Sunday, July 29, 2007

Continental Amateur Baseball Association World Series

Opening Day Festivities, Crystal Lake, Ill.

Friday, July 27, 2007

Children with Autism Recreation Center

Simply trying to clean up a visual mess...small room loaded with toys...and parents and children.

Cardboard Boat Regatta

I really wanted to stay and shoot the boat race where 100 teams would paddle in boats constructed of cardboard and duct tape, but alas, deadline did not permit...was fun anyhow.

Algonquin, Ill.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

high school summer baseball....

is a really fun way to spend Sunday afternoons in July when its 80 degrees and beautiful. Happy weekend to all.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Nostalgia, v2.0

Union, Ill.

I am obsessed with small-town farm images. I think its the exoticism of it all...

Monday, July 16, 2007

My beat, apparently

I frequently photograph children jumping into water. I'm declaring it my beat. Ha.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Nostalgia for the American Prairie.

I went out to shoot men who carve tree stumps with chainsaws, but fell
in love with the laundry and barn next door to their studio...I
couldn't help myself.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

An unfortunate turn of events for journalism interns is here...

Notre Dame's JSchool, has apparently decided to start funding internships with a number of newspapers...Read for yourself (click on the title because all my tech savvy isn't allowing me to insert a link mid-post...go figure). Then you can proceed to my rant.

Did you read it? Great, well anyone who knows me won't be surprised that I find the practice of purchasing internships by a University to be despicable. Newspaper interns produce publishable content. Interns certainly churn out work at a slower pace than the seasoned staffers next to them--but that is reflected in their pay scales.

It's important to note that I do not support unpaid internships. I view them to be a privilege of those who can afford to work for free. In a field that claims to be clamoring to diversify, choosing candidates who have parents that can afford to support them significantly limits access to the profession.

I am shouting on my soapbox right now. Feel free to roll your eyes, and tell me how none of us will have jobs in two years anyhow...

At which time, I'll wish I had gone to Notre Dame, so I could call them and ask if they would buy me a job.

PS- Thanks to fellow Mizzou JSchooler Jonathan Rivoli for the heads up on this.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

DWS: driving while shooting

No idea why I thought this was a good idea. Strange mood on the prairie.

Monday, July 2, 2007

Jess & Katie's Wedding

A childhood friend got married about 10 days ago, and I shot the wedding as a gift. Hard to shoot the wedding of someone I knew, as I cried (only a little!) when they read their vows to eachother. A little bit distracting.

Just before the ceremony:


Jessica's mother watching the ceremony.

Jessica with her father afterwards.


late in the reception.

Painting in the Garage.

Just one of those pictures that had nothing to do with my assignment, but the light was nice and the sisters were kind.