Friday, May 23, 2008

We're off. . .

On an epic, life altering road trip! Check out my progress at

I probably won't be updating this one as much, but I'll try to keep up.

Thanks for looking. . .

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Oh Golf, how thee I love

Shot golf yesterday. It was cold and miserable and I couldn't find anybody so I just zoomed around in a golf cart. But I usually enjoy shooting the sport because it gives you the opportunity to really get creative. I tried with these shots, and am not wholly unhappy with the results.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

I bought a 50

And it's lovely. It's a 1.4, 50 mm fully manual beauty. This was one of my first picture with it.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

sometimes things get awkward

see above.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Mama Ya Photos Continued

Mama Ya

On Sunday my project published, which was really cool. Overall I'm extremely pleased with how it turned out. My project was about a woman who mentors young women, and occasionally men, in our community. Her students call her Mama Ya, and she ends up being a parental figure for many of them. I really admire how freely she gives of her time and limited resources to try and guide as many of these kids as she can.

These are the photos that published with it. . . though not necessarily in that order. You can also check out the soundslides at:

I hope you all enjoy looking at it as much as I enjoyed working on it. . . which, come to think of it, I probably will continue to do.

Nothing is ever finished.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

local election coverage

Tonight I hung out at the county administration building, where they confirm and announce local election results. I know covering elections tend to be formulaic and at times tedious, but I still become excited and infused with the kind of enthusiasm the election workers exude in gobs. Maybe it's our collective sleep depression, or maybe it's the thrill of democracy in action. . . who can tell? In any case, here are a few from my evening.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

wolf dog

So about two weeks ago a Burton family's dog got loose and allegedly killed a cat. Animal control took it away for the night to appease the neighbors and then the next day decided it was probably a cross bread wolf dog, which are illegal in Michigan. The owners say it's a North American Indian Dog, which is a mix of a few breeds, including German Shepard and Husky. They're now involved with a legal battle with the animal control in Genesee County. I think the entire thing sounds idiotic, because the owners say they have papers for the dog and it's costing us money for the county to fight them. But here's a shot of their other North American Indian Dog. Just thought it was pretty.