bdepyssler

"The simplest, most ordinary documentary picture becomes a great truth about human fate ..."  ~ Zofia Rydet

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omar sosa, seckou keita & gustavo ovalles ~ arts center (3.20.2018)

BADIMA - Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba (live at the Cat's Cradle )

JABU - Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba Live at the Cat's Cradle 3.16.2018 (filmed by the Bull City Doc Squad)

(rough cut) Xarit - Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba (Bull City Doc Squad - 3.28.2018)

(rough cut) Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba - Jabu/Cat's Cradle (9_jabu_b_xport_3-25-2018_720p)

JABU - Diali Cissokho tells the story behind the song

NDOLI - Diali Cissokho tells the story behind the song

BADIMA - Diali Cissokho tells the story behind the song

around the shop (and then little sister discovers lightroom presets) ~ 2.25.2018

vieux farka toure ~ carrboro arts center (03.01.2018)

organization for african students' interests and solidarity (unc fashion show) `~ 03.01.2018

kadi + dp ~ 7 in black & white (02.22.2018)

Diali Cissokho and Kaira Ba (promo) ~ 2.13.2018

Bull City Doc Squad: Nothing but Love in God's Waters (final ver 11.16.2017)


“We are making photographs to understand what our lives mean to us.” — Ralph Hattersley


on and around the nyc brooklyn bridge - 6.2016

kadiatu explores st helena island, sc - 11.2017

arcade + artist-bloc + sidewalk art + horus - 11.2017

manhattan, around the flatiron bldg - 6.2016


“Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second.” ~ Marc Riboud


a rainy day in flushing nyc - 6.2016

around queens - 6.2016

triangle friends of the african american arts ~ january 2018

brooklyn handball - 6.2016


"Great photographs record the truth of a moment not the way the photographer saw it, but the way the subjects actually lived it." ~ Bud Lee


subway, nyc - 6.2016

kwanzaa in cary ~ december 30, 2017

gullah - st. helena, sc - 11.2017

film simulations of anderson park carrboro any ol' december


“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.” ~ Ansel Adams


kadiatu + dp have a wonderful day ~ 11/8/2017 (by daniel hargrove)

tractor pull - white cross, nc 09.2017

big sister kadiatu + little sister mariam at vivid emporium - 10.2017

ma family christmas photos


“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.” — Aaron Siskind


oobleck! a non-newtonian fluid ~ 01-2018

backstage with the ricoh at the mama afrika fashion show - 09.23.2017

eclipse - sylva nc - (slideshow pending)

dishoom - a bhangra dance party by dj rang @ motorco 7-2017 (as eric kim's ricoh porta 800/4 + tri-x 1600/4)


“Above all, life for a photographer cannot be a matter of indifference.” ~ Robert Frank


lydia loveless - 12.2017

lester coalbanks & the seven sorrows in saxahapaw ll 06.17.2017 (as ektar 25 warm)

jonathan byrd + the pickup cowboy @ saxahawpaw 7-2017 (as agfa ultra 50)

violet bell / lizzy ross @ saxahapaw 7/2017 (as fuji velvia 100--)


“The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.” — Dorothea Lange


a gang of danville girls ll 05.13.2017

uma galera ~ shakori hills ll 05.07.2017

my dad grew up on chicago's 63rd street II 05.05.2017

curtis eller's american circus ll saxahapaw ~ 05.27.2017 (as previa 400x+blue slide film)


cool john ferguson + branchettes (as fuji sensia 100 warm) ll carrboro 05.27.2017

aurelio ~ shakori hills ll 05.06.2017

people who love cars - cedar grove, nc ll 05.13.2017


dengue fever ll carrboro arts center ll 4.24.2017

sarah shook & the disarmers~ shakori hills ll 05.04.2017

music inspired by the sounds of lake malawi lapping its shore - peter mawanga & the amaravi movement


a random collection of black + whites taken with the legendary 2006 ricoh point-and-shoot

fabi ~ shakori hills ll 05.2017


a rotating selection of favorites

Canoa, Ecuador

Canoa, Ecuador


afrocentric sunday, white rock baptist ~ 2.12.2017 (gallery)

a few from white rock baptist (gallery)


la parroquia san pablo (cuenca, ecuador) does a christmas shindig for the kids (gallery)

ajetreos callejeros/street hustlers (quito + la libertad) (gallery)

la parroquia san pablo christmas program ~ ruizho, ecuador (gallery)

288 photographs from ecuador ~ 12/2016 (gallery)


alejandro escovedo - carrboro 12-2-2016 (gallery)

chapel hill folks who detest trump (gallery)

batuque trio nccu workshop

jason bitten at the atl - 12/12/2016 (gallery)


guns of ava (dance rehearsal) (gallery)

guns of ava ~ play night (gallery)

brenda wombe's 'guns of ava' (rehearsal) (gallery)


dirty bourbon river show ~ shakori hills festival

diali cissokho & kaira ba ~ shakori hills

trio luna ~ shakori hills festival

kenya 2011


trump's troubled tribe ~ greensboro nc, 10/14/16 (gallery)

klezbyterians ~ carrboro music festival 2016

rhonda robichaux band (weaver street)

carrboro farmers' market, july 2016 ~ as ekta 64 warm


bull city doc squad: howard alumni association tribute to mayor bill bell (bull city doc squad production)

bull city doc squad: keystone, wv reunion (fish fry)


jade's kids ~ may, 2016

tamarindo & environs ~ march 2016

jade's kids at the mall

sydney does folkmoot (as kodak ektachrome 64)


faith assembly ~ durham, nc

Bicycle Shop at Konandoga ~ Eldoret, Kenya

school of hard knocks - durham, nc / imaged as portra 160 vibrant

road building at konandoga (small corner) ~ eldoret, kenya


keysone, wv / imaged as high contast kodak gold 100+

john dee holeman - freight train blues (as kodak 100+ contrast)

ish graduates

cemetery ~ rio seco, costa rica


bull city doc squad: building sets at nccu for the national black theatre festival (bull city doc squad production)

frank fairfield ~ saxahawpaw, nc

little angels ~ durham, nc

Surfing Avellanas, Costa Rica

August 2015 ~ Tamarindo & Avellanas


bull city doc squad: upbuilding whitted, part 1

bull city doc squad: upbuilding whitted, part 2

In the House ~ Bull City Doc Squad


oliver mtukudzi

bull city doc squad: tater cafe, durham nc

warehouse promo

US Gallery 2

103 keith road, carrboro (rental)