I’m Rey and I began a lifelong love affair with photography when my brother gave me an ancient Petri rangefinder camera as a child.  From there, I purchased a Pentax K1000 SLR and learned how to manually focus and meter for high school and then college sports.  Taking a brief hiatus from photography to start a career and family, I rediscovered it in the form of a digital point and shoot when we loaded our kids into a Honda minivan and drove from the East Coast of the United States to the Pacific Ocean and then back.  That trip changed my life.

I am a Catholic deacon, ordained in the Archdiocese of Boston back in 2004.

In my spare time, I am an avid traveler, hiker, wanderer and daydreamer.  I believe that planning a trip is 80 percent as much fun as being on a trip.  OK, maybe 60 percent.  In my non-spare time, I am a health care executive who frequently travels for work, speaking to business audiences on a variety of topics.  I am also a consultant and author and enjoy assisting mission driven, not-for-profit organizations succeed.  I have written a book on this topic entitled Saving Organizations That Matter.  More information here.

For me, this website will largely be an exploration of beauty, whether that can be found in the furthest reaches or in my hometown.  Additionally, this website will serve as a platform to store homilies and other related writings.


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Hello, my name is Joey. I am a lawyer, an artist, and a writer.

Photography is a major part of my life, and it has been since I was young. My shooting style is slow and methodical; I enjoy manually focusing and selecting my aperture and shutter speed. 

Cultivating present-moment awareness, challenging injustice, and exploring the endless expanses of love and beauty are just a few of the ways that I enjoy spending my downtime. 

I hope you enjoy viewing my photographs and reading my prose. I’ve been inspired by the work of photographers such as: Vivian Maier, William Albert Allard, and Michael Kenna, and the writings of Yung Pueblo, Paulo Coelho, Thick Nhat Hanh, and Fred Rogers. 

This blog seeks to spread hope and beauty; my father and I strive to generate hopeful and beautiful content, both with our photography and with our written words. If our images or thoughts can positively affect even just one person out there, I will be happy!


Here’s a sampling of our photography…


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Check out more of Rey‘s photography.

Check out more of Joey‘s photography.


And this is us just a few years back…