PhotoBlogs by Alexander Belisle
1) some on our tour used to live there and added much interesting personal info 2) the little princess girl had her birthday so the group sang Happy Birthday to her
At the Wade Oval put on by Cleveland Museum of Art
St. Ed's wins
Placed 2nd and played their hearts out!
The Lakewood Democratic Club meeting 5/26/16
Another exciting and admirable performance but I hate the lighting. ;-)
This was a win vs. Bay and included other related activities.
Their Barnstormer Drama Cub presents "Into the Woods"
The top singles and doubles teams playing on Senior Night vs. St. Ed's
For both girls and boys. They had an official photographer there so some family portraits are looking at him, but I had the wide angle lens to get the big group shot. ;-)
The 2 foreign exchange students from France and Japan were very impressive on the JV team
Runners' faces from the Hermes Cleveland 10 Mile race at the intersection of Lake and Nicholson.
I was very impressed by the quality of makeup and costumery!
Their match vs Hudson 4/17/16 (they lost)
Put on by LPD with all 5th graders playing for their schools.
Graduation certificates and group photos
Saw my 1st pole vaulter/cellist performing on his cello.
A rally to end breed specific legislation, in this case, specifically against pitbulls.
A program at the Lakewood Library that uses trained dogs to encourage children to read.
They are set up in the Root cafe for televising over the 3/11/16 - 3/13/16 weekend preparing for their coverage of the GOP convention this summer.
A sad loss that ends their playoff dreams.
A wonderful gathering to raise funds for Lakewood Alive with lots of beautiful people and great dancing.
A nice gathering at Around the Corner to raise money for the Lakewood HS track and field teams.
What a great band and what great performers!
Great game, lots of joy!
A very memorable family experience as Coach Flannery hugs son Sean in his last game.
Nice gathering in her office at 15729 Madison
1st time visiting an "inner-city" school in Cleveland and we came away with a victory.
Proved to be both interesting and entertaining (for me, anyway). I tried to get photos that told the story of what happened.
Seniors and parents being lauded for their accomplished.
last home game and special appreciation ceremonies for senior cheerleaders and players with their parents.
This was their performance at the next to last home game for the LHS boys. What a wonderful program for students with special needs.
An event at Mahalls to encourage people to register to vote and to back Bernie.
Wow! Lakewood HS students put on a great show and with the dance pit hopping and those great 70's tunes blaring, this was the place to be.
What a great game! St. Eds wins in double overtime.
I was surprised to find out from his interpreter that he was the only deaf athlete in the Lakewood school system (football and basketball). He is not only good at both sports but very well liked by everyone.
Ribbon cutting for the Bernie Sanders Cleveland office located in Lakewood
The Sparkle Effect made its debut at this game, a reflection of educational inclusiveness in our educational system
The young, new Councilman for Ward 4 gets sworn in at City Hall.
Wow! what a great event and great place with lots of beautiful people who were more than willing to have their pictures taken. BTW, my 1st time there and I live a few blocks away.
Our girls played hard but lost. At least they provided me with great facial expressions and action due to their enthusiastic play.
A loss for us played on 12/23/15
I miss the outdoor salsa concerts I covered in NYC and the summers at the beach. Here is a collection of Latinas from one of these concerts
Played the #1 team in their conference and lost after getting close a few times.
A really exciting, great comeback game (from nearly 20 pts down) to win by 1 point!
What a great event for Lakewood in this holiday season! I was very impressed by the crowds.
Their 1st win of the season vs. Bedford
They win their home opener against Avon Lake
Lakewood played its 1st game at Harding Middle School in tight quarters but pulled out a win against Marshall
This charitable event put on by LCAC (Lakewood Charitable Assistance Corporation) brings the Lakewood community, both young and old together to help those in need.
Their 1st public practice session under their new coach Howard Cammock
Wow! these girls are really enthusiastic about playing flag football raising funds for a good cause
For his fans, he takes on the persona of a rock star!
