One of my favorite photographic subjects, and clients @crayola, has decided to retire the color #Dandelion. Wishing him well in his travels and waiting to see what color will replace him. Although it’s hard to replace that shade of #yellow in any #artwork. Hopefully, he, or she will be just as #colorful as Dandelion. This image attached is a photograph I made a few years ago of him coming off the production line at the Crayola #Factory for the first time. If you look real close you can see him on the very top of the dandelion stack. #NationalCrayonDay #CelebrateDandelion #crayons #crayola #childhood #fun #celebrate #retirement #crayolafactory
Back in 2001, on this date as a matter of fact, I had the coolest assignment to photograph Jan and Stan Berenstain, creators of the “Berenstain Bears” childrens’ books.
I believe this image is from some time in the mid 90’s. I was assigned to shoot an Iamy, or David Iams society assignment. The event was at the home of #Chef George #Perrier (2nd from left). It featured some of the greatest chefs in Philadelphia history cooking on the grill. The one I most remember though, is Chef Tell (left), born Friedman Paul Erhardt who owned Chef Tell’s Manor House in Upper Black Eddy, Pennsylvania. It was a place that my wife and I frequented often and got to know Chef pretty well. He was a wonderful, jovial fellow always looking to put a smile on your face as well as feed your tummy. I recall one assignment where he was teaching a grilling class at his restaurant. He was showing the folks how to grill steaks. While I was photographing him, after one demonstration he handed me a fork full of steak and wanted me to taste it. As politely as I could, I declined because I don’t eat red meat. He snickered, then put his massive hand upon my shoulder, and squeezing the back of my neck said, “You’ve got ball my friend. No one tells me no.” Uh, oh!! I thought. Scared to death because he was a big imposing fellow. Then he busted out laughing. Received that he didn’t kill me, so did I. He never let me forget that night. Teased me whenever I stopped by.
I have to tell you. I always had the best doing experiences at his place and wish he was still around today. What a nice dude. To this day, I miss that guy.
That said, I can’t recall who the other chefs are in the photo. #cheftell #erhardt #perrier #dining #masterchef #genious #cook #dine #philadelphia #restauranteur #legend #manorhouse #greatfoodgreatcompany #easterbrunch #grill #barbeque
Going through my archives recently, I found some old negatives from one of my first Philadelphia Inquirer assignments. It was August 11, 1987, and I was assigned to make your typical grip and grin photo of Jennifer Hai-Ying Tsou as she accepted a sponsorship from the Jenkintown Rotary Club which enabled her to spend a year in China studying music. I recall making images of her address to the rotary, but not really digging the images. Since she was studying music in China, I felt the need to actually show that in a photograph. Luckily, after the luncheon, she agreed to allow me to make some images of her at the piano of her parents home in Jenkintown. These days Jen Su is an accomplished TV and Radio Presenter as well as Corporate Master of Ceremonies and and Actress/Singer. In the days of film, we had to type a caption for every frame we made, because many times we had a lab person, most likely the late, great, Gervase Rozanski, processing our film and then printing the images. The caption sheet was zeroxed to the back of the print and then the correct caption was circled with marker. If was a much, much different process back in 1987. According to the assignment sheet I made exposed 5 rolls of film for the assignment and got to work with one of my favorite writers from back in the day, John Ellis. I also got to meet a very nice young woman who has gone on to accomplish great things. One of the reasons I got into photojournalism was because of the cool people and things I get to meet and do. Beats being stuck in a studio working on an illustration night after night and being isolated from everyone.
In what other career would Bono of U2 promise to have a pint with you when you visit Ireland?
#flashbackfriday #bw #blackandwhite #jenkintown #rotary #pennsylvania @jensu1 @phillyinquirer #phillydotcom
Chase Rosade, who is an exhibitor at the Philadelphia Flower Show, clips down a Bonsai in New Hope, Pennsylvania.
Attended by not only residents and faith leaders, but local lawmakers as well, an interfaith prayer service was held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Thursday, March 2, 2017, in Maple Shade.
The Bucks County Designer House & Garden Empty House Party was held Sunday, February 26, 2017 in Doylestown, Pennsylvania.
Mommarazzi!™ Photo Workshop
by Cain Images
Saturday May 6, 2017 10am
Tyler State Park
Each Additional Child $5
This is from an unpublished photo essay I worked on in 1989 at the Infectious Disease Clinic at Temple University. I spent a few days following around Dr. Michael Glick, who had started the IDC a year earlier. No one in the Philadelphia region was offering dental care to HIV patients at the time. Click and his staff were the only ones doing so that I had found at that time. Here are some archive images, from way back then.
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A few months ago I was made aware of a school that had pulled one of my images from a clients website and then used it on their website with a press release. I won’t mention names, but let’s say it was a school that could afford to have purchased a usage license.
When I saw the unauthorized use, I wasn’t surprised that it had happened. In my experience, people tend to think if something was published online, it is in the public domain. Not true. The author owns the copyright. This means that if someone, even the subject of the photograph, wants to use the image in any other way they must receive permission from the original author of
the photograph. Plain and simple.
In this case, the image was registered with the US Copyright office. All I really wanted was for the school to admit they had done something wrong and apologize. And that is what I expected when I emailed the communications department. The email that I sent basically asked how they had received the image as well as permission to use the image. If they didn’t have permission or a license for the use I’d be happy to sell them a license to use the image on their site.
