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Against Doctor's Orders - Best Seller in Photojournalism on Amazon!

PART ONE

Will Shaggy sacrifice his own leg upon the altar of addiction, or will he overcome the relentless pull of heroin? Join me on a journey deep into the world of heroin addiction in this three-part series that I've titled, "Against Doctor's Orders." Through dark and grainy black and white photography, along with blunt and poetic writing, I pull back the veil that covers this often unseen world. After spending two years photographing heroin users on the West Side of Chicago, I now offer readers a unique view into the dark and deadly world of heroin addiction. 

The purpose of this series is twofold. First, I hope that this body of work will help prevent someone from ever trying heroin in the first place. If someone has the right biological and genetic makeup, they will have just destroyed their lives. For them, the pull of addiction is just too strong for any amount of willpower or personal moral character to overcome. The only sure way to escape the claws of heroin addiction, is to not ingest the substance in the first place.

Second, my desire is to contribute in some small way to turning popular opinion and public policy towards prevention when it comes to heroin addiction, rather than towards criminal justice solutions or treatment centers. I'm in support of a total halt to the "War On Drugs," which has done little more than to create an adversarial relationship between law enforcement and the general population. The War On Drugs is also the primary fuel for an ever growing black market, and the gun violence that comes along with it.  

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PART TWO

Just how far will a heroin addict go in order to satisfy their relentless craving for junk? As all too many families across the world know, the answer is staggering painfully. Join me on a journey deep into the world of heroin addiction in part two of this three-part series that I've titled, "Against Doctor's Orders." Through dark and grainy black and white photography, along with blunt and poetic writing, I pull back the veil that covers this often unseen world. After spending two years photographing heroin users on the West Side of Chicago, I now offer readers a unique view into the dark and deadly world of heroin addiction.

The purpose of this series is twofold. First, I hope that this body of work will help prevent someone from ever trying heroin in the first place. If someone has the right biological and genetic makeup, they will have just destroyed their lives. For them, the pull of addiction is just too strong for any amount of willpower or personal moral character to overcome. The only sure way to escape the claws of heroin addiction, is to not ingest the substance in the first place.

Second, my desire is to contribute in some small way to turning popular opinion and public policy towards prevention when it comes to heroin addiction, rather than towards criminal justice solutions or treatment centers. I'm in support of a total halt to the "War On Drugs," which has done little more than to create an adversarial relationship between law enforcement and the general population. The War On Drugs is also the primary fuel for an ever growing black market, and the gun violence that comes along with it.  

Physical Magazine Edition 
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PART THREE

Coming soon!!!

Part Three: Death Wish

The purpose of this series is twofold. First, I hope that this body of work will help prevent someone from ever trying heroin in the first place. If someone has the right biological and genetic makeup, they will have just destroyed their lives. For them, the pull of addiction is just too strong for any amount of willpower or personal moral character to overcome. The only sure way to escape the claws of heroin addiction, is to not ingest the substance in the first place.

Second, my desire is to contribute in some small way to turning popular opinion and public policy towards prevention when it comes to heroin addiction, rather than towards criminal justice solutions or treatment centers.

I'm in support of a total halt to the "War On Drugs," which has done little more than to create an adversarial relationship between law enforcement and the general population.

The War On Drugs is also the primary fuel for an ever growing black market, and the gun violence that comes along with it.  

Black and white street photography - From 2012 through 2015 I rode the train in and around Chicago several days each week to shoot street photography, and to work on my documentary photo projects.

In order to make productive use of my time, I started taking photos out the train window. This book contains some of my favorite shots that I think capture in some small way the essence of Chicagoland. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.
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Are you wanting to achieve better results from your photographic efforts? Do you have a DSLR, but are confused as to how all those camera settings work? Do you find yourself stuck in automatic mode? If so, then this eBook was made just for you!

In order for someone to unleash their full creative photographic potential, they will have to say goodbye to their old comfortable and familiar friend – automatic mode.

This short, yet power-packed eBook, is the same book that I use in my Beyond Automatic Photography Workshops, and, will be your first steps towards breaking free from automatic mode. Begin exploring your creative potential and capturing amazing images!

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