3-D glasses* Smithfield Street Bridge – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 

Student begins independent pet-sitting business

Alex Trybus, owner of Auntie Alex’s Pet Sitting, takes Lincoln, a beagle mix, out for a walk in Mount Lebanon on Oct. 25. November 7, 2017 Pets have always been an essential part of Alex Trybus’ life. Growing up with Australian cattle dogs – Nicki and Jolene – helped her develop a desire to not…

Abstract

For these images, I tried to focus on things I see regularly through an extraordinary lens.  The black and white color scheme really allows these images to stand out. Shower Wall F-Stop – f/5.6, Exposure – 1/6, ISO – 400 Air Vent F-Stop – f/5.6, Exposure – 2, ISO – 400 Leaf Veins F-Stop –…

Portraits

I’ve been working on articles throughout the semester about people making a difference in their communities.  Here are a few citizens that I’ve taken portraits of to accompany their story. Alex Trybus – Owns / operates Auntie Alex’s Petsitting F-Stop – f/6.3, Exposure – 1/1600, ISO – 200 Anita Prizio – Won District 3 County…