Wednesday, May 30, 2007


Tonight, I drove about 30 miles to get one picture that I had in mind. I didn't get it. I was hoping for a dark background.

However, I got the information about the background that I needed.

A French movie director once said that good writing is rewriting. Same with photojournalism. I'll try to be back on Sunday with a fencing follow-up.

Ana Brainard (front) and Cindy Glover practice in the Rain City Fencing Center in Bellevue, Washington.

Monday, May 28, 2007

Folklife reloaded

The festival went on. Today I spent a lot more time there.

You don't see a grown-up doing this every day.

Still angel.

Watching Greek dancing.

Sunday, May 27, 2007


The fountain outside the Seattle Center House was one of the most popular places to hang out for the people who came to take part in the Folklife Festival.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Step into the light

In between assigments, in a hotel lobby.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

AP - the beginning

First assignment: WNBA. The Seattle Storms beat the Phoenix Mercury 100-87. From all the stuff I shoot for the AP, I am only allowed to post on the blog what goes out on the wire or in their archive.

Here are a few shots from tonight's game.

Friday, May 18, 2007

Road trip

I've started my trip to Seattle. So far, my reliable, luxurious Ford Tempo got me through 1203 miles in two days. More than half of the way.

Badlands, South Dakota (correction to the original post, which said Iowa - thanks, Cindy!).
Tourists at Badlands.
Highway scenery in Iowa.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Private McDaniel

The Missourian's former photo editor Kyle McDaniel went out to get a haircut. The hairdresser is lucky to be alive, after Kyle looked into the mirror.

When Kyle was away on business.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Homework update

Here are two links to a few slideshows.

This first one is my contribution to the car project that we had to do for the Picture Story class. The story fell through in the middle of the semester, so it looks kind of incomplete. However, I wanted to edit and put together what I had, so that our beolved Adam can put it all in the same place in Flash. Here's the link:

The second one is a slideshow that contains the results of the 30-day project, plus a few more images that I have photographed on the side. It's not really an essay. It's just what I ended up with at the end of that useful little exercise. Check it out here:

Friday, May 11, 2007

Bradley, aka LaDreama Funn

Meet Bradley. During the day, he is an assistant insurance agent at State Farm. At night, he turns into LaDreama Funn and performs on stage for various gay clubs. I shot these pictures last week at Soco's, the local gay club. I wanted to do a story on him. At first the agreed, but apparently he has changed his mind ever since.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Change in plans - 30-day project

The 30-day project will continue and will expand to cities once I start my internship in Seattle. However, I will no longer post one picture a day. As long as I am in the US, whenever I find something that fits the project, I will post it under "Day ...".


Volunteers help build sand bag barriers around a house in Rocheport, Missouri, to protect it against potential flooding, May 8, 2007. The Missouri River has been rising recently, due to heavy rains.

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Day 17

Kristina Whitmarsh and Tyrel Lemley pose for a portrait in the Columbia Expo Center at the beginning of the Hickman High School senior prom, Saturday, May 5, 2007.

Friday, May 04, 2007

More prayer

I forgot to post these prayer pics.


Negociating access was the hardest part about photographing the local gay club. Many photojournalism students went in there and made people feel uncomfortable, so the owner is not very found of us. Still, he eventually allowed me to take pictures in there.Jeff Griffin looks on while drag queen Athena Voce performs on stage.

Lil'Shorty sings and dances with a fan on stage.

Lil'Shorty grabs a bill from a customer during her show.

Miss China walks off the stage at the end of her show.

Day 16

Lil' Shorty (left) performes on the stage of Soco, the gay club in Columbia, while flirting with a fan.

Day 15

Pam Pinney (left), Sheila Ruffin (center) and James Canon pray at the Courthouse Square in Columbia, Thursday, May 3, 2007, during the 56th Annual National Day of Prayer.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Portfolio/website update

I have just updated the portfolio on my website. I've added and reedited in both "singles" and "stories". Please check it out at and let me know what you think.