Saturday, October 25, 2008

Roller girls

This is a piece that Colby and I have been working on. I think this will be an on going project for me. I want to start doing shoots that take more then one visit.

Colby (director, interviewer)
Glenn (photos, Video)

let me know what you think.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Talk.


Hate power lines. Love that city

Sometimes I feel like I could just type on this thing for hours. Just ranting and going off about things, good, bad, funny and not so funny. Sometimes its what coffee can do to a person. well I guess I only know what it does to me. All day I have been in the mood that I get in after I drink a bunch of it and I haven't had any. Just kind of the thinking mood.

There was a girl hit by a car today at my school. When I hear about things like that it just gives me the chills. I mean it could be anyone of us. she was in a crosswalk just heading to class. She is going to be fine but had to go to the hospital because her arm went through the window and got cut up a bit. I'm not going to go into a big "live life to the fullest" because its been done 100 times but just be careful. Even if I have never met you and you are reading this you need to be careful also. It has the potential to be a short one, so just do your part to live it out.

I like this. Ill ask a friend for help on the next few posts. Topics if you will.

a topic for the blog.......how about how pathetic it is to idolize people just because they have money, but they have absolutely no character, morals, or intelligence
we were talking about that today in history...and it made me want to read more books and watch less TV.or talent really...i mean....why does the fact that you are good at sports mean you should make millions of dollars?


If we like it or not we are all bound very close to the dream of money. It doesn't even have to be lots of it. Right now the sound of stable finances puts a smile on my face. I cant complain too much because I'm the guy that hasn't had a solid job in some time. I know that people have been good to me. They have removed the burden of tuition costs and parents are always there for a little help. (don't think I'm a freeloader) I don't think that we should worship them for having money but i think that we should work hard/smart to have what we need and have enough to get out of the bracket that most of us are in. That would be the one that has the money hanging over our head all day long. The term "hard times" seems to be getting thrown around more and more. Its sad to think that I'm 21 and growing up to get put in this kind of live or die economy. I don't want it to be easy for me but I think there were times when dreaming big was easier.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

No telling where it will take you.

No class till Wed. That sure feels nice. Andrew and I are out the door to St. Louis for the weekend. Our buddy Colby hooked us up with a floor to crash on. It will be a good trip just to get away and see some new scenery.

I have been working hard on a few projects that should be real good once they are done. Everything has to be in for all the internships at the big newspapers on November 1st. Once I get the portfolio done I'll post the link.

For now I will leave you with some dinner. I shot these photos about 10 months ago. It seemed like they were taking forever to cook. I found a bunch of fun old photos when I was going though all my stuff putting together the portfolio.

Have a good weekend. Feel free to join in STL.

GL






Sunday, October 5, 2008

The right reason.




First off I have let you all know what I sold my soul to P.R. yesterday. I had to shoot 3 events for college relations and the alumni association and I'm not getting paid 1/3 of what I should be but when times are hard you must do what you have to do. Just know that I'm not changing majors because of it.

Something that has been getting at me is the question: why we do what we do?

I think I know why I do what I do but maybe there is something else driving me that I don't even notice. I don't shoot for the personal gratification of seeing people look at my picture or telling me, "Glenn That photo was great." Its to get people more information about whats happened or about to happen. That goes for my life and the assignments I shoot. That person or thing that I shoot get to have their picture in the paper. That's huge. To have people show their friends and talk about "Hey Amanda, did you see I was in the paper." better yet "Mom did you see i was in the paper." I could care less if they look at my credit for the photo. My work is done. She is happy and just that one girl probably showed 100 people maybe goes in the scrap book or the fridge. A few weeks ago one of my photos ran nice and big on the front page, previewing a play that would be happening on campus. When I went back to shoot the theater teacher for a feature they all thanked me because it was sold out ever night. Something that doesn't happen all the time. That's why I do it.

Its no secret that we are trying to gear up for ACP (Associated Collegiate Press) but for what reason? I guess I hate the idea of awards. It shows that most of the schools bust their backsides to show a bunch of judges that they know how to make the best paper or show them that one week they stepped it up and decided to do what should be done ever week or whenever you publish.

Is the newspaper for the judges? The faculty? the student body?

We should hold our standards higher then to not take every issue as important as the rest and pretend to be great for a few weeks of the year. I would hope that when I go see the doctor I get the same treatment that Brad Pitt gets. Every operation gets done to the doctors best ability.

Just do your job for the right reason. Love it, its what you do. I'm not saying to change jobs but just love what you do and for the right reasons.

Now to the fun stuff, my Birthday was on wed.

I have to get working on a resume.

Thanks for reading. Keep spreading the word.

GL