The day they retired Dandelion from Crayola Crayons

FORKS TOWNSHIP, PA - MAY 14: Crayola employees work in the crayon factory making and packaging crayons May 13, 2012 at Crayola in Forks Township, Pennsylvania. (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Cain Images) (William Thomas Cain)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

Next Mommarazzi!™ Photo Workshop Date Announced!!

Mommarazzi!™ Photo Workshop
by Cain Images

Saturday May 6, 2017 10am

Tyler State Park

Newtown, Pa.

Cost $35 Per Mom and Child
$40 Mom and Two Children
Each Additional Child $5

 

MOMMARAZZI!™ – Definition: A mom who owns a nice camera and is constantly photographing her kids. Have you had issues while trying to make good photographs of your children? The beautiful Tyler State Park in Newtown, Pennsylvania will serve as the backdrop for this workshop designed to improve your picture making skills while photographing our most precious subjects. We’ll discuss lenses, movement, keeping the child’s attention, ISO choices, backdrops, lighting options, etc…
You can use a DSLR or Point and Shoot for this workshop.

Dentist Cares For HIV Patients

This is from an unpublished photo essay I worked on in 1989 at the Infectious Disease Clinic at Temple University.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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Long Before Teen Mom on MTV

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.

A teen mom does her homework while her daughter has a snack.

 

Teen mom and her daughter leave for school as her mother says good bye.

Teen mom and her daughter play during lunch break.

A group of teen moms share a laugh in the lunch room.

During lunch, a teen mom sets her daughters hair.

A young boy and girl play in the day care area of the high school.

Diaper changing time for a young child of a teen mom.

Teen mom drops off her daughter at day care at the school.

Lunch time in day care.

While her daughter is in day care, a teen mom chats in class with a friend.

A teen mom pours milk into her daughters cereal before leaving for school.

A child kisses her teen mom goodbye after being dropped off for day care.

Teen mom and daughter arrive for school.

Teen mom has a snack with her daughter.

Odyssey Of The Mind at Pennsbury High School

SODYSSEY28P From left, Brayden Naskiewicz points to the ceiling while speaking with Thomas Cherian and Heeya Jagirdar of Afton Elementary School as they demonstrate their solution to No-Cycle Recycle during the Southeast Pennsylvania Odyssey of the Mind tournament Saturday February 27, 2016 at Pennsbury High School West in Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania. (William Thomas Cain/For The Inquirer) (William Thomas Cain/Cain Images)

Last weekend I photographed the Odyssey of the Mind competition in Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania at Pennsbury High School. The Odyssey of the Mind is an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students from kindergarten through college. Team members apply their creativity to solve problems that range from building mechanical devices to presenting their own interpretation of literary classics.

The competitors solved problems with great presentations.
Here are some clips and the actual images from the event.

SODYSSEY28P From left, Thomas Cherian and Heeya Jagirdar of Afton Elementary School ride on a tricycle the demonstrations their solution to No-Cycle Recycle during the Southeast Pennsylvania Odyssey of the Mind tournament Saturday February 27, 2016 at Pennsbury High School West in Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania. (William Thomas Cain/For The Inquirer) (William Thomas Cain/Cain Images)

SODYSSEY28P Aiden Ordover, left, and Gabi Warner of New Hope Middle School perform their answer to Aesop Gone Viral during the Southeast Pennsylvania Odyssey of the Mind tournament Saturday February 27, 2016 at Pennsbury High School West in Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania. (William Thomas Cain/For The Inquirer) (William Thomas Cain/Cain Images)

SODYSSEY28P Judges Olivia Fay, left, and Emily Wieder watch as Afton Elementary School demonstrates their solution to No-Cycle Recycle during the Southeast Pennsylvania Odyssey of the Mind tournament Saturday February 27, 2016 at Pennsbury High School West in Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania. (William Thomas Cain/For The Inquirer) (William Thomas Cain/Cain Images)

SODYSSEY28P Aiden Ordover, left, of New Hope Middle School answers questions of judges Durrell Reichlin, center, and Raj Setlur, right, about their Aesop Gone Viral during the Southeast Pennsylvania Odyssey of the Mind tournament Saturday February 27, 2016 at Pennsbury High School West in Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania. (William Thomas Cain/For The Inquirer) (William Thomas Cain/Cain Images)

SODYSSEY28P Celi Quay, left, and Anna Wendell of William Allen Middle School demonstrate their solution to No-Cycle Recycle during the Southeast Pennsylvania Odyssey of the Mind tournament Saturday February 27, 2016 at Pennsbury High School West in Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania. (William Thomas Cain/For The Inquirer) (William Thomas Cain/Cain Images)

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Emma Davies is suffering from a rare hematological disease


Emma Davies is suffering from a rare hematological disease. She will be getting a bone marrow transplant from her older sister. With bills stacking up, a friend of the Davies family has set up an online fundraiser to help.
One day last week, I was invited to spend some time with the family and make pictures. You’d never know that this amazing child is ill.

I also made a video.
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Here’s a link to the study: http://www.theintell.com/news/communities/pennridge/friends-raise-funds-as-sellersville-toddler-prepares-for-transplant/article_751252fc-3ee3-59d5-bd0a-4b3fed1295b1.html

Family Portrait Photo Shoot Norristown, Pennsylvania Elmwood Park Zoo

I made some nice images the other day of a little guy at the Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown, Pennsylvania for his mom.
Full gallery @ http://cainimages.photoshelter.com/gallery/Lowenstein/G0000U_7XFv.EaBc


Family Portrait Photo Session Avalon, New Jersey

Shot this little one on the beach in Avalon last week. Other pictures from the family shoot can be seen in the full gallery @ http://cainimages.photoshelter.com/gallery/Pizzillo/G0000XprAXA0Vxn8


Defelice Family Portrait Photo Shoot Newtown Pennsylvania Photographer

Met and photographed a lovely couple and their adorable daughter. I met the Defelice family at Tyler State Park in Newtown, Pennsylvania for a photo shoot. While the weather was excruciatingly humid, the baby and the family was cool. This enabled me to make some cute pix in the park. Check them out @ http://cainimages.photoshelter.com/gallery/Defelice/G00009NMIkFlIpzQ

Hammond Family Portrait Session Hatfield Pennsylvania Photographer

Photographed the Hammond family in a gorgeous park in Hatfield. What a pleasant experience.
Happy children and happy parents always make for good imagery.
Here are some of the pix.

Full gallery @ http://cainimages.photoshelter.com/gallery/Hammond/G0000rFRaeveVT_A

One of my first portrait pix.

Over the weekend I was looking through some old prints trying to find early work to show my advanced photo class. Lucky for me, I found this image that was probably one of the first portraits I’ve ever made. It’s of my cousin’s son on Thanksgiving sometime in the mid-80’s. If I recall correctly, we were all watching football, and Ricky was still at the table finishing his dinner. Made a few frames and captured a nice moment.