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Goedemorgen and Bonjour

Goedemorgen and Bonjour

That jealous feeling of seeing friends travel internationally finally got the best of me. An international vacation has been on my radar for many years, I’ve just never made it happen. So with two weeks off and a little extra spending cash from freelance work, I took a 10-day adventure in Europe. I’ve been to the […]

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Kristen and Chris

Kristen and Chris

It’s not often that you get to break in a venue. Kristen and Chris were the first couple to get married in the new Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention building in Gainesville. And Andrew Stanfill and I were there to photograph all the fun. From the first look on the brightly-colored couches to the shaded […]

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2018 National Championship

2018 National Championship

It started with watching Alabama arrive in Atlanta and ended with having breakfast with the game’s hero. Another fun weekend covering the National Championship for the College Football Playoffs has come and gone. A lot of what I shot had nothing to do with football. I spent quite a bit of time with the Extra […]

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2017 POY

2017 POY

Wait, a Photos of the Year post without a single photo taken for a newspaper? Weird. 2017 was the first year since I picked up a camera that I didn’t shoot anything specifically for a newspaper. Being the photographer for Santa Fe College means I might not have a camera in my hand every day like […]

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Really? Another Café Cubano?

Really? Another Café Cubano?

She didn’t say it out loud, but that’s what I’m sure she thought as she poured my second cup of the morning. I stayed in a B&B two blocks off Obispo Street in Old Havana on my three-night trip to Cuba for Santa Fe College. The housekeeper, who’s also the mother of the owner, doesn’t speak […]

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Sic Em Saints

Sic Em Saints

Easily one of the best assignments I’ve had in my career. But Matt, you’ve been to the Super Bowl, the Final Four and a BCS Championship… how can a junior college volleyball tournament even compare? Easy, I was part of the team. And that’s a different experience than being a newspaper photographer who gets access […]

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Matthew and Marathons

Matthew and Marathons

After the 2005 hurricane season I remember saying “I hope I never have to photograph another hurricane again.” Obviously I’ve covered many since then. But as much as I don’t wish to cover them, something clicks in me when there’s a storm approaching. A click that’s part Eagle Scout and part Journalist. It’s being prepared and […]

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A new kind of trifecta

A new kind of trifecta

(Stay tuned for a “do you see it like this?” kind of photo) Back in the day I used to have what I’d call the trifecta weekend. I’d shoot a high school game on Friday. College game on Saturday, then a pro game on Sunday. I don’t cover the NFL any more so this is […]

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Handstands and Glow Sticks

Handstands and Glow Sticks

Just wrapped up a wild week back home in Kansas. It was part vacation, part work and a lot of fun. I spent three days teaching photography at the Flint Hill Publication Workshop. I helped as a counselor at this workshop as a student in 2001-2003 so it was fun to be back as the instructor. I had […]

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Good Great Grand

Good Great Grand

I guess if I’m going to wait this long between posts, I should probably make it grand. See what I did there? Laura and I spent two nights at the Grand Canyon before driving to Albuquerque for a friend’s wedding. It was a mixture of hiking, sightseeing, photographing and waking up way to early because […]

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