Profile

 

                                                                                                                                                     copyright @ Michael Yamashita

                            Meet Michael Yamashita, one of the world's best photographers; click here

Nature Article


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Human Interest

       After a devastating fire ripped through Stowe, Vermont’s iconic Percy farm dairy barn, 
       friends, family, and strangers reach out to help. Click here for full story
 

Drama in Real Life


      Click here for full article which has been published in the December 2021 edition of 
            Reader's Digest (USA) as well as more than 20 of its international editions 

Feature Interview

 




                                 


                            Click here for my recent interview with Johannes and Sam von Trapp 
                                 in the London Sunday Times Magazine 

International Feature Story


     Click here for this story that is running around the world in Reader's Digest's 40+ international editions, such as the Indian edition here.

Nature Article


















I spent a week in the Amazon to report this nature piece about piranhas for Reader's Digest.
Full article here
Brazilian edition version here

Profile

                                                                                                           Photo: Glen Callahan

                                        Meet George Woodard; you'll like him. Everyone does. 

                                                                       Click here for article.
 

Drama In Real Life


                                          Click here for full article

Profile


                 Click here for my profile of photographer Andrew Moore

Dramatic Rescue

                                                Click here for article (Reader's Digest May 2022)
 

Artist Profile


                                      Click here for full article and here for another profile of Doug David

Profile: "Confessions of a Surf Fisherman"


                                                                  Read full article here

Artist Profile

                                          Click here for my profile of photographer Roman Loranc
                                                                                                            (photo copyrighted by Roman Loranc)
 

Artist Profile

Click here for my profile of world-famous photographer Michael Kenna

Nature Article


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Profile

 

A LIFETIME’S WORK

THE WIT OF ELLIOTT ERWITT



       Click here for my profile of Elliott Erwitt

Feature Article


 For this story on my neighbors, the von Trapp family, which recently ran in the international editions of   Reader's Digest, 49 editions in 21 languages,  click here

International Feature



























I traveled aboard one of the world's largest container ships as it entered the port of Rotterdam to report this story on a Maersk EEE. The story has run in most of Reader's Digest's international editions. 
Click here for the article.
French version here.

Artist Profile

 



Photographer Michael Eastman is as cool as he is talented. Click here to read about him and his work.

And more here.

Human Interest Article

                                                                  Click here for article
 

Profile

Meet Bambi; see why everyone who does, loves her! Full story here
This article won a first place in NENPA's 2021 Human Interest category. The judges said, "Robert Kiener’s take on Vermont sheep farmer Bambi Freeman showcases the best writing in the human interest feature category, head and shoulders above other entries. Young reporters could learn much here. It’s clear that Kiener is not only a superb writer, but a keen observer as well – with details that jump off the page and bring this feisty octogenarian to life. He is particularly skilled in employing quotes – with restraint, yet always positioned for maximum effect..."

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My article on Joel Meyerowitz for Professional Photographer Magazine won a First Place award in  a "Best Magazine Profile" category (Associations/Non-Profit) in Folio Magazine's 2019 Eddie Awards. Details here.

For Joel's remembrances of his 9/11 photography click here

Wildlife Article

The Fisher, one of the nation's most misunderstood animals. Click here for article.

 

Human Interest

To read, click here

International Profile


                                                                   Click here for full article

Artist Profile









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Profile




My article on this most remarkable  woman has run internationally and can be read here.

(Carmen has recently had some serious medical issues. For more information and if you wish to donate to help her defray new medical/living expenses, click here.)

Big news: Carmen's latest development in August 2020: click here

Magazine Feature Article




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Profile


 Full article here

Celebrity Profile





To report this profile of Anthony Hopkins, I spent a day with him in London, walking through the city, having lunch, and visiting his Knightsbridge home. A month later I spent another day with him in his native Wales.
Click here for the full article

Medical Investigation


 Click here for full article

Personality Profile

                                                                                                       

For my recent article on
Johannes Von Trapp
(of "The Sound of Music" fame), click here

Travel Story




Travel story on Nashville published in Reader's 
Digest.

Click here for full story.

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The world is a vastly better place thanks to people like my longtime friend, Reg Green. For the full story, click here and for an earlier article here

Reg and Maggie Green recently went to Italy to commemorate the 25th anniversary of their son's passing and their decision to donate his organs. Click here for details.

Sports Profile

For my profile of Olympic champion skier Billy Kidd click here 
This piece won a first place "Personality Profile" award in the 2020 New England
Newspaper & Press Association's (NENPA) annual newspaper competition.
Click here for info.

Photographer Profiles

Preview

                             

Click here for my profile of       
London-based photographer 
David Bailey
and here for my profile of Harry Benson (right)

Profile

Click here to read my profile of award-winning underwater photographer Brain Skerry.

Essay















Full article here

Business Profile




How did this Vermont textile company go from
near-bankruptcy to over-the-top success?
Full story here

Crime/Investigation

Click here to read full article; International version
   

Nature Article


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Profile




                                                                                                                                                                                Photo: @Chris Orwig             
                For my profile on the late, great photographer Rodney Smith, (1947-2016) click here.
                                                                                                                                                                                             

Feature Article


       Click here for full article

Travel Article


Click here for full article as recently published in Reader's Digest.