Friday, February 27, 2009

Lent not Lint

My roommate (Andrew) and I decided that we should give up something for lent after a discussion in the newsroom the other day. We started on Wednesday so don't think that we are not committed to this. 40 days strong. I would urge you to give it a try.


Let me know what you think about having some audio from time to time. I think it's kind of fun and I want to start doing more updates this way.


Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Had to see about a girl.

I went back over to the west side for a few days to visit Charlotte. It had been 5 months since we say each other last. I flew out of Kansas City, Wednesday night and got home late Monday night. Its a 3 hour drive to K.C. from my place and its the closest airport that is reasonably priced so its just what you have to do.

I didn't shoot much in Portland because I think that you can kill a good thing with a camera. I'm sure you have all been on that trip when someone/yourself are more worried about getting pictures of the trip and people on it that they forget to actually enjoy the trip for themselves. The only memory they have is of them taking pictures. So there is a fine line and this was a trip I wanted to just enjoy...and enjoy we did.

Second night there we whipped this bad boy up:

That's right. Nothing like a great home cooked meal. It was just the perfect meal and time spent together. I did shoot some film so there will be some more to come. If you cant tell... I like this girl a bunch. I'm a lucky one. I didn't want to be too sappy so here is some more post.

Next Thurs I will be back in Idaho to shoot a few weddings and some senior pics. Kind of a business trip but I'm sure I will sneak in some time for both kinds of brew with friends and family. I get back Sunday afternoon and the 7 days till my next big trip. I think It will be the trip of all trips. Some of you know but I want to keep it down low and then just dedicate a whole blog post or 5 to it.

One last thing.

I shot some photos of Sarah Dunn (local country singer) for the Joplin Globe a while back but she just send me an email saying that she has a video up on a network website. To make it to the air she needs lots of views. So take 3 mins and watch it. (here) Thanks.

I'm off for a ride. It's 70 and I have to spend all night at the newspaper so I must go soak it up.


Tuesday, February 10, 2009


The weather Here in Missouri always keeps you guessing. It was 73 today and next thing you know we have tornado and flash flood warnings. I'm not scared only due to the fact that I'm sitting at S-bux and all the locals are just going about things as normal. I just thought that it was a bit weird that there is that threat lurking. I don't know how many time I have said "I never would have thought..." since I have been here in the mid west.

For those of you that don't know. I'm an only child so say what you want about me getting what I want but its not like that but my mother did send a little care package to me for V-day. Just an excuse to get some bagels out my way. I don't know if they don't know how to put bread in a circle out here or what but no bagels. So I decided to make up some dinner. Way too good. Somewhat of a flavor explosion. BIG DEAL FOR ME. This would be the everything bagel with ground turkey, fresh spinach, cheese and mayo. Tell your Mom Happy Valentine's Day also.

My buddy Tim, from North Idaho, is killing it with the blog right now and I wanted to tell you to go take a look and what he has going. It just gets better with every post also. Check in with him from time to time. (HERE)

Other solid blogs that wont let you down:
Mike (needs to post more)

The list goes forever but these are close friends of mine and have some fun posts.

Hope everyone is having a great week. One more week and I'll be on the road again. I have a pretty busy spring. Can't wait.


Thursday, February 5, 2009


I have to first tease to this. I entered a few photos in a local photo contest. The boys over at ColbyintheRaw are great. Anyway, they just posted the results and it looks like... (click here to find out)

So I'm a little low on money right now but I can still find a few bucks to keep my love for film going. It's just leaps and bounds better then digital. I finally shot my last roll of black and white for a while also. It is great to shoot and has a feel to it that's for sure but I'm ready for some color.

(It cost $10 to get the film done and I won $10. Love how that works)

I don't know if they will speak so loud to you but these might be some of my best photos I have made to date. I was there so I have feelings attached with them but I'm all about these. It was a fun little series. I guess this is what happens when you don't get to shoot for the chart.

I am in love with this photo. Not much more I can say. I'm proud of it. I feel like you can just put yourself in that guy's (Steve) shoes.

I have started to shoot more strait on and I have been happy with the out come. Keeps things simple. I don't think you can go wrong with a nice simple photo to tell the story.

It was $1 bowling night so there was a big group of us. I think there was something wrong with my ball being that I couldn't break 100. I wont quit my day job. Joke, what job?

These next 2 didn't make the cut for the top 3. Just had too much going on.

Art walk in Springfield this weekend. Means good art and good coffee. Cheers to that.

Hope everyone has a great weekend.