buildOn in Brooklyn

kinloch_13N2616I recently got invited to photograph the awesome buildOn students at their fund-raising event in Williamsburg.

kinloch_13N1957“buildOn’s afterschool youth service programs mobilize urban teens to lift up their communities and change the world through intensive local community service and by building schools in some of the poorest countries on the planet. We are a movement of students, educators and communities. We believe in the power of partnerships that passionately act for the common good. Through our afterschool programs, teens inspire people across neighborhoods, across cities, and across continents to reach and think beyond their realm of possibility.”

Find out more here.

Creature Feature: Panda Sweethearts

This past weekend I got to hang out with Prospect Park Zoo’s new red pandas, the lady Mei Lin and Qin, her suitor. Qin is still trying to convince Mei Lin of how insanely adorable he is**, but we’re convinced she’ll come around in time for Valentine’s Day.

February, by the way, is a nice, peaceful time to visit the Zoo. The chillier weather thins out the visitors, so you get more quality time with the residents.

**Per the PPZ release: “When Mei Lin is sleeping, he’ll sometimes just watch her, and when she wakes up, he’ll gently extend his paw in her direction.”

The Desktops

Click on the thumbnails to open the large wallpaper versions, which have been sized for a Mac desktop.


Prospect Park Moonlight Ride

The light was amazing for Saturday’s Time’s Up! Moonlight Ride in Prospect Park. A combination of the biggest moon of the year, snow coverage and clouds gave everything such a glow we did not even need lights. The picture above was taken by Jonathan Barkey who also led the ride.  The Moonlight Ride starts at Grand Army Plaza every second Saturday at 9pm.