Sunday, December 28, 2008

The Lights Technically After Christmas

Toledo Zoo Lights Before Christmas
on the train

shakey, but still kinda cool

pretty much a bajillion lights

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Do you know Fred Gray?

Well, you should.

You think MLK was the symbol of Civil Rights in America?Well, he may have been the image, but Fred Gray was the mastermind, the true leader, the man with the plan.

I had the fortune to meet Attorney Fred Gray last week while I was volunteering in Tuskegee, Alabama. To be honest, I had never heard of Mr. Gray until this trip, but now I will never forget him.

HE PICKED Martin Luther King, Jr. to be the figurehead of Civil Rights.

HE TOLD Rosa Parks to ride the bus.

HE REPRESENTED the 600+ men in the Tuskegee Syphilis Study (look it up if you don't know what it is)

At age 20 he began his quest to desegregate everything he could find in Alabama. He is a remarkable, yet, often forgotten Civil Rights hero.

His birthday was last week, and I, along with 10 others from CMU got to execute the event. We had an amazing time. We were trained in diversity by the amazing duo of Gary and Cynthia Hines of Talented Network. We experienced true Southern hospitality.

We saw the diparity and prosperity and future hope of a beautiful community between Montgomery and Auburn.

As the residents say, come back in a few years. Come back and see what we've done.

History is alive in Tuskegee, Alabama.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Bikini Girls


So these are from October. Dave had me help him shoot some potential calendar photos down at the Chippewa River. It was an unseasonably warm day, but not as warm as these photos make it look!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Blankies & Ballet

Stephanie is pretty much the best portrait model ever. She always comes prepared for awesomeness :)