Friday, October 9, 2009

New, Norfolk, and now in color



So, dear reader, it's been a while since I've posted anything. After three lovely months in Dallas and then a month home in Seattle, I've moved most of my belongings (and there aren't many) to a little house on the Lafayette River in Norfolk, Virginia. I'm now a staffer at the Virginian-Pilot. This blows my mind, since the other staffers here are people I've been following for years. I've been trying to get adjusted to the new town, the new light, the new Canon gear (yikes!), shooting in color, and a new life as a former intern, now in a place that will, hopefully, be permanent. It's a fascinating and profoundly lonely experience moving to a new city. I should know this as well as anyone, since I've had plenty of moves in the past three years. I started my graduate program at the University of Missouri just three short years ago, having never shot a digital camera. Now I'm back to driving around town, looking for features and trying to find a foothold for something longer, something that speaks to a place I have yet to become familiar with. I have to remind myself that it's only been a week and a half. Without a story, though, you feel unmoored.

4 comments:

photophanatic1887 said...

Wow what an exciting transition!! Good luck we'll be watching from Mizzou!..... not creepy or anything.....

Scott Strazzante said...

Congrats!!!! However, I am not surprised by your quick ascent. Keep up the good work!!

Down with the Get Down said...

congrats on the new job. just kick back and enjoy the ride. you will find that the staff is very much like a family. enjoy the va fall!

Jeronimo Nisa said...

Congratulations, Great Amanda! You got into a very good paper. It couldn't have been any other way. I didn't know there still were photo openings in newspapers...