Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas Eve

An old Cajan/German tradition in St. James Parish is to hold bonfires on the levees Christmas Eve.
Apparently the miles of bonfires (some over 40 ft. tall) are to help Santa find his way to the bayous.
I visited with my housemate Chuck, his Aunt Evie, and Uncle Charlie (pictured below.)

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Smart Skin

Descours 2010: part architecture exhibit, part art installation series, part scavenger hunt. Fourteen installations
were hidden around New Orleans this past week. I had the privilege of visiting some of the sites with friends
and a few days later, was randomly hired to photograph each site.

The site entitled "Intense Correlations" created by Gernot Riether (pictured below) was one of my favorites.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Crosses & Pews

Religion/spirituality: topics that have been working their way into many of my conversations as of late. It seems

that what I've been photographing isn't shying away either.

Top: Karen came to visit for Halloween weekend and we spent an afternoon walking through cemeteries near City Park.

Bottom: I photographed Kaatalyst, a spoken work poet in Jackson Ave Evangelical Church while scouting locations for

a short film he will be starring in. He explained that he gets nervous in churches. After scoping out the place for a bit,

it was agreed upon that the location was perfect. He seemed at ease.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Urban Exploration

Spent Sunday morning wandering through an abandoned power plant with Trevor

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Freret Street Fight Night

People gather in a shopping center parking lot once a month for an event that includes a Lady Gaga
impersonator in drag, 20 kegs of beer, a huge pot of gumbo, and some pretty intense boxing matches.
Against the advice of many, I decided to attend the fight night the evening after my bike accident.
I didn't work the lighting the way i really wanted to but figured I might as well post a couple of my favorites.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Sunday, October 17, 2010


sitting on the stoop

Monday, October 11, 2010

Summertime and the livin's easy

photos taken with the Minolta X700

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Scenes from Jackson Ave

When I direct people to my house I just tell them it's the one with the dying plant in front

Travis, a roommate, let me photograph him as he waited for cold medicine to kick in

Our backyard is a bit of an overgrown jungle filled with rusting odds 'n ends

Murray made pasta with peanut sauce in the kitchen after the Gogol Bordello concert

Thursday, September 30, 2010


Sorry for being a stranger to the blog world. I promise more photos from my life in NOLA soon.
Until then, here are a few images taken a couple weeks ago from an excursion with Emily & Renee to
Barataria Preserve in Jean Lafitte National Park.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Treasure Island

I should be packing. I'm leaving in a hour and my car is patiently waiting to be filled.
Instead I'm going through old expired slide film a Brooks student gave me last summer and blogging about an island in San Francisco.
I'm about to have a two day drive down to New Orleans with my sister and mother.
Emily and I just completed a lecture directed at our mother that during a road trip you need to relinquish control in order to be stress free. A great attitude to keep in mind during times of transition.
I'm so excited to be on the road again.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Emily & Renee

Home is where the heart is

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

101st Post!

Photos taken with an Argus

Monday, August 16, 2010

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Rick Flynn

I wasn't scared about life or death but then I got married and that thought slowly deteriorated. Then my wife got pregnant and that
thought deteriorated a little bit more. But then my daughter was born and I want to spend every minute of every day with her," Rick Flynn
explains. Flynn spends time with his 15-month-old daughter, Arianna, in their home in Lansing. Flynn, 27, enlisted in 2002 and was deployed
to Afghanistan for seven months. Recently he was diagnosed with PTSD and receives compensation from the government.

Thursday, June 24, 2010


giggling between two light leaks
taken with my Minolta X700

Buff Cake

for Whitney's bachelorette party

Monday, June 21, 2010


Karen at Big Bone Lick State Park in Kentucky
Photo taken with an old disposable point & shoot I found at my mom's.

Monday, May 10, 2010

More belated SADA love

"I'm saving my strength," apparel and textile design senior Amy Dust said. Dust looks up at her friend apparel and textile
design senior Kristen Paczynski before the High Heel Marathon Sunday morning in East Lansing. The marathon spanned a block
of M.A.C. Avenue and cost runners $15 to participate in and receive a T-shirt. Proceeds from the event went to The Path of
Pink for breast cancer awareness.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Nap / Eye Contact

An extra from backstage the SADA Fashion Show

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Familiar Fashion

Apparel and textile design junior James Pina puts together a dress for the 2010 SADA Fashion Show, March 28 in the
Urban Planning and Landscape Architecture Building.

Biochemistry and biotechnology senior Masturah Che Abdullah helps to tie a songket skirt before a rehearsal for
Malaysian Culture Night 2010, March 18 in Hannah Community Center.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

New Orleans

I know it's a bit belated, but I wish to post some favorites from my story on a disaster relief alternative spring break group.
If you wish to see the whole multimedia version of the story click here

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Draymond Green

"He's a warrior, just a warrior. He just grits his teeth and doesn't care about all the flash and dash. He is the perfect Spartan. He's just a blue-collared workhorse and I'm going to ride him like a jackass. He's tougher than nails and winning matters to him. It really does,"
Tom Izzo, men's basketball head coach said regarding Green