Archive for the ‘Current Work: Personal’ Category
A decent amount of my photography from the summer is of my friends or stuff I shot for myself. I like carrying my camera everywhere and taking pictures of anything interesting. I do it a lot, but sometimes I feel like it’s not appropriate or I don’t feel inspired enough to carry my camera; it usually doesn’t bother me but from time to time something will happen and I find myself without a camera. Point-in-case, don’t put down your camera unless you’re 1. sleeping, 2. charging your batteries or 3. uploading pictures.
Rides, kids, parades, kids, queens (and a king), beautiful light and kids. The last few weeks of summer was filled with these things because of the Ohio State Fair (no pictures), the Dublin Irish Festival, the Athens County Fair and the Parade of the Hills in Nelsonville. I spent a lot of my time during these wandering around looking for light beams or interesting moments, and if I was lucky the two would happen together. Overall, it was a fun time running around and getting to see the differences and similarities of each festival’s culture, which is reflective of the area surrounding the fair.
This summer, I worked for Ohio Brew Week, which meant attending OBW events, drinking amazing craft beer from Ohio’s breweries and taking some fun pictures. Every event was different, even each tasting was done differently. The music was great, the people were great and the beer, of course, was great. I would recommend anyone who has never been to attend if they can. Anyone who’s been already knows that they want to, and probably will, come back to Athens for OBW.
My favorite part of the week, besides the beer, was the night I shot a show at Jackie O’s. The headlining band, if you can call them that for playing with one other band at bars and small venues, Holy Ghost Tent Revival, played a show that I have never experienced before. It started out slow and everyone was digging the music, and a couple was even dancing but they seemed drunk. Suddenly, the floor of Jackie O’s was covered in people dancing to this music which sounded like a post-punk rock bluegrass folk ska mixture that’s just wonderful, and really inspires you to dance. Between dancing, Jackie O’s beer and taking pictures, it had to be the best night of Brew Week.
Shot a lot of sports this quarter, and since it’s all coming to an end (for about a week or two), I thought I would throw up some of my favorites. Most, if not all, were shot for The Post. Enjoy
During the wrestling match against Kent State last night, the coach signaled for OU’s wrestler to roll over. For all those who have enjoyed Starfox 64, I couldn’t help but laugh and think “do a barrel-roll” once I saw this while going through my take. Actual pictures will be uploaded once a story runs.