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Who you calling chicken?

Who you calling chicken?

Six teams of two people had five minutes and a bucket of chicken wings… winners got a trophy and bragging rights. (And the good deed of helping out a local charity) The team that won? Two former football players. Each 300+ lbs. It was close though. They had a one-minute sudden death overtime chew-off against […]

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Late night run

Late night run

Florida students gathered for a not-so-typical 5k run. The gun went off at midnight. Meaning, about the time I usually hit the sack, I was driving to campus for an assignment. But like my boss said when he assigned it “it’s right up your ally.” It’s quite a challenge to shoot runners in the dark. […]

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Filmed

Filmed

I love it when I show up to an assignment and the contact says “Hi! Feel free to go wherever you want. Just make yourself at home.” A one-screen movie theatre in High Spring, Fla. is trying to raise money to convert to an all-digital format. Hollywood will only be sending out digital versions of […]

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Week in Pictures and Thoughts on Boston

Week in Pictures and Thoughts on Boston

One assignment this past week didn’t stand out enough for it’s own post, so I’m combing some of my favorites. But let me start with some comments about the events in Boston. As a runner, a journalist, a photographer and a human, what happened at the finish line took quite a toll on me. I’ve […]

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Famous non-golfers on a famous golf coruse

Famous non-golfers on a famous golf coruse

It’s a tough job, but somebody’s needs to take one for the team and spend an entire Saturday on a beautiful golf course taking photos of celebrities. Saturday was the annual Tim Tebow Golf Classic to raise money for his foundation. And for the Gainesville Sun, any story or photo gallery with the word Tebow […]

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Execution

Execution

I spent an interesting evening outside the Florida State Prison on Wednesday. Larry Eugene Mann, convicted of kidnapping and killing 10-year-old Elisa Nelson in 1980, was executed by lethal injection on Wednesday night. Photographers aren’t allowed inside to witness the execution, so I hung outside with the protesters. Every execution has a group of opponents […]

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Vote for Me

Vote for Me

On most election nights, a newspaper photographer will be driving across town trying to hit up as many candidate “watch parties” as possible. And crossing their fingers that they don’t miss getting a photo of the winner. It’s stressful, usually doesn’t make for good photos and we always seem to miss the newsroom pizza. That’s […]

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Quaffle

Quaffle

Saturday marked the first time in about a month that I didn’t spend a weekend surrounded by all things basketball. Sure, I’d love to be shooting the Final Four, but having a weekend of things to shoot not involving sitting on a court for hours was nice. I got my list of assignments and was […]

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Elite Bummer

Elite Bummer

Well… talk about a bummer of a game for the Gators. Tough loss for these guys who have come so close to the Final Four the past three seasons. Oh well, it was an amazing team to follow. On the bright side, I finally get get a weekend at home, don’t have to deal with […]

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Dallas Elite

Dallas Elite

Friday might have been the most exciting and exhausting day of shooting basketball yet this season. What looked like a comfortable win for KU, turned into the first overtime game of the tournament and a thrilling win for Michigan. I decided to shoot that game (it was before the Florida game) to have some photos […]

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