One must click on the non-circular shots to see a panorama shot
Held at Lakewood Park with the Lakewood HS Marching Band, The Four Vet Quartet, Joint Veterans Honor Guard and others
#1 St. Ed's vs. #16 Cleveland Hts.
Skindell supporters waiting for results at The Detroiter
Last game was their best with their 1st win and on Senior Night no less!
Their 1st win in their last game on Senior Night
Seniors from different sports with parents
A nice addition to Lakewood Park on a cold, windy afternoon. Luckily none of the ribbon cutting participants fell down the steps due to the wind or a loss of balance.
Fundraiser with Dennis Kucinich 10/28/15
Woke up to a loud bang, then flashing lights. Decided to beat Jim to get the exclusive on my street. Turned out that a beer truck caught a low overhanging wire and pulled down the pole (on north side) onto Detroit
LAKEWOOD WINS 1 - 0 to advance in their division.
The Rangers (ours) and the Rangers (them) played each other on a nice, balmy night. Alas, we lost again.
People and their owners (dogs) dressed up and parading through Lakewood.
A #1 Ohio team vs. a #1 Florida team!
Football game @Westlake Fr. 10/9/15
A very windy and cold game and alas, another loss.
Maisey Nowlin (6) suffering from a rare blood disorder needs a bone marrow donor. The screening process was taking place at St. Luke's church.
Another Fri. nights under the lights game. Alas, another loss.
It's Homecoming Day! as the parade marches from Lakewood Park to Lakewood HS
This evening community forum was held in the Lakewood Library about issues centering on Lakewood Hospital.
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Press conference held in front of Lakewood Hospital with former US Congressman Dennis Kucinich
Friday night football with FOX8 News in attendance.
It is what it was at VOSH
Different levels of skills, gender and age were raced in Battery Park. Our Spin Bike Shop team members represented themselves very well!
Football on a rainy Friday night when lakewood met #33 Linville who rolled for ver 200 yds. and over 40 carries!
John Shover, a Lakewood resident, has maybe the biggest and most colorful Brown collection in Ohio!
What a joyous event for dogs and their owners as they cavort, swim and dive into the pool!
The USAF Thunderbirds doing their Labor Day weekend show
Not up to all the hype before the game. St. Ed's was clearly the dominant team
Their 1st game at home in the 2015 - 2016 season.
Basically Madison Ave. store owners blew out Detroit Ave store owners sponsored by Friends of Kauffman Park
The opening game of the Lakewood Rangers 2015 football season vs. Medina
Speeches and shovels of dirt
It was Lakewood Day at the Lake Erie crushers stadium in Avon
Clearly the best 1st photoshoot experience since I moved to Ohio at Summit Raceway in Norwalk, Ohio
Lakewood's biggest and coolest car show.
This was only an exhibition game but I had great seats in the "Dawg Pound"
Photos of Gary Rice doing an educational session for the Cleveland Blues Society at the Cuyahoga County Fair
Photos from their debut of their March-a-ton in Lakewood park to raise money.
A few photos of both boys and girls cross country teams and the fastest male and female 1 mile time trial runners
I'm posting some photos shot with a "watercolor" in-camera effect for an artistic look.
Another great concert with another great Lakewood crowd
The most entertaining debates I've heard w/Donald Trump at the forefront. All photos ©Lakewood Observer
A glimpse at the preparations being made in downtown Cleveland for the 1st GOP Debates
Their last performance at Brothers Lounge 8/3/15
with Ki Allen, Bob Fraser, Peter Dominguez, Ron Godale at Lakewood Park
Photos from this very cosmopolitan and eclectic event.
Photos of various booths and visitors to this festival.
A funk. bebop, fusion, jazz group performing in front of Lakewood Library.
