Sunday, July 29, 2007

Hispanic community

Franklin County is the first county in the North West to have a majority of Hispanics. I went down there to what was supposed to be a two-hour assignment, to photograph workers on an orchard to illustrate the story. I felt that there was much more to a Hispanic community than just workers, so I stayed three more days to try to understand the place. The Hispanic people I met in and around Pasco were very kind and granted me great access into their culture, though my Spanish is rudimentary.

Here are a few of my favourite images.

Chris and Amber

Chris takes a break from his position as an EC (Executive Committee member). EC's are elected camp leaders.

He says he's sick and tired of people complaining with no real reason.

Chris and fellow camper Will Smith share a laugh and speak of stories they feed they ladies when they run away from home.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Amber & Chris

Another visit to Tent City. Chris tries to take a nap before his graveyard security shift, but just can't stop cracking jokes with Amber. Each person in the camp has to do security shifts at their improvised front desk. The shift they all hate is the "graveyard", which starts at 12 at night and ends at 6 in the morning.

Sunday, July 15, 2007


Swimmers get out of the water during a triathlon race in Seward Park in Seattle.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Tent City

Amber looks at a couple of people who were disrespectful of the camp rules, by having someone dropping them off outside Tent City. People in the camp are not allowed to have anyone drop them off or pick them up for work.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Cristian Movila vs. 50mm, f 1.4

I tested my new 50mm, f 1.4 on this guy. He's a friend from Romania and apparently one of the youngest contract freelance photogs for the New York Times.