Author Archives: 4roberthood4

Roadmap of the American Dream

The lights of Cambridge shift and sparkle behind raindrops on Edwardo’s window as his “American Dream” unfolds like a road map in front of me. Continue reading

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Photographing what you can’t see

I recently got the assignment to photograph a story titled Carcinogens on Tap. The story is about the things in our tap water that might be causing cancer, and those things are measured in parts per billion. That’s a difficult … Continue reading

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Dead and often deflated

I moved from the suburbs into downtown Seattle a couple years ago. I love living in the city core, but there is one thing I really miss about the suburbs — having a private garage. You never realize how important … Continue reading

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Make it look a lot like Christmas (when it’s not snowing)

You’re thinking about light, composition, repetitive motion and the constraints of frame count. On top of all that you have to keep the subject engaged and interested. Continue reading

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This ain’t his first rodeo

“Robert, I sure like my horse!” ~ Texas I had the opportunity to spend a day with a cowboy this weekend. He’s a guy I’ve known for a long time, but it wasn’t until yesterday that I got to spend … Continue reading

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Another ride

Three years ago this weekend I was returning from a 4,000-mile motorcycle ride that took me across seven states. That two-week journey reintroduced me to my hometown. It allowed me to reconnect with friends and family members, some of whom … Continue reading

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Warp stabilizer is my friend

Today was one of those times when I’m reminded that what I don’t know about photography and video production is so much more than what I know. That is particularly true when I begin layering ideas and complexities on top … Continue reading

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