The Untitled Chair Project

Recently Seen On The Beaches Of Goa India

November 2, 2014

Walking along the beaches of Goa with the chair creates a curiosity. It's not normal to see an American carrying and photographing a red chair. Strangers walk up to me constantly and ask "Okay, what's with the chair? Why are you photographng it?" It opens a door for us to have a conversation, an opportunity to sit down and share the project and cause.
Please note the cows in the background.

First Portrait In India

October 10, 2014

One evening while walking in Panjim, my children and I stumbled upon this resturaunt called Mum's Kitchen. It was slightly hidden behind some foliage but once we walked through the gate it felt very welcoming. We were warmly greeted at the door and were able to be seated without a reservation.


We quickly befriended a local Goan by the name of Derrick Smith. He was kind enough to sit with us, explain some of the traditional Goan food and culture. During our conversation I discovered that he was an artist and a photographer as well. Having mutual interest (and his attention), I introduced him to The Untitled Chair Project, the simple process of registering and painless way of donating PBSC (Peripheral Blood Stem Cell). He was showing great enthusiasm so I invited him to participate in the project.
This is a digital image of Derrick with the chair. As always, I shot the portrait session with my trusty DianaF+ with an instant film back. I'm currently on the road, living out of a suitcase so I don't have a film scanner with me. As soon as I have a permanent residence I will scan and post a few polaroids from our photo shoot.

Break In The Weather

September 3, 2014

The monsoon season is full on right now in Goa (June-Sept). Some storms last several days, some just blow in and out through the day. It's these tiny breaks I crave so we can venture out and explore. Each and every time we get out we meet new people. Portraits with the chair soon.
The chair at Saint Alex Church in Calangute, Goa India. Built in 1741, the church had two towers, a magnificent dome and seven altars. Beautiful place.

Goa, India

August 10th, 2014

Last night my boys and i danced in the rain here in Goa. It's the first time we've seen rain in several years. Locals and tourist watched as if we had lost all of our common sense. From our perspective, we were celebrating life. 
We are becoming more acclimated to our new environment. I will be assembling the chair soon, pics to follow.
Life is beautiful.

India!

July 28th 2014

The chair and I are headed to India to continue to raise awareness. This is going to be an amazing experience!

An Interview With Danna

July 18, 2014

I recently did an interview with Danna at the Ritz Carlton in Dubai. Her interpretation of our meeting is beautiful and hilarious. I am thankful.
Click HERE to read the interview.

My Journey With The Chair...

May 13, 2014
My journey with the chair has brought me to unexpected places and introduced me to amazing people from all walks of life.  
I am thankful.

Del and His Custom-Built Triumph Bonneville Cafe Racer

May 2, 2014
Del and I started our day having breakfast at Biker's Cafe here in Dubai. I had the "English Breakfast", two eggs (mine was scrambled with a bit of cheese), beef bacon, Sausages, and hash brown with butter and jam. It was the BEST breakfast I've had since moving to the UAE three years ago. After washing it all down with a dose of caffeine... a vanilla cappuccino, we headed out into the streets of Dubai.
  Shortly after leaving Biker's Cafe, we stumbled upon some really great graffiti along Jumeirah road.
Del on his 2009 Triumph Bonneville Cafe Racer. In this image, he is looking at one of the Polaroids we had just taken. To learn more about the details of Del's custom built Triumph, please click HERE.
 About halfway through the photo-shoot, the heat was starting to take a toll on us. We unanimously decided to wrap it up and regroup next week at my new favorite breakfast spot.
Headed home.

Valentina In Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

April, 13th 2014
Valentina from Solbiate Arno, Italy

We started our adventurous day with a mega-dose of sugar and caffeine at Tucano Coffee in Ras Al Khaimah. We brainstormed and discussed potential locations while eating a slice of delicious Oreo cheesecake (highly recommended). Afterwards, we set out and started exploring Ras Al Khaimah. Here are a few images from our day.
Oreo Cheesecake at Tucano Coffee. OH! EM! GEE! It was good!
We found a retired airport with an old jet plane parked out front. It's been converted into a billboard for a local resort named Palma Beach Resort. 
This is one of several watch towers in Ras Al Khaimah.
I don't know what was on the other side of the wall. I didn't ask. Only Valentina knows.

For my friends in Italy that are interested in learning more about becoming a bone marrow donor.
Registro nazionale Italiano Donatori di Midollo Osseo.