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On Editing

Something which is often overlooked is how well does the image work within the context of a photo essay or larger group of images? This is one of the most important issues because even if you are just posting your images on Facebook or Flickr nobody, and I mean nobody, wants to see ten nearly identical shots of the same thing, no matter how pretty you think that sunset was or how lovely your new kitten is. The inability to edit, to make a choice and stick by it, is the hallmark of an [...]

Model Behavior

Models wait backstage at a fashion show. © Damaso [...]

Look Away

Children watch as their mother has teeth extracted at a mobile medical clinic organized by KFOR soldiers. Kosovo 2005 [...]

All Around the World

Restaraunt Sign. Berlin 2007 © Damaso Reyes

To see more images from Berlin please visit The Europeans.

On Dreaming…

The thing about a dream is that you never know how it is going to end. Some people can’t live with that kind of uncertainty. Some people would rather lead a circumscribed life and feel safe in the belief that something more fulfilling or interesting just could never [...]

Writing on the Wall

Signs of the past in [...]

Hide and Seek

A tourist poses with a statue in Brastilava. ©2009 Damaso [...]

Break

Taking a break in the machine shop of the German Cancer Research [...]

Go Tell it on the Mountain

Street corner preacher, Harlem. ©2006 Damaso [...]

Between the Notes

Sometimes a story is not in the grand sweeping visual statements but in the small quiet details. [...]

We Still Have a Dream

“It is obvious today that America has defaulted on this promissory note, insofar as her citizens of color are concerned. Instead of honoring this sacred obligation, America has given the Negro people a bad check, a check which has come back marked “insufficient funds.”

“But we refuse to believe that the bank of justice is bankrupt. We refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation. And so, we’ve come to cash this check, a check that will give us upon demand the riches of freedom and the security of [...]

Reflection/Inflection

An apartment complex reflected in a car [...]

Looking Out

At the window.

The Beat of the Drummer

Marines participate in a graduation ceremony at the Parris Island training center. ©2009 Damaso [...]

Whisper in the Dark

Singing the songs of his ancestors. Gorvello, France [...]