Thursday, March 20, 2008

Hands

Senior year, one of my assignments was to photograph hands in as many ways as possible. At the time, I had been experimenting with light a lot so I incorporated it into this project.








Monday, March 17, 2008

Hippies!












There was a peace rally here in Columbia on Sunday. Sunday marked the 5th anniversary of the Iraq War. That is all.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Sports Shootin'

This weekend has been filled with lots of sports. Of course, I'm not participating in any of them, but standing (or sitting) awkwardly next to ridiculously well-built athletic machines and taking photos of them. Most of them barely clothed.

I think my favorite sport to shoot is diving. Not because of the barely any clothing thing, but because the photos come out so... strange. I think you'll see what I mean. I'm starting to enjoy shooting sports more and more now because I'm noticing that I can capture things that you would never see just watching the game. Catch moments that happen in a split second and are then gone (so dramatic, I know). Enjoy.


The NCAA Division 2 Swimming and Diving National Championships were held at the Rec Center this weekend (lots of capital letters in that sentence). These are some of them.


This goon was our "half-time show" on Friday night. He tried to juggle three oranges from the highest level of the diving tower. Failed. So he just jumped. And died. Not really.












These next shots are from the NCCS basketball tournament held at the Rec Center.










I think my shutter started to close before I could catch all of the light from my strobe, but I still like the perspective.





Friday, March 14, 2008

American Vacation





(above photo) I think this is my favorite photo that I've ever taken. At least on digital...



So I spent 4th of July in 2007 on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, and while walking around on the beach taking photos I started to notice a theme in my shots. And after watching the Die Hard series one evening in the hotel I decided to look for the "American Vacation". Pretty easy seeing as there were Americans on vacation everywhere. I wasn't trying to cover a story or go at this with an extreme journalistic approach or anything, I just shot what I saw. These are just a few that I liked the most.

P.S. They are washed cause blogspot sucks.

Monday, March 10, 2008

MizzouRec (my job)




I work at the rec center. These are divers. Diving off the diving board. I'm on the diving tower next to them about 10-15 feet above them. They got a little washed out when I uploaded them, but I really like both of these.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Breaking the Ice