Posts Tagged ‘Photojournalism’
This week was National Police Week, following National Peace Officers’ Day on May 15. Last week, I covered a memorial in honor of fallen officers in Athens County. It was interesting seeing a more sensitive side of those who serve and protect, which I don’t see very often because of the nature of their job, especially in Athens, Ohio. The keynote speaker, Rev. Dave Cogar, talked about how a little bit of appreciation goes a long way. This sentiment was repeated by Athens Police Lt. Anthony Fish, who encouraged all those in attendance to give a simple thank you to the next person in uniform that you see.
I’ve also decided to try to come up with a project a week. These projects might be picture layouts or stories like this one, something just written (but I’ll probably still have a photo), a photo and a story, a slideshow, some audio, a video or anything else I might be working on. My hopes is that doing this will keep me pushing myself to be even better and inspire others to do work that makes them happy. As Sol Neelan said, “Own what you shoot.”
Read more about the event at The Post
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.
The first real fests (I say real because there were already two but nobody went) started Saturday. Here are some pictures from it, and the story in the Post can be read Here. Other pictures by Dustin Lennert, Lisa Bernheim, and Matt Hatcher (Who actually shot the fire. Good work Matt). Cheers
He didn’t get arrested though, everyone was let off with a warning.
Had a snowstorm in Athens on Saturday, which is always fun to shoot. Thank god college students haven’t grown up quite yet. Check out the “story” here and an actual story about power outages that they didn’t put the picture with here, guess it was too much of a stretch. Hopefully we’ll have a multimedia up, but I’m not really sure what’s going on. Enjoy!
In the process of their elaborate prank, these college students cleared a decent area of sidewalk and road of snow… and moved it onto their buddy’s car.
Things have been up and down for me lately, and what I have come to realize is that I really love photography. The past few days have been kinda rough for different reasons, and I was feeling kinda down. This morning I got up to go take pictures of Athens’ local brewmaster Brad Clark at Jackie O’s, which was awesome and a ton of fun. I spent about two hours doing that, returned the lighting equipment from the checkout room and headed home. While walking back I started to realize how happy I was, that even if only one picture turned out I would be okay with it because I really love what I do.
Enough about feelings, here are some pichurs to look at and enjoy. Cheers