Tuesday, June 30, 2009

High School, all over again

Hispanic Youth Symposium. Ice breaking games. Oh, high school.


Something about photos from the back. Just recently, I'm into it.

Biker Wedding

Biker wedding at Kellers Drive-In. Beer, burgers, bikes and, uh, boutineers. Jenn Whitney, this was your kind of assignment!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Final Service

I was fortunate enough to photograph the final service of a church in east Dallas yesterday. It was one of those days that make me happy to do the work I do. Hugs from old women, stories of marriages and baptisms and funerals, singing, and all in a room with no air conditioning. Taking what I learned at the Herald, now that I look back on it: moments, moments, first and foremost. It was sad to witness the end of a community, though a new one will replace it. I'm getting used to the heat-- assuming that I'll be sweating all day and just taking it in stride.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Hot, in color

It's waaay hot, folks. And it's just the beginning.

Feature Hunting

There's no rule that you can't treat a big city like a small town. You stop your car and get out and sit on the stoop for a while and find out as many stories as you could hope. The skyline may be bigger and the geography harder to navigate, but perhaps it isn't as impenetrable as originally imagined. The pace is certainly faster, and the mosquitos meaner, but I'm slowly becoming more excited than overwhelmed.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


I am making the switch from black and white to color for the summer, now that I'm at a color paper. I wonder how it will feel. These are a few frames from my three weeks off- the dog in the sagebrush, Bianca with her coffee, and a woman on my flight back from L.A.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Where I've Been

On vacation in the cabin in Colorado. A trailer with a room built on the side, my grandparents' place back in the day. Perfect days of doing not much at all but grilling, drinking and reading The Virginian. I just moved to Dallas yesterday, and will be here all summer at The Dallas Morning News. Exciting!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009