Thursday, November 20, 2014

Football feature season is ending

So even though I don't work Fridays for Friday night high school football, I've been sent to a LOT of high school football practices this season for features, centerpieces, headshots, Game On footage, you name it. Portraits have never been my strong suit, but I'm trying really hard to be more comfortable with it when I am able to isolate my subjects from the team (their friends are always laughing at them so they don't ever want to be there long). Often we really don't have more than five minutes with a player during practice, so I usually have to think of things in advance or very quickly on the fly. Here are some of my favorites from mostly Lower Bucks County this season.   

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Rule #1 of photojournalism--always keep a change of clothes in your car.

Today,  it rained. A lot. I was supposed to have two sports assignments, so I wore all weather-proof everything. My second game ended up being cancelled but cross country still ran on. This was the Bicentennial League boys and girls championships at Tyler State Park. The rain broke during the boys competition at 3 p.m. but it was a monsoon for the girls at 3:30. It's really tough shooting in this kind of weather especially with all the stuff I carry (and trying not to get that wet). You find places to hide from the rain though, and you work it out.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Faces and places of Rio

This is my Rio re-edit. Sometimes, I don't look back on photos for quite a long time, but with the World Cup just finishing up, it made me want to take a look back to my Rio trip from an international reporting class in 2012, my senior year of college. Rio, which was questionably ready for the World Cup, will take on The Olympics in 2016. I edited photos that I didn't even remember I had taken along the way because they weren't totally relevant to the stories we were producing for McClatchy & Penn State. I photographed stories about favela tourism and The Olympics tearing apart other favelas. Here are some photos from those stories that went unpublished, as well as a ton of photos I took for myself of the faces and places of Rio that I thought told a story about the city.