The Sound of the Ohio State Reformatory
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I was given the opportunity this past February to roam unaccompanied inside the old Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, Ohio. I had been there a couple of times before, once to make images shortly after the filming of the Shawshank … Read More

Floating Fire Ant Flashbacks
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There have been quite of few images and stories floating around the Internet in the last few days of giant fire ant colonies floating on the water’s surface around Houston. In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, and the tropical storm … Read More

Amish Wagon Ride
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I hitched a ride not too long ago aboard an Amish gentleman’s flatbed wagon. Pulled by his draft horses Queen, age 5, and Nell, age 10, we started down a long gravel driveway, the metal wheels of the wagon, absent … Read More

Spiraling Staircase of Sound
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I’ve written before about my fascination with using contact microphones on metal objects. The sounds gathered are oftentimes so unique and unexpected that for me, it’s an instant thrill upon pressing record and listening through my headphones. I was never … Read More

Sounds of South Bass Island
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I spent this past Labor Day tooling around on a golf cart all around South Bass Island in Lake Erie, grateful for the opportunity offered me by my brother-in-law and older sister. Being in full command of the cart, my … Read More

A Sonic July 4th Weekend
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This past Independence Day weekend produced a fine assortment of sounds to record, starting with a ride on a sailboat, and culminating in a fireworks show void of the all-too-familiar patriotic music that can ruin a recording session. On Friday I … Read More

Cleveland Getaway
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My oldest sister had a late-night idea to drive up to Cleveland. It is where she and my siblings were born, and where my parents would drive us kids to visit relatives. I was invited along yesterday morning. She and … Read More

Cicadamania
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Brood V (5) periodical cicadas are emerging from their tiny underground homes with a monotonous drone that is carpeting the soundscape. Recently, when the temperature eight inches below the ground reached 64°F, Magicicada cassini began crawling out of their burrows … Read More

Sound of an Amish Windmill
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I have wanted to record full-size, operating modern-day wind turbines, like I had seen on the Big Island of Hawaii, since returning to Ohio. Research, and my brother-in-law, told me that there are wind farms cropping up in the western … Read More

Lexington Memorial Day Parade 2016
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After over 20-years away, working as a photojournalist at newspapers out West and in the South, I am back home in north central Ohio, where people seem to enjoy mowing their lawns, rust eats out the sides of cars, and … Read More

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