Monday, December 27, 2010

Raccoons in a Tree




I was at a park in Toledo today when I saw this guy relaxin' up in a tree. I think there were 2-3 raccoons in that hole with him.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Utah Bison


I found this photo from the summer while I was looking through everything I have shot this year.


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Nacho Libre


t.v. probably influences kids...after watching Nacho Libre it was a full-out wrestlin' frenzy with my new favorite kids!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Fortune Cookies

I've had a bunch of fortune cookies and Toledo Blade horoscopes telling me lately that I need to get off my butt and start working on a project...my one today said this,

LIBRA
(Sept. 23-Oct. 23). The right project for you is something you can become totally immersed in. There is a paradox at work here: You will find the best in yourself when you lose yourself altogether.

and here are my past 2 fortune cookie fortunes:

"The three basic ingredients of the capitalistic system: money, energy, and ideas"

"Don't wait for success, start ahead without it."

Ok, so I KNOW these things are probably bogus, and I really shouldn't pay attention to them, but they've been so spot-on recently it's freaky!

So, here's a frame from the project I've been working on... hopefully it's a success...I know I have definitely already lost myself! (but I am also definitely on the return!)




Monday, December 6, 2010

Rio!


I photographed the Rio! ball for AnnArbor.com this weekend. It was nice having my brand new Nikon 70-200mm...the VR II!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Detroit Chillin'

Well, I didn't get the Wyoming job so after a full day of being completely bummed out, I decided to get ahold of some of the awesome new photo friends I have and try to figure out some things I can do in the meantime as my job search continues. I ended up going up to Detroit yesterday to get in the rotation as a freelancer for the Detroit News. I didn't have anything else going on that day so I wandered around downtown for a bit and shot some stuff just for myself.






Monday, November 22, 2010

Waiting.


Well, I've been waiting for a job to fall my way for a few months now. Living at home with my parents has been alright, but definitely restrictive on my creativity and sense of freedom. It's also difficult because I keep wanting to start projects, classes, roadtrips, etc. but at any time I need to be available for job interviews and easily packing my life back into my car*, so I find myself just sitting around most days spending time with my family and friends (photo above is of my friend Rob at a pub near the University of Toledo). It's not a terrible life, but it's a lot different than the schedule-packed craziness I am used to.

I was blessed to able to attend the Eddie Adams Workshop in October, and it gave me a lot of inspiration and ideas but it also landed me with a lot of questions as how to get to those goals. The greatest gift I got there was a new network of friends who are ambitious and very, very helpful.

Thanks to one of those friends, last week I was thankful to land an interview out west in Wyoming. This job would be a great opportunity for me. I love being in outdoorsy towns/states. I love exploring different areas of the country. It's close enough to Salt Lake to visit, and the people there are nice and very talented. I want and need to get back into the swing of work again, but once again I am still waiting to see what happens.


*currently driving my dad's car after mine got smashed my a drunk driver :(

Monday, October 25, 2010

Eddie Adams Workshop Assignment

I had the great opportunity of attending the Eddie Adams workshop in Jeffersonville, NY a few weeks back. Although I personally had some setbacks, it was a great experience overall. It was amazing to be surrounded by so many great photographers and to have the chance to meet and mingle with a lot of them.

I was a part of the Green Team with editor Jamie Wellford of Newsweek, leader Ami Vitale and producer Leah Latella. Our topic was environmental issues. My two day assignment was at Apple Pond Farm, a farm that uses many environmentally positive practices. I wanted my story to say something about consumerism and the power of do-it-yourself farming and sustainable energy vs. American consumer culture, but that didn't really pan out. In the end though, I came home with some nice images that Sonja and Dick at Apple Pond were glad to have.
















Tuesday, October 19, 2010

NYC Sightseeing

Detroit 6am

Billy at a jazz show

playing with multiple exposures, Staten Island Ferry

on the ferry

subway stop

waiting

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Freelance Gig

Scenes from the Big House Big Heart Run for AnnArbor.com A special thanks to Jason for buying me a zoomy lens so I could shoot with something besides a 50mm and 20mm!



Saturday, October 2, 2010

Mesa Verde

Definitely a cool National Park! Mesa Verde has ancient American Indian ruins called cliff dwellings. The one I took a tour of involved climbing a 30 foot ladder and crawling through a tunnel.


Tuesday, September 28, 2010