Tuesday, December 2, 2008

This eighth-grade student, (and self-proclaimed future hairdresser) Kim, Hartz, caused a stir with her (public) school administration when she colored her hair this way. Long story short, she's a good student just looking to express herself, so she can keep it, but just this once and nobody else better try it.

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The hair story brought me back to my (Catholic) high school days. Nobody was doing color back then, but length was an issue and the boys would regulary be lined up to check that our hair wasn't over our shirt collars. I just grew my hair horizontally, rather than vertically.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

The weekend is over now, but last Friday, I got to photograph Malka Dubov, wife of Rabbi Dovid Dubov, of Chabad of Mercer County, observing the Jewish tradition of lighting Shabbat candles in their home. Friends of the family, Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg and his wife, Rivkah Holtzberg, were killed during a terror attack on the Chabad center in Bombay. Others in photo from left are Devorah Leah Dubov, 3, Rabbi Dovid Dubov, Chaya Malka Dubov, 20 and Rivka Dubov, 5. The portrait in background is of Rabbi Menachem Schneerson, who was the inspiration for Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg and his wife, Rivkah Holtzberg to go to Bombay, according to Rabbi Dubov. I've photographed Rabbi Dubov throughout the years on various assignments, but never before in his home and this day when he asked me if I were Jewish, I confessed "Only by association".