Wednesday, February 27, 2008


Things were getting crazy today while shooting the bowling teams of two local high schools at practice. There was awful light, as can only be expected in a bowling alley, trying to make sure I could recognize the bowlers was tricky and a school bus full of children arrived to take over the place. So to find a calm amidst the storm, I shot the photo you see here. If you can just imagine tons of people and yelling at the left of the frame, it felt so good to shoot something unrelated to the specific assignment.

Monday, February 25, 2008

sweet sounds

Yesterday at a Black History Month presentation.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008


There was a total lunar eclipse tonight and these folks were checking it out. Obviously, just having a photo that's in focus pleases me since it was pitch dark outside with the exception of a nearby house light.

Monday, February 18, 2008

school spirit

Tonight's basketball game photo. When I arrived in this gymnasium it was bursting with people, standing room only. The gym isn't that large to begin with. It's always exciting to enter a full gymnasium though and then end up packed in like a sardine while taking photos. I may have obstructed a view or two but luckily everyone was cool.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Monday, February 11, 2008

state theatre

I was back home in Traverse City a few weeks back and I noticed that our downtown State Theatre reopened which is awesome. I used to watch movies there as a little guy and it's cool to see it back in action. Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore was behind the project. Shot this with my film camera and I have to say that it's been fun and refreshing to shoot film. Processing and CD at Wal-Mart= $4.23, that's not too bad.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

mucho snow

Tons of snow today and this is just one of the photos at a local hill. I tell you what, coming from Northern Michigan, I definitely took our abundance of sweet sledding hills for granted. The only one in town isn't very big but the kids love it because it's the only one around.

Monday, February 04, 2008

It's pronounced poonch-key

It was paczki day today and they were being made by the tray loads for tomorrows Fat Tuesday. This guy was awesome at making them. Apparently the key is to hand roll the dough and to make sure they're dry and cool before putting them in the fryer. This was a small bakery kitchen and it was hard to stand anywhere that I wasn't in the way. There were some fine aromas coming from this place and as always its best to shoot these assignments on a full stomach or else you'll walk out with a dozen of these artery bombs.

Friday, February 01, 2008

I'll bring the marshmallows...

We had ourselves an old fashioned landfill fire last night.