Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Dacota, Continued

Every once and a while you fall in love with a subject, and my new love is Dacota, who I've posted about before. What a wonderful extended family he has-- he spends his afternoons with his cousins because his parents work In Columbia, about 30 minutes from Sturgeon, where they live. I'll be following him to school and hanging out with him this weekend. Dacota is a complicated kid, and there's just some magic about him. I hope I'll be able to convey that.

Monday, November 26, 2007


A strange and difficult assignment yielded this image, and this presentation:
Not quite my style, but another classic situation of wanting the reporter to contact photo earlier in the reporting process. We had just a few days to throw this together, finding subjects ourselves.

Sunday, November 25, 2007


Walked around an orchard with my parents, getting ready to go back to Missouri. Being in CT makes me want to work for a paper here. Maybe . . .

Monday, November 19, 2007

Radio Lab

To learn about the posibilities of sound, take a moment this Thanksgiving and listen to:

"Sound is like touch, at a distance."

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Yale Harvard Game

How did I end up here, back in Connecticut, photographing football? The character of a Yale/Harvard game is so different from a Mizzou game, and there were things I recognized there as part of some culture I may once have been a part of. Yale lost, 6-37. That is a Yale player pictured above.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Little Magic

A strange and wonderful thing happened today in Jefferson City, as I was photographing at a prayer luncheon. At 1/640th the fluorescent lights took on a life of their own, and my frames were stripped with orange and blueish-green. In this frame, the light became warm all around this woman, and I'm going to consider it a happy accident. At other exposures, you can see the pattern of the ceiling tiles, but I like the softness of this light much better. So there can be magic under fluorescent lights! This is an ongoing story, and much, much more will come later.

*Update* Parker: these are some other frames:

Thursday, November 8, 2007


Taking a break from CPOY and driving the back roads of Missouri. The light is beautiful, even at noon.

Monday, November 5, 2007


Here in CPOY, watching all the amazing photographs go by. Whew. I took this on assignment a few days ago, and had a moment to put it up.