Boiler Up!

Today is David Rothenberg’s birthday. He would be the little guy in the middle in the photo above. David is, most importantly, my nephew. A senior at Purdue University majoring in Software Engineering, David will graduate in May and begin a new job as an …

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Fatherhood

No. Your calendar is correct. It’s not Fathers Day. It is, however, my birthday. My lovely wife has filled me with Pakistani food and a glass of cold Aslin lager. What else can anyone ask for on their birthday? She is a saint. I’m going …

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Thirty

On this day, thirty years ago, a baby girl named Rachel Rothenberg was born in Racine, Wisconsin. At the time, her parents (one of which happens to be my sister) were residing in the balmy, tropical and sunny city of Madison, Wisconsin. I remember getting …

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First Assignment

This was the picture that locked in my interest in photography. I think I was in Junior High School at the time and had just started using my grandfathers old camera, a manual Mamiya-Sekor SLR, with threaded manual lenses and a roll of Tri-X black …

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Mountain Man

In 1981, when I was in high school, my graphic arts teacher took us on a photography field trip. We travelled up the mountain (Chestnut Ridge) to visit a reenactment encampment of “mountain men”. It was an interesting afternoon for photography, as there were plenty …

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Chasing Bubbles

A sunny day at Frick Park in Pittsburgh, PA in the early 2000’s. The bubble man was there and provided free entertainment for my (then) little girls. Looking back at these photographs reminds me how the simplest days can become the most memorable. You just …

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A Dwindled Dawn

Lowell C. Newman Uniontown High School

As some of you may know by now, I have been going through the thousands of pictures I have taken over my lifetime. This picture popped up during my journey. I met Lowell Newman when I was a junior in high school. My mother told …

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Jumpshot

1981 Uniontown Basketball Kenner Holt

Digging through some old negatives from high school, I was reminded of my time working for our school paper at Uniontown High School in Uniontown, Pa. The shot above of Kenner Holt was taken during a varsity basketball game in late 1981, the year after …

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