Tuesday, August 27, 2013
It has been a long time since I posted. The past few months have been insane! I quite my job in Temple in July, Spent some time in El Paso relaxing and shooting a wedding, went back to Temple gathered up the apartment into boxes and move to Missouri to start grad school. Missouri is a pretty nice place, Lindsey being in Kansas City for school and me here in Columbia is given me the chance to explore two cities. Which has really turned into where to get the best beer/food hunt.
Coming back to school has been an interesting ride so far. Already diving into research and photo projects. I am one of the Assistant Directors of Photography at the Columbia Missourian, so my work load is pretty heavy. Most of my free time I spend hanging out with the dog. I always told myself I wouldn't go back to school, but here I am diving into this program.
Monday, June 03, 2013
Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Spent most of my day in Salado dashing between assignments and hanging out in the Salado Visitors Center sending photos back to the paper. Last assignment was at a Salado Eagles Baseball practice. After I shot my assignment I had a bit of time so I hung out shooting silhouettes at the batting cages. I think this meets my silhouette quota for the month.
Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Last Friday I covered a talent show in Belton, a.k.a. "Belton's Got Talent". It was kind of a flash back to high school or college seeing how these kids were before taking the stage. Now, I never went on stage, but I remember being nervous as hell when I got my first real photo assignment via the sports department at the weekly newspaper in Las Cruces, The Bulletin. I was so scared I would screw it up, but the old sports editor there, John Keith, kept calling me for the next three years to shoot his assignments, so I couldn't have done that badly with the first one. Flash forward to me now: I'm shooting at least three assignments a day, plus roaming Central Texas for wild art, and I still get nervous once in a while. In the end, I've learned those nerves help me stay focused.
Monday, February 25, 2013
Monday, February 18, 2013
Spent most of my morning trying to re-organize my archive, but I was sidetracked by looking at old images. The shot above I took at a football game in September 2011. Now to get away from my archive and my machine I'm taking my dog and a holga for a walk.
Monday, February 11, 2013
I covered the Bell County Rodeo this week. While I have covered rodeos all over the place, the first day of this rodeo was something new for me. Normally, you just hear the national anthem followed by a Christian prayer. But this time, the announcer spoke for all the faiths practiced in the U.S., mentioning that he had great respect for them. Everyone then bowed their heads in prayer. I don't know if this
is happening at other rodeos, but I was was pleasantly surprised to witness it in Central Texas.