The hardest part of settling in to a new place is learning how to get around. I can typically find my bearings within a few days, but Knoxville, Tennessee has Continue reading
“Calvin, you need to learn to sit down and relax!” my mom repeated to me several times over winter break. As I paced through the house, back and forth, fidgeting with my fingers and my mind racing with ideas, I was begging for an excuse to get out of the house. Continue reading
I came home from my final semester at Ohio University with more bags under my eyes than I wanted. My capstone photojournalism class pushed me harder than ever before, and my film class taught me a new approach to photography.
The seven semesters I spent at OU Continue reading
“You wake up when?!” people gasp when I tell them I regularly wake up at 5am.
I can remember becoming an early riser in sixth grade; waking up at 6:30 to watch Happy Days, The Brady Bunch and Sherlock Holmes on TV before going to school. If I missed my shows I felt like I had missed out on something, as if my morning was not complete without them.
Much like my childhood, today I still feel as though Continue reading
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