Photographer: zen

Growing up in the DC area, started out as a painter and took his first photograph when his wife took a class in Photography. Since then, he has taken over 100,000 photos and not one class. That might sound arrogant or idiotic, but it was important to him to learn by doing, from his peers and because of curiosity, not a degree or license. Count on zen to get lots of shots in as much natural light as possible and to be as objective and invisible an observer as possible.  That’s why he doesn’t do weddings – he doesn’t want to direct anybody, just find the naturalness of an event.

 

zen is an art photographer who loves event photography. Sometimes it helps him find interesting abstracts and other ‘secondary’ subjects.

Mountain Moral Monday

Mountain Moral Monday

Mountain Moral Monday protest at Pack Square today kicked off what promises to be a series of protests throughout North Carolina while the NC legislature is in summer recess. Current estimates indicate around 10,000 participants showed up to voice their displeasure with recent state legislative decisions.

Reverend Barber

New Belgium/Livestock Market

New Belgium/Livestock Market

Western Carolina Livestock Market is on the property to be torn down to make way for the New Belgium Brewery. Here’s a view of the old stockyards where livestock was herded in, penned and directed to the auction yard so the bidders could see. A lot of history went on here, and now more history […]

West Asheville Garden Stroll – Wamboltopia

West Asheville Garden Stroll – Wamboltopia

The West Asheville Garden Stroll is a great sharing of volunteers, people’s gardens and love. Only one garden is represented here, Wamboltopia, but each had its beauty and character shining brightly.

Asheville from the Sky

Asheville from the Sky

  Flying over Asheville is exhilarating. Built in a long bowl with mountains, Asheville from the sky has both a strong city feel with an intimate closeness.  

Proving Ground

Proving Ground

Yes. Micah Mackenzie is a member of the Image Asheville collaborative.  So, of course we must profess! He is also an amazing street photographer and regularly contributing member to Asheville’s Art community. The support for and attendance of his show at Pisgah Brewing Company was impressive and proved that Asheville thrives in it’s artistic culture […]

B-Boys (and girls) at the Hop

B-Boys (and girls) at the Hop

In what has become quite a popular show at the Hop, the B-boys were back, along with young students and volunteers from the audience. The moves were fresh, the sneakers squeaked, and the arms crossed in defiance and challenge.

Arial Trapeze Academy

Arial Trapeze Academy

Lessons for trapeze were offered by the Arial Trapeze Academy who set up in the River Arts District was exciting and a leap of faith for many Ashevileins.

Race to the Bottom – AshevilleFM Live

Race to the Bottom – AshevilleFM Live

Jon Reid’s show, Race to the Bottom sometimes does a live show on AshevilleFM to help people get involved and to generate buzz and donations. Intimately held at Bo Bo Gallery on Lexington Avenue, it was a sampler of music and comedy and talk from jazz duo The D Tones, Jonathan Scales, Ami Worthen, Juan […]

Bar Poetry and Music

Bar Poetry and Music

An hour or more of poetry doesn’t always attract a full bar crowd in Asheville, but Saturday night at Tressa’s where Barbie Dockstader Angell read heartfelt bar poetry alternating with Chelsea LaBate aka Ten Cent Poetry with music and a continuation of themes. A benefit for Grateful Steps Foundation and a benefit for those who […]