Portfolio of Cape Fear Photos
Wiping away tears Esther Taft looks at a picture of her son, Christopher Foggs, who was fatally shot on Sixth Street in Ayden, N.C. Because of the shooting, local institutions founded a task force that combats youth violence in Pitt County. This collection of images represents more than a decade of work at newspapers and wire services throughout North Carolina. I now practice my style of story-telling photography for weddings community events as well as portrait sessions ranging from brides to local authors. After graduating from Randolph Community College I spent more than a decade documenting communities throughout Eastern North Carolina with a camera. My passion for capturing story-telling images has allowed me to witness everything from High School Football to Hurricanes and even Presidential visits.
My award-winnng photography has been published internationally, appearing in publications such as The Atlanta Journal Constitution, The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, The Guardian of London, and Time Magazine.
As a child I loved the writing of Ray Bradbury, who was often noted for “tuning the ordinary into the extraordinary.” That’s the approach I take to every assignment, finding the priceless moments in everyday life. Weather I’m capturing a high school touchdown celebration or a bride’s final minutes before saying “I do,” I’m preserving an extraordinary memory.
Whether I'm documenting a diverse community or capturing a couple's first dance, I'm photographing something extraordinary!