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We recently redesigned our sister publication, The Chronicle of Philanthropy and I have been fortunate to shoot the second cover for the April issue. I played around with a few different looks, going old school “painting with light” for the blue image we used with the electric streaks I used an off camera flash with […]

I first started going to Trinity College in Washington, D.C. when I would bring my mother over to visit one of her childhood friends, Sister Anne Cecelia. I love old buildings and wanted to know more about the old Main Hall and its resident nuns. After visiting with the archivist, Sister Mary Hayes, it quickly […]

As I’m watching a nasty wintery-mix come down in Northern Virginia, I decided that now would be a good time to add some greenery to my site from a recent trip to Costa Rica. Enjoy this break from academia while I work on my next project. In the front slideshow I have added photos of […]

I’m Shmacked. Blacked Out Media. Red Cup Nation. Three companies that share one business plan: to sponsor college parties, film them, and sell the vision that this is what campus life is all about.  This video is part of the Chronicle’s A River of Booze Special Report.

In Academe, the Future Is Part-Time Reporters at The Chronicle share the trends they see as the growth of the work force transforms the professoriate.

The president of Saint Paul’s College, Millard (Pete) Stith, has the unusual mandate of selling his institution. He took over management after the historically black college was unable to pay its debts, lost its accreditation, and closed in 2013. Along with a staff of 22, he maintains the campus in hopes that another college will […]

BGOV recently had NSA director Gen. Keith Alexander speak at a cybersecurity event at the Ronald Reagan Building. One of the big takeaways from the event was that virtually all major computer systems are already compromised.  Alexander said that the NSA wasn’t tapping into Google and Yahoo servers though. Here’s the Bloomberg story. These images […]

I visited the Old Post Office when we were working on our profile of General Services Administrator Dan Tangherlini. One of my interests is historic preservation and I love that the GSA is leasing properties instead of tearing them down. The Old Post Office is a gem. I think most people envision its sparsely populated […]

This was one of our “kickers,” or end packages, for Capitol Gains that was reused by Bloomberg Television. A fun pool to hang out at at the end of the summer. If you want a glimpse of the Navy’s warships of the future, you might want to start in the Maryland suburbs just outside Washington. […]

There are certain politicians that regardless of your political leanings command respect – Senator John McCain is one. He was our guest today at a Bloomberg Government lunch with reporters, editors and analysts. The questions for the Arizona Republican were wide ranging. Here is a story that Kathleen Hunter and Indira A.R. Lakshmanan did on […]

Here is our Capitol Gains profile of GSA administrator Dan Tangherlini who was brought in to clean up the agency after the Las Vegas convention scandal. Tangherlini runs a government agency that is the nation’s biggest landlord and manages over $500B in federal assets.

Shooting video this summer in D.C. has turned into the art of dodging thunderstorms. Five minutes before our interview with National Park Service Superintendent Robert Vogel it poured and then stopped just long enough for Nela to ask her questions. Then it poured again!

Robert Watson is a true gem and this profile was fun to work on. It is also example of how a great headline can help an online video. Robert tells me that he is having a lot of laughs when Willard co-workers now refer to him as The Most Powerful Man in Washington.

I create the bumps for Capitol Gains. I know – what does that mean? These are short “video sketches” that get incorporated with the show branding when we come back from commercial. There are two or three of them a show. What makes them fun is I have license to wander and experiment. The executive […]

I recently documented the Brood II cicada invasion around my home for the Bloomberg Photo Service. The set was syndicated through Bloomberg and Getty. I was really touched to make the Bloomberg photo blog since I think their photography is outstanding. Here is the write-up.

I’m adding Col. Greg Gadson to the list of amazing people I’ve met for our Capitol Gains profiles. I asked him what a normal day looked like and he said that there is no normal. Besides his day job of making sure everything runs smoothly on the base, he is often asked to speak to […]

I wasn’t really trying to photograph raindrops on roses (and whiskers on kittens…). First Janice asked me to photograph her roses before the rain ruined them. I went out and shot a bouquet she had picked. One thing led to another, I avoided my chores for a bit and, well, here you go. Oh and […]

We’ve haven’t been able to get out to the mountains for a couple springs now, but this weekend we headed out and timed our hike perfectly. Our favorite hike for wildflowers is South River in the Shenandoah National Park. It takes about a half hour to wander down and an hour or so to come […]

Last week I was out shooting a cover photo for one of our Bloomberg Government publications and there was great light and clouds. It was definitely a day that you could not plan for. While I was shooting my subject, I turned around a grabbed this shot of the sun moving down the Washington Monument. […]

This is a package I produced for our Capitol Gains Super Bowl episode. I was fortunate to be assigned a great story. The Army has been working for years to better diagnose concussions and to get soldiers to leave the battlefield after incidents that are known causes of traumatic brain injury (TBI). This is not […]

We profiled Leocadia Zak and the U.S. Trade Development Association for Capitol Gains. They are one of the lesser known agencies helping U.S. businesses compete abroad. Bringing in $63 for every dollar spent on development they are a good news government story. Also friends in Washington will recognize that their offices are in the former […]

Six weeks ago Bloomberg Government launched a Sunday morning TV show called Capitol Gains. It’s produced by Bloomberg Television with content and help from BGOV. This week we aired my first “You Need to Know” profile of Elliott Branch, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Acquisition and Procurement.

A couple months ago I sat in on a pitch meeting  by one of our Bloomberg Government analysts. He showed lots of research on China’s role in the oil market. In light of the controversy surrounding the Keystone pipeline, he wanted to show China’s interest in Canada’s oil sands. Our analysts believe that Canada will […]

Yes I am contributing to filling the internet with dog and baby animal (or in this case baby bird) photos. I saw a little movement in the wren house when I was mowing the lawn and could not resist these little guys. Very tiny. I think it will be a couple weeks before they venture […]