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POY 2015

POY 2015

Just like we always do this time of year… here are my top photos from 2015. It’s a mix of what I thought were my best images, what I thought were the important images and images I just thought were fun. A few of the highlights include… Protests over a Confederate statue (and the Confederate […]

3 years, 4 months ago Comments Off on POY 2015
Who you calling a Sea Cow?

Who you calling a Sea Cow?

What started as a nice letter to the editor turned into a really fun assignment. I contacted Dr. Bonde in Sept. to say thanks for the nice words in the letter about one of my football photos. He replied saying I should come along with his group as they capture manatees. Consider it done. A few […]

3 years, 5 months ago Comments Off on Who you calling a Sea Cow?
ISO 2015 or higher

ISO 2015 or higher

I really should do a better job of posting here. Sorry about that. I should also do a better job of keeping track of what all I saw while shooting high school football this season. But by the end of the year it all kind of blends together. Between game-winning field goals, last-second touchdowns, playoff upsets […]

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Call to Post (Photos)

Call to Post (Photos)

One of the best parts about traveling to cover football games is experiencing the traditions of other teams. Right before kickoff at Kentucky football games, they play the Call to Post. Not what you’d expect at a football game… unless you’re in Kentucky.  I got goosebumps seeing this sky and hearing the call. Pretty awesome […]

3 years, 7 months ago Comments Off on Call to Post (Photos)
A reason to smile

A reason to smile

When I got back from evacuating after Hurricane Katrina I had a roof, electricity, running water, air conditioning, food… and I knew the whereabouts of my family. So many people lost all of those after Katrina made landfall. A lot of those people wound up in Houma, the small town where I worked just outside […]

3 years, 9 months ago Comments Off on A reason to smile
Cheese Whiz and a Wedding

Cheese Whiz and a Wedding

My friend and former co-worker Jonathan Cohen and I used to trade stories about our home states. I’d fill his head with stories about K-State and the Konza Prairie. He’d call Kansas a fly-over state and bust out a story about the Eagles or Bon Jovi. Last week, Laura and I headed up north to the City […]

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The annual gathering of YERDS

The annual gathering of YERDS

For the fifth year (fifth already?!?!?!) I teamed up with Herff Jones and The Yearbook Connection to help teach at their annual camp. Middle and high school yearbook staffs from around the area come to Gainesville to get a jump start on their year and learn all things yearbook. As you can guess, I handle the photo […]

3 years, 10 months ago Comments Off on The annual gathering of YERDS
Fireworks and Eating

Fireworks and Eating

After watching the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest with some friends, I headed up to Alachua to shoot “The Largest Small Town Fireworks Display in America.” (Self-described) To stick with the American tradition of stuffing your face with food on the 4th, the celebration included a rib-eating contest. After the contest I asked one of the […]

3 years, 10 months ago Comments Off on Fireworks and Eating
WCWS in OKC

WCWS in OKC

Figured it was about time to update this thing. Last week I went to Oklahoma City to cover the Florida softball team in the Women’s College World Series. I drove from Manhattan to OKC and arrived a few hours before the start of the final series… A best-of-three against Michigan. The morning after that first […]

3 years, 11 months ago Comments Off on WCWS in OKC
Basketball for Dragsters

Basketball for Dragsters

I shot a different kind of March Madness this past weekend. With Florida basketball not being all that great this season, I didn’t follow the team to the SEC Tournament in Nashville. Instead I got to shoot the NHRA Gatornationals for the first time. In 2003 as an intern in Topeka, I shot the NHRA event […]

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