Wise words from Tina Dupuy

Read the the latest column by Tina Dupuy, editor-in-chief of the the Contributor.
Perfectly put, as always.



Guns for kids? Really???


Please read this…
5-Year-Old Shoots 2-Year-Old Sister in Kentucky

In case you weren’t aware… there are a few companies out there who make guns specifically for children. What?
Yes, you heard it correctly. Keystone Sporting Arms makes guns for 5 year old kids. Their tag line is “My First Rifle.”
Just ask the Sparks family from Kentucky. 5 year old Kristian, who received the fun little weapon as a gift, shot his 2 year old sister Caroline in the chest. She died.

The family said they kept the gun in a corner and they didn’t realize that there was a bullet inside it. Oops.

Is it surprising that a kid with a gun is going to accidentally shoot another person? No, of course not.
Why? Because kids like to play, remember? They’re kids.
Moral? Don’t play with guns; someone is going to die.

I’m very sure there are thousands of pro gun folks out there who are thinking, “that would never happen in our house, we’re very safe with our guns, and we teach our kids to not to play around with them.”

Newsflash: That’s what the Sparks thought.


KPCC interview about the Gun Project

Please tune in to my interview with Alex Cohen on 89.3 KPCC about the anti-gun project. Airing between 9 and 11 this morning.
KPCC http://www.scpr.org/

Taking Aim

The new series is underway. Click the photo below to visit my site and see some of the portraits from the collection.



A new collection of 20 images are soon to be released. Here’s a little teaser…


Turning Too

Meet Sullivan, he loves you. In a few days, he’ll be 2 years old. Preparing for his jungle party, I found this photo from a few months ago.
Watching him grow has been a profound experience; he’s not the only one coming of age.


Beach Closed

As a kid I spent my summers in New Jersey at the Elberon Bathing Club.  Sunny days in the ocean and breezy boardwalk nights in Asbury Park. It was the 70′s. In October 2012, Hurricane Sandy stormed through the East Coast destroying much of what lay in its path. The beach club is among the many loved areas which suffered complete devastation. Feel free to walk through yourself and try to imagine the madness that must have occurred.







You can see more images of Sandy here.

A La Mode

A La Mode. I recently photographed about 150 people eating ice cream. Why? Because everyone loves ice cream. And regardless of who you are, ice cream allows us to appreciate the moment. Day or night, dish or cone, everything is better a la mode.

Jane, chocolate

Momoka, chocolate







More images from A La Mode here.

Here we go! (again)

At long last, I have surrendered to the inevitable… blogging.

In the past, when beginning a journal, I’m generally in complete denial. In that moment, I genuinely believe that I will in fact be regularly and frequently updating said journal to reflect current thoughts, feelings, etc. This never happens. Decades go by without an entry. But that won’t happen this time, so I won’t even mention it.

The digital diary you are reading now will remain current with new information. (Unless it doesn’t.)  It’ll include personal projects, commissioned gigs, and inspired endeavors, among other random stuff.

Good luck everyone. Here we go.