David Liggins

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David Liggins in 1967 on his homemade skateboard fashioned out of plywood and roller skate wheels. David is one of 9 members of the Liggins family I photographed for my book Tell It Like It Is republished now for release by BurnBooks next Wednesday. Also part of a large 65 print exhibition of my work for LOOK3.org opening JUNE 11 for Festival of the Photograph. I put my heart into photographing the Liggins in 1967 and I’ve put my heart into making this book now. #tellitlikeitis #skateboarding #burnbooks

Big Island

11222808_10155587148060022_1378107182279814273_n Big Island, Chesapeake Bay Va.. Father and daughter. The islands of the Bay have interesting yet isolated communities. Outsiders generally viewed with a wary eye. Crabbing and fishing are the primary economic resource yet always face a variety of environmental issues. #chesapeakebay #islands

Springtime

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Springtime fresh Kodak snapshot that I just couldn’t resist! The air is simply magic in the outer banks in spring..warm during day, coolish at night, windows open for good sleeping..I have lots going on. Ready to launch a book and big print show in the works definitely has an edge to it…all the more reason for a light touch.. #obx #spring

Chelydra Serpentina Serpentina

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Her name is Chelydra Serpentina Serpentina. Her pink tongue wiggles when under water to simulate a worm to attract a fish which then becomes breakfast. Her mouth opened now simply as a defense against me. An intruder in her space. She should know by now I am her friend. I’m a turtle/tortoise man since childhood. How do I know she is a she? Because this is egg laying time down here in the marshes of the outer banks. The only time you can see snappers out of the water and moving around on land is in spring for egg laying. The eggs don’t have much of a chance with fox and raccoons around. Yet some make it after 90 days of incubation. If by some miracle a baby does make it to the water and survive the first few years , then there are zero natural predators. However ,crossing the highway is not something these prehistoric looking creatures were hard wired to protect themselves against. So they are dependent on motorists like me who will stop the car and move them to safer ground. This full grown ( probably 30 lbs) female just showed up in my front yard about sunrise as I was having morning coffee. I did not mess with her because she didn’t appear to want to be messed with!! I wanted to point her in the right direction, yet she had a mind of her own and slid off into the bushes. I hope to meet her again next spring. #obx #easternsnapper

Soundside

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Soundside. #obx

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