Different perspectives of the "blue moon." Used the super telezoom Nikon P900
A new component of the Lakewood HS Cheerleaders
2 events in one: celebration and speeches about the importance of Medicare and a march from Lakewood Park to Lakewood Hospital to raise public awareness about its proposed closing.
Photos of dogs cavorting in Lake Erie on a hot summer day.
A jazz shoot at Brother's Lounge near 117th
Photos from an outdoor production of "The Merchant of Venice" in Lakewood Park by the Cleveland Shakespeare Festival
Students taught by Chris Vance performed in front of Lakewood Library in the front porch series arranged by Lakewood Alive and Chris Vance
Started raining halfway through. Football continues to be played, my cameras do not!
I'll be shooting their practice sessions leading up to their games.
Nothing better than a cool dog wash on a hot day to raise money for the Lakewood Humane Society.
Due to very warm weather and possible thunderstorms, this concert was held in their auditorium where the lighting was sketchy at best. This was a jazz quintet with a female vocalist (Ki Allen)
Here are some artistic B 7 W's of musicians playing at the Lakewood Alive front porch concert series.
This is a photo shoot of a football letter signing for Sie Doe Jr. who played for the Lakewood HS football team in 2011-2012 to Fort Hays Univ. in Kansas
A Lakewood community festival/5K event
Did my 1st shoot of concert on the front steps of the Lakewood Library
This group/band was great. Not only did they play well but they "played" their bodies well too!
The biggest and largest and happiest event of the year for Lakewood - the 4th of July parade down Lake Avenue.
Just a sample of the super-zoom capabilities of the new Nikon Coolpix P900 shooting in downtown Cleveland
This is a judged beauty pageant in the Warehouse section of this saloon/pub on Detroit Ave.
A tour of some of the older and more beautiful churches in the Birdtown area of Lakewood. Four churches were included: 1) Grace Lutheran 2) Transfiguration Catholic 3) Sts, Peter and Paul Russian Orthodox 4) St. Nicholas Ukrainian Orthodox
Clearly one of the most family friendly events in this area, although not in Lakewood proper.
Lakewood Earth And Food (LEAF) event in front of Lakewood Library featuring Mike Deneen and Cindy Marx
Got some great shots - lots of portraits and even a guy doing back flips!
Lots and lots of children playing with big motorized vehicles plus enjoying other activities
Some photos of Vincente from his boutique salon on Detroit Avenue
Some photos of the frenetic activity that goes on behind the scenes with a fashion shoot
8th graders getting their graduation awards
May 30. 2015, the masons laid their centennial cornerstone (1915 - 2015) at the Masonic Temple on Detroit Ave.
Some of my work shooting NYFW (New York Fashion Week)
Took some pics of my mountain bike and some bike trail shots in the Rocky River reservation
Based on the very successful "Humans of New York" which went viral and cities all over the world copied it, I'd like to create a more simplified version called "Faces of Lakewood"
Lakewood "a city of trees" has me looking at them differently
Photos from rally and council mtg.
At the 14 and 22 mile split on Lake Ave. and Cove
I added some postprocessing filters to my work.
A shoot I did with the classical music group "Les Delices"
Posting some photos from my "old" hometown = NYC
Caught this shot as the "light" was dying in the efforts of the Lakewood HS baseball team playing against St. Edward HS. Originally in color, I simply call it "Coach" where B&W gives it more of an introspective look, in my opinion.
Senior activities plus the game itself
Photos from event
A race put on by Cleveland Clinic starting and ending in Lakewood Park. It's basically 3 races in one with a 1) timed mile 2) 5K and 3) children's run in the park
Students and faculty alike had their heads shorn to raise money to help fight pediatric cancer. Even the Principal got involved.
Some baseball action photos.
Making fine art out of the already beautiful Mother Nature
It started and finished in Edgewater Park but most of it was run on Lake Avenue in Lakewood.
Just moved here in Jan. 2015 from NYC where I was a retired teacher and then a photojournalist so now I'm looking for photographic opportunities here in my new home - Lakewood.