Saturday, July 25, 2009

Grand Bend

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Midland and prom

Wednesday, April 8, 2009



Sunday, April 5, 2009

Detroit celebrations

I got to spend Saturday walking around downtown Detroit shooting fans who didn't go to the game and hanging out at an NCAA viewing party, Detroit was full of Spartan fans and everyone was extremely excited when we won. The streets were packed but there was nothing even resembling a riot, people were just too happy to be violent.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Final Four

The men's basketball team is going to the Final Four. I'm headed to Detroit Saturday to cover the fans' reactions there, and I'm pretty excited. Here's a frame from the welcome back celebration at Breslin when the team won and one from right after the game when people ran outside in the rain to yell "Go Green, Go White."

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Welcome week

We were talking about doing assignments that involve drunk people the other day and I decided to show Josh pictures from my first State News assignment ever, a welcome week party with jello wrestling. Found this in my take, thought it was pretty funny.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Dave's show (for Cathy?)

Meesh's baby and Dave looking awkward.

This kid is the owner of the studio's daughter. She is the cutest thing ever. When her dad left her alone with Dave for a minute he said "Don't kill Dave okay?" and she cackled.

She is about as cute as Elorie, except 20 years older.

Meeting the parents.

(Dear Cathy,

I am not sure that I believe that you read my blog. But in case you do here are pictures of Dave's show. In case you don't, everyone else who reads my blog can see them.)

The women's basketball team lost their first game and are out of the tournament, it's a little bit disappointing because I honestly wasn't expecting them to lose and I was counting on a full weekend of working. I suppose I shouldn't be complaining that I get to relax and rest for a couple more days rather than rush around shooting basketball, but I would much rather be working every day of spring break than doing nothing, which is what I will be doing. I'm trying to figure out what I want to do with my life, or my career, or at least with my college life at the moment, and I'm being pulled in so many different directions I'm not sure who to listen to. The people who's opinions I trust the most tell me I need to figure things out for myself. I talked with Lorenna tonight about it and she said "Do what makes you happy and do something no one else is doing, create something that people would miss." She works with clay, and she and Dave have the starving artist thing down pretty well. They love what they do and they would do it without the shows and the money. They're good people to learn from.

I feel like I've strayed a bit from my days as an artist, but I need to find ways to make my photography an art the way I do with my writing. I've found that when I'm taking pictures for myself, or of something I enjoy shooting, I do my best work because I'm not working, I'm just shooting. The debate between photo and writing will never end, and I'll never be satisfied as long as those in authority are making me choose one or the other. In a perfect world I could do both, but I guess I need to decide between them, and it's not easy and it's kind of messy.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Last game

I think last night's basketball game was fitting as my last men's basketball game that I shot this season (maybe ever?). We became the Big Ten Champions, the game took place at Assembly Hall, which was strange because I grew up as an Indiana fan. Raymar had the most incredible dunk I've ever seen and even though I didn't get it in focus, I did get to see it from roughly five or six feet away. The boys I traveled with were fun to be with, even though they did make me sleep on the floor. I am basically in love with every member of the men's basketball team at this point (especially Suton, I wanted to cry when I was sitting feet away from a slew of people shouting "Suton sucks!"). I am extremely happy they're Big Ten Champs, and I've learned through this season that I actually enjoy following certain sports (namely, MSU men's basketball).

The trip so far has been fun and I was happy with last night for the most part. I'm looking forward to shooting the women's tournament and finishing up my final days of shooting basketball (again, probably ever, but that's a whole different blog post). I'm relaxing and enjoying real food at my Grandma's house, and excited to get to be here for Dave's art show. I feel so good I think I'm going to go running tomorrow, after I sleep in a huge comfortable bed for however long I want. I get a week of this and then it's back to not eating, sleeping or really functioning beyond work and school, so I'm going to try to enjoy it and work hard the next few days before I'm officially on break. Go State.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Band portraits

I love love love shooting Flavor of the Week. Musicians are so interesting. These are outtakes from a shoot with Suburban Euphoria.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Valentines weekend

Friday night was ridiculous and amazing all at once, note the Dazed and Confused poster behind us that summarizes the night perfectly.

Chris making weird faces, this is what I get when I take pictures of people all the time. Saturday night was lovely, we went to a hockey game (and they won!) and dinner and it was nice.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Wizard of Oz

My sister who's in eighth grade was the scarecrow in the school production of the Wizard of Oz. I think she wanted Dorothy but she did a good job and naturally my mom roped me into helping out somehow and I took pictures for them.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Beautiful day

It is warm and beautiful and I was shooting a business profile, thought these little dolls were cute though. I have one more class today and I'm so tempted to not go, it's too good of a day to sit inside and listen to a lecture for two hours.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Old concert photo

I was always pretty fond of this.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Kid birthday parties

I took an inexplicable last minute trip home and stumbled into my little sister's 14th birthday party, where the girls were all dressing up strangely and were eager to pose for a photo shoot.