Monday, November 16, 2009

Dedicated to Sam & her love of wearable art

Clementine Jackson attends adult sunday school book class at Lansing Church of God in Christ, Sunday.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


Shot with a film Minolta X700.
Should be doing homework but am daydreaming of wandering through Washington instead.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Old News

Central Michigan wide receiver Antonio Brown pushes senior fullback Andrew Hawken during the Spartan's game 
against the Chippewas Sept. 12. Michigan State lost with a final score of 29-27.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Today is the day

I finished updating my website.

Sunday, October 25, 2009


"The tree is a boat sailing on the sea of leaves" - Angeli

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


"It feels nice," says Earl Lane as he gets his beard trimmed during Project Homeless Connect held at the Guard Armory 
in Lansing. Held for the homeless and working poor of the Lansing area, the event had free services including medical 
screenings, bike repairs and legal information.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Rocky Horror Show

Georgia, Whitney and I spent this past Friday evening taking portraits of audience members before the midnight 
showing of The Rocky Horror Show at the Wharton Center.

"When the opportunity comes, I go all out" Adam Ehrlich explained about dressing up as Rocky. "I'm an actor so 
costumes are my favorite thing to play around with."

Gabe Cooper, 18, described his costume as "conflicted." He explained that it wasn't his idea to dress up.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

I spy

a fruit snack

Monday, September 7, 2009

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Park Life (part II)

Park Life

This is a photo leftover from my grand trip out west. I spent an afternoon in a park in Portland Oregon shooting features 
with two fellow traveling visual journalists.

Monday, August 10, 2009




San Francisco

Monday, August 3, 2009

Bev Graves

Just completed the VJ Multimedia Workshop at Brooks Institute. As part of the experience I was assigned a group that created multimedia over the weekend relating to the theme "Fountain of Youth." I documented Bev Graves - an 86 year old yoga instructor
who truly embodied the notion of staying young at heart. "I always say if you aren't smiling you aren't doing it right," Graves
explained about the Iyengar method of Hatha yoga. She teaches classes three days a week at Ventura Yoga Studio.

Friday, July 31, 2009


Since my last entry I turned in my gear, said my goodbyes and left the York Dispatch/the great state of PA. To contrast,
I began shooting with cheap film and have ventured west with a backpack and bicycle. These are a couple scenic shots
taken with my Minolta.



Grand Canyon

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The Mastermind

This post is in honor of my last ribbon cutting assignment in York PA.

It was a rather unique event. St. Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church got a new elevator. They held a ribbon cutting
ceremony that included a few tears from participants, elevator rides and a cake decorated to look like the new contraption,
(complete with a red frosting bow.) Instead of having the usual PR agent, I got to learn about the details of the event from
Lavern Brenneman, pictured above. He helped create the event, is an enthusiast for St. Matthew's renovations and is a treasurer
and co-chair for the church's capitol campaign. He came prepared for my arrival with a handwritten press release containing
the four names of those who would be involved in the ceremony.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Philadelphia's Magic Gardens

In the south side of Philly, a building and neighboring vacant lot were converted into one giant mosaic. 
I was visually overwhelmed by my visit, to say the least.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Silly Tourists

I spent the weekend in Philadelphia with Renee - Here are some elements from our stay -

- Emu Eggs - 

- Art by the visually impaired - (B is for bellybutton/H is for house)

- A rather famous bell -

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Thursday, May 21, 2009


Who knew I would actually start to enjoy shooting sports action?

Lizz Welk of Susquehannock is forced out at second base by Twin Valley's Angelina Myers during the second inning
of the quarterfinal softball game held at Millersville University.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

A Character

There is talk of closing one of York's largest employers, the Harley-Davidson Plant. I was sent to various locations to look for 
employees and information. I found someone rather knowledgeable who was not a fan of the Harley brand but allowed me to take his 
photo anyways. Richard Becker Jr., 38, lays on his Honda Shadow in the parking lot of Laugerman's Harley-Davidson, May 12.

Monday, May 11, 2009

The Parking Lot

Some extras from a warm weather feature a couple weeks ago. Probably should have used some fill flash for the top photo.

Above - Marcelina "Beauty" Brown, 10, front, sits on her bicycle with Trinity Betancourt in a parking lot near Penn Park.
Below - Trinity Bentancourt, 8, is tickled by her cousin, Jazleen Santiago, 13, top, and Nelson Pedrose, 10, left.


"I don't know how to act like a badass. I only know how to look like one," Frank Szymanski joked. Szymanski, 19, smokes on top of his
"G Wagon" in the woods near his parents house in Felton. He has owned his current Land Rover Discovery with custom rims since August. Szymanski said the car gives him terrible gas milage and an awesome image.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Codorus Creek

Tyrone Manley Jr. fishes a couple times a week. "I just do it for fun." He explained that he throws the fish back after catching 
them. "My dad taught me. I want to teach my kids when I grow up." Manley is expecting his first child, a son, on June 29. 
"I'm nervous, very nervous."

Eugene Reaugh, Vietnam veteran and retired trucker, explained that when birds fly high, it's a sign that rain is coming. "There 
is a lot of unhappiness in this world," he advised. "You have to smile." Reaugh joked about being a "goofball" and old fashioned 
for calling me "Ma'am."

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Monday, April 20, 2009


I got lost on a very rainy day and found this.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

The Snuggie

For his blog, Andrew Shaw, education reporter extraordinaire, needed some glamor shots depicting the many uses of
his mother's snuggie.


Mike Marshner of Susquehannock reaches in front of Brad Sisson of Red Lion during their lacrosse game.

Murder Mystery

I was walking through an alley in the city and saw this

I told one of the night reporters about it. Apparently, someone called the cops last week to report unidentified cow parts 
in an alley. I guess no one has bothered to remove them yet.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter Extra

Karlynn Kerney, right, prepares to perform with members of Silent Praise Mime Ministry of Penn State during Easter services
at Charis Cathedral Church.

Sunday, April 5, 2009


Things that distract while on assignment (part 2)

- Subtle patterns and shooting with excessive dead space -
Olivia Sharp practices her talent, sign language, during rehearsals for York County's Junior Miss Scholarship Program. Sharp will compete for scholarship money and the title of Junior Miss. Contestants are judged on scholastics, an interview, talent, fitness and self-expression.

- Other photographers -
Tammy Rinehart of Jackson Township photographs contestants practicing a choreographed fitness dance that will be performed as part of York County's Junior Miss show. Rinehart is a "Big Sister" mentor for one of the contestants.