HallOUween in Athens never fails to impress me. For one evening thousands of people clad in costumes descend upon my college town, doubling its population, to make it the second biggest block party in the nation after Mardi Gras in New Orleans.
During my four years here I’ve seen many creative costumes ranging from super heroes, animals, video game characters, ghouls, and this year especially – politicians. With 2016 being an election year, I saw several humorous interpretations of Hillary Clinton as a criminal and Donald Trump’s hairdo. Continue reading
As photographers, we are always looking for ways to keep our work fresh. How do we effectively present to the world our vision? What tools best help us accomplish that? Stepping away from what we know and trying something else is difficult. It is especially difficult in our profession because taking risks means possibly missing a moment, and moments equal $$$. Taking risks, going out of my comfort zone and trying unfamiliar techniques Continue reading
I am using every free moment I have to explore and travel during my final semester here at Ohio University. I consider these three months as my “semester of playtime” because I am only taking two classes, both, which allow me a lot of creative freedom. My capstone photojournalism class, Continue reading
My 12-week summer internship with my hometown newspaper, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, came to an end last Saturday after photographing the riots. I spent the remainder of my summer break (one week) doing some hiking, Continue reading
I want to start this blog post by thanking all of my friends, family, co-workers and everyone else for their concern for me and for checking up on me.
Saturday evening I received a text message from my editor saying riot police had been dispatched in response to heated confrontations between angry protestors and the police on Sherman Blvd. and Burleigh St. in Milwaukee. Continue reading
It is hard to believe that this is my third summer photojournalism internship. When I think back to my my first internship in Hutchinson, Kansas, I begin to feel oddly nostalgic. Perhaps because Continue reading
Rain or shine, pop or country, new or old, I saw and heard it all at Summerfest. From Luke Bryan to Alice Cooper and even Selena Gomez, I photographed every music genre over the course of eleven days at the world’s largest music festival right here in Milwaukee. It was an exhilarating week and a half running from Continue reading