I assumed they’d get back to me, play dumb, apologize and remove the image. So, I wait. And wait. And wait.
Two days later I see that my image has been removed from their site, but no response from their communications director. So, I then sent another email which thanked them for removing the image, and also asking where I should send the invoice for the “unauthorized” 9 months of use on their site. Yes. It was on their site for 9 months before it was brought to my attention.
Again. I wait. No response. Four days later I email the communications director saying I would appreciate a response.
Wait another three days. Finally, the communications director gets back to me. Tells me where to send the invoice, but no apology. No excuses. Nothing.
So, I invoiced them $100 for 9 months of use on their website and added another $50 for unauthorized use.
Could I have pursued more? Probably. Would it have been worth it? Probably not.
Fact is that the image really doesn’t have much value other then to the people that pilfered it for reuse. It’s an image that was published with a story on one of the school’s athletic teams. The reality is that the players in the image won’t be moving on to a big college, so the value of the imagery as far as reuse is somewhat limited. The reasoning behind charging the rate that I did was to make a point that people can not pilfer a copyrighted work without paying for it.
Funny thing is that if the school had just asked if they could use it, I probably would have said yes and gave it to them as a non-profit contribution.
I am still waiting for the apology.
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Long before Teen Mom hit MTV screens, way back in 1989, while working for the Philadelphia Inquirer I spent a few days at William Tennent High School in Warminster, Pennsylvania making pictures of a program geared to keep Teen Moms in school. The school, and mostly, Centennial School District, set up a day care program so young women that had children while in high school could keep on attending school and get their diploma. It was pretty simple. The girls would drop of their child before classes started, then go to school. They could come back to visit the children any time during the day. Then would pick them up after school and in some cases, actually do their homework in the day care while waiting for the bus ride home.
Here are some of the images from the package I did in 1989. Images were shot with Tri-X film and probably pushed to 1600 ISO in most interiors with Nikon F3’s as camera of choice.
Video that I made last night at the candle light vigil for 13 year old Gianni Forte, who was killed in an ATV accident last weekend.
Hundreds of community members came out to show their love and support for Gianni, his family and friends.
I spoke with his grandmother, who explained that Gianni was not allowed to ride without a helmet or on the street. Very sad story. One of the tougher things to photograph.
Just wanted to share a slideshow of some of my favorite images from 2016. These are from some of the over, 350 assignments I shot during the year.
On Saturday I photographed the Villanova and Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) basketball game at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. Villanova won the game 94-49. The team unveiled their 2016 NCAA Final Four Championship banner in a ceremony before tipoff.
Here is a slideshow.
Yesterday, I photographed Rev. Jeffrey A. Wargo, pastor of St. Stephen’s United Church of Christ in Perkasie as he held a blessing of the pets ceremony.
CB East defeats CR North 45-13 Saturday, October 15, 2016, in Newtown.
Council Rock South’s senior class, in partnership with the Council Rock Education Foundation, unveiled the Serenity Garden at the school on Saturday October 14, 2016, in Northampton.
Once again, as in the past 6 years, At Home Certified Senior Healthcare has been voted Best of Bucks in Healthcare. Owner and CEO Jennifer P. Ellsworth is very proud of that achievement and attributes this to her staff. Most important is the fact that “we have the best caregivers.” They have only been in business for only 7 years. Ellsworth says, “That says something!” about the company and staff.
Their website states, “When your loved ones prefer their home to “the Home.” It is a statement that is the basis for the care that the staff at AHCSH offers to patients and clients. The staff helps senior citizens “age in place” so they can grow old in their home or the home of a family member. AHCSH helps navigate the steps to facilitate that for families. The patients receive the medical and non-medical care they require at home. They believe “Home is where the heart is” rings true for all involved.
While remaining at home may be the ideal situation for some, it may not be for others and AHCSH can also help a patient to stay in an assisted living facility.
At Home Certified Senior Healthcare specializes in non-medical caregiving for seniors and people in need. The company offers a wide range of caregiving services for various needs and budgets.
Some of which include, Companion Care where companions almost always become trusted friends, Personal Care for which they specialize in assisting patients with dementia and alzheimer’s.
AHCSH works in tandem with skilled care services to offer:
Palliative Care – Medical care specialized for the seriously ill.
Respite Care – A short-term, temporary care solution for those caring for a family member who would otherwise need permanent placement in an external facility.
Hospice care – Focuses on the terminal or seriously ill patient’s pain and symptoms, as well as attending to their emotional and spiritual needs.
The guiding principle behind AHCSH’s healthcare and medical treatment services is “First Do No Harm.” Whether it be due to a major trauma or end of life issue, they believe that the home-heart connection may be a vital force in a patients well being.
Ellsworth added that they “always have a real live qualified person answer the phone 7 days a week. We are responsive 24-7.” She continued, “We have expert matchmaking to offer a continuum of care from independent living through hospice care in your home environment.”
The services AHCSH offers have been described by clients as a true gift to patients and their families. They are thoughtful and kind when it comes to dealing with their patients.
For long or short term care, basic assistance to hospice, the knowledgeable staff at AHCSH is eager to help and answer any questions you may have about care for you or your loved one.
AHCSH is a Pennsylvania licensed non-medical home care agency. They serve the Bucks, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties and are open 24-7. For more information go to www.athomeseniorhealthcare.com or call 215348-1800.